SPO handed over to police for throwing stones on tourists

SPO handed over to police for throwing stones on tourists

Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) is among three persons held for throwing stones at tourist vehicles in Nagbal area in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Saturday. The three were brought to police by drivers and conductors of the tourist vehicles, who lured them to a meeting and caught hold of them at Muniwar. […]

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 […]

138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

Nusrat Sidiq   Srinagar: In less than a four-month span, 675 FIRs have been registered at police stations in Srinagar, 138 of them for stone-pelting. The police stations of Parimpora, Safakadal, and Sadder have registered the highest number of FIRs and Safakadal, Nowhatta and MR Gunj police stations have registered almost 50% of the FIRs […]

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 […]

Stone throwers are in distress, they need to be engaged: Mehbooba

Stone throwers are in distress, they need to be engaged: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Mondaysaid the youth who pelt stones at security forces in the Valley are in distress and need to be engaged to understand their problems. “We have to focus on our children (stone-pelters) because they are in pain, they are in distress. I feel that the need […]

Mehbooba ‘genuinely assures’ talks with stone throwers

Mehbooba ‘genuinely assures’ talks with stone throwers

Shafat Mir    Anantnag: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said we need to talk to the youth who are indulging in stone-throwing protests. She was speaking at a workers meet at Anantnag’s Dak Bunglow. “We will try our level best to convince youth to refrain from stone pelting and violence and bring them into […]

Valley protests Chadoora killings

Valley protests Chadoora killings

Srinagar: Clashes erupted in several areas of Kashmir valley on Friday in protest against the killing of three youths in Chadoora by government forces on Tuesday. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yaseen Malik had called for protests against the killings. Tens of hundreds of police and CRPF troopers […]

Budgam’s eruption into protests neither police nor locals expected

Budgam’s eruption into protests neither police nor locals expected

Srinagar: Once regarded as a district aloof from pro-freedom politics, Budgam is fast shedding that tag. Both police and the residents of Chadoora were surprised by the number of people who came from neighbouring Budgam villages to the site where a besieged militant was fighting the government forces on Tuesday. The police officials whom Kashmir […]

Going to encounter sites suicidal: DGP

Going to encounter sites suicidal: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid on Thursday said that youth were committing ‘suicide’ by rushing towards encounter sites. In an appeal to youngsters to stay home during anti-militancy operations, Vaid said, “Even the police take cover behind bullet-proof vehicles and behind houses. A bullet does not see who it will hit.” Claiming […]

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