Dineshwar Sharma calls on CM, Guv

Dineshwar Sharma calls on CM, Guv

JAMMU: Government of India’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, who reached here on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, called on Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. During the meeting, Sharma briefed the Chief Minister about the schedule of deliberations during his stay here. Sharma also held discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan for […]

‘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 […]

Sharma to visit Kashmir today

Sharma to visit Kashmir today

New Delhi: The government of India’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma will be in Jammu and Kashmir today for his second visit to the state during which he will visit migrant camps in Jammu and south Kashmir. Sharma, who visited Srinagar and Jammu earlier this month, will be in the state for four days, spending two […]

GoI to drop cases against 4,500 stone pelters on Sharma’s recommendation

GoI to drop cases against 4,500 stone pelters on Sharma’s recommendation

New Delhi: Taking forward the suggestion made by the government of India’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, over 4,500 cases against youths involved for the first time in stone pelting will be dropped in a bid to win hearts in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. Sharma, who visited the Valley earlier this month, was flooded with […]

Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’

Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’

Srinagar: New Delhi’s special representative to Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, said on Monday that he is expecting a breakthrough in the prospect of talks with the resistance leadership on his second visit to Kashmir. “I am coming (to Kashmir) in the last week of November,” Sharma told Kashmir Reader over phone from New Delhi. “Kuch na […]

Police excavate 18-year-old case against Masarat Alam

Police excavate 18-year-old case against Masarat Alam

Srinagar: The 36th detention order of senior resistance leader Masarat Alam Bhat under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) mentions charges registered against him in the years 1999 and 2000. The police sent the charges in a dossier to district commissioner Kupwara on November 13, and he signed a fresh PSA detention order the next […]

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