Direct jail authorities to provide medical treatment to incarcerated Shahid-ul-Islam: Counsel writes to NIA court

Srinagar: The counsel for Hurriyat (M) Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam has sent a letter to National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) Court of LD. Special judge, Rakesh Syal, urging him to direct jail authorities to provide medical treatment and medicine to the applicant. According to a letter, a copy of which lies with KNS reads, “The present application for […]

Sehrai expresses anguish over cancer patient’s death due to highway restriction

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Wednesday expressed anguish over the death of a cancer patient Abdul Qayoom Wani due to restriction on the highway. “The ban on the civilian movement on the highway is highly condemnable and speaks the volumes of lawlessness which is prevailing in Kashmir,” Sehrai said in a statement. He […]

Bar rejects holding LS polls in J&K, calls for resolution of Kashmir dispute

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Wednesday reiterated its stand that holding Lok Sabha elections in the State of J&K “is a futile exercise” and it has benefitted only those who are interested in the prolonging of the final and permanent resolution of Kashmir dispute. “Until Kashmir dispute is decided according to the […]

Shab-e-Baraat to be observed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Saturday

Srinagar: Anjuman-e-Auqaaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Wednesday announced that Shab-e-Baraat will be observed with great religious reverence and fervour at the Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Saturday, April 20. The congregational Isha prayers will be offered at 9:30 PM, the statement said. “Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will shed light on the philosophy and importance of the night […]

Nizamuddin Bhat slams crackdown on youth

Srinagar: The People Democratic Party (PDP) leader Nizamuddin Bhat Wednesday said that hundreds of youth are every day summoned and detained in the valley and are dubbed as miscreants and stone-pelters. In a statement issued here, Bhat said that while the youth are indiscriminately being “suspected and harassed”, residents of hilly belts are denied basic […]

EJAC deplores manhandling of SDM Duroo

Srinagar: The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) Wednesday deplored the manhandling of Sub Divisional Magistrate Duroo by the government forces. In a statement, EJAC President Fayaz Ahmad Shabnam expressed deep shock and concern over the incident. He said that the thrashing of Kashmiris by the government forces has become a norm and “if the magistrate […]

Shah Faesal demands fair compensation to ring road, transmission line affected farmers

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) chief Shah Faesal on Wednesday demanded that people affected by semi ring road and 440 KV DC Samba- Amargrah transmission line should be rehabilitated, resettled and compensated adequately without any delay. “Affected people in many districts are crying for justice from last more than two years,” Faesal […]

Charitable bodies’ holds meet, pledges to mitigate suffering of needy during Ramadan

Srinagar: A meeting was called on Wednesday by local charitable organisations and charitable activists here to discuss how collectively they can reduce the suffering of vulnerable and needy widows and orphaned children during the holy month of Ramadan. In a joint statement issued here, Zubair Hussain Gul – President of Orphans in Need Kashmir announced […]

Mirwaiz grieved over demise of Prof Akram

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of prominent legal luminary and the former head of Law Department of Kashmir University – Professor Muhammad Akram Mir. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz while recalling the contribution of Prof Akram said that the departed soul was a luminary figure in […]