Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

By Haroon Lone & Rouf Dar Elections and Plebiscite The thermometer in recent elections shows the boiling point among the Kashmiris, knowing themselves as well as the Indian state as to where the people stand. The objective of political participation in the Indian state, through elections is that it allows the Indian state to preserve […]

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 […]

PDP workers flee south Kashmir, camp in houses of MLAs

PDP workers flee south Kashmir, camp in houses of MLAs

Srinagar: Scores of workers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in south Kashmir have left their homes following the killing of three party workers, including of the Pulwama district president, in the past few days. Many of these workers have come to Srinagar or left for Jammu where they have been staying at the […]

BJP’s team will discuss Mehbooba’s proposal: Amit Shah

BJP’s team will discuss Mehbooba’s proposal: Amit Shah

Kolkata: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday said his party would deliberate upon Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal for counselling of youths in the state. “Mehbooba ji has given a press statement. Our party’s team which deals with our policies on Kashmir will sit together and discuss the issue,” Shah said during […]

Gear men & machinery for by-polls: CEO tells officials

Gear men & machinery for by-polls: CEO tells officials

SRINAGAR: JK Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu on Tuesday called on the officials to gear up men and machinery in the run-up to the forthcoming bye-polls for the Anantnag parliamentary seat. The CEO was addressing officials at a meeting to review the poll preparations. The meeting was attended by all the District Electoral Officers from […]

PDP urges ECI to postpone Anantnag polls

PDP urges ECI to postpone Anantnag polls

Srinagar: Ruling PDP has urged the Election Commission to defer indefinitely the by-poll to the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. PDP candidate for the bypoll Tassaduq Hussain, who is brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, made the plea during a video conference with Election Commission officials on Monday. “Hussain asked the Election Commission to defer the bypoll […]

Army Court of Inquiry into ‘human shield’ incident

Army Court of Inquiry into ‘human shield’ incident

New Delhi: The army has ordered a Court of Inquiry into the controversial “human shield” incident in which a Kashmiri man was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep in Budgam on April 9. Army sources said that inquiry has been given one month’s time to complete the probe. The Court of Inquiry( CoI) […]

Geelani urges cancellation of Anantnag by-poll

Geelani urges cancellation of Anantnag by-poll

Srinagar: Hurriyat Confernece (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday stressedfor cancellation of by- election to parliament and asked the state authorities to end the ‘incessant bloodshed’ and instead seek people’s mandate with respect to political destiny of state through referendum. In a statement Geelani while expressing grief over the death of Muzafar Ahmad of […]

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