Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Srinagar: Eyewitnesses of the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith have recounted to Kashmir Reader the sequence of events that led to the cop’s lynching. Those who shared the details requested anonymity, fearing they would be called for investigations or arrested. A man who saw people beating the officer outside the Jamia mosque said […]

Army terrorises another Shopian village

Army terrorises another Shopian village

SHOPIAN: Army soldiers from a newly-established garrison at Nagisharan in Shopian allegedly attacked Kundalan village on Friday afternoon, beating up villagers, looting shops and damaging property, and then returned again in the night to damage more vehicles and windows of residential houses. A boy of the village, Amir Rashid Dar, was traumatised when he saw […]

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

SRINAGAR: Further dehumanising the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith, a twisted narrative was created on social media by some Kashmiri Pandits that the officer was killed because of his surname, which Muslims at the mosque mistook for “Pandit”. “So they mistook him for a Pandit. Surprised to note that Pandit blood still draws […]

Huriyat delegation visits lynched DSP’s home

Huriyat delegation visits lynched DSP’s home

Srinagar: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference and Awami Action Committee Saturday visited the bereaved family of DySP Ayoub Ahmad Pandit, who was lynched outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar during Shab-e-Qadar. The delegation led by Muhammad Shafi Khan and Advocate Yasir Dalal conveyed grief and sorrow to the bereaved family. A statement issued by Hurriyrat said that […]

Unspeakable!

Unspeakable!

In a polarized environment and a charged milieu as that of Kashmir, where restraints to force and the coercive approach of the state do not operate as they should be and society is getting brutalized by the day, a man was lynched to death in down town area of Srinagar on the Shab e Qadr. […]

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Jumat-ul-Vada prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan were disallowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on Friday by the government, for the first time since the days of the pre-1947 Dogra regime. The pro-freedom leadership had called for protests against civilian killings after the Jumat-ul-Vida prayers. All roads leading towards the historic mosque were sealed […]

Beyond Security and Order

Beyond Security and Order

UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries. Guterres, addressing reporters at his first press conference at the world body’s headquarters since assuming office in January, was asked about […]