Valley consumers protest NFSA implementation

Valley consumers protest NFSA implementation

FIRDOUS UL ISLAM/ Owais Farooqi SRINAGAR: Consumers in Kashmir Valley protested on Tuesday against the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state. The resident of Abi-Guzar and Bar Bar Shah localities in this summer capital of the state termed the legislation as “anti people”. They said they were not being provided rice […]

SAR Geelani’s arrest: ‘Illegal, dictatorial, undemocratic’

SAR Geelani’s arrest: ‘Illegal, dictatorial, undemocratic’

SRINAGAR: The arrest of Delhi University’s former lecturer Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani on Tuesday drew flak from pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir and Dal Khalsa. Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, termed the arrest of SAR Geelani as “an act of muzzling the freedom of expression”. “This detention has no constitutional and legal justification. The […]

Rashid’s party to stage march in support of JNU students

Rashid’s party to stage march in support of JNU students

SRINAGAR: Legislator Abdul Rashid’s Awami Itihad Party (AIP) is going to stage a march here on Wednesday in solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Rashid announced the “peaceful march” in a press conference at his Srinagar residence. Earlier in the day, he was detained by police at Pantha Chowk here when […]

Traders seek end to rights abuses in Valley

Traders seek end to rights abuses in Valley

SRINAGAR: Traders in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday asked governor to end human rights abuses in Kashmir, ensure security of Kashmiri students studying outside, and to rehabilitate the flood-hit traders. According to a statement issued here, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Khan, who is also the chairman of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), […]

Land sinking: Uri residents demand evacuation to safer places

Land sinking: Uri residents demand evacuation to safer places

By Idrees Bukhtiyar Uri: Residents of Gawaltan village located close to Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Uri town have demanded the local administration to evacuate them to safer places as their houses usually get hit by landslides triggered by the rains and snow. The locals said there are at least 40 residential houses […]

PDP’s stand on govt formation strange, says Omar

PDP’s stand on govt formation strange, says Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said PDP’s stand on government formation in the state was strange and confusing. “But isn’t this what Mehbooba said after meeting Gov Vohra so why the change of stand now? “This is confusing. Now they DON’T want CBMs #strange (sic),” Omar said in a […]

Hurriyat (M) pays tributes to slain Pulwama students

Hurriyat (M) pays tributes to slain Pulwama students

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday visited SMHS hospital here to express solidarity with those injured in firing by government forces in Pulwama on Sunday. According to a statement issued here, the delegation was led by Abdul Manan Bukhari, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi and Farooq Ahmad Sodagar. Another delegation of the amalgam visited […]

Nayeem Khan meets Pak High Commissioner in New Delhi

Nayeem Khan meets Pak High Commissioner in New Delhi

SRINAGAR: Chairman National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Tuesday met Pakistan High Commission, Abdul Basit, in New Delhi and discussed various issues relating to Kashmir dispute with him, a party spokesman said in a statement issued here. He said Khan thanked Pakistan government for continuous support to Kashmiris’ freedom struggle saying, “Pakistan is the only […]

Maqbool Bhat’s wife passes away

Maqbool Bhat’s wife passes away

SRINAGAR: Zakira, wife of JKLF co-founder Maqbool Bhat who was hanged in New Delhi in 1984, passed away in Karachi, Pakistan. Pro-freedom leader chairman Salvation Movement, Zaffar Akber Bhat, and Pakistan-administered Kashmir-based Tufail Altaf Bhat expressed condolences over her demise. They expressed solidarity with her daughter and other family members. Please follow and like us:0

Census of water birds in Kashmir begins

Census of water birds in Kashmir begins

SRINAGAR: A two-day census of water birds began on Tuesday in 23 wetlands of Kashmir Valley which host close to a million migratory birds every winter in addition to hundreds of thousands of local species. “In connection with International Waterbird census and Asian Waterbird census 2016, the Department of Wildlife Protection organised a two-day programme […]