Resistance leaders should disassociate with violence: Singh

Resistance leaders should disassociate with violence: Singh

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said that resistance leaders should dissociate themselves from the “ongoing violence” to create a conductive atmosphere for dialogue. Dialogue cannot he held at gunpoint, he said. “Talks cannot be held at gunpoint. Talks cannot happen by killing innocents, attacking pilgrims and police officers,” Singh said in an […]

Army beats up Shopian villagers after they refuse to chant anti-Pak, pro-India slogans

Army beats up Shopian villagers after they refuse to chant anti-Pak, pro-India slogans

Shopian: Kundalan village in Shopian district was subjected to another army assault on Sunday evening, with soldiers forcing the villagers to chant pro-india and anti-Pakistan slogans. When they refused, the soldiers thrashed them. Residents of Kundalan village told Kashmir Reader that the army beat up 15 persons after they refused to chant pro-India and anti-Pak […]

Police arrests street vendors, blames them for Soura stone-pelting

Police arrests street vendors, blames them for Soura stone-pelting

Srinagar: While launching a crackdown on alleged stone-pelters in Soura locality, Police Station Soura has detained half-a-dozen street vendors over the last four days and has directed all other vendors not to install their carts and stalls in the market. As per the vendors, who have been sitting idle for the last four days, the […]

Kashmir to be stormy issue in Monsoon session of Parliament

Kashmir to be stormy issue in Monsoon session of Parliament

New Delhi: Issues of cow vigilantism, farmers’ protests, Kashmir unrest, law enforcement agencies acting against opposition leaders over alleged corruption, and India’s stand-off with China are likely to dominate the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins on Monday. The Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha will stay adjourned, though, on Monday due to […]

Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

Centre’s maximalist position has aggravated problem: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Home Minister of India and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said that New Delhi’s “maximalist” position on Kashmir had “aggravated” the problem in the Valley. His remarks came two days after the central government briefed opposition parties on the situation in Kashmir in the aftermath of an attack on Amarnath […]

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said police torture is pushing youth to the wall and compelling them to join armed resistance. Malik made these remarks while visiting the bereaved families of slain militants, Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhatta, Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal, and Aaquib […]

Kashmir: 3 militants staying in cave on Tral hill killed

Kashmir: 3 militants staying in cave on Tral hill killed

However, sources told Kashmir Reader that two of the militants are from south Kashmir. They include Mukhtiyar Ahmad Lone, resident of Harpura Moh, Ameerabad Tral, and Parvaiz Ahmad Mir from Pohu, Pulwama. Both had joined the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) last month. The third slain militant known as Hasan Bhai is a Pakstani.

Make Hurriyat agree to ‘ceasefire’, Imam Bukhari writes to Nawaz Sharif

Make Hurriyat agree to ‘ceasefire’, Imam Bukhari writes to Nawaz Sharif

New Delhi: The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jamia Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has written a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urging him to use his influence on separatist leaders and militants to make them agree to a ceasefire in Kashmir valley. The Imam wrote that he is appealing to all stakeholders – the […]