7 Hizb men tasked with disrupting bypoll held: Police

7 Hizb men tasked with disrupting bypoll held: Police

Srinagar: Police have busted a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen by arresting seven militants, Kulgam senior superintendent of police Shirdhar Patil said. Patil told reporters that police received inputs on March 21 that the militant outfit has constituted a module to carry out attacks on forces and disrupt the election. The district commander of the […]

SC asks GoI, JK govt to decide if Muslims in state are minority

SC asks GoI, JK govt to decide if Muslims in state are minority

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court asked the governments of India and Jammu and Kashmir government to “sit together” and take a call on various issues including the question whether Muslims can be treated as minority in the state. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul asked both […]

SMHS paramedic assaults KR journalist

SMHS paramedic assaults KR journalist

Srinagar: Kashmir Reader journalist Nazir Gillo was assaulted by a paramedic at the SMHS hospital where he had gone to cover a story about a destitute woman who had been bitten off by dogs on streets. The paramedic even threatened Gillo with charging him with harassing a female staffer whom Gillo had asked for the […]

Ideology for Power

Ideology for Power

Electoral politics is all about deploying ideology and everything else at the service of power and for gaining it, irrespective of what the constitution of a country might say. Recently this fact has been on display in India more clearly than ever before. An idea of Hindu supremacy as envisioned by the ruling BJP has […]

Cups of nun chai-103: The meaning of views and objects

Cups of nun chai-103: The meaning of views and objects

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Real meaning of interest-based banking

The basic nature of money has changed. Money is now debt, which is lent to Government and public at interest by institutions that create it out of thin air. Charging of interest is not only a moral problem but has serious practical implications.

Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, say NC leaders

Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, say NC leaders

Srinagar: Senior National Conference (NC) leader and former minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday said that vote to PDP in upcoming by-polls will amount to endorsing 2016 blinding, maiming and killing of innocent boys and girls in the Valley, as also approval to extension of fascist ideology in Jammu and Kashmir “These elections are going […]

LeT pays tributes to slain HM militants

LeT pays tributes to slain HM militants

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Monday paid tributes to the militants who were killed by police in Padgampora, Pulwama. In an emailed statement,  LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznawi, quoting the outfits chief Mehmood Shah said that youth in Kashmir are sacrificing their lives for Kashmir’s freedom. He also lauded the people for participating in huge numbers […]

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