An Unfortunate “Daughter” of Conflict

An Unfortunate “Daughter” of Conflict

By Samreena Zahoor Lone In present day Kashmir, women particularly girls face the tyranny of the state, the killings and rape of this section of society is known to all, the hundreds of the cases such as Kunanposhpora or Shopian Rape case, victims are always this section of society. The role played by this section […]

‘If SA is a geopolitical tinderbox, Kashmir region is the match that can cause a regional conflagration’

‘If SA is a geopolitical tinderbox, Kashmir region is the match that can cause a regional conflagration’

Srinagar: A prominent Pakistani newspaper has said that Indian government is deliberately instigating people for a full-scale rebellion in order to justify more violence and possibly even ethnic cleansing. “That is a frightening possibility, one that the outside world simply cannot afford to ignore. If South Asia is a geopolitical tinderbox, the disputed Kashmir region […]

Take stand on repression in Kashmir: Mirwaiz asks Indian civil society

Take stand on repression in Kashmir: Mirwaiz asks Indian civil society

SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to two militants killed in gunfight with government forces at Hayatpora, Chadoora on Saturday evening, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said “the sacrifices offered by our youth in the wake of resisting occupation will not go waste”. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz, who continues to be […]

Thousands attend funeral of slain militant in Patirgam

Thousands attend funeral of slain militant in Patirgam

Ishfaq Reshi Chadoora: Thousands of mourners on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of Younus Maqbool Ganai in Patirgam village of central Budgam district, where he was laid to rest. Around five thousand people participated in the funeral prayers of Ganai, reports said. Ganai was killed, along with another non-local militant, during a brief gunfight with […]

Intense clashes during search operation in Awantipora

Intense clashes during search operation in Awantipora

SRINAGAR: Intense clashes erupted between government forces and villagers during a cordon and search operation in Padgampora village of Awantipora. Forces called off the operation after three hours, villagers said. Police said that the operation was called off after searches were over. Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) laid seize around […]

Facebook page admin arrested for pasting fake news

Facebook page admin arrested for pasting fake news

Sopore: Police has arrested admin of a Facebook page  for posting what they called false news about the killing of one person and injuries to 15 people in Sopore town and on 18 April 2017. Hamza Farooq, a resident of Kanipora Chadoora of Budgam district, they said, is the administrator of Facebook page JK News […]

Two militants killed in Chadoora

Two militants killed in Chadoora

Ishfaq Reshi Srinagar: At least two militants associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed during a brief gunbattle with the army in Hayatpora area of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Satarday evening, officials said. Defense spokesman, Rajesh Kalia, said a unit of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) came under fire at around 6:45 pm in Hayatpora.   The army […]

Family of man convicted for ISIS links appeals for reconsideration

Family of man convicted for ISIS links appeals for reconsideration

Kangan: Family members of Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam – sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a court in Delhi on charges of links with ISIS – have appealed governments in the state and New Delhi to reconsider the case. Hailing from Preng Kangan in Ganderbal district, the family said they were expecting Azhar’s release, but came to […]

Kashmiri scholar at BITS leaves after threats

Kashmiri scholar at BITS leaves after threats

Srinagar: A day after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for ensuring the safety of Kashmiris students across India, a Kashmiri studying at the reputed Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani received threats to his life, as soon as he woke up this morning. Hashim Sofi, a research fellow at Department of Science […]

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