Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Will step down if dialogue not held: CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday threatened to step down if New Delhi fails to hold dialogue over Kashmir. The statement comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, put normalcy as a pre-condition to dialogue in a meeting between the two in New Delhi on Monday. “If there is no heed paid to the […]

Police refusing to file FIR against ITBP troops for killing boy in Budgam

Police refusing to file FIR against ITBP troops for killing boy in Budgam

Ishfaq Reshi                                                                                         Budgam: The family of Akeel Ahmad Wani, who was shot dead by troops of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on April 9 at Attino in Beerwah area of Budgam district, told Kashmir Reader that police are not registering an FIR (first information report) against the paramilitary force for the killing of Akeel. […]

Geelani condemns PDP leader’s killing

Geelani condemns PDP leader’s killing

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday expressed “deep concern” over the killing of a political worker, Advocate Abdul Gani Dar saying “there is no justification for these killings”. “It is unfair and against humanity to kill a person for his specific ideology or affiliations,” said Geelani in a statement issued here. […]

Gear men & machinery for by-polls: CEO tells officials

Gear men & machinery for by-polls: CEO tells officials

SRINAGAR: JK Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu on Tuesday called on the officials to gear up men and machinery in the run-up to the forthcoming bye-polls for the Anantnag parliamentary seat. The CEO was addressing officials at a meeting to review the poll preparations. The meeting was attended by all the District Electoral Officers from […]

PDP urges ECI to postpone Anantnag polls

PDP urges ECI to postpone Anantnag polls

Srinagar: Ruling PDP has urged the Election Commission to defer indefinitely the by-poll to the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. PDP candidate for the bypoll Tassaduq Hussain, who is brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, made the plea during a video conference with Election Commission officials on Monday. “Hussain asked the Election Commission to defer the bypoll […]

Modi ready for talks after normalcy: Mehbooba

Modi ready for talks after normalcy: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue to contain the deteriorating situation in the Valley, and said that Modi appeared amenable to this. “The prime minister has an intention of holding talks after the situation becomes normal,” Mehbooba told reporters after the […]

All is well: BJP

All is well: BJP

Jammu: The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir is “working well” and there are no differences between the coalition partners in the state, according to BJP state president Sat Sharma. The remarks come ahead of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today amid the deteriorating security situation in the state and […]

Peace as Ruse to not talk

Peace as Ruse to not talk

The sharpening and growing public resistance to unrelenting repression in Kashmir has clearly and emphatically now been joined by the students. This fact is amply acknowledged across the spectrum inside Kashmir and elsewhere. Failure of the ‘mainstream’ politics is near complete. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as extreme […]

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

By Khan Arif The story of economic development in Kashmir is pathetic; neither the wealth of the ‘nation’ nor the youth are contributing to the economic development. The thinking of young generation in Kashmir is paralyzed by the combined effects of the political imbroglio, the high rate of unemployment, the police recklessness, that in turn […]

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