Beautifying torture centres attempt to erase symbols of oppression in Kashmir: APDP

Beautifying torture centres attempt to erase symbols of oppression in Kashmir: APDP

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Sunday said that the state has been trying to erase its symbols of oppression in Kashmir by beautifying erstwhile torture centres. “By beautifying erstwhile torture centers in Kashmir, Indian state has been trying to erase the signs and symbols of oppression perpetrated against the people of […]

Jammu Muslims won’t be left alone: MDM

Srinagar: Muslim Deeni Mahaaz on Sunday assured Jammu Muslims that Kashmiris would never let them face any situation alone and their sacrifices would not be forgotten. In a statement, Mahaz said that the no efforts to create division among Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir would succeed. “They were a united lot in the past and […]

Asiya Andrabi condemns police raids in Old City

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat president Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Sunday condemned the “police excesses” and arrests in downtown Srinagar accusing the state forces of harassing the youth “out of frustration.” She said that from north to south Kashmir “a reign of terror” has been unleashed against the youth. In a statement, Andrabi said many parts of old […]

GoI’s unrealistic approach to Kashmir pushing youth towards radicalisation: Er Rashid

Shopian: Member of Legislative Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rashid on Sunday said that government of India’s “unrealistic attitude” towards Kashmir was pushing the youth towards “radicalization”. In a statement, Er Rashid asked New Delhi not to disgrace and humiliate Kashmiris on every other issue and stressed PDP and NC to show a united face at least […]

In Pahalgam, parks matter more for PDD than hospital

ANANTNAG: In other parts of the world healthcare is always a priority, but for authorities in Pahalgam a recreational park seems more important than a hospital. Pahalgam hospital is being supplied power via a single phase while the recreational park adjacent to it feeds on a double-phased essential supply line. Locals and hospital sources said […]

Youth shot at by CRPF, old city areas protest

Youth shot at by CRPF, old city areas protest

The injured youth was protesting against detention of four persons; police say no shooting occurred, nor anyone detained SRINAGAR: A youth protesting against the detention of four persons during nocturnal raids in Gojwara area was shot in the leg by government forces on Saturday. Police, however, say no shooting took place, nor was anybody arrested. […]

What soured relations between Khandey and govt?

Srinagar: Although chief secretary Iqbal Khandey cited personal reasons behind his request for voluntary retirement, it has been learnt that his relations with the government soured when he was sidelined during the constitution of the Public Service Commission and elevation of a few junior officers to higher ranks while disregarding seniors. An official in chief […]

Borewellian World

The deadly flare-up on Kashmir’s frontiers since Friday, the bloodiest in over a year, has taken Indo-Pak belligerence to levels unanticipated in the backdrop of impressions the new dispensation in Delhi had sought to create when sworn in last year. Instructively, the months since have been a long series of what authorities in both countries […]

Hopeless Romanticism

The recent release of a video by Burhan Wani, a 21-year-old self-styled Commander of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, must have raised a few eyebrows in Kashmir. For those following events in the region since 2008, the rise of Burhan and his men is nothing surprising. What, however, is significant is that their brand of militancy has achieved […]