We’ve always been peaceful, says Geelani

We’ve always been peaceful, says Geelani

Srinagar: Commenting on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that “Kashmiris want peace”, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that he agrees with Modi that Kashmiris want peace, because Kashmiris have always been peaceful and are in most need of peace. “When India got its independence from British rule, the entire  sub-continent […]

A world become desolate in one moment

A world become desolate in one moment

Srinagar: With her husband Mushtaq Ahmed Nawchoo, 61, becoming ‘collateral damage’ in the clashes between protestors and government forces on July 26 near the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah, Tasleema is now all alone and without a source of livelihood. A dingy lane through Mirwaiz Manzil at Rajouri Kadal leads to the cramped house that […]

‘While my son was battling for life, I was offered a million rupees to speak against Hurriyat’

‘While my son was battling for life, I was offered a million rupees to speak against Hurriyat’

Akhran Nawpora (Kulgam): A few days before Rasiq Ahmad was declared dead at the SKIMS, Soura, on 15 September, his father Mohammad Yusuf Bhat was called into the office of the Director SKIMS and told that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s uncle Sartaj Madni and her cousin Sajjad Mufti wanted to meet him. The duo had […]

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

SRINAGAR: The state government has identified about 9000 mosques it believes remained active in sustaining the raging anti-India uprising, a report said. The report, accessed by Kashmir Reader, said that 156 of these mosques regularly played songs extolling resistance and provided space to protesters who shouted “anti-national slogans”. The report said that 19 FIRs, whose […]