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 […]

Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Srinagar: Lambasting education minister Naeem Akhtar and the PDP-BJP government for its “dictate” to students to appear for Board exams in November, many students of various private and government schools protested in the lawns of Jenab Saheb Anchar shrine on Wednesday against the “victimising” of students for political “self-interests”. Carrying placards that read “We are […]