Delhi using NIA as war weapon: Resistance camp

Delhi using NIA as war weapon: Resistance camp

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance camp on Monday said NIA is being used as a war weapon against the leadership with its main objective to harass them. It also warned Indian authorities of “dire consequences” if the agencies’ moves are not stopped forthwith. “We are seriously deliberating over this issue and are in continuous consultation with […]

‘We have two options: Surrender or live like bravehearts’

‘We have two options: Surrender or live like bravehearts’

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership has called for complete shutdown today against civilian killings, ransacking of properties and forces’ “arrogance”. In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik termed the forces’ action as “state-sponsored terrorism”. “Forces have virtually declared war on civilians and feel free to kill […]

Who ordered internet, mobile shutdown in 2016?

Who ordered internet, mobile shutdown in 2016?

SRINAGAR: Who had issued orders in Jammu and Kashmir to suspend mobile telephony and block internet services in the 2016 anti-India uprising? The state home department and the divisional commissioner Kashmir, the two important government bodies that have a say in deciding such moves, have distanced themselves from the order, reveals an RTI. The divisional […]

Only one school of the 32 burnt last year granted funds for reconstruction

Only one school of the 32 burnt last year granted funds for reconstruction

Srinagar: Of the 32 schools mysteriously burnt during the 2016 uprising, the government has released funds for reconstruction of only one school, which falls in chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s Anantnag constituency. Kashmir Reader has accessed an official order (114-edu of 2017, March 14) issued by principal secretary education that says Rs 2.57 crore have been […]

Stark pictures of the ground reality in Kashmir

Stark pictures of the ground reality in Kashmir

Khursheed Ahmad    Rathsun/Saimoh (Tral): For the third consecutive day on Tuesday, thousands of people arrived at the adjacent villages of Rathsun and Saimoh in Tral to visit the home of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, and the encounter site where he was killed more than two years after he snatched a gun […]

Barkati’s family ‘forgotten by everybody’

Barkati’s family ‘forgotten by everybody’

SHOPIAN: The family of Sarjan Barkati, the popular sloganeer of the freedom movement, has told Kashmir Reader that police are keeping Barkati in jail on new charges after the High Court quashed his detention order issued under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Shabroza, Barkati’s wife, said that her husband was recently brought to the court […]

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