OIC ‘still hopes’ for access to Kashmir

OIC ‘still hopes’ for access to Kashmir

Jeddah: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has asked government of India to allow rights bodies access to Jammu and Kashmir to verify the “reported human rights violations there”. Emphasizing that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest unresolved international disputes pending on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council […]

HC asks govt to stop harassing militants’ families

HC asks govt to stop harassing militants’ families

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Saturday directed the government not to cause unnecessary harassment to the families of militants. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir passed directions to the Jammu and Kashmir Government that unnecessary harassment to militant families be stopped and advised the government that it was bound to protect them. The court […]

JKLF chief questions int’l community’s ‘double standards’ on Kashmir

JKLF chief questions int’l community’s ‘double standards’ on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday questioned the “double standards and criminal silence” of the international community and champions of human rights, on Kashmir, saying, they are in “deep slumber”. “No one is raising voice on persecution (of Kashmiris) as (the) international community, for safeguarding its business interest(s) in […]

Teachers heckled, abused by army after they refuse to say Vande Mataram

Teachers heckled, abused by army after they refuse to say Vande Mataram

Anantnag: Teachers at a government school in Yanner area of Pahalgam have alleged that army soldiers heckled and abused them after they refused to say ‘Vande Mataram’ and to sing the national anthem. The incident took place when students of the government middle school in Yanner were busy with their morning assembly. According to the […]

Pakistan firmly stands with oppressed Kashmiris: Abbasi

Pakistan firmly stands with oppressed Kashmiris: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said the Government of Pakistan and the entire nation firmly stand with “oppressed people of  Kashmir”. He was talking to “Azad Kashmir” (Pakistan administered Kashmir -PaK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in Islamabad. The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to extend moral, political and diplomatic support […]

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

SRINAGAR: Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, have left for New Delhi to appear before NIA for questioning. Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman, had undergone cardiac surgery in 2009 and was admitted in Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pains. Both […]

Khanpora youth was pushed to militancy, allege relatives

Khanpora youth was pushed to militancy, allege relatives

Baramulla: One of the three militants killed by the government forces in Amargarh pocket of Sopore on Saturday morning, Javed Ahmad Dar, could have been transporting merchandise in his truck instead of being killed in an encounter, if he was handled passionately instead of subjecting to repeated detentions, torture and humiliation. Dar, 22, son of […]

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