Poplars popular choice for blocking roads

Kulgam: Poplar trees are falling to the axe in Kulgam villages, not because of the high court’s orders to remove them for the allergic pollen they sprout in spring, but because the trunks of the poplars are the favourite tools of villagers to block roads with. While many have used logs that had been kept […]

Militarisation never stops: Kashmir villagers resent CRPF camp, built 3 months ago, where a boy was beaten to death

 TuliNowpora: A 15-year-old boy, Irfan Maqsood Dar, was beaten to death by CRPF troopers in TuliNowpora, on 11 July after picking him up, along with his 12-year-old brother Faizan, during a protest. Faizan was let off with a milder beating. He is in a deep mental trauma. A group of local residents who assembled at […]

Three days of carnage in Bijbehara

 The doctor who supervised treatment of patients with firearm injuries at Bijbehara sub-district hospital from July 8 to July 10 recalls a ‘colossal tragedy’ that was matched only by the brutality of police and CRPF men   Sara Begum Bijbehara/Srinagar: As dusk falls over sub-district hospital Bijbehara on Tuesday, in a corner at the end […]

Burhan showed the way, it is up to people now: Muzaffar Wani

Tral: Burhan Wani showed the way and it is up to the people to continue resistance now, said the iconic militant commander’s father, Muzaffar Wani. At 7 in the morning, people are already arriving at Muzaffar’s home in Tral. A small tent has been erected in the courtyard to receive visitors. Large boards with Burhan’s […]

Father of four tortured savagely in Kulgam village

Tuli Nowpora (Kulgam): A message popped up on the phone camera: ‘you have run out of the memory, delete some data’. I had just begun to record the statement of Feroz Ahmad Shah, 44, a drug store owner from TuliNowpora, Kulgam, whose torture at the hands of the government forces can only be described as […]

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