India asks Pakistan to stop interfering in it’s ‘internal affairs’

India asks Pakistan to stop interfering in it’s ‘internal affairs’

New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan’s strong comments on Kashmir situation in the wake of killing of militant Burhan Wani, India Monday said it reflect its continued “attachment to terrorism and its usage as an instrument of State policy.” India also asked Pakistan to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours. “We […]

Rajnath’s statement `highly provocative’: JeI

Rajnath’s statement `highly provocative’: JeI

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Monday termed the statement of Union Home Minister as “highly provocative”. “Indian security agencies are engaged in the bloodshed of innocent Kashmiri people and the statement of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has added fuel to the fire wherein it has been said that the violence would not be […]

Security forces must use firearms as last resort: AI

Security forces must use firearms as last resort: AI

Srinagar: “Security forces must use live ammunition only as a last resort to protect against a threat to life, and not use pellet-firing shotguns against protestors,” the Amnesty International India said in an e-mailed statement. AII said authorities in Jammu and Kashmir must ensure that people injured in shootings by security forces have access to […]

Modi to review Kashmir situation today

Modi to review Kashmir situation today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir arising out of the killing a top militant of Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani, soon after his return from a five-nation tour of Africa. A senior Government officer said the Prime Minister will be given a detailed presentation on the prevailing […]

Dr A G Ahangar appointed Director SKIMS

Dr A G Ahangar appointed Director SKIMS

SRINAGAR: Government on Monday appointed Dr A G Ahangar as Director SKIMS, official sources told. Dr. Ahangar headed the cardiothoracic surgery department of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) before he was appointed Director of NEIGRIHMS, Guwahatti in 2011. Dr. Ahangar was tipped to head SKIMS in 2011 when the then government appointed Prof. […]

Jackboot doesn’t win

Jackboot doesn’t win

Burhan’s death immortalized him as he merged with the idea of freedom from deceit, from indignity, from subjugation and shamelessness, from hegemony and from everything is not constituted of human spirit. But the young rebel also once again lifted the thick veil from a reality that those who claim to represent the people of Kashmir […]

Cups of nun chai — 14: Drunken army

Cups of nun chai — 14: Drunken army

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 […]

Strike call extended till July 13, ‘Reaffirmation Day’

Strike call extended till July 13, ‘Reaffirmation Day’

Srinagar: The united pro-freedom leadership has called for the extension of the ongoing hartal till July 13 in the entire valley. In a joint statement issued on Monday, leaders of both Hurriyats and JKLF said that Martyrs’ Day July 13 would be observed as Reaffirmation Day on which Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq […]

Pak summons Indian high commissioner over Kashmir killings

Pak summons Indian high commissioner over Kashmir killings

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to demand “fair and transparent” inquiry against individuals responsible for “blatant” violation of fundamental rights and killing of many civilians in Kashmir in the wake of protests over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The Pakistan Foreign Secretary called in Indian High […]