750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

Srinagar: More than 750 habeas corpus petitions have been filed against Public Safety Act (PSA) orders since July last year. The draconian PSA empowers the government to imprison a person for up to a year without a trial. However, after filing a Habeas Corpus petition, the detainee can be produced before a judge or in […]

Route to Regional Peace lies through Kashmir

Route to Regional Peace lies through Kashmir

  Pakistan ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi is spot on in asserting that “the recent flare up in Kashmir threatened regional peace”. It is almost a truism to assert that the route to peace in South Asia lies through Kashmir. The reasons pertain to the nature of the conflict in and over Kashmir, […]

Qarra joins Congress

Qarra joins Congress

Srinagar: Former Member of Parliament (MP) and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party in New Delhi, a move he claimed was made necessary because the PDP-BJP government was implementing the “RSS agenda” in jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President GA […]

Pakistan lists Hafiz Saeed under anti-terror law

Pakistan lists Hafiz Saeed under anti-terror law

Islamabad: Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government. Dawn News reported that the Punjab government has included names of Saeed and one of his close aides, Qazi Kashif, in the fourth schedule of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA). Three other men were also added to the list –- Abdullah […]

Recent Kashmir flare-up threatened regional peace: Lodhi

Recent Kashmir flare-up threatened regional peace: Lodhi

New York: Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has said that the denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris led to the recent flare-up which threatened regional peace and security. “Denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir through an independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions was […]

Scattered Souls: A Review

Scattered Souls: A Review

The book depicts the different facets of the tragedy that have befallen Kashmiris during the course of the conflict

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Srinagar: Anti-India protests were held and government troops pelted with stones in several areas of Kashmir on Friday. For the first time since July last year, the ‘protest calendar’ had not called for a strike this Friday. Protesters also waved the Pakistan flag near Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area, despite army chief […]

Merger of Gilgit-Baltistan Means Stabbing Kashmiris in the Back

Merger of Gilgit-Baltistan Means Stabbing Kashmiris in the Back

By Ashiq Hussain Bhat Recent news reports from Pakistan suggest that the Nawaz Sharif-led Government of the country, is mulling the merger of Gilgit-Baltistan with the Federation of Pakistan. Such a measure on part of the Pakistan Government would have serious consequences for the rest of Kashmir State because it would set up a precedent […]

Official investigations are eyewash, lack people’s confidence, says Mirwaiz

Official investigations are eyewash, lack people’s confidence, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said the people of Kashmir have no faith in the “investigations” conducted by the government into countless massacres and brutal killings by the forces against unarmed mourners and protesters. In the backdrop of news reports regarding Hawal massacre, Mirwaiz said the investigations have been mere […]

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