Geelani urges Pak to convene urgent OIC meet

Geelani urges Pak to convene urgent OIC meet

SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday hailed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan saying Pakistan, being a “prime partner” of the dispute, needs to do “much more” than statements as the “genocide” here seems to have no end. He appealed Pakistan to “have vigorous consultations with […]

We’re not even allowed to mourn, says Sehrai

We’re not even allowed to mourn, says Sehrai

SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday termed it “height of cruelty” that “we are not even allowed to visit the families of those martyred, and mourn with them”. He said the resistance leadership and activists are continuously caged and their political space is denied. In a statement, Sehrai justified the resentment shown by […]

Unfortunate that militants and civilians dealt with same yardstick: NC

Unfortunate that militants and civilians dealt with same yardstick: NC

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday impressed upon the Government of India (GoI) to put a stop to civilian killings in Kashmir and immediately initiate reconciliatory process. Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar while addressing a meeting of party functionaries here expressed shock at the “impunity with which unarmed civilians are being devoured […]

Pulwama killings: Baramulla Bar Association passes resolution

Baramulla: Bar Association Baramulla suspended work on Monday and passed a resolution demanding time-bound judicial inquiry into the killing of seven civilians in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday. “We strongly condemn the killing of civilians in Pulwama. We have passed a resolution in which we have demanded a time-bound judicial inquiry headed by sitting judge […]

‘Might is right’ still prevails in Kashmir: NF

SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the day-to-day killings of Kashmiri people by forces, Jammu Kashmir National Front deputy chairman Altaf Hussain Wani has appealed the world human rights organisations especially UNHRC to “take tangible measures to save a nation from being wiped out”. In a statement, Wani said the government forces are on a policy […]

AIP condemns Er Rasheed’s continuous detention

AIP condemns Er Rasheed’s continuous detention

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) has condemned the continuous detention of its president Er Rasheed who is lodged at police station Kothi Bagh here. A spokesperson of AIP Advocate Maajid Banday in a statement said, “Such suppressive measures will not work and New Delhi cannot hide its colonial aggression by all its inhuman acts.” He […]

World deceived by Delhi’s propaganda: DFP

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Monday lamented that the whole world is “deceived by the Indian propaganda” and that there is not a single voice to condemn “Indian brutalities” in Kashmir. “The men in uniform have been set free to kill and injure whosoever tries to raise voice against the ongoing state […]

TAD programme: Cluster Coordinator North Zone reviews launch of second phase survey

SRINAGAR: Dr O P Bhuraita, Director State Resource Center Shimla Cum Cluster Coordinator Northern Zone (Jammu and Kashmir) on Monday visited north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and held a meeting to review the launch of second phase survey under Transformation of Aspirational District (TAD) programme and issues related. The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, […]

State’s first electoral literacy club established in Kathua

SRINAGAR: District Election Officer Kathua, Rohit Khajuria, on Monday informed that Kathua district has got the distinction of becoming the first district of the state in establishing Electoral Literacy Clubs (ELCs), aimed at imparting electoral literacy to the youth. The DEO informed this while chairing a meeting held to generate awareness on Special Summary Revision […]

Rs 2.71 cr released to DCs under SCA to SCSP

JAMMU: THE Social Welfare Department has released the revalidated unspent balance for the financial year 2017-18 under Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCA to SCSP). According to the Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, SCA to SCSP amounting to Rs 2.71 crore has been released to the respective District Development Commissioners. He […]