Unforgettable 2016: 90 youth joined militant ranks to pose major challenge to Mehbooba-led coalition

Unforgettable 2016: 90 youth joined militant ranks to pose major challenge to Mehbooba-led coalition

Srinagar: A large number of local youngsters joined the militant ranks in Kashmir during 2016, the highest number since 2013, posing a major challenge to Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition that completes nine months in office next week. Most of the militants joined the ranks in four south Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian. […]

Issues that dominated the year of 2016

Issues that dominated the year of 2016

January: Peerbagh youths killing The year 2016 was welcomed by a mysterious killing of a 21-year old Owais Bashir Malik of Peerbagh on January 13. The youth went missing on January 12, and next day, his dead body was recovered near Railway Bridge Humhama in Srinagar. The killing triggered fierce clashes between youth and government […]

All private telecom companies suffering since uprising began

All private telecom companies suffering since uprising began

SRINAGAR: Five private telephone companies — Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Reliance, Vodafone — that have been bearing the brunt of the government’s continued suspension of prepaid and mobile internet in Kashmir Valley have faced significant losses in revenue. Mobile internet and prepaid phones seized to function on the instructions of the state government when the uprising […]

Panic grips Gurez as residents fear war

Panic grips Gurez as residents fear war

Bandipora: Residents of the border area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district have witnessed extraordinary movement of the army, 80 kilometers from here. The movement, amid reports of the army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), has gripped the area in panic with people fearing imminent artillery shelling. Talking to Kashmir Reader […]

Students’ protests spread in JK

Students’ protests spread in JK

Srinagar: Students in several parts of the valley demonstrated on Thursday against the killing and maiming of people during the raging uprising and condemned the state government’s decision to conduct class 10 and 12 examinations next month. Students of the Government Medical College demonstrated at Shaheed Afzal Guru Park, holding placards that read “every second […]

Villagers near Pampore tell of evening attack by government forces (Video)

SRINAGAR: Residents of Samboora village near Pampore on Wednesday said that government forces attacked the village without any reason on Tuesday evening. They said that troops fired pellets which injured some persons and also severely beat up a farmer. Javaid Ahmed Dar, 32, said he was returning from his paddy fields located at some distance […]

PETA protests killing of horses by ‘army vehicles’ in Kashmir

PETA protests killing of horses by ‘army vehicles’ in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Three days after Indian army allegedly crushed 13 horses under its armoured vehicles at Kulgam’s Frisal village in south Kashmir, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an international organisation for protection of animal rights has asked India’s minister of defence Manohar Parrikar to initiate an inquiry, followed by strict action against army […]

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