Social media banned for a month

Social media banned for a month

Srinagar: Amid mobile internet shutdown, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday officially banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a period of one month in Kashmir valley. The government order Home/ISA/776 of 2017 has directed internet service providers to stop transmission of messages and pictures through social media networks […]

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

How long do I have to dream for peace in Kashmir?

By Khan Arif The story of economic development in Kashmir is pathetic; neither the wealth of the ‘nation’ nor the youth are contributing to the economic development. The thinking of young generation in Kashmir is paralyzed by the combined effects of the political imbroglio, the high rate of unemployment, the police recklessness, that in turn […]

JK BJP now bats for talks

JK BJP now bats for talks

Srinagar: Rattled by unending protests, and rising defiance by college students, senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders from J&K have told its national General Secretary, Ram Madhav, to initiate dialogue with pro-freedom groups in Kashmir. BJP hopes that the dialogue will restore normalcy in Kashmir. The meeting was held at BJP’s state unit office in […]

MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

Srinagar: The government of India has been offered a fresh strategy for countering rocks thrown on government forces in Kashmir. Bhil youth in the Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Jhabua district have said they can use gofan (slingshot) against Kashmiri youth to save the “hapless” forces. In a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the […]

An Open Letter to an Indian Friend

An Open Letter to an Indian Friend

By Junaid Shaida Dear Pal: Greetings! I know it will sound odd of writing an open letter to you rather than adopting so other medium in this digital era, but trust me this is the last resort I have available in the gloomy valley of death. I was waiting for a while that things will […]

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

Pulwama: Dozens of students of Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama were injured on Saturday in clashes with government forces that erupted over the presence of a CRPF vehicle near the college. Witnesses said that special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF in the afternoon laid a naka outside the college and placed two armoured […]

Students injured by pellets, teargas shells, gun butts

Students injured by pellets, teargas shells, gun butts

Srinagar: Some of the students of Degree College Pulwama who were injured on Saturday in police action said that police and paramilitary troops entered their college and attacked them with gun butts. Zeeshan Bhat, a student of the college, is admitted in the critical care unit of SMHS hospital in Srinagar. He said that he […]

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