For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

SRINAGAR: Blinding and maiming unarmed protesters with pellet ammunition is like “beating your wife” for CRPF director general Durga Prasad. Asked whether the force will stop using pellet guns, which have killed a few people, blinded partially or fully dozens and injured hundreds of others, Prasad said, “It is like asking when you would stop […]

Address root cause of instability in Kashmir: Omar to New Delhi

Address root cause of instability in Kashmir: Omar to New Delhi

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today asked the Centre to address the root cause of political instability and alienation in Kashmir, saying crushing the sentiment by use of force would not only be futile but also highly counterproductive. Every phase of political unrest in the valley, including the present one, […]

LAWDA intensifies demolition drive along Dal

SRINAGAR: In  continuation  with the demolition drive launched by the Lakes & Waterways Development Authority through its Enforcement Wing, 13 illegal constructions/structures at Ashaibagh, Saida Kadal & Nigeen were demolished today which had been raised under the garb of present unrest. Further, the people residing within the LDA jurisdiction are hereby directed not to go […]

After fasting for 16 years, Sharmila wants to be CM

After fasting for 16 years, Sharmila wants to be CM

Imphal: Ending her 16-year-old fast on Tuesday when she took a few drops of honey, Irom Chanu Sharmila could not hold back her tears. A few moments later the frail woman, who had been force-fed all these years, regained composure and announced that she wants to be the Chief Minister of Manipur, some day. “There […]

Traders ready to ‘sacrifice’ business for resistance programmes

Traders ready to ‘sacrifice’ business for resistance programmes

Srinagar: A prominent section of business fraternity in Kashmir has assured full support to the pro-freedom leadership in the raging anti-India uprising and expressed willingness to face economic loss without remorse while resisting and protesting against the “worst ever humanitarian crises unleashed by the government forces in Kashmir”. “Kashmir is a dispute and needs to […]

‘Photographer’ SPO thrashed

‘Photographer’ SPO thrashed

Srinagar: A special police officer (SPO) in civvies was severely beaten up by the people during a unity congregation in Warhama village of Bijbehara. Witnesses said that the masked cop was caught by the people while he was clicking pictures with his mobile phone. After being caught, they said, people severely thrashed him that left […]

Be tough on separatists: Ram Madhav

Be tough on separatists: Ram Madhav

New Delhi: The situation in the Kashmir valley is tense and the state government must act tough against the separatist forces. The central government is extending all support to normalise the situation in the state, but more work needs to be done. The  Kashmir policy of the Narendra Modi government is the same as that […]

Cups of nun chai — 27 & 28: Legacies of colonisation

Cups of nun chai — 27 & 28: Legacies of colonisation

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Questioning the urban, mainstream perception of Kashmir

By Suraj Kumar Thube The Kashmir unrest refuses to show any signs of decline. Innocent Kashmiris are getting caught unawares to the incessant sprinkling of pellets toward them. The hyper patriot news channels look all but certain to mobilize people to attack the numero uno rogue State of South Asia. And in response, the equally […]