Panic grips Gurez as residents fear war

Panic grips Gurez as residents fear war

Bandipora: Residents of the border area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district have witnessed extraordinary movement of the army, 80 kilometers from here. The movement, amid reports of the army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), has gripped the area in panic with people fearing imminent artillery shelling. Talking to Kashmir Reader […]

Won’t appear in any exams: Bandipora students

Won’t appear in any exams: Bandipora students

In education minister’s hometown, students say they are ready to sacrifice their future for Kashmir’s freedom, while the DC tells teachers, ‘I don’t know how, but ensure 100% attendance of students’ Bandipora: In the hometown of the education minister, school students assembled in the main town near the girls’ higher secondary school here to protest […]

Mustafa became the first martyr of Kashmir Uprising in his village

Mustafa became the first martyr of Kashmir Uprising in his village

Dachigam, Bandipora: The wails grow louder with every passing minute as the people from curfew-bound areas start to pour in, some in load carriers and others through rice fields in the small tent erected at the neighborhood of Mustafa. Inside the tent her mother is motionless with tears rolling down her eyes and the few […]

When sons couldn’t be with dying father

When sons couldn’t be with dying father

  Kruhama, Ganderbal: Fear of the army denied a dying man the presence of his sons by his side. When Altaf was breathing his last in the middle of the night, his two sons were not there to place on him a comforting h and and utter a prayer for his peace. His handicapped wife […]

Bandipora teachers coerced to participate in I-day events

Bandipora teachers coerced to participate in I-day events

Bandipora: The administration is coercing government teachers in this north Kashmir district to take part in the events being organised by the state on August 15, Kashmir Reader has learnt. According to sources, teachers in various government schools have been asked by the district administration to take part in the flag-hoisting ceremonies. They said the […]

Army shuts down youth club, effaces its name from town hall building

Army shuts down youth club, effaces its name from town hall building

Bandipora: It seems that news of ambulance drivers effacing the names of politicians from their vehicles to avoid public anger has reached the defence forces too. The army in Bandipora has effaced the name of its ‘youth club’ from the town hall building and has also removed its sign boards around the building. The town […]

Indian channel’s ‘propaganda’ news report evokes criticism, protest

Indian channel’s ‘propaganda’ news report evokes criticism, protest

Bandipora: People in Bandipora, including the traders’ federation, on Wednesday condemned a New Delhi-based Hindi news channel for its “propaganda” report on Gurez, even as protests were also staged in the north Kashmir tehsil. The local president Mohammad Yousuf Para said that the interview of a few men in an army camp at the Line […]

Bandipora dairy: protests, harassment followed Burhan’s killing

Bandipora dairy: protests, harassment followed Burhan’s killing

Bandipora: With the government enforcing communication blockade by disabling mobile telephony and mobile internet services in Kashmir, journalists are not able to contact their offices or dispatch their stories. Kashmir Reader reporter Owais Farooqi could not dispatch his stories too for a week. As such, we are producing Bandipora dairy. It covers the events that […]

Locals block highway to demand arrest of ‘psychopath’

Locals block highway to demand arrest of ‘psychopath’

BANDIPORA: A “psychopath” government teacher who was arrested by police after he attacked three persons with a knife last week, came out of police custody on Monday and the same night barged naked into a house where a lone woman was reciting Tarawih prayers. After the incident, residents of Bagh Bandipora came out on the […]

Raheemiya hosts largest Aetkaaf in Valley

Raheemiya hosts largest Aetkaaf in Valley

Bandipora: Darul Uloom Raheemiya, Kashmir valley’s largest Islamic seminary at Bandipora, has been hosting about 1200 people for Aetkaaf this Ramadhan. Aetkaaf is a ritual in which men shun contact with the society in the last 10 days of the holy month and pray in a secluded, designated part of a mosque during this time. For […]

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