Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Srinagar: The air smells of paint in the house of 46-year-old Mohammad Rafiq in the outskirts of Srinagar. Rafiq’s room itself  is filled with sprinkled colours, paints, brushes, paintings, and canvases with half-made paintings. Rafiq’s says that his home, a traditional Kashmiri house, was built the “same way he draws pictures on canvas.” Whenever Rafiq […]

Police detain 22 volunteers working at SMHS

Police detain 22 volunteers working at SMHS

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday detained 22 volunteers working in the premises of SMHS hospital. Sources said that early Thursday morning cops from Karan Nagar police station stopped several ambulances and took into custody the volunteers travelling in them. “Cops stopped our ambulances this morning when they were on way to SMHS Hospital and detained our […]

Love birds, busy bees, all flock to homes with landline phones

Love birds, busy bees, all flock to homes with landline phones

SRINAGAR: The government’s obstacles to communication among Kashmiris have only brought them closer. People who have BSNL phone connections are generously lending their phones to neighbours and even strangers, and people who have BSNL landline phones in their homes are seeing a steady stream of visitors arriving at their door every day. Mohammad Yousuf of […]

Sharif’s UNGA speech: Kashmiris delighted with Nawaz Sharif’s UN speech

Sharif’s UNGA speech: Kashmiris delighted with Nawaz Sharif’s UN speech

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris have been won over by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. What they have particularly liked, and for which they feel very grateful, is Nawaz Sharif’s praise of Burhan Wani as a “leader” of Kashmiris. Many Kashmiris have hailed the speech as “historic”. “It’s not […]

On FB, Twitter, Kashmiris under fire from Indian ‘patriots’

On FB, Twitter, Kashmiris under fire from Indian ‘patriots’

Srinagar: Many Indians have already started an “online war” against Kashmiris after the militant attack on the Indian Army in Uri. As soon as news of the attack broke, a large number of Indian netizens hit the popular sites of Twitter and Facebook with abuse and mockery of Kashmiris and justified the killings of protestors […]

More Kashmiris coming home for Eid this year

More Kashmiris coming home for Eid this year

Srinagar: Instead of staying away from the curfewed streets and the besieged villages, a good number of Kashmiris living outside Kashmir are returning to the Valley on the occasion of Eid. Director of Srinagar’s Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport, Sharad Kumar said that the inbound passenger traffic has increased this year as compared to past years. “There is […]

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