Efforts to change Kashmir’s disputed nature will fail: Mirwaiz

Efforts to change Kashmir’s disputed nature will fail: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Reiterating that Kashmir issue is basically human and political in nature, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday reminded the Government of India (GoI) that it can’t be resolved by means of military might and killing people. “It is unfortunate that GoI continues with its iron fist policy in Kashmir to muzzle […]

Subjecting braid chopping victims to narco test not permissible under law: Bar

Subjecting braid chopping victims to narco test not permissible under law: Bar

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association has termed the statement of IGP Kashmir that braid chopping victims will have to undergo lie detection tests and narco analysis, as an affront to the honour, dignity, reputation, safety and security of the victims. In a statement, the Bar Association said it is not permissible under law to […]

Civilian, 2 LeT militants killed in Pulwama

Civilian, 2 LeT militants killed in Pulwama

Dozens injured after troops fire on protestors, two injured by bullets shifted to Srinagar hospitals; DGP describes operation as ‘clean’ Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: The Lashkar-e-Toiba’s (LeT) district commander for Shopian, Waseem Shah alias Abu Usama, and another LeT militant, Naseer Ahmad Mir of Litter village (Pulwama district), were killed in a gunfight with government forces […]

No Zakir Musa slogans please, Wasim Shah’s father to mourners

No Zakir Musa slogans please, Wasim Shah’s father to mourners

Raashid Hassan/Mohammad Suhail Shopian: Thousands of people turned up to bid adieu to slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Waseem Shah in his native village of Heff in Shopian district, where his father made repeated announcements asking people not to chant pro-Zakir Musa slogans in his son’s funeral procession. “We only know Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba. We are not […]

Waseem was ‘dangerous’ LeT recruiter: IGP

Waseem was ‘dangerous’ LeT recruiter: IGP

Says Pakistani militants have no love for Kashmiri people Riyaz ul Khaliq Srinagar: Kashmir police chief Munir Ahmad Khan told reporters in Srinagar on Saturday that slain Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Waseem Shah was “notorious” and involved in seven cases, including that of murder. He said that Shah and another Lashkar militant killed along with him […]

Cop killed, two others injured in Kulgam militant attack

Cop killed, two others injured in Kulgam militant attack

Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: A constable was killed and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a head constable wounded in an attack by militants on a police vehicle that was part of a Road Opening Party (ROP) in Nandimarg area of DH Pora, here in Kulgam district, on Saturday. The ROP was on security duty for the […]

Two children killed along LoC: Pak

Two children killed along LoC: Pak

Srinagar: Pakistan on Saturday alleged that two children were killed in Indian forces firing along the Line of Control in Pakistan administered Kashmir, daily Dawn reported. “Indian troops resorted to intense unprovoked firing in different sectors along the LoC [in Kotli and Poonch districts] targeting civilian populations,” the paper quoted Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) handout. […]

Home security devices ‘selling like hot cakes’

Home security devices ‘selling like hot cakes’

Muheet ul Islam Srinagar: To ensure that no braid-chopper enters their home, people across the Valley and especially in Srinagar have been installing security devices like video door (intercom) phones (VDPs) and closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at their residences. People, especially women, are living under constant fear as more than 100 cases of braid-chopping […]

Clashes at Uri after police ‘come to rescue’ of braid-chopper

Clashes at Uri after police ‘come to rescue’ of braid-chopper

Mushtaq Ahmad Baramulla: More than 20 persons suffered injuries and 45 were detained by police during clashes that erupted after a woman’s braid was allegedly chopped off on Saturday in Boniyar area of border town Uri, locals told Kashmir Reader. They said that some of the injured were hit by pellets fired by government forces […]

Police will collect blood, sweat samples of victims: IGP

Police will collect blood, sweat samples of victims: IGP

Aakash Hassan SRINAGAR: To questions from reporters on the unabated braid-chopping incidents in Kashmir, Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Munir Khan saidon Saturday that blood and sweat samples of victims will be analysed to ascertain if they were indeed sprayed with some chemical that made them unconscious. “In order to ascertain what this spray […]