3 militants killed along LoC in Kupwara

3 militants killed along LoC in Kupwara

Srinagar: The army on Wednesday claimed to have killed three militants while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district on Wednesday. Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader that three militants were killed during a gunfight between a group of infiltrating militants and army along the […]

Army cordons, searches take a toll on Uri residents

Army cordons, searches take a toll on Uri residents

Baramulla: Abdul Latif, a resident of Uri town, told Kashmir Reader that the people of Uri had good relations with the army soldiers posted in their area, “but from the time when militants attacked and killed 20 army personnel in a fidayeen attack, the army blocked the road that connects several border villages with Uri […]

UN rights body again seeks access in Kashmir

UN rights body again seeks access in Kashmir

Srinagar: The United Nations human rights chief has again sought access in to the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Wednesday. Reiterating his request for “unconditional access” of his office to the troubled regions of “India-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir”, the UN righst body chief has warned that the denial of […]

Police claims Danish surrendered, Hizb says never associated with us

Police claims Danish surrendered, Hizb says never associated with us

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that a militant, spotted in the funeral of Hizb Commander Sabzar Bhat in Tral, has surrendered. Police identified him as Danish Ahmad of Handwara. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, however, refuted police claims and said that Danish Ahmad was not affiliated with Hizb. In a statement issued here, police said that a video clip […]

Forces kill youth in Shopian

Forces kill youth in Shopian

Mohammad Suhail/ Raashid Hassan                                                     Shopian: A 22-year-old youth was killed when government forces opened fire on people protesting against a cordon and search operation here in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday evening. Many others are feared injured. The slain civilian has been identified as Adil Farooq Magray, son of Farooq Ahmad, resident of Balpora […]

Too many judges from Jammu in High Court: Bar

Too many judges from Jammu in High Court: Bar

Srinagar: The Kashmir High Bar Association on Tuesday “protested” the appointment of three new judges to the state’s High Court, calling it as discrimination against Kashmir. The Bar said the appointment has created “regional imbalance” among the judges of the high court. The three new judges—Advocate SK Shukla, former District and Sessions Judge MK Hanjura, […]

Militants killed in Sumbal buried in Baramulla

Militants killed in Sumbal buried in Baramulla

Baramulla: Four militants killed in Bandipora’s Sumbal yesterday were buried in martyrs’ graveyard at Gantamulla in Baramulla district on Monday night. An official source said police shifted the bodies of militants to police lines Baramulla where from they were removed to the martyrs’ graveyard located on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad.  Police along with some locals buried the bodies, […]

CPI(M) a mouthpiece of Pakistan, China: BJP

CPI(M) a mouthpiece of Pakistan, China: BJP

New Delhi: Hitting back at the CPI(M), the BJP today accused it of being a “mouthpiece” of Pakistan and China, alleging that the party and “perverse” intellectuals were standing not with the armed forces but with separatists, stone pelters and terrorists. “Instead of standing with the armed forces, the CPI(M) and the perverse intellectuals are […]

Kashmir Demands a Sensible Approach

Kashmir Demands a Sensible Approach

The struggle for self-determination of the people of Kashmir is at a critical juncture. A youth-led, indigenous and spontaneous mass movement is underway. This movement is both internal, within Kashmir, and external throughout the world. It is mostly non-violent, pluralistic and resilient. This movement reverberates with cries of freedom and believes in a simple truth: […]