Militants kill cop in Kulgam

Militants kill cop in Kulgam

Kulgam: A policeman from the Special Operations Group (SOG) was gunned down by suspected militants in Kanjikullah, Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday. The slain policeman has been identified as Gowher Ahmad Tantray, son of Nazir Ahmad, resident of Kujar village in Frisal area of Kulgam district. The policeman was on his […]

Police seek public help in DySP lynching case

Police seek public help in DySP lynching case

SRINAGAR: “To nab all the criminals involved in the incident, the head of special investigating team has requested that anyone having any knowledge/clue regarding the incident may please attend the office of SP City North Srinagar or call on 0194-2453214, 9419140715 and9596770664. The name and particulars of the said person/persons shall remain confidential,” reads a […]

Policemen told to avoid mosques, Eidgahs on Eid

Policemen told to avoid mosques, Eidgahs on Eid

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Central Kashmir Range) Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Kashmir Reader that instructions have been passed to all the policemen to not go to local mosques to offer Eid prayers. The instructions come after police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith was lynched to death outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

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 […]

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 […]

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