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 […]

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar on Wednesday granted two weeks time to state prosecuting officer to go through the case details of Umar Qayoom, teenager who was allegedly beaten to death by around half a dozen policemen and CRPF men in 2010 at Soura main market. The teenage boy had suffered internal bleeding which […]

Court rejects policeman’s bail in Wamiq Farooq case

Court rejects policeman’s bail in Wamiq Farooq case

SRINAGAR: A trial court in Srinagar on Tuesday refused to consider a second bail application for constable Mohammad Akram, accused of involvement in Wamiq Farooq killing, citing reason that the accused has to get orders from J&K High Court. The other accused assistant sub-inspector, Abdul Khaliq, was released on interim bail on 17 October, after […]

Death Keeps no Calendar!

Death Keeps no Calendar!

By Jahangeer Lone It is very disheartening, horrific and an extremely painful moment when you lose your loved one. It will break you at each and every step of your life, when you remember the time you spent together. The gossips, smiles, tears and picnics you did together will bathe you in tears. In both […]

Dialogue on Kashmir

Dialogue on Kashmir

By Zeeshan Rasool Khan Seven decades on, Kashmir, the conflict torn zone continues to yearn for resolution. Time and again, Kashmir erupts to make its voice audible to the world especially India but it is met with muteness. After the 2008 agitation, a new wave of largely non-violent protests emerged in Kashmir with youth actively […]

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Srinagar: Four years after a petition was filed in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the DIG Police on Wednesday submitted a report on the 1990 ‘Handwara Massacre’, saying “BSF men killed 14 persons including a former legislator and a police cop”. The report reads that on 1st October, 1990, police personnel namely Abdul Hamid, […]

SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) directed the state government to file a compliance report within six months with regard to 2,080 unmarked graves identified at Poonch and Rajouri, the twin districts of Jammu. The commission also directed the government to present before it a comprehensive forensic report, including DNA testing, on all the […]

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