Kashmir conflict ‘very sensitive’, says EU

Kashmir conflict ‘very sensitive’, says EU

New Delhi: The issues of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir should be settled by Indian institutions, The European Union said on Wednesday. The EU remarks came against the backdrop of Pakistan’s repeated attempts to internationalise Kashmir issue since last year. It, however, chided India for blocking foreign funding to several NGOs. Chairperson of […]

Proposal to condiser Kashmiris new category for UK census

Proposal to condiser Kashmiris new category for UK census

London: Sikhs and Kashmiris are among new categories being considered for additional ethnicity tick-boxes on the 2021 census form by the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). “We are a long way off as there is still a lot of research that needs to be done to ensure that the census held every 10 years […]

Week after warrant, SSP Parihar appears before court

Week after warrant, SSP Parihar appears before court

By Nusrat Sidiq  Srinagar: A week after non-bailable warrant was issued by Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar, Rashid Ali Dar, the former senior superintendent of police on Wednesday turned up before the court in connection with trial in the fake encounter killing of Showkat Ahmed Kataria, a cleric. Though SSP Parrihar is also accused […]

Masarat Aalam’s bail order stayed

Masarat Aalam’s bail order stayed

Bandipora: A day after Masarat Aalam was granted bail by Chief Judicial Magistrate in FIR no 15 of 2015/13 under Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act registered in Sumbal police station here in Bandipora, the State raised objections on Wednesday in the sessions court here. The State argued that that the CJM did not allow time […]

Stung by deadly attacks, Pak announces ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’

Stung by deadly attacks, Pak announces ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’

Islamabad: Pakistan army on Wednesday launched a military offensive named operation Radd-ul-Fasaad after dozens of people were killed in a series of deadly attacks at several places across the country. Radd-ul-Fasaad — which translates roughly to ‘elimination of discord’ —aims at indiscriminately eliminating the “residual/latent threat of terrorism”, consolidating the gains made in other military […]

Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: Repression in Kashmir features prominently in Amnesty International’s 2016-17 report on the state of human rights in India, released on Tuesday. The report says that Indian authorities used “repressive laws” to curb freedom of expression and silence critical voices, and “In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces used unnecessary or excessive force against demonstrators.” In […]

Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Bandipora: Her father in jail since two years and her mother dead four years ago, 18-year-old Maria is taking care of four younger siblings in her home in Bandipora’s Hajin town. Maria recently qualified the Class 10 Board examination but circumstances are not conducive for her to continue studies. Maria’s father is a senior Muslim […]