JK Police received no information from Delhi on Kawa’s arrest

JK Police received no information from Delhi on Kawa’s arrest

Srinagar: The JK Police had received no prior communication from Delhi Police before a Kashmiri civilian, Bilal Ahmad Kawa, was arrested at Delhi airport on January 10, Superintendent of Police (SP), North, Srinagar, Sajjad Shah told Kashmir Reader on Sunday. “We were not told by anybody that he was in any way an offender, nor […]

726 arrested under PSA in last two years: Govt

726 arrested under PSA in last two years: Govt

Srinagar: At least 726 persons were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kashmir during the last two years, the government told the assembly on Friday. The government stated in the ongoing assembly that 525 persons were booked under the controversial PSA during the year 2016. “All of them have been released,” said […]

Official figures released on number of injured in 2016 uprising

Official figures released on number of injured in 2016 uprising

Srinagar: In seven months between July 2016 and February 2017, more than 9,000 people were injured in clashes with government forces, of whom 782 sustained injuries in their eyes, according to data released by the government in the assembly on Friday. The data revealed that 54 persons were permanently disabled, majority of them blinded in […]

Helicopters will shower flowers on new venue of Jan 26 celebrations

Helicopters will shower flowers on new venue of Jan 26 celebrations

Srinagar: For the first time in the history of Kashmir, the government has decided to deploy three helicopters which would shower flowers from the sky on the venue of January 26 celebrations (India’s Republic Day) this year. The official venue of the celebrations will be Ground B of the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, […]

Kashmiri man who laid foundation of modern Pak air Force dies at 96

Kashmiri man who laid foundation of modern Pak air Force dies at 96

SRINAGAR: A Jammu and Kashmir native who rose to become the first and youngest-ever chief commander of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, died due to acute respiratory infection and subsequent cardiac arrest in Rawalpindi on Friday. He was 96. He belonged to a well-to-do family of Khans that owned houses and land […]

Police officers alarmed at Kashmiri militants’ fidayeen turn

Police officers alarmed at Kashmiri militants’ fidayeen turn

Srinagar: The presence of two Kashmiri militants in the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s fidayeen squad indicates a major shift in the course of militancy in Kashmir, which can “take dangerous turns in the future,” top police officers are worried. “The attack will bring a phenomenal change on the map of militancy in Kashmir,” a top cop told Kashmir […]

Kashmiri professor chides Siddharth Varadarajan for speaking state’s language

Kashmiri professor chides Siddharth Varadarajan for speaking state’s language

Srinagar: Senior Indian journalist and editor of TheWire.in, Siddharth Varadarajan, was left red-faced when he was confronted by a Kashmiri professor, Hameeda Nayeem, who asked him how as a “liberal humanist” could he frame the Kashmir dispute within the “statist discourse”. “I am disappointed how a liberal humanist can discuss Kashmir within the statist discourse,” […]

Police present year’s report card, give themselves great marks

Police present year’s report card, give themselves great marks

Srinagar: Emphasising that the aim of “Operation All-Out” was not restricted to the killing of militants, but involved also efforts to bring back local youths who have joined militant ranks, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid told reporters on Sunday. He said police were examining cases of 5,500 youth who are slated to be […]

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