MHA breaches RTI by refusing information about ‘Human Shield’ SOPs

MHA breaches RTI by refusing information about ‘Human Shield’ SOPs

Srinagar: Almost four months after the Human shield controversy sprouted in Kashmir, the Minister of Home Affairs has stonewalled information under Right to Information Act about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) governing such situations. The Ministry has refused to disclose the information about the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) employed by forces in conflict areas where […]

Army resists furnishing details of ‘illegal’ constructions in Gulmarg

Army resists furnishing details of ‘illegal’ constructions in Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Friday directed representative Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA) to visit the Army camp in Gulmarg to see as to what constructions have been carried out by the army. The state government informed the High Court that despite court orders, BOCA has not visited army camp in Gulmarg […]

Encounter on since morning in Handwara forest

Encounter on since morning in Handwara forest

Handwara: A gunfight in the forest area of Hingnikoot Ramhal in Handwara began Tuesday morning between militants and government forces and was still continuing when this report was filed in the evening. An army spokesperson said that a militant has been killed so far but the body has not been retrieved as the firing is […]

The Army Needs to Disciple its Forces!

The Army Needs to Disciple its Forces!

By Javeed Ali The Indian Army which claims that it is the most disciplined forces in the world has failed to prove this assertion in Kashmir. Every now and then , we see the Army breaking its rules and indulging in insalubrious acts. A fresh incident was reported from Kupwara where the ‘Munshi’ of a […]

Another army camp comes up in Shopian, people protest

Another army camp comes up in Shopian, people protest

SHOPIAN: Adding to its presence in Shopian district, Army has set up another camp at Dachoo, Nagbal village, barely a kilometer from the existing garrison at Dobipora. Earlier three newly garrisons were set up by army at three different villages of the district. Villagers from Dachoo protested the setting up of the camp near their […]

Another ‘civil society’ team arriving to reach out to Kashmiris

Another ‘civil society’ team arriving to reach out to Kashmiris

Srinagar: A four-member team of civil society representatives is on way to Kashmir after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the solution of Kashmir lies in “embracing” the people rather than using bullets or abuses. The team led by Dr MJ Khan is on a mission to “build bridges” with the estranged valley. “PM Modi’s […]

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

Anantnag: A day after the Supreme Court agreed to examine their plea against army personnel allegedly involved in the Pathribal fake encounter, the families of the victims said they will keep fighting for justice, even though they have little hope of it. Talking to Kashmir Reader, Rasheed Khan, son of Jumma Khan, one of the […]

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