‘Gulzar requested us to pray to Allah to accept his martyrdom’

‘Gulzar requested us to pray to Allah to accept his martyrdom’

Sopore: A few days after Eid-ul-Fitr in July 2015, Gulzar Ahmad Lone, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone, resident of Gund Brath village of Sopore, left home with the excuse of going on some work, never to return. Gulzar had a Bachelors degree in Arts, a Diploma from the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), and worked in […]

Idea of ‘sacrifice’ fascinated Basit

Idea of ‘sacrifice’ fascinated Basit

Baramulla: When the body of Basit Ahmad Mir, son of Mohammad Ahsan Mir of Andergam Pattan, reached his home at about noon on Wednesday, thousands of people were already gathered there. They shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans and almost jumped upon one another to have a last glimpse of his face. A large procession took […]

Locals help militants escape cordon

Locals help militants escape cordon

Hajin: People on Wednesday helped trapped Lashkar-e-Toiba militants escape by disrupting cordon-and-search operations in North Kashmir’s Hajin town. Around 11:30 am, government forces cordoned off Hajam Mohalla after receiving information about the presence of militants in the neighbourhood. As soon as the forces laid the cordon, men, women and youth came out of their homes […]

Militants ‘escape’ cordon-and-search in Srinagar

Militants ‘escape’ cordon-and-search in Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday afternoon launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Batamaloo area of Srinagar after receiving information about presence of militants there. Large contingents of special operations group (SOG) of JK Police and paramilitary CRPF cordoned off Kashi Mohalla area at 2:30pm and conducted door-to-door searches. A senior CRPF official told […]

Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries. “Why do you think I met three times the Prime Minister of Pakistan and two times the Prime Minister […]

Observe Jumat-ul-Vada as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir: joint resistance

Observe Jumat-ul-Vada as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir: joint resistance

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday announced that Jumat-ul-Vada would be observed as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir this year as well. “On this day a voice would be raised in Masjids, Khankhas, Shrines, Imam Badas and Shrines across the Valley against the atrocities being committed […]