Kathua rape & murder: JK Police file chargesheet in court

Kathua rape & murder: JK Police file chargesheet in court

Srinagar: The crime branch of JK Police on Monday filed in court their chargesheet in the case of abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old Gujjar girl Asifa Bano of Kathua district. Inspector-General (crime), Syed Ahfadul Mujtaba, told Kashmir Reader that seven persons have been accused of the crime in the chargesheet. “The eighth accused is […]

Innocent civilians killed in Hajin on suspicion of being informers: SSP

Innocent civilians killed in Hajin on suspicion of being informers: SSP

Srinagar: Two civilians abducted from their homes and then brutally killed, their bodies found lying in orchards, in Hajin area of Bandipra were suspected of being informers for government forces, but both of them were innocent, Senior Superintendent of Police Bandipore, Zulfiqar Azad, told Kashmir Reader. “Both the persons were innocent,” Zulfiqar said. “The militants […]

Tourists made anxious by ‘We are landing at Air Force base’ alert

Tourists made anxious by ‘We are landing at Air Force base’ alert

Srinagar: All airlines while landing and taking off from Srinagar airport alert their passengers that the airport is an “Air Force base” and it is prohibited to click pictures of the airport while landing or take-off. When asked if this sudden warning sends a wrong signal, Director of Airport Authority of India (AAI), Srinagar, Sharad […]

Chargesheet in Kathua rape & murder ‘in a week’s time’

Chargesheet in Kathua rape & murder ‘in a week’s time’

Srinagar: The crime branch of JK Police has concluded investigations into the rape and murder of 8-year-old Gujjar girl Asifa Bano in Kathua district. The crime branch is expected to submit in court its chargesheet in a week’s time, government sources told Kashmir Reader on Wednesday. The court will be told that the rape and […]

CM’s enthusiasm for Central Asia trade routes meets skepticism

CM’s enthusiasm for Central Asia trade routes meets skepticism

Demand shows she’s out of on-ground options, say academics, political thinkers SRINAGAR: Over the past few months, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has on several occasions called for the opening of historical routes to Central Asia and beyond, to reopen Kashmir to the world. What is prompting the Chief Minister to repeatedly issue statements calling for […]

New surrender policy ‘incentivises killers’, won’t allow: BJP

New surrender policy ‘incentivises killers’, won’t allow: BJP

Srinagar: Indicating yet again who wears the pants in their coalition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made clear that it will not allow the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to implement its new surrender policy which provides Rs 6 lakh in fixed deposit to surrendered militants and Rs 4,000 per month as interest on that […]

‘Everybody loves a dead mujahid’

‘Everybody loves a dead mujahid’

Younis Bhat, who died of brain haemorrhage, joined the Hizb when he was in Class 8; but when he was in need of work, people shunned him Srinagar: Naseer Ahmad Bhat, brother of the recently slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Mohammad Younis Bhat, told Kashmir Reader that his brother had a miserable life, ten years of […]

IB official comes to Geelani’s house with offer of talks

IB official comes to Geelani’s house with offer of talks

Srinagar: An official from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) came to the residence of Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday night with an offer of talks, according to the Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman. Geelani rejected the offer, the spokesman said. “Last night (Thursday) at 9pm, a man from Intelligence Bureau (IB) knocked at the door of Hurriyat […]

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