Don’t harass militants’ families: Mehbooba to forces at UHQ meet

Don’t harass militants’ families: Mehbooba to forces at UHQ meet

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked government forces to avoid any harassment of families of militants, sources privy to the unified headquarters meeting held in Srinagar on Tuesday told Kashmir Reader. According to a senior official, who attended the meeting, “Security agencies were directed to ensure that no harassment is meted out to the […]

Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

RAIPUR: The government promised on Tuesday to review its strategy on battling Naxalites, as the Chhattisgarh chief minister warned that an operation will be launched “with more firmness” and “vigour” against the guerrillas in the coming days. Shaken by the audacious Naxalite attack yesterday that left 25 CRPF personnel dead in Chattisgarh’s Sukma district, the […]

From the CM, injured Iqra’s mother wants justice

From the CM, injured Iqra’s mother  wants justice

Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: Her head strapped in layers of white bandages, Iqra Sidiq, 17, spoke with hand gestures at the isolation ward of super speciality SHMS hospital. Iqra was moved to a special ward since she complained of headache. Iqra was hit by a stone allegedly thrown by the personnel of paramilitary CRPF. A commerce […]

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

As we present the last of the moments of remembrance from this participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, we would like to remind our readers that Kashmir Reader started serialising this bouquet of conversations and memories from June 11, 2016. In the face of the violence of 2010 in Kashmir, the growing number of dead […]

Cabinet discusses rising protests in Kashmir

Cabinet discusses rising protests in Kashmir

Srinagar: The state cabinet meeting on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the rising participation of students in pro-freedom protests, Kashmir Reader has learnt. The cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to discuss the situation in Kashmir unanimously came to the conclusion that the mobile internet ban will continue till normalcy […]

‘Youth killed with impunity and mourning disallowed’

‘Youth killed with impunity and mourning disallowed’

Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) accused Indian government for killing young Kashmiris with impunity and disallowing mourning and congregational prayers. Referring to Sajad Hussain Sheikh’s ‘cold-blooded murder’ at Batamaloo, JKLF chief Yasin Malik described it as a demonstration of state sponsored terrorism. According to a statement, Malik avoiding heavy restrictions travelled to Batamaloo […]

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