Rulers played role to protect guilty: Hurriyat (M) on Kunan Poshpora

Rulers played role to protect guilty: Hurriyat (M) on Kunan Poshpora

SRINAGAR: On the 26th anniversary of Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident, Hurriyat Conference (M) has urged the international human rights bodies and world community to raise their voice against the “darkest chapter” in the contemporary history of Kashmir. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the conglomerate termed the failure of punishing the guilty […]

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

By Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict can be traced back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz. Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period, the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was at the helm of affairs in Kashmir who entered into an ‘accession’ with […]

Speechless and motionless, Aripanthan survivor ‘clinging to life’

Speechless and motionless, Aripanthan survivor ‘clinging to life’

By ISHFAQ RESHI   Aripanthan Budgam: Critically injured on 16 August 2016 when CRPF killed four persons at Aripanthan in central district Budgam, in alleged unprovoked firing, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, 19, fought a tough battle between life and death. He survived. But family says he is just “clinging to life”. Even after spending two months […]

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Frisal (Kulgam): An extraordinary scene of devastation is what remains of the Reshi family’s house in Nagbal village. Hundreds of people have been coming since Sunday, when the house was blasted to rubble by government troops, to pay homage and to survey the ruins. The most curious sight is of two corrugated tin sheets that […]

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Dear friends, Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you about a people who are victims caught in the longest running conflict in the world- not of their making. Our lingering political uncertainty, since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan, is the cause of our immense suffering […]

Imam’s fake encounter killing: Trial adjourned

Imam’s fake encounter killing: Trial adjourned

SRINAGAR: A court here on adjourned case related to 2006 fake encounter killing of Imam (cleric) Showkat Ahmad Kataria. Kataria was killed in 2006 after he went missing from Srinagar’s Zadibal locality where he was leading prayers at a local mosque. No witness was produced by the prosecution before the Principal District and Session Judge […]

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Srinagar: The government has decided to process “for approval of the competent authority” a draft bill that proposes to arm the police with powers similar to those enjoyed by the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The 74-page Jammu and Kashmir Police Draft Bill-2013 had been posted on the Web site of the home department […]