Hizb militant’s mother, sisters, 2-year-old nephew thrashed

Hizb militant’s mother, sisters, 2-year-old nephew thrashed

Anantnag: The mother and three sisters – one of them the nursing mother of a 20-day-old infant – of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Tawseef Ahmad Sheikh were thrashed by government forces at their home in Rampura village of Kulgam district in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Sheikh has been an active member of the Hizb […]

Broken limbs await surgery: Tortured villagers in Turkwangam narrate a woeful tale

Broken limbs await surgery: Tortured villagers in Turkwangam narrate a woeful tale

Shopian: Two youngsters from Turkwangam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have undergone bone surgeries after they were allegedly beaten up by the government forces during nocturnal raids. The youngsters alleged that they were ruthlessly beaten up during raids at their residences causing limb fractures. Muhammad Younis Dar, a victim of manhandling, told Kashmir Reader […]

Verdict reveals flaws of military justice system: Amnesty

Verdict reveals flaws of military justice system: Amnesty

Srinagar: Reacting to reports of an appellate military court suspending the life sentences of five Army troopers, Asmita Basu, Programme Director at Amnesty International, India, said that the case highlighted the need for prosecution by independent civilian authorities. “The developments in the Machil fake encounter case once again highlight the need for allegations of human […]

Kashmir situation assuming dangerous proportions: CPI (M)

Kashmir situation assuming dangerous proportions: CPI (M)

New Delhi: Claiming that the New Delhi’s Kashmir policy had been a “miserable failure”, the CPI(M) on Wednesday said it would take an initiative by talking to various stakeholders to put pressure on the government for starting a “political process” to resolve the issue. Stating this here, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury also criticised JNU […]

Shabir Shah sent to seven-day Enforcement custody

Shabir Shah sent to seven-day Enforcement custody

New Delhi/Srinagar: Senior pro-freedom leader Shabir Shah was on Wednesday sent to seven days’ Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody by a Delhi court in a decade-old case of money laundering for alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma allowed the custodial interrogation of Shah, who was arrested yesterday, by the ED after the agency told […]

Not expecting trouble over arrest of Hurriyat leaders: Govt

Not expecting trouble over arrest of Hurriyat leaders: Govt

New Delhi: The Centre is not expecting any trouble in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the arrest of several separatist leaders, including Shabir Shah, in connection with investigations into alleged terror funding, the government today said. “The home ministry is not expecting any adverse reaction from the general public in the Valley,” a […]

India calls OIC resolutions on JK misleading

India calls OIC resolutions on JK misleading

New Delhi: India today reacted strongly to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir during its foreign ministers’ meet recently, terming them as “misleading” and asked it to refrain from making such references. Rejecting “outrightly” all such references, the external affairs ministry said, “The OIC has no locus standi on India’s […]

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