2016 uprising impacted education, students favour agitation, says report

2016 uprising impacted education, students favour agitation, says report

SRINAGAR: A research carried out by Chinar International- a non-governmental organization (NGO) working in the field of education- has found that a large number of students support the strikes as a form of protest. The report titled “Education and Unrest in Kashmir- A way forward” was released by Irfan Shahmiri, Global Executive Director of Chinar […]

Reasons for boycott include ‘shroud thieves’

Reasons for boycott include ‘shroud thieves’

Sebdan (Budgam): The residents of Galwanpora village in Sebdan, a few kilometres from Srinagar, remember the exact number of votes National Conference and PDP got during 2014 assembly elections—545 and 280. The figures are quoted precisely to announce an affinity with elections. This time around, not a single resident turned out to vote. “Vote travith […]

Polling is seen as rubbing salt on wounds, says former minister

Polling is seen as rubbing salt on wounds, says former minister

Srinagar:  Former minister and chairman of Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said that incidents of disruption of polling has thrown Kashmir back to the 1989 when the fear of gun ruled the valley and lot of efforts had to be made to put the political process back in place. “The difference […]

SC rejects PIL to declare Indus Waters Treaty unconstitutional

SC rejects PIL to declare Indus Waters Treaty unconstitutional

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking declaration of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan as illegal and unconstitutional. “This treaty is of 1960 and this treaty has held good for more than half a century,” a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said while dismissing the […]

Resistance leaders call for 2016-like protests on poll days

Resistance leaders call for 2016-like protests on poll days

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership has reiterated the call for boycott of upcoming parliamentary by-elections to be held in Srinagar and Anantnag on April 9 and 12 respectively and urged people to carry out 2016 uprising-like protests on polling days. “It is prerequisite to follow the mission with same spirit as was witnessed during people’s […]

Beaten by troops in October, mute and disabled boy dies

Beaten by troops in October, mute and disabled boy dies

SRINAGAR: A physically challenged youth, who was allegedly beaten by government forces last year and whose financially humble family was struggling to meet his medical bills and their day-to-day expenses, succumbed on Sunday. Ghulam Ahmad Kundoo, father of Mushtaq Ahmad, the injured youth, told Kashmir Reader that that his son died on Sunday late afternoon. […]

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