Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

SHOPIAN: Clashes erupted here on Wednesday between government forces and protesters demonstrating against the Tuesday killing of civilian Khalid Ahmad Dar at Khudwani in Kokernag area of district Anantnag during protests that took place when a gunfight between militants and government forces was underway. Protesters hit the streets on Wednesday in different parts of Shopian […]

JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday

JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday

SRINAGAR: Calling for a complete shutdown on Saturday, January 13, against the Kulgam civilian killing, the “genocide” of Kashmiri youth and other “oppressive” measures, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Wednesday said Kashmir had been turned into a “killing field” where the lives of men, women and children are unsafe. In a statement, the JRL […]

CM orders probe into youth’s killing

CM orders probe into youth’s killing

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish over the killing of a youth Khalid Hussain Dar of Redwani Payeen of tehsil Qaimoh of Kulgam on Tuesday. The Chief Minister has directed the district administration to conduct a probe to know the reasons of the killing and come up with a report at the […]

Border residents to get 5,390 bunkers in Rajouri

Border residents to get 5,390 bunkers in Rajouri

Jammu: The government will provide safe accommodation to 54,000 border residents facing the brunt of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border round the year in Rajouri district with the construction of over 5,300 individual and community bunkers. Apart from 100 bunkers being constructed, the government has given approval for 4,918 individual bunkers and […]

Not content with BSF’s punishment claim: Untoo

Not content with BSF’s punishment claim: Untoo

SOPORE: Rights activist Ahsan Untoo who is seeking investigations into Sopore massacre, Friday said that he was not content with BSF’s claims of punishing its guilty personnel. In a report submitted to J&K State Human Rights Commission last month the BSF has said that it had identified 19 BSF personnel involved in the Sopore massacre […]

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday expressed hope that the people of the state would choose ballots over bullets during the panchayat elections scheduled to start in February next year. During a meeting with Governor N N Vohra on Monday, she had informed him about the government’s decision to hold the elections from February […]

Valley shuts to protest civilian killings

Valley shuts to protest civilian killings

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Wednesday on the call of the joint resistance leadership (JRL) to protest against three civilian killings at the hands of government forces this past week. Markets, business establishments, schools, colleges and universities remained closed while most public transport was off the roads. The authorities had imposed restrictions […]