5-year-old Nasir has not regained sight in injured eye after surgery

5-year-old Nasir has not regained sight in injured eye after surgery

Srinagar: A five-year-old boy, whose left eye suffered grievous injury after being attacked by a CRPF trooper—the boy had told his family that the trooper inserted sharp object in his eye while some reports said a shotgun pellet had hit him—has not regained sight after the first surgery. “He can’t see with the injured eye. […]

Victim’s father to CM: Fix a price for your life, I’ll pay

Victim’s father to CM: Fix a price for your life, I’ll pay

Chitragam (Shopian): Gulzar Ahmad Bhat is waiting for the day when compensation for those killed in the recent protests will be announced by the government. Not because he is eager to claim it for his 15-year-old son Asif Iqbal, killed by the police in Zainpora recently, but because he wants to make a counteroffer: whatever […]

Repression, and a place of worship

Repression, and a place of worship

Behi-Bagh (Kulgam): Since July 9, the day after Burhan Wani was killed by government forces, no one except an old man who is locally known as chacha (uncle) has been offering prayers at Masjid Rehmat, a mosque on the Behi-Bagh road here. The reason is the fear of “savagery” of the deployed government forces — […]

Laskhar posters warn ‘informers’

Laskhar posters warn ‘informers’

Srinagar: Posters issued in the name of Laskhar-e-Toiba outfit in Srinagar have threatened that “informers will be killed” if they continued to inform on militants and stone throwers. The outfit also thanked people for continuing the shutdown and appealed to the parents to stop their children from visiting army camps and police stations. “All enemies […]

Geelani to Swaraj: if Kashmir is yours, why not hold a referendum

Geelani to Swaraj: if Kashmir is yours, why not hold a referendum

SRINAGAR: Terming the statement of the Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj as “the arrogance of power”, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Sunday said that it is a “very old rhetoric based on the military power. “If she is true in her claims, why is India afraid of holding referendum in Jammu & […]

Verdict on future of Kashmir only by Kashmiri people: Aziz

Verdict on future of Kashmir only by Kashmiri people: Aziz

Islamabad: Amid a war of words, Pakistan on Sunday said any verdict on the future of Kashmir can only be given by the Kashmiri people, a day after New Delhi made it clear that the whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India and will never become part of Pakistan. In response to the statement […]

Malik says Singh’s visit, Mehbooba’s tears ‘eyewash’

Malik says Singh’s visit, Mehbooba’s tears ‘eyewash’

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said the Indian home minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Kashmir and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s “crocodile tears” are “an eyewash”. “Indian leaders and their Kashmiri stooges can deceive some people by these hypocritical tactics but cannot betray Kashmiri people and defeat their resolve […]

Response to Singh’s visit an eye opener, says Dukhtaran

Response to Singh’s visit an eye opener, says Dukhtaran

SRINAGAR: Dukhtarani Millat (DeM) chief, Syeda Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Sunday appreciated the people of Kashmir for showing a “lukewarm” response to home minister of India Rajnath Singh’s visit. “No oppressed Kashmiri accepted to meet him despite pressure tactics of the oppressor, which in itself is an eye opener for India to understand the writing on […]