‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

Srinagar: A day after the government ordered a review of cases of stone pelters, chairman Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed it as a “cosmetic” move, saying it would not resolve the Kashmir issue. “No cosmetic measure will work,” Mirwaiz asserted referring to past initiatives of the Government of India (GoI), including financial […]

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

Srinagar: Political analysts here see an “effort to lure separatists to the negotiating table” in Dineshwar Sharma’s recommendation to release youths booked for stone-pelting for the first time. “There were no takers in the separatist camp for the previous posturing of GOI (Government of India),” political commentator Dr Sheikh Showket Hussain said. “They (separatists) had […]

No plan to set up Pandit townships in Kashmir, says GoI

No plan to set up Pandit townships in Kashmir, says GoI

Jammu: The Government of India (GoI) has no plan to set up composite townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, according to an RTI reply. The home ministry’s reply came in response to a query on the matter by social worker Rohit Choudhary. Ram Krishna Swarnakar, director in the home ministry, said, “This ministry […]

Wani’s bail rejected, appeal to be filed in HC

Wani’s bail rejected, appeal to be filed in HC

Srinagar: A court at Patiala House in Delhi rejected on Friday the bail application moved by businessman Muhammad Aslam Wani, accused of money-laundering by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Wani was arrested in August and on September 28 the ED filed a 1990-page charge sheet against him and Kashmiri senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, also […]

Delhi court frames charges against Shah, Wani; duo plead ‘not guilty’

Delhi court frames charges against Shah, Wani; duo plead ‘not guilty’

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday framed money laundering charges against Kashmiri resistance leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in a 2005 case of alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma framed the charges to which both the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) […]

DFP rejects charges

DFP rejects charges

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly rejected as “trash” the charges against its incarcerated chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah. Patiala House court in New Delhi on Wednesday framed charges against Shah in alleged money laundering. The DFP in a statement said Shah is being targeted for his “just political stance” about Kashmir […]

ED files charge sheet against Al Badr Mujahideen operatives in Kashmir

ED files charge sheet against Al Badr Mujahideen operatives in Kashmir

Srinagar: The ED today filed a charge sheet against two suspected operatives of militant outfit Al Badr Mujahideen in connection with its money laundering probe against them. The central probe agency said it filed the charge sheet, called prosecution compliant in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) parlance, against Khurshid Ahmad Bhat and Inayatullah Shah before a […]

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