Agenda of Alliance, on paper and in practice

Agenda of Alliance, on paper and in practice

SRINAGAR: Twenty months after the formation of PDP-BJP government in the state, the much touted Agenda of Alliance (AoA) – the governance agreement between the ruling allies– seems to be moving forward on saffron party’s lines, while the PDP seems to have made a quiet surrender. Kashmir Reader took a look at four major contentious […]

No PRC issued to any WPR: Govt

No PRC issued to any WPR: Govt

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has not issued permanent resident certificate to any West Pakistan refugees (WPRs) and no WPR won’t get this certificate in future as well. Announcing this, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday told the agitating National Conference MLA and former Minister, Ali Mohammad Sagar in the legislative […]

11,199 non-state subject families living in JK: Govt

11,199 non-state subject families living in JK: Govt

By Aqib Ahmad JAMMU: There are over 11,000 non-permanent resident families including West Pak Refugees residing in Jammu and Kashmir, state government revealed on Monday. Responding to a question by independent MLA Er Abdul Rashid about the number of non-state subject families residing in different parts of state from 1965, the minister of revenue said […]

‘A storm is brewing’

‘A storm is brewing’

A brief lull of ‘normalcy’ should not be misinterpreted as stability. It is temporary in nature as was the case in 2008 and 2010.   By Hayat Ahmad Wani   The dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, commonly known as “Kashmir dispute” is possibly the only international dispute where the parties involved agreed up on a […]

All of us to be blamed for 2016 uprising, says Vohra

All of us to be blamed for 2016 uprising, says Vohra

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra said on Monday that “all of us”—parents, protesters, politicians and law enforcers—were to blame for the summer uprising in which as many as 100 protesters were killed, hundreds blinded and thousands injured by the government forces. “The irreparable pain of losing someone we love is not unknown to us. While the […]

Resistance leaders vow protest against domicile to WPRs

Resistance leaders vow protest against domicile to WPRs

Srinagar: Protests against domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees in Jammu and Kashmir will continue, the united resistance leadership said on Monday, calling it a “matter of life and death.” In a sit-in and rally held here at Abi Guzar under the banner of ‘joint resistance leadership’, several pro-freedom leaders called the move to issue […]

BJP has launched assault on J&K’s disputed nature: Mirwaiz

BJP has launched assault on J&K’s disputed nature: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Senior pro-freedom leader and chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference-M Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that a deliberate and constant assault to undermine the disputed nature of J&K and its integration into the union of India against the will of its people had been actively launched by the BJP/RSS the day they came […]

Kashmir erupts over WPRs, SARFAESI

Kashmir erupts over WPRs, SARFAESI

Srinagar: Demonstrations were held in several parts of the valley on Friday against ‘granting’ domicile’ status to West Pakistan Refugees, a move the resistance leadership considers inimical to the interests of the majority Muslim community in the state. The joint resistance leadership had asked the people to protest against issuing of domicile certificates to WPRs […]