R-Day parade: ‘Promised good grades’ school kids brave harsh cold

R-Day parade: ‘Promised good grades’ school kids brave harsh cold

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: Braving bitter winter cold, students of different government schools of valley have been participating in rehearsals for Republic Day for more than a week. While private schools have refused to send children for the R-Day parade citing opposition from parents, government schools are reportedly luring children with prospects of better grades. […]

Death sentence to Muzaffar against justice, says Mirwaiz

Death sentence to Muzaffar against justice, says Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Terming the awarding of death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather by a Kolkata court as “against the internationally accepted norms of justice and fair play”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the youth had been targeted “just for being a Kashmiri”. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “Indian judiciary had in […]

Malik resents govt’s “acts of repression”

Malik resents govt’s “acts of repression”

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday condemned the “ongoing oppression, raids, searches and other acts of suppression” in Kashmir valley in the backdrop of January 26. In a statement from central jail Srinagar, Malik said Kashmiris have been brutalized by bullets and pellets even when they protested peacefully for […]

Geelani casts aspersions on UK based Kashmir initiative

Geelani casts aspersions on UK based Kashmir initiative

Srinagar: Senior pro-freedom leader and Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday took a dig on a recently floated UK-based group that sought resolution of Kashmir through alternate explorations. Geelani in a statement said that people in Kashmir who are actively involved in the “struggle” have the exclusive right to “take any initiative […]

Killing of militants ‘huge loss to us’: Aasiya

Killing of militants ‘huge loss to us’: Aasiya

SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Tuesday said the killing of militants on daily basis is a “huge loss to us” while ruing there is “very less damage inflicted on enemy”. She also appealed the militant leadership to “check within your ranks if there are any black sheep within the leadership”. “The leadership […]

Hostel students back VC

Hostel students back VC

Srinagar: Students boarding in Kashmir University hostels have condemned the statement of ruling BJP legislator Ravinder Raina on Kashmir University vice chancellor Dr Khursheed Iqbal Andrabi. The legislator while justifying a probationary police officer’s action to halt and search the VC’s vehicle near Udhampur said that there was a chance of VC’s carrying a bomb […]

Kashmiris’ aspirations muzzled: UJC

Kashmiris’ aspirations muzzled: UJC

Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC), a group of Muzaffarabad based militant outfits on Monday appealed to the people to observe January 26 as ‘black day’ to protest against the ‘reign of terror’ unleashed by India in Kashmir. In an e-mailed statement, UJC spokesman, Syed Sadaqat Hussain quoted UJC chief Syed Salahuddin as saying that India […]

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