Graffiti in Sopore; ‘This is our fight, our land’

Graffiti in Sopore; ‘This is our fight, our land’

Sopore: The walls of Sopore are once again painted with anti-India and pro-freedom graffiti, bringing back images of the years when Sopore was the nerve centre of militancy in Kashmir. In Batpora locality, where street battles are fought on every Friday, slogans of resistance are painted on walls and shutters. Local youth go out in […]

Students clash with police over civilian killing

Students clash with police over civilian killing

Srinagar: Students clashed with government forces at government polytechnic college in Srinagar’s Gogji Bagh on Saturday against the civilian killing in Kupwara. The forces allegedly barged in the college premises firing teargas shells and pellets to disperse student protestors. They also accused the forces of damaging vehicles parked in the college. “We were protesting peacefully […]

BJP chief in Jammu meets party leaders

BJP chief in Jammu meets party leaders

Jammu: Amid the simmering protests in Kashmir, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah kick started his 95-day long    tour across India from Jammu to strategize ways to strengthen the party at the grass-roots level with an eye to win the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Shah arrived at the Jammu airport this morning, where […]

Vohra in Delhi to discuss Kashmir protests

Vohra in Delhi to discuss Kashmir protests

Srinagar: Amid the escalation of protests in Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was summoned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Delhi, sources in the governor’s house said. Ruling out that the Presidents rule would be imposed in Kashmir, the sources said the main agenda of the meeting was the simmering protests […]

State pushing people to wall: Joint resistance

State pushing people to wall: Joint resistance

Srinagar: A joint protest rally of resistance parties was taken outside Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar to protest the killing of civilian Mohammad Yousuf Bhat of Panzgam Kupwara and the unabated state sponsored “terrorism” in Kashmir. In a statement, joint resistance leadership said a large number of people participated in the rally. “Protest was against […]

VPN flourishing in season of ban

VPN flourishing in season of ban

Srinagar: The ban on social media has prompted Kashmiri netizens to explore alternatives for instant messaging services and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to find another way to Facebook and Twitter. Though the government banned 22 social media networks on April 25, the shutting down is taking time due to technical issues faced by internet service […]

Video showing militants receiving arms training

Video showing militants receiving arms training

Srinagar: After a video featuring more than 30 militants surfaced on social media, another video has propped up showing 16 militants in an apparent arms training session. The video is believed to be shot from a cell phone somewhere in south Kashmir.(LeT). The leader is using Kashmiri language in the training session, indicating that all […]

Wet classrooms, dry taps, unsafe stairs and no playground – life of a student in Naidyar School

Wet classrooms, dry taps, unsafe stairs and no playground – life of a student in Naidyar School

INSHA LATIEF SRINAGAR: As Kashmir experiences frequent downpour this autumn, girl students at the middle school in Naidyar Rainawari find their classes drenched. The aging building of the school, established in 1970, has leaking roofs and rain water pours into the classrooms. As if wet classes were not enough, the school has no playground and […]

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