On Student Protests

On Student Protests

By Mir Liyaqat Nazir They are young, unambiguous and have seen only bloodshed unfolding in Kashmir since the armed rebellion against Indian rule started in the early 1990’s. Brought up in an extreme militarization, they are maverick, fearless; tech savvy, listening hip hops, wearing jeans but politically rational. Most of them are barely out of […]

Geelani, Mirwaiz condemn Jamia lockdown, curfew on Jummat-ul-Vida

Geelani, Mirwaiz condemn Jamia lockdown, curfew on Jummat-ul-Vida

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday condemned the imposition of curfew and lock down of Jamia Masjid on Jumat-ul-Vida, a day “when people of the valley wait for a whole year to offer prayers here on the most important last Friday of the holiest month of Ramadan.” In a statement […]

Pulwama shuts for 2nd consecutive day

Pulwama shuts for 2nd consecutive day

PULWAMA: A complete shutdown was observed in several parts of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on second consecutive day on Friday to mourn the death of three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and a civilian who were killed by government forces on Thursday. The three militants identified as Majid Hameed Mir, Shakir Ahmad Jugjoo, and Irshad Ahmad Dar were […]

Villagers torch Govt vehicle

Villagers torch Govt vehicle

Budgam: A government vehicle was torched by an angry mob in central Kashmir’s Budgam district after it crushed a ten-year-old girl to death on Friday. Villagers told Kashmir Reader that a government vehicle belonging to Rural Development Department hit a minor girl, Seerat Jan, daughter of Abdul Hamid Reshi, at Nasrullahpora village. The girl, they […]

LeT pays tributes

LeT pays tributes

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba on Thursday paid tributes to three militants and a civilian killed in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting outfit’s chief Mehmood Shah said in a statement issued to GNS: “Martyrdom is a key element in the struggle to freedom and these sacrifices will not […]