EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) was yet to take a call on when the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-poll would be held as the security scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir district there was not considered conducive, an official said. The seat has been lying vacant since July 4, 2016 after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

SRINAGAR: A prospective contestant of parliamentary polls has sought conduct of by-polls in Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Hearing his petition on Tuesday the high court on Tuesday directed election commission of India, ministry of home affairs and state government to file response as to why the election has not been conducted in the Anantnag constituency lying […]

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 […]

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