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 […]

Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday threatened to step down if New Delhi fails to hold dialogue over Kashmir. The statement comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, put normalcy as a pre-condition to dialogue in a meeting between the two in New Delhi on Monday. “If there is no heed paid to the […]

Government forces fear student protests can impact south Kashmir

Government forces fear student protests can impact south Kashmir

Srinagar: The week-long student protests across Kashmir have increased apprehensions among the government forces that the protests can worsen the situation in south Kashmir areas, sources said. According to an official, the deteriorating situation in Srinagar can have implications in rural areas of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts, where Lok Sabha by-elections are scheduled […]

New Delhi illustrating egoistic, colonial approach: Hurriyat (G)

New Delhi illustrating egoistic, colonial approach: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday ridiculed the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement that a “conducive atmosphere needs to be created before dialogue”, saying it illustrates New Delhi’s “egoistic and colonial” approach. The conglomerate in a statement issued here said New Delhi stands accountable for continuous mayhem in the state. “They are not interested to […]

DU, IIT-D, AMU among 10 websites hacked, pro-Pak slogans displayed

DU, IIT-D, AMU among 10 websites hacked, pro-Pak slogans displayed

New Delhi: At least 10 official websites including those of premier educational institutions like Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Delhi and IIT BHU – were hacked on Tuesday with “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans displayed on them. The hacker group, which identified itself as “Pakistan Haxors Crew (PHC)”, said, “nothing deleted or stolen. Just here to […]

Student clashes with troops stun Lal Chowk

Student clashes with troops stun Lal Chowk

Srinagar: On Monday the SP College reopened after a week of being shut to avoid student protests, and immediately college students clashed with government forces. During the clashes, a youth fell unconscious near the college’s main gate. A few policemen went closer to the boy but backed off. After sometime, at about 2pm, students pulled […]

Modi ready for talks after normalcy: Mehbooba

Modi ready for talks after normalcy: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in the Valley, and said that Modi appeared amenable to this. “The prime minister has an intention of holding talks after the situation becomes normal,” Mehbooba told reporters after the […]

All is well: BJP

All is well: BJP

Jammu: The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir is “working well” and there are no differences between the coalition partners in the state, according to BJP state president Sat Sharma. The remarks come ahead of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today amid the deteriorating security situation in the state and […]

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