Article 35 A hearing deferred to April

Article 35 A hearing deferred to April

Jammu: The hearing of the case against Article 35 A in the Supreme Court (SC) was deferred to April on Thursday, official sources revealed to Kashmir Reader. Sources said that the SC registry had set January 25 as the tentative date of hearing of four petitions against Article 35 A; however, “the date has been […]

Mehbooba appeals for Indo-Pak peace

Mehbooba appeals for Indo-Pak peace

Says bunkers along borders no permanent solution Jammu: Expressing her reservations on the construction of bunkers along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday once again appealed for peace and a long-lasting solution to the issue. Making a statement in the Legislative Council, Mehbooba said, “It is unfortunate that we […]

Opp seeks financial support to Kashmiri industrialists

Opp seeks financial support to Kashmiri industrialists

Jammu: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday said that the local industry in Jammu and Kashmir was facing a set-back from banking sector. Participating in debate over grants to Industries, NC’s Ali Mohammad Sagar said huge claims were made that local industrialists were given loans but all was done on papers only as “their […]

Kashmir saw curfew 168 times since 2016: Govt

Kashmir saw curfew 168 times since 2016: Govt

No enquiry commissions into civilian killings, rights violations in last two years Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said that curfew and restrictions were imposed 168 times in nine districts of the Valley during the last two years. The government also said that there were at least 85 law-and-order incidents in 2016 while […]

Kathua rape and murder case transferred to Crime Branch; CB forms SIT

Kathua rape and murder case transferred to Crime Branch; CB forms SIT

Jammu: The government on Tuesday transferred the case of the alleged rape and brutal murder of a minor in Kathua for investigation to the Crime Branch. Raising a “point of information” in the Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs minister Abdul Rehman Veeri said: “J&K Crime Branch will investigate the case, FIR number 10/2018 under section 363, […]

Shahid’s bail hangs in balance, decision on Feb 5

Shahid’s bail hangs in balance, decision on Feb 5

Jammu: A special court on Tuesday heard the arguments of Shahid Yousuf’s counsel seeking bail. However the court said that it will decide on the bail plea on February 5. A relative of Shahid told Kashmir Reader from New Delhi that the case for bail hearing came up before a special judge of the National […]

Opposition says, ‘war-like situation on borders’

Opposition says, ‘war-like situation on borders’

Suggests formation of team for accessing ground situation Jammu: The opposition parties on Tuesday expressed concern over heated-up borders in Jammu and Kashmir in which at least 12 people including civilians have been killed. The National Conference and Congress demanded that a team of legislators be sent to the affected areas to “access the situation […]

Opposition cautions Govt over attempts of ‘saffronisation of education’

Opposition cautions Govt over attempts of ‘saffronisation of education’

Jammu: Opposition on Tuesday cautioned the Education Minister ‘not to fall prey to any vicious attempts of saffronisation of education in J&K as is being witnessed in India. In his statement in a discussion over grants to education department, National Conference (NC) legislator, Ali Mohammad Sagar, told the Legislative Assembly that Hindu nationalist BJP was […]

Kashmir turned into Jail, says oppossition

Kashmir turned into Jail, says oppossition

Jammu: Intense checking and “harassment” to people of Kashmir in run up to January 26 was raised in Legislative Assembly on Tuesday as opposition parties slammed the government for the “breaking public movement” in the Valley. The National Conference (NC) legislators lambasted the PDP-BJP government for what they termed “turning Kashmir valley into Jail-Khana”. After […]

Govt considering amnesty for second-time stone pelters: Mehbooba

Govt considering amnesty for second-time stone pelters: Mehbooba

Jammu: After amnesty to first-time stone throwers in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday announced that her government is considering a review of the cases of “second-time stone pelting offenders” in the Valley. She said that her government was currently reviewing the cases (FIRs) against the “first-time” offenders. “This will give them an opportunity […]

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