Witness statements not of ‘much use’ in case of 11-yr-old’s killing by BSF troops

Witness statements not of ‘much use’ in case of 11-yr-old’s killing by BSF troops

Srinagar: Batamaloo Station House Officer Pervaiz Ahmad has told Kashmir Reader that the witness statements recorded in the case of 11-year-old Sajad Ahmad’s killing by Border Security Force troops at Batamaloo on April 15, are not of “much use”. He said the police had recorded statements of three witnesses so far. “They (witnesses) couldn’t justify […]

Police foil Hafta-e-Shahadat rally in downtown

Police foil Hafta-e-Shahadat rally in downtown

Srinagar: Police on Saturday arrested several workers of Awami Action Committee (AAC) when they tried to take out a rally in Rajouri Kadal as part of the Hafta-e-Shahadat (martyrdom week) programmes to mark the anniversaries of the killing of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. The authorities had also imposed curfew-like restrictions in areas […]

Appoint judicial officer to monitor probe: Bar

Appoint judicial officer to monitor probe: Bar

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday demanded that a judicial officer should monitor probe into the killing of Muhammad Yousuf Lone. “Those who killed Lone should be brought to book and the investigation of the case should be monitored by a judicial officer to be appointed for the purpose, in consultation with the […]

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

SRINAGAR: Women attending a women empowerment function at the SKICC on Tuesday raised pro-freedom slogans and protested the presence of the chief minister in a fresh embarrassment for Mehbooba Mufti. The protesting women told reporters that they were invited to the function on the promise of free gas connections. About 15,000 women from all districts […]

Family goes to SSP office for FIR against ITBP troops

Family goes to SSP office for FIR against ITBP troops

Budgam: Turned away from police station Beerwah, the family of Akeel Ahmad Wani, the 17-year-old boy shot dead at Attino in Beerwah area of Budgam district by Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on the day by-elections were held for the Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 9, has now submitted an application at the office of […]

Conducive Atmosphere, Really?

Conducive Atmosphere, Really?

By Haziq Qayoom Everyone in Kashmir is fed up of seeing blood getting drained. But the question is: is the government fed up of this? With the Mehbooba-led government at a loss for words, the Indian government has repeatedly said it needed   a conducive atmosphere to hold the talks with stakeholders in Kashmir and Pakistan. […]