Govt sets its machinery to block Anantnag march

Govt sets its machinery to block Anantnag march

Anantnag: To foil the “Anantnag March” called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday, government authorities have decided to impose restrictions on people’s assembly as well as movement in both Srinagar and Anantnag. Apart from this, police have detained several leaders and activists of both factions of the Hurriyat Conference. “We have decided to […]

Mirwaiz hails OIC’s call on Jerusalem, seeks the same for Kashmir

Mirwaiz hails OIC’s call on Jerusalem, seeks the same for Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday endorsed the declaration by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Mirwaiz told Kashmir Reader that he will be writing to the secretary-general of OIC in the coming days on behalf of the people of Kashmir for taking […]

Kamran’s counsel argues for bail for more than 90 minutes

Kamran’s counsel argues for bail for more than 90 minutes

Srinagar: A special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday heard the bail plea of incarcerated Kashmiri photo-journalist Kamran Yousuf in New Delhi. The 20-year-old Kamran had applied for bail before the court of Poonam A Bamba in a case of stone-pelting. Sources in the know of the case told Kashmir Reader that […]

Baramulla family appeals militant son to return home

Baramulla family appeals militant son to return home

Kaiser Majeed SRINAGAR: A family from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday made a fervent appeal to its militant son to shun violence and return home for the sake of his widowed mother and siblings. Nasir Amin Darzi, 25, son of late Mohammad Amin Darzi of Jamia mohalla, old town, Baramulla had left home on […]

Play cricket, football: Army chief to Madrassa students

Play cricket, football: Army chief to Madrassa students

New Delhi: The message of peace and harmony is “beautifully portrayed” in the holy Quran and people often do not understand its essence, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat told a group of Madrassa students from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, adding it does not propagate violence. Interacting with the group of madrassa students at his […]

‘Police component’ gains no currency, govt forces prefer to call counterinsurgency cops as SOG

‘Police component’ gains no currency, govt forces prefer to call counterinsurgency cops as SOG

SRINAGAR: Ever since it came to power in 2015, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been repeatedly claiming that it has dissolved the Special Operations Group (SOG) in Kashmir. However, the police and the army have been consistently using the acronym ‘SOG’ in their handouts, signifying that the police’s special group exists and is […]

ED summons Geelani in 15-year-old case

ED summons Geelani in 15-year-old case

Srinagar: Ramping up the pressure on the Hurriyat Conference, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now summoned Syed Ali Geelani to its office in Srinagar for hearing in a case that dates back to June 2002. “… The show cause notice was issued to you asking as to why adjudication proceedings as contemplated under Section 13 […]

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