Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

SRINAGAR: Judicial Magistrate Qazigund has directed SSP Kulgam to have the killing of 20-year-old Basit Ahmad Ahangar investigated “by any other officer other than DySP and SHO Qazigund.” Basit was killed on September 3 when government forces allegedly fired pellets on him while he was returning home. The family of Basit had moved an application […]

Notebooks of grief

Notebooks of grief

By Zahid Rafiq Srinagar: Four days after a child, Nasir Shafi, was killed by government forces, Theed, his neighborhood in Harwan, is peopled only by paramilitary personnel. More than 200 CRPF men, armed with assault rifles, pellet guns and tear smoke guns, stand in groups of threes and fours on a road stretch of less […]

The girl who led from the front, asking, Hum Kya Chahte?

The girl who led from the front, asking, Hum Kya Chahte?

Gandapora, Shopian: The little girl who used to say that she will give her life for the freedom of Kashmir gave it up just as she said. On Monday she went out to participate in a public rally to demand the Azaadi of Kashmir, and fell to her death, when her tender heart was stunned […]

Bar foresees Indo-Pak nuclear war, urges UN states to save Kashmiris

Bar foresees Indo-Pak nuclear war, urges UN states to save Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday appealed all the member States of United Nations Organisation to save the people of Kashmir from an “imminent threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan.” In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body urged the member states to put pressure on India to concede to the […]

A tragedy in Batengoo

A tragedy in Batengoo

Shocked by the burning alive of his friend by goons in Jammu, Yawar Mushtaq had only started to recover when government troops killed him as ruthlessly