Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Srinagar/New Delhi: Indians want the government of India to adopt an “aggressive stance” in “disputed” Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey by the American think tank, the Pew Research Center. The survey, available on the Center’s website and titled ‘Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular’, said that more than 60 percent of its […]

Two civilians killed from firing by Indian troops: PaK

Two civilians killed from firing by Indian troops: PaK

Srinagar: Pakistan on Friday said that a 55-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man were killed and five other civilians, including a teenage girl, injured in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) when Indian troops allegedly resorted to “unprovoked” shelling across the Line of Control (LoC). “They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation. Shelling continued […]

Fear of ‘social stigma’ keeping militants from shunning violence: CM

Fear of ‘social stigma’ keeping militants from shunning violence: CM

Anantnag: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that there was a social stigma attached to militants who had “surrendered”, which was preventing most of the active militants from returning home even though they realised fully well the “futility of senseless violence”. “I understand the predicament of young boys who have strayed into militancy. Most […]

Allowed Majid to go home at his mother’s request: LeT

Allowed Majid to go home at his mother’s request: LeT

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Friday said that Majid Khan, who joined the militants just over a week ago, was permitted to leave for his home on the request of his mother since he was the only guardian of his household. “Lashkar-e-Taiba has never sought violence or barbarism. The current development is evidence […]

Wani’s bail rejected, appeal to be filed in HC

Wani’s bail rejected, appeal to be filed in HC

Srinagar: A court at Patiala House in Delhi rejected on Friday the bail application moved by businessman Muhammad Aslam Wani, accused of money-laundering by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Wani was arrested in August and on September 28 the ED filed a 1990-page charge sheet against him and Kashmiri senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, also […]

A Ritual Rinsed of Meaning

A Ritual Rinsed of Meaning

India and Pakistan’s iterated and repeated use of the word “peace” has now become a ritual rinsed of meaning. Both countries in various forums call for peace between the two. But, the prosaic reality is that what exists between India and Pakistan is “ Cold Peace”. The reasons actually pertain to the conflict in and […]

Kulgam operation in ‘concluding stages’ on Day 3

Kulgam operation in ‘concluding stages’ on Day 3

Kulgam: The hunt for militants in forest areas near Haalan-Kond village of Qazigund, in Kulgam district, continued for the third straight day on Thursday, though no contact had been established with militants for more than 24 hours by the evening. “It’s in the concluding stages. But yes, it’s yet to be declared over officially,” a […]

Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Baramulla: Palhalan area of Pattan remained shut for the second straight day on Thursday in protest and mourning over the killing of local militant Ashiq Ahmad Bhat. Reports said that all shops and business centers, including tuition centers for children, remained closed, though traffic continued to ply on roads. Reports also said that thousands of […]