India must fix time for talks: Pakistan

Islamabad: Islamabad on Thursday urged New Delhi to finalise the dates of foreign secretary-level talks as early as possible following the Indian policy statement “not to link talks with the progress on Pathankot attack”. Both the sides are in contact on the issue, but no date has yet been fixed, Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Nafees […]

Geelani, Malik warn of agitation if Kashmiri students harassed

Geelani, Malik warn of agitation if Kashmiri students harassed

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani warned that the organisation will launch an extended agitation if charges against former Delhi university teacher SAR Geelani and others, arrested for organising events on Afzal Guru’s anniversary, were not dropped. In a statement, Geelani said he would consult the entire pro-freedom camp and announce a […]

Protests over JNU crackdown escalate

Protests over JNU crackdown escalate

Patna/Vadodara: Protests against the arrest of JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charge spread to more states today and there were also counter-protests with police having to use mild force in Patna to defuse a clash. Tamil folk-singer Kovan was among 57 people detained in Chennai during a protest march taken out against […]

Facebook blocks Bengali musician and MP for song mentioning Afzal Guru

Facebook blocks Bengali musician and MP for song mentioning Afzal Guru

Srinagar: Facebook has blocked legendary Bengali musician and former Member of Parliament Kabir Suman’s page for mentioning Afzal Guru’s name in a song extolling Kashmiri freedom struggle. In his song (below), Suman has mentioned Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri businessman whose controversial hanging in 2013 has earned India and its judiciary opprobrium. Not only was not […]

KCSDS warns govt against ‘sectarian profiling’

Srinagar: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Wednesday warned the state government against profiling people on sectarian basis and termed it a “sinister design” to divide a people known for secular credentials. “The choice of a maslak (sect) among Muslims is a matter of preference of following a particular legal school of Shariah […]

JKLF takes out march against killings, detentions

JKLF takes out march against killings, detentions

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday took out a march against unabated killings by government forces in Kashmir. The pro-freedom outfit also condemned the arrest of Prof SAR Geelani and the harassment of students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by Delhi police. The J&K police, in retaliation, prevented the […]