My Gaza Strip

My Gaza Strip

Syed Suhail Yaqoob I have never been to Gaza. That patch of land where from thousands of deaths and all kinds of oppressive tactics, which shame humanity, have been used against the innocent and original inhabitants. To justify these oppressive tactics, religion is used, where Jews(not all), conform to the view that the land is […]

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

SOPORE: On 27th November 1993, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Pundit’s family found itself homeless. Troopers of the Indian Army forced the family out of their 18 bedroom farmhouse and surrounding 60 kanals of land to occupy it for establishing a base to launch anti-military operations. Twenty four years since the occupation, the Pundits have been handed over […]

Bano and Other Women

Bano and Other Women

On a pleasant day in August 1992 – August 7 to be precise – forty-one armed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants boarded a bus in Rampora village of Kulgam district, their destination the neighbouring Hawoora village.

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: After government forces brought back memories of the ’90s with their crackdowns, especially in south Kashmir, militants seem to be responding in the same manner, choosing 17 Ramadhan, the eve of Jang-e-Badr, to carry out multiple attacks. Jang-e-Badr was the war fought by the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH), against his opponents […]

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leadership on Sunday said that police was subjecting civilians to “worst” possible treatment and disregarding their fundamental rights. In a joint statement issued by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday, the leadership criticized authorities for their “heartless approach” against civilian population. “Police authorities are unnecessarily harassing and […]

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: There was panic in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Saturday when police and paramilitary forces launched a cordon and search operation early afternoon near Court Road to nab suspected militants. Eyewitnesses said that at about 12:15 in the afternoon, CRPF, police’s special operations group (SOG) men cordoned off the entire Court Road area to conduct […]

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Srinagar: The pro-freedom parties have sharply reacted to the government forces’ action in Wokai Kulgam and Heff Pulwama, where at least 30 persons were injured during clashes between protesters and government forces. Dozens others, including women, were beaten up by forces during house to house searches. Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and All parties Hurriyat Conference […]

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