Govt slaps PSA on 175 people, 250 to be booked

Govt slaps PSA on 175 people, 250 to be booked

Srinagar: The government has slapped draconian Public Safety Act on 175 people while at least 1400 have been arrested in the two-month long  anti-India uprising. A local news agency KNS quoting sources said the government is mulling to book above 250 people under Public Safety Act, which has been described by Amnesty International as a […]

Indian forces shot dead sole bread-earner of family

Indian forces shot dead sole bread-earner of family

By ISHFAQ RESHI   Hazarpora, Budgam: In the heart of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is a desperate family in mourning. On the morning of August 16, their sole bread earner, Mohammad Ashraf Wani, had gone to bring the day’s newspaper from the village market, but he hadn’t gone far when he was shot dead by […]

SC grants govt 3 weeks to submit Tengpora youth’s postmortem report

SC grants govt 3 weeks to submit Tengpora youth’s postmortem report

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court of India on Monday granted government three weeks time to submit postmortem report of Shabir Ahmad Mir, whose body was exhumed on August 18 and its autopsy conducted in presence of principal district and session judge and sub-district magistrate Srinagar last month. The family of Mir has said that DySP Yasir […]

Pellet injury to journalists: Photojournalists’ association expresses concern

Pellet injury to journalists: Photojournalists’ association expresses concern

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA) on Monday expressed concern over pellet injuries to two photojournalists while covering clashes in old Srinagar. The KPPA said two photojournalists, Muzamil Matto, working with Kashmir Reader, and Zuhaib Ahmad, were injured when they were performing their professional duties at Rainawari area of Srinagar during clashes. He body prayed […]

Fitness enthusiast rendered unfit by pellets

Fitness enthusiast rendered unfit by pellets

  By Ubeer Naqushbandi Srinagar: “Yousuf Saeba Bati Khu (Yousuf, have lunch),” a lady comes with a plate of rice and some vegetables, places it on a rack, and calls to the man lying on a bed nearby. “Ma tul todh, help him to stand,” a man gruffly tells the lady. Her eyes turn moist […]

Thoughts of a youth blinded by pellets in one eye

Thoughts of a youth blinded by pellets in one eye

Srinagar: Nadeem, 23, is a student of sociology. He said a “volcano burst inside me” on hearing news of Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s killing. He joined a protest that erupted in his village, in Kupwara district. The protest was stopped by government forces and the protesters, he said, started pelting forces with stones. “It felt […]

Kashmir: CRPF vandalizes SMC office in Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Monday caused massive damage to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) office building located at Rawatpora Baghat area of uptown Srinagar city. The building owned by SMC according to the employees was attacked with stones from everywhere and all the windowpanes were smashed by the ‘unbridled’ Central Reserve Police Force personnel.  Ward […]

Son blinded by pellets, mother now hates her own name: Mehbooba

Son blinded by pellets, mother now hates her own name: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: “Don’t touch it again and again. How many times have I told you it can cause infection,” says Mehbooba to her 17-year-old son in ward 8 of Srinagar’s SMHS hospital. Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, a Class 12 student, keeps fiddling with the cotton placed between dark glasses and his left eye, which has been badly […]

Jammu-Delhi Rhetoric of “Atoot Ang” and “ambit of Constitution”

Jammu-Delhi Rhetoric of “Atoot Ang” and “ambit of Constitution”

By Ashq Hussain On 26 November 1949 the Constituent Assembly of India passed India’s new Constitution. It became effective on 26 January 1950. Till then the Constitution of India (as also of Pakistan) was based on the Government of India Act 1935. It is this Constitution of British India, passed by British Parliament on 4 […]