Govt forces guilty of ‘trespass’ in Pulwama college: inquiry report

Govt forces guilty of ‘trespass’ in Pulwama college: inquiry report

Srinagar: The official inquiry called into the assault by government forces on students inside the Pulwama Degree College has exonerated the principal and held the police and paramilitary forces responsible, a top official in the education department told Reader. According to the official report submitted by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to the office of the […]

Social media banned for a month

Social media banned for a month

Srinagar: Amid mobile internet shutdown, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday officially banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a period of one month in Kashmir valley. The government order Home/ISA/776 of 2017 has directed internet service providers to stop transmission of messages and pictures through social media networks […]

No finding yet in probe into videos of human rights violations

No finding yet in probe into videos of human rights violations

SRINAGAR: No progress in the investigation of videos showing civilians ruthlessly beaten up by men in uniform has been made in the two weeks since they were uploaded on social networks following the by-poll held in Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9. Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader that “investigation process has been […]

BJP’s team will discuss Mehbooba’s proposal: Amit Shah

BJP’s team will discuss Mehbooba’s proposal: Amit Shah

Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said his party would deliberate upon Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal for counselling of youths in the state. “Mehbooba ji has given a press statement. Our party’s team which deals with our policies on Kashmir will sit together and discuss the issue,” Shah said during […]

Don’t harass militants’ families: Mehbooba to forces at UHQ meet

Don’t harass militants’ families: Mehbooba to forces at UHQ meet

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked government forces to avoid any harassment of families of militants, sources privy to the unified headquarters meeting held in Srinagar on Tuesday told Kashmir Reader. According to a senior official, who attended the meeting, “Security agencies were directed to ensure that no harassment is meted out to the […]

Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday threatened to step down if New Delhi fails to hold dialogue over Kashmir. The statement comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, put normalcy as a pre-condition to dialogue in a meeting between the two in New Delhi on Monday. “If there is no heed paid to the […]

Government forces fear student protests can impact south Kashmir

Government forces fear student protests can impact south Kashmir

Srinagar: The week-long student protests across Kashmir have increased apprehensions among the government forces that the protests can worsen the situation in south Kashmir areas, sources said. According to an official, the deteriorating situation in Srinagar can have implications in rural areas of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts, where Lok Sabha by-elections are scheduled […]

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