Curbs foil Eidgah march

Curbs foil Eidgah march

Srinagar: Amid a complete shutdown in Srinagar to mark the day of “martyrdom (shahadat)” of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Lone, the government on Monday imposed strict restrictions in several parts of downtown Srinagar to foil the Joint Resistance Leadership’s Eidgah march to commemorate the day. Since early morning, police and paramilitary […]

Work on Zojila tunnel, Ring Roads to begin with PM’s visit

Work on Zojila tunnel, Ring Roads to begin with PM’s visit

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is arriving on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, will inaugurate work on the Zojila tunnel that will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and Kashmir, besides dedicating the 330-MW Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project in Gurez to the people. The Indian premier is also scheduled to kickstart other […]

Security beefed up in Srinagar

Security beefed up in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Security has been beefed up across the state while the resistance leadership has called for a march to Lal Chowk to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir that begins Saturday. All entry and exit points of Srinagar have been occupied by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) […]

Temporary initiatives fruitless: Mirwaiz

Temporary initiatives fruitless: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Rejecting New Delhi’s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that “temporary initiatives” are fruitless till steps are not taken to address the basic dispute of Kashmir. “What will happen next month? Will Government of India start killing people of Kashmir again?” the Mirwaiz asked, speaking […]

‘Cosmetic’ ceasefire: Sehrai

‘Cosmetic’ ceasefire: Sehrai

SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairperson and senior resistance leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Wednesday said that the union government’s announcement of “unilateral ceasefire” was a ‘cosmetic measure”. Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Sehrai said that it cannot be termed as a “ceasefire” in the first place. “How can you term it a ceasefire?” he questioned, saying that as […]

With 2 from each unit, JRL to form 6-member committee

With 2 from each unit, JRL to form 6-member committee

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said they would form a six-member committee that will formulate a strategy and implement it. Sources said that the decision was taken on Monday after Mirwaiz and Malik drove to the Hyderpora residence-cum-office of Geelani and […]

Mirwaiz, Malik meet Geelani

Mirwaiz, Malik meet Geelani

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday afternoon held a closed-door meeting with octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora office-cum-residence. Sources in the Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference (G) said that Mirwaiz and Malik came at 3pm and held an hour-long meeting. They said that nobody […]

‘Encounters’ kill 49 militants, 30 civilians this year

‘Encounters’ kill 49 militants, 30 civilians this year

Srinagar: At least 49 militants and 30 civilians have been killed in Kashmir this year due to anti-insurgency operations carried out by the army, paramilitary, and police. The militants killed include “foreigners” believed to be from Pakistan, and one militant from Telangana. The majority of the militants have been killed in southern Kashmir areas. January […]

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