138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

Nusrat Sidiq   Srinagar: In less than a four-month span, 675 FIRs have been registered at police stations in Srinagar, 138 of them for stone-pelting. The police stations of Parimpora, Safakadal, and Sadder have registered the highest number of FIRs and Safakadal, Nowhatta and MR Gunj police stations have registered almost 50% of the FIRs […]

Juvenile freed after ‘ruthless beating’ in lockup

Juvenile freed after ‘ruthless beating’ in lockup

Nusrat Sidiq Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Tuesday granted bail to a 16-year-old boy who had been kept in police lockup for more than five days, and according to his family, beaten up ruthlessly in custody. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar Massarat Shaheen on Tuesday rejected the police request for remand of the Class […]

Donipawa villagers tried all politicians, but their land still with the army

Donipawa villagers tried all politicians, but their land still with the army

Anantnag: When the 2014 assembly elections were held, Donipawa village with a population of five-thousand defied threats and the boycott call of pro-freedom leaders to cast votes. There was a reason why it did so: pro-India politicians had promised that villagers would regain the land occupied by the army in the village. Three years later, […]

Geelani’s ‘Rooh-e-Deen Ka Shanasa’ to be released on April 23

Geelani’s ‘Rooh-e-Deen Ka Shanasa’ to be released on April 23

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani’s book ‘Rooh-e-Deen Ka Shanasa’ (third edition) will be released on April 23 at his Hyderpora residence, a party spokesperson said. “It is an Urdu translation of Persian work of late Dr (Allama) Iqbal,” the spokesperson said in a statement, adding, “Syed Ali Geelani was conferred doctorate degree by […]

If police had sealed Billa’s house, how was he present there?

If police had sealed Billa’s house, how was he present there?

SRINAGAR: The killing of notorious Ikhwani Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa inside his home in Hajin Bandipora has exposed the police claim that his house and property had been “attached” in accordance with a court order. The families of seven civilians killed by Billa in Saderkoot village of Bandipora on October 5, 1996, had […]

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 […]

Hizb distances itself from ‘threatening’ posters

Hizb distances itself from ‘threatening’ posters

Srinagar: Distancing itself from the posters which ‘appeared in the several areas’ in Kashmir, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Tuesday said that the Indian agencies were trying to create confusion by pasting such posters. In an e-mailed statement, Hizb operational spokesman, Burhan-ud-din said: “The fake posters of Hizb appeared in several areas in which life threat was given […]

Advisory to police personnel part of well-devised conspiracy: Shabir Shah

Advisory to police personnel part of well-devised conspiracy: Shabir Shah

SRINAGAR: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said “New Delhi and its collaborators after failing to break our resolve are now trying to set stage for war between people and police of Kashmir”. The Jammu and Kashmir police had on Sunday issued an advisory to its personnel to avoid […]