MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

Srinagar: The government of India has been offered a fresh strategy for countering rocks thrown on government forces in Kashmir. Bhil youth in the Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Jhabua district have said they can use gofan (slingshot) against Kashmiri youth to save the “hapless” forces. In a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the […]

Every stone pelter is not the same: Abdullah

Every stone pelter is not the same: Abdullah

JAMMU: Virtually defending stone-pelters in Kashmir, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Thursday claimed that all stone-pelters are not the same and questioned whether the nation is concerned about them and their future. Abdullah lost his cool after a volley of questions by journalists at a function here over his tacit support to stone-pelters and […]

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian: Hundreds of men have fled from their homes in villages across Shopian district to escape arrest by police. Most of these men are in the age group of 20-40 years. One of them, a masters student in English Literature at Kashmir University, said that if they are arrested, this new movement for liberating Kashmir […]

LeT hails youth ‘fighting bullets with stones’

LeT hails youth ‘fighting bullets with stones’

SRINAGAR: Terming stone throwers as “front-runners” of the Kashmir’s freedom movement, militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Friday hailed their “spirit and courage” saying they are fighting the bullets and other weapons with just stones. In a statement issued to a Srinagar-based news gathering agency GNS, a spokesperson of Lashkar, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi, while quoting the […]

Chronicle of a stone pelter who foretold his death

Chronicle of a stone pelter who foretold his death

Srinagar: Mosques in old Srinagar reverberate with ‘shaheed hamara Irfan’ (Irfan, our martyr) slogans and repeated assertions that his martyrdom would not be forgotten. Government forces killed Irfan Fayaz Wani, 18, on Sunday evening during a protest by firing a teargas canister at his chest. The roads leading to his home in Fateh Kadal, on […]