‘These injuries will become part of folklore’

‘These injuries will become part of folklore’

Srinagar: The Medical Faculty Association [MFA] on Wednesday held a silent sit-in protest at the Government Medical College (GMC) against the killings of civilians and the indiscriminate use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Wearing white aprons with one eye blindfolded, the members of MFA held up banners and placards that read, ‘Stop mayhem of deaths, […]

Modi’s statement shows India state’s delusion: KCCI

Modi’s statement shows India state’s delusion: KCCI

Srinagar: Prime minister of India Narendra Modi’s statement on Kashmir is a futile attempt at underplaying the ongoing struggle in Kashmir. To connect the 70 year old struggle for freedom and liberty of the people of this state with development and livelihood issues indicates the delusion that the Indian State seems to be suffering from. […]

Kashmir uprising forces daylong debate in Indian Parliament

Kashmir uprising forces daylong debate in Indian Parliament

Srinagar: The unprecedented anti-India uprising in Kashmir finally animated India’s parliament on Wednesday, forcing a day-long debate on the issue and the ongoing unrest. Parliamentarians from various political parties who took part in the debate acknowledged some aspects of the realities surrounding the dispute over Kashmir and the prevailing conditions, but stopped short of questioning […]

First Kashmiri blinded by pellets waits for dawn of Azadi

First Kashmiri blinded by pellets waits for dawn of Azadi

Baramulla: The first Kashmiri to lose his eyesight to pellets was Amir Kabir Beigh of Towheed Gunj, old town Baramulla. He lost both his eyes six years ago in the September 2010 unrest. The young man now says God will give him justice in the form of Kashmir’s Azadi. “It was the 18th of September […]

News blackout ordered in Radio Kashmir, Doordarshan

News blackout ordered in Radio Kashmir, Doordarshan

Srinagar: After failing to impose an official gag on the local media in Kashmir, the state government has ensured that Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India (PBBCI) blacks out the situation in Kashmir. Sources said that the Chief Minister’s Office summoned chiefs of the two regional news units of Radio Kashmir and Doordarshan to the […]

For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

SRINAGAR: Blinding and maiming unarmed protesters with pellet ammunition is like “beating your wife” for CRPF director general Durga Prasad. Asked whether the force will stop using pellet guns, which have killed a few people, blinded partially or fully dozens and injured hundreds of others, Prasad said, “It is like asking when you would stop […]

Provocative remarks detrimental to Indo-Pak ties: US

Provocative remarks detrimental to Indo-Pak ties: US

Washington: Amid reports of provocative remarks against India by Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, the US has said such rhetorics are “unhelpful” for regional safety and security and emphasised the need for talks between India and Pakistan. “What I would say is I have seen reports, and anything that does not lead to a calm […]

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