Cops thrash police officer’s father in south Kashmir’s Tral

Srinagar: A police officer’s father was allegedly beaten up by cops today in Tral town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Bashir Ahmad Bhat was on way to his home on his two-wheeler when a posse of cops intercepted him near Hayuna village of Tral around 2:00 pm today, his son Tahir Ahmad told Kashmir Reader. […]

Irshad had vowed he would return home only as a martyr

Srinagar: The death of Irshad Ahmad Ganai, Lashkar’s second-in-command of south Kashmir, might be a big achievement for the government forces, but for his family his “martyrdom” means an end to years of persecution at the hands of government forces. “I always prayed for his dignified martyrdom. I always prayed that his martyrdom should not […]

IPTK/APDP Report: Gory tales of sexual abuse by armed forces, govt gunmen revealed

SRINAGAR: The report, “Structures of Violence: The Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir”, released by The International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Wednesday, reveals chilling tales of sexual violence allegedly perpetrated by government forces and their local collaborators […]

Road link to Uri village hits roadblock

Srinagar: A road link to a village in the border town of Uri, under the centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) scheme, has hit a roadblock due to alleged army objections. Locals say that construction work on the 2-kilometre road link from Thajal to Charunda, the last village on this side of the […]

Palhalan pellet gun victim being airlifted to AIIMS next week

Palhalan pellet gun victim being airlifted to AIIMS next week

Srinagar: The Palhalan teenager who was injured by police pellets last week will be airlifted to New Delhi’s premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) next week for specialised treatment. “The doctors here have advised me to wait for a few days till the swelling in my son’s eyes reduces. I am hopeful his […]

VC rules out lifting ban on KUSU

VC rules out lifting ban on KUSU

Srinagar: Ruling out lifting the ban on the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU), the Vice-Chancellor, Kashmir University, Prof Khurshid Andrabi said on Wednesday that the varsity will not ‘do injustice’ by giving a priority to student activism over improving the standards of education. “I fail to understand how an educated person like you can ask […]

Pandits say composite township idea temporary

Pandits say composite township idea temporary

Srinagar: The annual Khir Bhawani festival in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was held on Tuesday, but with fewer Kashmiri Pandit migrants attending the religious gathering. “This year, there is a decline of 30% pilgrims on the annual pilgrimage. The reasons being bad road conditions on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and the incessant rains across the Valley,” […]

Incarcerated Sopore youth completes graduation

Incarcerated Sopore youth completes graduation

SRINAGAR: A Sopore youth booked for his alleged involvement in militancy, has completed his graduation from Sub-Jail Baramulla, where he has been lodged for the past two years. Feroz Ahmad,22, of Alsafa Colony, Sopore has secured 298 marks out of 600 in the final year examinations, the results of which were announced last week, his […]

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