Hafiz can pose a serious threat to Pak: Defence minister

Hafiz can pose a serious threat to Pak: Defence minister

Lahore: Pakistan has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism law, can pose a “serious threat” to the nation, and was thus placed under house arrest in the country’s “larger interest”. The acknowledgement of the danger the Mumbai attacks mastermind poses came from Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif during an […]

Kashmir’s Invisible Victims

Kashmir’s Invisible Victims

Kashmir’s pristine beauty is lacerated by scars and blemishes. A statement of the obvious, it may, however be dismissed as a rhetorical one. But it has a searing resonance for the victims of the conflict in and over Kashmir- especially the forgotten victims of the conflict.- the people, who have been incarcerated and live out […]

Kashmir may be a prison, but it cares not for prisoners

Kashmir may be a prison, but it cares not for prisoners

Srinagar: Until news came of the death sentence given to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather, there was hardly a thought spared for him in Kashmir Valley. Condemnation galore of the death sentence given by a Kolkata court came from prominent faces of the resistance camp; civil society and Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association (JKBA) offered legal help; […]

Friday shutdown called off for Shivratri

Friday shutdown called off for Shivratri

Srinagar: The united pro-freedom leadership has cancelled its call for a shutdown on Friday, 24, due to Shivratri celebrations, a party spokesperson said here on Monday. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference spokesperson Shahid-ul-Islam while confirming the decision said they have called off the strike in view of the Hindu festival. Ayaz Akbar, the spokesperson of […]

Resistance leaders gather at Hyderpora, decry ‘vengeance’ against prisoners

Resistance leaders gather at Hyderpora, decry ‘vengeance’ against prisoners

Srinagar: Drawing attention to “ill treatment” meted out to Kashmiris in jails by the state, the pro-freedom leaders on Monday said that inmates were facing Guantanamo Bay-like treatment in prison. The leaders addressed a protest rally held in Hyderpora area of Srinagar outside the residence of Geelani Monday afternoon. Leaders from both factions of the […]

My govt ‘managed freedom fighters’ in Kashmir: Musharraf

My govt ‘managed freedom fighters’ in Kashmir: Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has defended Hafiz Saeed and said that during his tenure, India and Pakistan had come close to resolving Kashmir. Musharraf, who served as Pakistan’s president from 2001 to 2008 after he threw out the elected government in a coup in 1999, said his government was able to force […]

Peace and Conflict do not go together

Peace and Conflict do not go together

Mehbooba Mufti, speaking at a function, stated that, “Peace is must for development. There is peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and it is progressing. We would once enjoy that atmosphere in Kashmir”. She added that, “we, in Kashmir, have now to decide on how to shape our future” At another event, Mehbooba stated that, “.the agenda […]

Cups of nun chai-81: Protest and resistance

Cups of nun chai-81: Protest and resistance

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

EU delegation in India to gauge reaction to Trump admin

EU delegation in India to gauge reaction to Trump admin

New Delhi: An EU delegation is here to gauge India’s assessment of the new American administration and possible engagement between the two sides, amid Europe’s mounting concern over Donald Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric. Geoffrey Van Orden, Chair of The European Parliament Delegation for relations with India, said major changes were taking place in the global […]

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 […]