Four ministers going to Delhi today to seek support for 35A

Four ministers going to Delhi today to seek support for 35A

Srinagar: The Mehbooba Mufti government is likely to send four of its ministers to New Delhi on Friday to shore support for the protection of Article 35A. The team of ministers is also expected to hold discussions with legal experts to counter the petition that has challenged the Article in the Supreme Court. “The four […]

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Pulwama: District commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Ayub Lelhari, was killed Wednesday evening in an ambush laid by government forces, here in Banderpora area of Pulwama district. A policeman of the special operations group (SOG) was also injured in gunfire and is being treated at the Air Force base in Koil. Director General of Police […]

Bar protests

Bar protests

Srinagar: Alleging that the NIA raided the house of Advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi to “torture, humiliate and pressurise him and to force him to give up his support to the freedom struggle”, the Kashmir Bar Association on Wednesday held protests against the fresh NIA raids at 12 locations in the valley. To show their solidarity […]

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Srinagar: A prominent Islamic scholar and columnist has allegedly received death threats and has subsequently lodged a case with J&K police. Altaf Hussain Nadwi, 45, who writes for several Srinagar based publications, told Kashmir Reader that an unknown Facebook user has put his photo on the social networking site and threatened him with death. He […]

Clashes, curfew-like scenes mark August 15

Clashes, curfew-like scenes mark August 15

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar while a complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on August 15, India’s Independence Day. Since morning, hundreds of police and paramilitary men, in riot gear, were deployed in Srinagar to thwart any untoward incident. The troops erected checkpoints and laid concertina wires in both uptown and downtown areas […]

From the divided parts of Kashmir, a unanimous call: ‘End militancy’

From the divided parts of Kashmir, a unanimous call: ‘End militancy’

Srinagar: For the first time in the past three decades of militancy, political leaders and civil society members from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and Pakistan have called for an “end to militancy”. Last month, British non-governmental organisation (NGO), Conciliation Resources, in collaboration with the Kashmir Initiative Group hosted a three-day meeting […]