Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission has granted DGP and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir time by July 25 for filing a detailed report about the killing of eight civilians by the government forces in Budgam and Ganderbal districts on April 9, when elections for parliamentary seat were held in the central Kashmir district along with Srinagar. […]

Is dragging a person for 28 kms bravery, Dar asks

Is dragging a person for 28 kms bravery, Dar asks

Srinagar: Farooq Ahmed Dar has a question. Is dragging a person for nearly 28 kilometres an act of bravery, he asks. The poser came after the embroidery artisan heard that an army Major, on whose direction he was tied to a jeep as a “human shield” against stone pelters in Kashmir, had been awarded a […]

Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice president, Mohammad Sartaj Madni, has expressed dismay over the repeated statements by BJP leaders discounting dialogue with Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan. He said the very idea of closing the doors of reconciliation and understanding on vital political issues “undermines the process of peace” which does not serve peoples interest. […]

Anantnag by-poll cancelled; Yatra among reasons

Anantnag by-poll cancelled; Yatra among reasons

Srinagar: After being in force for more than a month, the model code of conduct (MCC) ended on Tuesday in four districts of south Kashmir after the Election Commission of India (ECI) “rescinded” its notifications for the parliamentary by-poll in Anantnag constituency, scheduled on May 25. The poll body has declared all actions and steps […]

Arrest spree in Budgam in polling day violence aftermath

Arrest spree in Budgam in polling day violence aftermath

Budgam: In aftermath of protests on April 9, when polling was held for Srinagar constituency of the Indian parliament, police arrested 24 youth from different areas of the Budgam district. Police said that 19 of them have been granted bail while five are still behind the bars. Eight persons were killed and scores of others […]

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 […]

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