Crackdown on youths continues in Pulwama, Shopian; 18 more arrested

Crackdown on youths continues in Pulwama, Shopian; 18 more arrested

SRINAGAR: Ahead of by polls for Anantnag parliamentary seat, arrest spree in various areas of south Kashmir continues with police rounding up 18 more youth in Shopian and Pulwama districts. In Mitrigam area of Pulwama, local residents said, police raided several homes during night and arrested at least a dozen youth who, a police official […]

Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police

Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police

SRINAGAR: Sarjan Ahmad Wagay alias Sarjan Barkati, a charismatic crowd puller from south Kashmir, was rearrested soon after a court in Shopian released him. A local news gathering agency reported that Shopian District Court released Barkati on bail but police rearrested him immediately. Barkati was even emulated by opposition members in state’s upper house to […]

Despite restrictions, poll boycott campaign on

Despite restrictions, poll boycott campaign on

Srinagar: Pro-freedom party Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) carried out an anti-election campaign in several poll-bound areas ahead on Friday, the party spokesperson said. The JKLF activists, according to the spokesperson, visited several areas in Budgam, Srinagar, Kulgam, Islamabad, Pattan, Shopian and Pulwama to create anti-polling awareness among locals. The activists interacted with people, […]

Govt unsure of data on victims of 2016 uprising, will count afresh

Govt unsure of data on victims of 2016 uprising, will count afresh

Srinagar: The state government has started the process of identifying persons who were fully or partially disabled due to government forces’ action during the summer uprising of 2016, so as to offer them monetary compensation and government support. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Bashir Khan told Kashmir Reader that a meeting was held in this regard and […]

200 CCTVs to be installed at 53 locations in Srinagar

200 CCTVs to be installed at 53 locations in Srinagar

Srinagar: To keep an eye on pro-freedom demonstrations, stone-pelting and militant activities, the police will cast a network of surveillance in the form of Close Circuit Camera TVs (CCTV) in Srinagar and other district headquarters of Kashmir Valley. The police surveillance will start from Srinagar and later bring all the major towns of district headquarters […]

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

New Delhi: A total of 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016, the highest in the past six years, parliament was told by the government of India on Tuesday. At the same time, it said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “improved to a large extent” this year. In written replies to two separate […]