LoC trade standoff

New Delhi : India has proposed a meeting of the official-level Joint Working Group with Pakistan on trans -LoC CBMs in the second week of February amidst continuing stand-off between the two countries over the arrest of a Pakistani driver for alleged smuggling of narcotics worth Rs 100 crore across the Line of Control. Pakistan, […]

Hand over case to civilian court: PUDR

SRINAGAR: New Delhi- based human rights group, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Tuesday condemned the closure of Pathribal fake encounter case by army and demanded the case be handed over to a civilian court. In a statement, the rights body said that the “dismissal of charges by the Army’s 15 Corps against four senior […]

Pathribal fake encounter

Srinagar: Awami Ittihad Party (AIP)Tuesday staged a rally in the heart of the city here to protest the closure of Pathirbal fake encounter case by Army last week. Led by party president and independent MLA Engineer Abdul Rashid, several AIP activists marched on Residency road and chanted slogans against the decision of the Army to […]

Pathribal: ‘Fresh probe not ruled out’

Pathribal: ‘Fresh probe not ruled out’

New Delhi: A fresh probe into the Pathribal fake encounter case is not ruled out in view of the major controversy that has erupted after the Army gave a clean chit to its personnel involved in the infamous incident which took place in Kashmir in 2000. Indications in this regard came on a day when […]

Whose Flag Is It?

The state flag with three white stripes and plough on red seems to have lost its relevance in contemporary times.  Ministers, especially from the Jammu region, rarely have it on their vehicles, the Ladakh people have already replaced it and commons in the Valley perceive it as a symbol of their enslavement. People in Jammu […]

1957: US Mission at UN Cables Washington

“Menon (India) talked again this morning about Kashmir, maintaining, as he has previously, (that) India’s weak position in (the) UN was due to poor handling of (the) case by his predecessors, and that his long speech in (the) SC (was) necessary to restate India’s case on (the) proper basis. He said (that) Indians had become […]

‘Alliance with NC will be disaster for Cong’

Jammu: Attacking the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir for its “failure” on all fronts, Bhartiya Gujjar Mahasabha Monday said that any future alliance with NC will prove to be a disaster for Congress. “The government has failed on all fronts, particularly in solving problems of youth, due to its wrong policies. If Congress continues […]

1994: Kupwara Massacre

The northern town of Kupwara had observed a shutdown on January 26, 1994, as a mark of protest on the Republic Day of India. This enraged the army personnel deployed in the area. To avenge the shutdown, soldiers of the Punjab Regiment led by Second Lieutenant S. Bakhshi opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire near the […]