Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar: Government forces on Friday foiled Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s scheduled programme to give the Ashura sermon, by detaining him at his Nigeen residence. The authorities also disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Mirwaiz, according to the spokesperson of Hurriyat (M), was scheduled to deliver the annual Ashura sermon at Alam […]

NIT orders closure of all shops in campus ahead of India-Pak match

NIT orders closure of all shops in campus ahead of India-Pak match

Srinagar: Taking no chances this time, authorities here at National Institute of Technology (NIT) ordered closure of all shops inside the campus when India and Pakistan were preparing to face off in a cricket match at Dubai on Wednesday. Officials at NIT told Kashmir Reader that the decision was taken as a precautionary measure to […]

Jaish claims use of ‘sniper’ rifle, police deny

Jaish claims use of ‘sniper’ rifle, police deny

Srinagar: Probably for the first time in Kashmir, a militant outfit has claimed to have carried out a “sniper attack”. The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) made the startling claim after the midnight attack in Pulwama on a camp housing Special Operations Group of Police and Central Reserve Police Force. A CRPF constable sustained a bullet injury in […]

Situation unacceptable, says Mirwaiz on arrest spree

Situation unacceptable, says Mirwaiz on arrest spree

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday expressed concern over arrest spree of youth during Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) and the fresh wave of “crackdown” on resistance leaders. Speaking to media after chairing a general council meeting of the amalgam at Rajbagh, Mirwaiz said that “J&K is being deliberately converted into a […]

Panchayat & ULB polls: ‘Confused’ Congress to decide after consulting high command

Panchayat & ULB polls: ‘Confused’ Congress to decide after consulting high command

Srinagar: The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Wednesday appeared both confused and insecure about participating in Panchayat and Urban Local Body polls, despite holding three back-to-back core group meetings within 24 hours. The top state Congress leadership had also held a meeting on Tuesday with Governor Satya Pal Malik. The JKPCC on Wednesday said […]

Family of Muzaffarabad teen who crossed LoC writes to MEA

Family of Muzaffarabad teen who crossed LoC writes to MEA

Srinagar: The family of a Muzaffarabad teenager who had sneaked to this side of the Line of Control on Feb 5 this year, has written to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking return of their son to his hometown across LoC. On February 5, 2018, the teenager, Najam-us-Saqib was detained by police along Line […]

NC springs a surprise: boycott of upcoming elections

NC springs a surprise: boycott of upcoming elections

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s largest cadre-based political party, the National Conference, on Wednesday made the surprising announcement that it would boycott the upcoming panchayat and civic bodies’ elections. The decision was taken by the party’s political core group during a meeting chaired by NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah. “Unless and until Government of India and […]

Police picket in KU? Students protest, varsity denies

Police picket in KU? Students protest, varsity denies

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Kashmir University (KU) on Tuesday denied claims of KU students that the police were establishing a “picket” in the varsity campus. Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Superintendent of Police Hazratbal Amod Ashoke said that no police picket was being established in the Kashmir University campus. “The university administration […]

FB page of Shabir Shah, DFP blocked

FB page of Shabir Shah, DFP blocked

SRINAGAR: Ahead of the upcoming local bodies’ elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has started a fresh crackdown on separatists, detaining several activists and leaders under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). Sources in the Hurriyat Conference said that at least five separatist activists have been arrested in the past few days, while raids […]

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