Shiv Sena workers storm BCCI HQ in Mumbai

Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers today stormed the Indian Cricket Board headquarters in protest against planned talks with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan here for resumption of bilateral cricketing ties. The noisy protests by over a hundred slogan shouting members at the Board office during which BCCI President Shashank Manohar was ghearoed forced the cancellation […]

Cabinet condemns Udhampur attack

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet today passed a resolution condemning the Udhampur petrol bomb attack on a truck that led to the death of a conductor and lauded the people of the state for maintaining peace and calm. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who chaired the Cabinet meeting here, moved the resolution condemning the October 9 […]

Kashmir receives fresh snowfall, rains

Srinagar: Many areas in higher reaches of Kashmir Valley today received fresh snowfall while the plains, including Srinagar, experienced rains, with the Meteorological Department here predicting more showers over the next two days. There are reports of snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley, including Amarnath cave shrine, Sheshnag, Panjtarni, Affarwat in Gulmarg and other […]

Curbs, shutdown cripple life across Kashmir

Srinagar: Government imposed curbs coupled with a shutdown called by various resistance groups and traders bodies, against the killing of a Kashmiri trucker, has crippled life across the Valley. All shops, business establishments, government offices, educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley in response to the shutdown called by […]

Mutiliated body found in Awantipora

Bilal Habib Pulwama: Police have recovered body of of an unidentified man along the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora town of this south Kashmir district. The mutiliated body was recovered by police from Charsoo area of Awantipora early this morning, SHO Awantipora Nazir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader. The unknown man, Ahmad said was apparently hit by […]

Violent protests in Batengoo after Zahid’s funeral

Anantnag: Violent protests have erupted in Batengoo area of this south Kashmir district against the “cold blooded” murder of a Kashmiri trucker by a Hindu mob in Udhampur district of Jammu region. After funeral prayers of Zahid were offered, scores of youth staged pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations to denounce what they termed as a cold […]

Thousands attend Zahid’s funeral in Batengoo

Anantnag: Despite heavy rains and government imposed curbs, thousands of people today participated in the funeral (Nimaz-e-Jinaza) of a Kashmiri trucker who died of the serious burns caused in an attack by Hindu fanatics in Udhampur district of Jammu early this month. Thousands of people converged at the house of Zahid Ahmad Bhat at Batengoo […]

Govt launches afforestation programme near Pahalgam

Srinagar: Jamu and Kashmir government on Sunday launched a pilot afforestation programme, near the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, with an aim to restore critically-degraded forests in the state. In an effort aimed at eco-restoration of the degraded forests, Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed launched the pilot afforestation programme’ from […]

‘Safe with India’

One of the worst things about life in a conflict zone is how crimes against humanity, including killing people, almost normalise outrage. It becomes almost a ritualistic cycle of violence perpetrated and reactive anger expressed which, in the end, adds to the dehumanising of the oppressed. The death of Zahid Rasool Bhat, set ablaze by […]

Victim of Udhampur Hindu mob attack succumbs

Victim of Udhampur Hindu mob attack succumbs

Protests erupt in his native village; funeral today Srinagar/Anantnag: Zahid Ahmad Bhat, one of the two truckers who had been beaten up and then set afire by a Hindu mob in Udhampur on October 9, succumbed to his injuries at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Sunday morning. Zahid, a resident of Botengoo, Anantnag, had suffered […]