Authorities at SKIMS asked to keep mum on uprising injuries

Authorities at SKIMS asked to keep mum on uprising injuries

Srinagar: The government has directed the hospital administration of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) not to provide to the media any details about the civilians injured in firing and shelling by the government forces. Official sources at SKIMS told Kashmir Reader that the administration has been ordered by the higher officials “to keep mum” […]

Section 144 imposed in Rajouri

Rajouri: The District Magistrate Rajouri Saturday imposed Section 144 of CrPC  in municipality limits of the Rajouri Town. As per the order issued here, no persons shall organized/lead unlawful assembly or resort of provocative slogans within the limit of Rajouri Municipality. However, the restrictions shall not be applied to gathering in connection with preparations for […]

A ward full of broken limbs and bruised spirits

A ward full of broken limbs and bruised spirits

Srinagar: Ward number 17 of the Bone and Joint Hospital in Srinagar resounds with cries and sobs. There are stories of spilled blood and shattered bones lying on its beds. The wounded are shocked by the tragedy that has befallen them, and their attendants huddle around, worried and weeping. The ward houses five of the […]

Govt to recruit SPOs from Aug 10

Srinagar: At a time when the government has launched a massive crackdown on the people who have risen in revolt against its rule, and called in CRPF reinforcements from other states, it announced that it will be recruiting Special Police Officers in all 22 districts of the state from August 10 to August 25. A […]

‘New Delhi turned state into garrison’

‘New Delhi turned state into garrison’

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Friday said that New Delhi used its “military might” to gag the “peaceful” and “genuine” voices of the Kashmiri people and turned the entire state into a garrison. He was addressing the media persons before he was arrested to foil the pro-freedom leadership’s ‘Hazratbal Chalo’ programme. […]

Ban hasn’t taken ‘vow of silence’ on Kashmir: UN

Ban hasn’t taken ‘vow of silence’ on Kashmir: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has strongly rejected assertion that its secretary general Ban Ki-moon has a “vow of silence” on the issue of Kashmir. “It’s not a vow of silence. We did say something, but that’s where we stand on it right now,” Ban’s deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq, told reporters at the daily press briefing […]

Pakistan asks MSF to intervene in Kashmir for emergency service

Pakistan asks MSF to intervene in Kashmir for emergency service

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said it has formally approached medical relief charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) for emergency health services in Kashmir. Advisor to the prime minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, wrote a letter to MSF chief highlighting the emergency health situation in Kashmir, Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement. The […]

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