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 […]

36th PSA slapped on Masarat, sent back to Kot Balwal Jail

36th PSA slapped on Masarat, sent back to Kot Balwal Jail

Srinagar: The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara signed on Wednesday evening the 36th detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) of J&K Muslim League (ML) chief and resistance leader Masarat Alam, who was sent back to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu, where he has been imprisoned for the past two years, late on Wednesday night. Masarat is […]

Refusing compensation to ‘Human shield’ a heartless step: Amnesty

Refusing compensation to ‘Human shield’ a heartless step: Amnesty

Srinagar: Following the refusal by the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay compensation to Farooq Dar, who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel in April on election day in Budgam, Amnesty International India on Thursday termed it as “a callous attempt at evading its human rights obligations” On 27 October, the […]

Awaiting India’s response on Kashmir dialogue: Pakistan

Awaiting India’s response on Kashmir dialogue: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday revealed that it has asked India to resume dialogue on Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and other pending issues. “We are awaiting a response (from India on Kashmir dialogue),” said Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated at his weekly briefing in Islamabad today. The Pakistan FO also slammed the […]