Protests held in Srinagar by several groups

Protests held in Srinagar by several groups

SRINAGAR: Religious leaders, civil society groups, and students held separate protests in Srinagar on Monday against the rape of a 3-year-old-girl in Sumbal Bandipora and demanded capital punishment to the accused. Members of Jammu and Kashmir Itehaadul Muslimeen, headed by Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, assembled at the press enclave to hold a protest. They held […]

Srinagar youths protest Sumbal toddler’s rape

SRINAGAR: Several youth held a protest in Srinagar on Saturday against the rape of a 3-year-old-girl in Malikpora, Sumbal in Bandipora district. Scores of youths from Srinagar assembled at Press Enclave demanding strict punishment to the culprit. The protestors held placards and banners with the messages “Girls are not toys”, “Hang the rapist Tahir Ahmad”, […]

KEA protests toll tax on highway commuters

KEA protests toll tax on highway commuters

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) held a protest demonstration here Saturday against government’s decision to impose toll tax on all types of vehicles plying on Srinagar-Jammu highway. The members of KEA assembled here in Press Enclave chanting slogans like “revocation of toll tax” , “we want justice”, and ” total tax will affect our business”. […]

Family of patient who died of ‘medical negligence’ demand action against doctors

Family of patient who died of ‘medical negligence’ demand action against doctors

Srinagar: The family members and relatives of Mir Anjum who died of ‘medical negligence’ at SKIMS Soura last month on Thursday staged a protest here demanding strict action against doctors involved in the incident. 23-year-old Mir Anjum, daughter of Muhammad Akram Mir, a resident of Gousia colony Bemina, died after ‘suffering blood transfusion reaction’ at […]

After worker’s killing, BJP protest security withdrawal

After worker’s killing, BJP protest security withdrawal

SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers held a protest here Tuesday in against the recent killing of a senior party worker Gul Mohammad Mir and sought adequate security to political workers facing threat. Scores of BJP workers assembled at the Press Enclave and demanded protection to their workers. The protests were led by BJP […]

Kashmir economy severely hit by frequent highway blockades: JKSECC

Kashmir economy severely hit by frequent highway blockades: JKSECC

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an umbrella body of various organisations of trade, industry, travel, tourism, horticulture, education, contractors, pharmaceutical, houseboat, bakers, transporters, and civil society, on Monday expressed concern at the business scenario in Kashmir valley. Addressing a press conference here at the press club, the JKSECC said that […]

Contractors demand release of pending payments

Contractors demand release of pending payments

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Contractors Welfare Association on Monday held a press conference here in Srinagar demanding release of their outstanding payments with the government. President of Kashmir Contractors Welfare Association Town drainage, Sheikh Mushtaq said they are working in 22 municipal committees of the valley as drainage contractors. “We have completed drainage projects in some municipal […]

Pak wives of ex-militants press for travel documents

Pak wives of ex-militants press for travel documents

SRINAGAR: The Pakistani wives of Kashmiri ex-militants- who had returned from Pakistan-administered-Kashmir under a rehabilitation programme- Saturday demanded that the state government provide them travel documents so that they are able to return to their families across the Line of Control. Addressing a press conference at Kashmir Press Club, the women said that they had […]

World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

SRINAGAR: Like their counterparts across the globe, journalists in Kashmir on Friday organised a host of events to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. The major issues highlighted were the ongoing clampdown on media including ban on advertisements to three leading Kashmir dailies and the working conditions of journalists. Addressing a seminar organised at Kashmir Press […]