Farmer unrest: Arson, stone-pelting in Madhya Pradesh

Farmer unrest: Arson, stone-pelting in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: The farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh reached the doorsteps of the state capital Bhopal Friday, with incidents of arson and stone-pelting in Fanda area. Police baton-charged the protesters and arrested at least 27 of them in the area, some 20 km outside Bhopal. “Some unidentified persons set a truck on fire near a spot […]

Kani-jung rages on: Troops pelted with stones; 4 youths arrested

Kani-jung rages on: Troops pelted with stones; 4 youths arrested

Srinagar: Government troops confronted angry crowds and were pelted with stones in several areas of Kashmir on Friday, even as police put under house detention Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to prevent him from leading protests outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Reports said that police arrested four youths during clashes in Srinagar’s […]

Cop hit by stone on head, battling for life at SKIMS

Cop hit by stone on head, battling for life at SKIMS

AWANTIPORA: A police constable is admitted at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar in critical condition after being hit by a stone in his head at Awantipora in Pulwama district Wednesday night. The policeman has been identified as Riyaz Ahmad. He was among the escort of Superintendent of Police Awantipora when some unknown persons pelted stones on […]

Hizb’s Zakir urges female students to shun stone throwing

Hizb’s Zakir urges female students to shun stone throwing

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa on Saturday urged female student protesters to abandon stone pelting saying “your brothers are alive yet”. “I want to tell the sisters that whatever you are doing is against Sharia (Islamic ruling) as throwing stones without veil is un-Islamic. In Islam, there are no such protests and that is […]

Motivations of a stone-thrower: ‘Fighting on streets is part of my life’

Motivations of a stone-thrower: ‘Fighting on streets is part of my life’

Sopore: The hometown of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, Sopore recorded nearly 500 incidents of stone throwing, the highest in any town of Kashmir, during the 2016 uprising. According to the records of Sopore police, more than 250 FIRs were registered last year against local youths for stone-pelting incidents in the main Sopore town of […]

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 […]

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