Resistance leaders, activists protest at Lal Chowk

Resistance leaders, activists protest at Lal Chowk

SRINAGAR: Several resistance leaders and activists on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against the NIA’s “intimidation”, incarceration of thousands of Kashmiris, and “oppression” in the Valley. A statement issued by the joint resistance leadership (JRL) said that several leaders and activists from various pro-freedom organisations gathered at Lal Chowk and staged a peaceful protest. “Putting […]

NIA arrests 2 Kupwara men

NIA arrests 2 Kupwara men

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday arrested two persons for allegedly providing logistical and material support to militants infiltrating from Pakistan into Kashmir for carrying out subversive activities, officials said here on Tuesday. Zahoor Ahmed Peer and Nazir Ahmed Peer, both residents of Wahama, Kupwara, in north Kashmir, were arrested from Jammu in […]

Kamran Yousuf sent to one-month judicial custody

Kamran Yousuf sent to one-month judicial custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sent two men, including a freelance photo-journalist, to judicial custody for a month in connection with an alleged case of stonepelting in the Kashmir Valley. District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent Javed Ahmed Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran Yusuf from Pulwama to jail till October 17 after they […]

An Open Letter to the Former Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh

An Open Letter to the Former Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh

By Javeed Ali Dear Sir: As you headed the recent Congress panel of high-level policy group which arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday for a “first-hand assessment”, I have a few points which I want to convey to you through this piece. Right at the onset, we should accept this fact that there is […]

Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief

Officer who probed Gujarat riot cases named NIA chief

NEW DELHI: Senior IPS officer Y C Modi, who was part of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riot cases, was on Monday named chief of the National Investigation Agency. The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) […]

‘Myth’ broken, says Bar prez after clearing NIA test

‘Myth’ broken, says Bar prez after clearing NIA test

Srinagar: Returning triumphant from Delhi where he went to answer questioning by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, on Saturday said that a “myth” was broken that the Kashmir struggle was “because of money”. Mian Qayoom, 67, was questioned by the NIA officials for the fourth […]

Court extends police custody of Kamran, Javed for 4 days

Court extends police custody of Kamran, Javed for 4 days

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday extended the police custody of photojournalist Kamran Yousuf and farmer Javed Ahmad, arrested by the NIA on charges of stone-pelting, for four days. Kamran and Javed were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on September 5, following which a court in Patiala House sent them to NIA […]

Bar president Mian Qayoom coming home with ‘clean chit’ from NIA

Bar president Mian Qayoom coming home with ‘clean chit’ from NIA

Srinagar: Kashmir Bar Association (KBA) President, Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, will return home “honourably” on Saturday from Delhi after being given clean chit by the National Investigation Agency, a statement by the KBA said on Friday. Mian Qayoom, 67, attended the questioning by the NIA officials for the fourth time on Friday as a witness […]

ED Notice to Bilqees Shah to create a frightful atmosphere: APHC

ED Notice to Bilqees Shah to create a frightful atmosphere: APHC

SRINAGAR: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, has criticized the summons to Bilqees Shah, the wife of incarcerated senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The summons has sought Bilqees Shah to appear before its head office at Delhi. A statement issued by APHC said that the “purpose of such […]

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