Scholar, man of God, lone son of parents is no more

Scholar, man of God, lone son of parents is no more

TRAL: Aqib Ahmed Lone had returned home bag and baggage from the Dar-ul-Uloom in Panjgam last week, with a new title: Aqib Molvi. The newly qualified Hafiz-e-Quran had also secured his first commission: to lead the Taraweeh prayers at Noorpora village during the month of Ramadan. On Friday he spent most of his time in […]

Flight from Reality

Flight from Reality

The government of India has ruled out talks with pro-freedom leaders in Kashmir and insists that the problem is limited to just five districts of south Kashmir while the rest of the state is “in peace”. In an interview to the IANS,  Union Minister of  India Venkaiah Naidu further said that the trouble in the […]

Human Shield in the Context of International Law

Human Shield in the Context of International Law

Inam ul Haq Winston S. Churchill has rightly said that “It would not be right … that the Aggressor Power should gain one set of advantages by tearing up all laws, and another set by sheltering behind the innate respect for law of its opponents. Humanity, rather than legality, must be our guide”. On 09 […]

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-III

History of Armed Struggles in Kashmir-III

By Professor A G Mir The earlier  years  of the thirties   of the 20th century  marks  the  beginning  of modern  Kashmir. The Muslims  of Jammu and Kashmir, for  genuine  reasons  of having  suffered   for hundreds  of years  at the hands  of  imposed aliens  and also for  influences  or  fast changing  social  and political  scenario  at […]

Barkati’s family ‘forgotten by everybody’

Barkati’s family ‘forgotten by everybody’

SHOPIAN: The family of Sarjan Barkati, the popular sloganeer of the freedom movement, has told Kashmir Reader that police are keeping Barkati in jail on new charges after the High Court quashed his detention order issued under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Shabroza, Barkati’s wife, said that her husband was recently brought to the court […]

House panel recommendations binding on government, SRO-105 included

House panel recommendations binding on government, SRO-105 included

SRINAGAR: The state government on Tuesday ordered the implementation of the recommendations by House Committees and asked administrative secretaries to strictly adhere to the rules in this regard. “In pursuance of Rule 308-A of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, the Government is bound to implement the […]

Army releases list of most wanted militants

Army releases list of most wanted militants

SRINAGAR: Three days after the government forces dealt a major blow to Hizbul Mujhadeen when they killed one of the most wanted commanders Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Indian army has released a list of prominent militants active in Jammu and Kashmir. Last week, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat who was the successor of Hizbul Mujhadeen leader Burhan […]

Army rebuts KR story, makes charge of biased reportage

Army rebuts KR story, makes charge of biased reportage

Army’s Rebuttal Dear Editor, 1. Apropos your News Paper report titled “Militants killed in Uri turn out to be elderly men” filed by Mr Mushtaq Ahmed on 28 May 17. 2. The Army unequivocally rejects this uncorroborated report which is evidently aimed at inciting anti establishment sentiments with baseless claims. Your newspaper has obviously disregarded […]

Lawyers abstain courts in Valley, denounce army chief

Lawyers abstain courts in Valley, denounce army chief

SRINAGAR: Lawyers from Kashmir High Court Bar Association abstained from courts in protest against “reign of terror let loose by forces” in Kashmir Valley. Due to the strike, the work in high court as well as in lower judiciary was affected even as lawyers associated with government attended the courts. General Secretary of the KHCBA […]