Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Srinagar: Eyewitnesses of the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith have recounted to Kashmir Reader the sequence of events that led to the cop’s lynching. Those who shared the details requested anonymity, fearing they would be called for investigations or arrested. A man who saw people beating the officer outside the Jamia mosque said […]

Five booked under PSA in Bandipora

Five booked under PSA in Bandipora

Bandipora: Five persons were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday. On June 2, police had claimed that they busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module by arresting five persons from Hajin, Bandipora, allegedly while they were travelling with arms and ammunition in a Wagon R car. “All […]

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

SRINAGAR: Further dehumanising the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith, a twisted narrative was created on social media by some Kashmiri Pandits that the officer was killed because of his surname, which Muslims at the mosque mistook for “Pandit”. “So they mistook him for a Pandit. Surprised to note that Pandit blood still draws […]

Huriyat delegation visits lynched DSP’s home

Huriyat delegation visits lynched DSP’s home

Srinagar: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference and Awami Action Committee Saturday visited the bereaved family of DySP Ayoub Ahmad Pandit, who was lynched outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar during Shab-e-Qadar. The delegation led by Muhammad Shafi Khan and Advocate Yasir Dalal conveyed grief and sorrow to the bereaved family. A statement issued by Hurriyrat said that […]

Delhi sends 1 lac plastic bullets, stronger PAVA shells to Kashmir

Delhi sends 1 lac plastic bullets, stronger PAVA shells to Kashmir

Srinagar: New Delhi has supplied government forces in J&K with more than one lakh plastic bullets to counter protests in the valley. The Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday that GOI has also supplied forces with PAVA (pelargonic acid vanillyl amide, an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper) shells that are more pungent, to increase […]

Anantnag attack fallout: All SHOs, SDPOs to get bullet-proof vehicles

Anantnag attack fallout: All SHOs, SDPOs to get bullet-proof vehicles

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police will provide bullet-proof (BP) Rakshak vehicles to all Station House Officers (SHOs) and Sub Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) by August this year, to prevent loss of life during militant attacks. The killing of six policemen including an SHO by militants in an ambush in Achabal area of Anantnag on […]

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