Villagers in Shopian accuse army of assault, vandalism; army denies

Villagers in Shopian accuse army of assault, vandalism; army denies

SHOPIAN: Army soldiers allegedly attacked Shopian’s Pinjora village and vandalised private property, twice on the same day. Residents of the village told Kashmir Reader that army soldiers assaulted civilians and fired bullets in the air in the village on Wednesday and warned they would return in the night. The soldiers did as they said, arriving […]

Panic in Pinjora village as it comes under unprovoked ransacking, ariel firing

Panic in Pinjora village as it comes under unprovoked ransacking, ariel firing

PINJORA: The grim tally of incidents of forces assaulting civilians and vandalising private property began for 2018 in Shopian district’s Pinjora village on Wednesday where dozens of parked vehicles, residential houses and shops were ransacked and civilians were assaulted at the hands of army troopers. Pinjora residents told Kashmir Reader that army men went “berserk” […]

Despite ban contractors extracting sand, boulders from Rambiara

Despite ban contractors extracting sand, boulders from Rambiara

SHOPIAN: Despite a ban on excavation of sand and stones from rivulets in Shopian, hundreds of lorries and tractors are at work, ferrying the sand and stones plowed by heavy machines in Rambiara rivulet. From Hirpora in Shopian to Litter in Pulwama as many as 300 load carrying vehicles and bulldozers extract and ferry the […]

Father of four injured by bullets last month dies

Father of four injured by bullets last month dies

Chitragam (Shopian): A 50-year-old man hit by bullets last month in Batmurran village succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Muhammad Ayoib Mir, son of late Ghulam Qadir Mir, of Molu-Chitragam, father of four died Tuesday morning, when the family was preparing to take him to Srinagar hospital for a checkup. “At around 9 am we […]

ITI Shopian stuck in payment row, students suffer

ITI Shopian stuck in payment row, students suffer

SHOPIAN: The conflict between the departments of technical education and Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) over the construction of academic building of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Shopian has left the student in lurch and hampered the normal functioning of the institute. Students said that the institute is run from a hostel […]

Militants attack police station in Shopian

Militants attack police station in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Suspected militants attacked police station Keegam in southern Kashmir’s Shopian on Friday evening. Police sources said that a heavy exchange of fire continued for about seven minutes between the militants and the police. Keegam village is a Tehsil headquarters situated on the Shopian-Srinagar road. Superintendent of Police, Shopian, SA Dinkar told Kashmir Reader, “Suspicious […]

Police arrest 2 youth in Shopian, declare them chronic stone-throwers

Police arrest 2 youth in Shopian, declare them chronic stone-throwers

SHOPIAN: The government forces on intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday arrested two persons in a raid from Meminder village of Shopian after the clashes during the day in the village against the killing of a Kulgam civilian at the hands of government forces. The family of the arrested persons told Kashmir Reader that past […]

Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

SHOPIAN: Clashes erupted here on Wednesday between government forces and protesters demonstrating against the Tuesday killing of civilian Khalid Ahmad Dar at Khudwani in Kokernag area of district Anantnag during protests that took place when a gunfight between militants and government forces was underway. Protesters hit the streets on Wednesday in different parts of Shopian […]

Marriage assistance scheme a non-starter in Shopian

Marriage assistance scheme a non-starter in Shopian

Shopian: As many as 268 cases of marriage assistance are pending in labour department of Shopian since 2016 as the aspirants have been denied assistance as promised to them by the state government. A delegation of laborers who were registered with the labour department Shopian told Kashmir Reader that the department has published the list […]

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