Lawyers exempted from protest strike

Lawyers exempted from protest strike

Srinagar: The united resistance leadership on Tuesday announced an amendment in the protest programme, exempting lawyers from the strike in view of thousands of pending habeas corpus pleas. “There are thousands of habeas corpus cases pending for hearing. Leadership said that in view of winter vacation of the courts, lawyers are requested to help out […]

Govt bans publication of Kashmir Reader, says ‘its publication can incite violence and disturb peace’

Govt bans publication of Kashmir Reader, says ‘its publication can incite violence and disturb peace’

Srinagar: The state government on Sunday ordered printing presses to stop printing and publication of Kashmir Reader, else punitive measures under various sections of different laws can be invoked against them. The order, issued by district magistrate Srinagar, says that publication of the newspaper can “easily incite acts of violence and disturb peace and tranquillity”. […]

Pak-India engagement and the Kashmir narrative

Pak-India engagement and the Kashmir narrative

By Murtaza Shibli Ever since the creation of Pakistan and India, Kashmiris have been bearing the brunt of bad politics that has vitiated the south Asian milieu. The so-called composite dialogue started in 2003 between the two countries, which ultimately produced a ‘peace process’, was characterised as a turning point in the checkered history of […]

Government blind to the situation: school students

Government blind to the situation: school students

SRINAGAR: Students’ protests against the conducting of examinations at this juncture of the freedom movement are drawing support from students throughout the Valley. On Saturday, students protested at the Press Enclave in Srinagar near the Lal Chowk, accusing the state education ministry of being “blind to the situation.” Several groups of students including a separate […]

Postpone examinations: Sopore students

Postpone examinations: Sopore students

Baramulla: School students on Saturday marched in protest in Sopore against the government decision to hold Board exams in November. Reports said that hundreds of students from classes 8 to 12 studying in schools of Sopore town and adjourning areas assembled in front of the government higher secondary school at Sopore. They held placards and […]

SMHS doctors say many injured in eye by pellets will regain useful vision

SMHS doctors say many injured in eye by pellets will regain useful vision

SRINAGAR: Ophthalmologists at SMHS hospital in Srinagar have said that patients with pellet injuries in eye will not be able to regain eyesight completely, but due to the hard work of doctors many of them have regained useful vision. The doctors said that many patients who had gone outside the state for treatment at hospitals […]

I helped many stone-throwers in past, not this time: Asiea Naqash

I helped many stone-throwers in past, not this time: Asiea Naqash

SRINAGAR: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) legislator and Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash told Kashmir Raeder that in the 2010 anti-India uprising she herself went to police stations and secured the release of many stone-fighters. Naqash said that stone-fighters used to appeal to her to […]

A home ruined by one act of rebellion

A home ruined by one act of rebellion

NADIHAL, BARAMULLA: Seventy kilometres from Srinagar city, Nadihal village in north Kashmir looks irresistible to eyes with its beautiful sun-soaked mountains and golden rice fields. This charm, however, is overshadowed by the presence of hundreds of soldiers alongside its border. The people of Nadihal have alleged that these soldiers have killed a number of the […]

Military aggression ploy to divert attention from Kashmir: Hurriyat (M)

Military aggression ploy to divert attention from Kashmir: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (M) on Saturday condemned the Indian military aggression on Line of Control, terming it as a ploy to divert international attention from atrocities perpetrated by the Indian state against the people of Kashmir. The Hurriyat (M) spokesman stated that the unprovoked firing on the LOC has only worsened the situation in Kashmir. […]