Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As the ground situation in Kashmir continues to slip out of the grip of government forces, the counter-insurgency establishment is apprehensive of a possible escalation in offensives by militants. Bank robberies and attacks on government forces in south Kashmir also forced the Election Commission to cancel by-elections for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Sources said […]

Papa Kishtwari’s PSO deposes against him in court

Papa Kishtwari’s PSO deposes against him in court

Nusrat Sidiq Srinagar: A police constable on Thursday deposed before a court in Srinagar that notorious Ikhwani Ghulam Muhammad Lone aka Papa Kishtwari and his associates carried guns on themselves in 1996, the year when the constable along with three other policemen were deputed as PSOs (personal security guards) to Kishtwari. The constable is one […]

Struggle for justice to continue for Saderkoot victims: JKCSS

Struggle for justice to continue for Saderkoot victims: JKCSS

Srinagar: The 16 April 2017 extra-judicial execution of Abdul Rashid Parray (alias Rashid Billa), who used to work for the State as Ikhwan (pro-government militia), raises serious questions on the role of the State – and its various institutions – in fostering a climate of impunity in Jammu and Kashmir. Specifically, the State has consistently […]

Notorious Ikhwani shot dead in his home

Notorious Ikhwani shot dead in his home

Hajin: A notorious government-sponsored militiaman and counterinsurgent Ikhwani Abdul Rashid Billa of Hajin was killed by unidentified gunmen at his residence on Sunday evening. A police officer said at around 10pm gunmen barged into Billa’s house at Par Mohalla and shot him. They left him lying in a pool of blood. He died on the […]