We’ve always been peaceful, says Geelani

We’ve always been peaceful, says Geelani

Srinagar: Commenting on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that “Kashmiris want peace”, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that he agrees with Modi that Kashmiris want peace, because Kashmiris have always been peaceful and are in most need of peace. “When India got its independence from British rule, the entire  sub-continent […]

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday in his address to United National General Assembly said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has emerged as a symbol of latest Kashmiri ‘Intifada. “A new generation of Kashmiris has risen spontaneously against India’s illegal occupational demanding freedom from occupation. Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian […]

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian: Hundreds of men have fled from their homes in villages across Shopian district to escape arrest by police. Most of these men are in the age group of 20-40 years. One of them, a masters student in English Literature at Kashmir University, said that if they are arrested, this new movement for liberating Kashmir […]

Taekwondo champ arrested under PSA, family not told where he is

Taekwondo champ arrested under PSA, family not told where he is

SRINAGAR: The family of an award-winning Taekwondo athlete who has represented Kashmir in all-India tournaments, is unaware of his whereabouts since his imprisonment under Public Safety Act. Sakeena, the mother of the youth, told Kashmir Reader that her son was booked under PSA on September 16, but she was neither given the order nor told […]

Italy says pellet guns against peaceful protesters ‘unbearable’

Italy says pellet guns against peaceful protesters ‘unbearable’

SRINAGAR: Italian defense minister said that use of pellet guns against peaceful protesters in Kashmir is unbearable and cannot be permitted. According to Pakistan media, Italian defense minister Roberta Pinotti called on president Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest, overall regional situation, and Indian ‘atrocities’ in Kashmir. The minister, […]

Colleges, banks get ‘legal notice’ on violating protest programme

Colleges, banks get ‘legal notice’ on violating protest programme

Srinagar: A letter asking government functionaries to follow the protest programme and close their offices has been delivered to educational institutions and a few offices. The letter dispatched as a ‘legal notice’ bears the name of an advocate to avoid suspicion by the postal department. The letter has been dispatched to Amar Singh College, SP […]

Court orders Khuram’s release, cops detain him

Court orders Khuram’s release, cops detain him

Srinagar: A court ordered release of noted human rights activist Khuram Parvez while contending that Srinagar executive magistrate’s order, under which he was detained, was “not in accordance with law”. “I am of the opinion that the order passed by the magistrate is not in accordance with the law. Same is liable to be set […]

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