1990 Mashali Mohalla massacre: SHRC directs govt to provide relief to kin

1990 Mashali Mohalla massacre: SHRC directs govt to provide relief to kin

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the state government to provide relief to the kin of the victims of 1990 Mashali Mohalla massacre under relevant SRO within six weeks, as the police in its report had admitted that nine persons were killed in Mashali Mohalla locality in Hawal area of Srinagar by […]

Delhi trying to create ’90s like situation in Kashmir: Geelani

Delhi trying to create ’90s like situation in Kashmir: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday lashed out at policy makers in Delhi, saying they have set forth their strategy and are looking for “excuses” to create 1990-like situation in state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth. “(Delhi) wants to kill each soul in occupied state, […]

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Srinagar: Fearing more fidyaeen attacks in Srinagar, the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has begun fortifying its camps and bases in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. “We have started fortifying our camps and buildings in Srinagar,” CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir Reader. “We are revamping our security arrangements. We are also […]

‘Logical conclusion’ is army soldiers going scot-free

‘Logical conclusion’ is army soldiers going scot-free

SRINAGAR: The assertion of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that she will take investigations into the killings of three youth in army firing in Shiopian to their “logical conclusion” does not seem to make any sense, in view of the impunity granted by laws such as AFSPA to the army and open political support from the […]

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

Shopian: Government forces launched their first cordon and search operation (CASO) of 2018 in more than a dozen villages of Shopian on Tuesday. Since May 4, 2017, as many as 25 villages of Shopian have endured such CASOs, often at night, during which forces have allegedly beaten up people inside their homes, vandalised households, vehicles, […]

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Srinagar: Four years after a petition was filed in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the DIG Police on Wednesday submitted a report on the 1990 ‘Handwara Massacre’, saying “BSF men killed 14 persons including a former legislator and a police cop”. The report reads that on 1st October, 1990, police personnel namely Abdul Hamid, […]

Sopore’s old man mirrors Kashmir’s fractured history

Sopore’s old man mirrors Kashmir’s fractured history

Sopore: Wali Mohammad Adil, now in his 90s, is bed-ridden and keeps within reach a glut of medicines on a table next to him. His face, though, is calm, and conceals the life of trials and tribulations that has made it a mirror to Kashmir’s fractured history. As an eyewitness to the transformation of the […]

‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

Hajin (Bandipora): Despite being a hub of the government-sponsored Ikhwan militia, militants have been successful in gaining a foothold in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The entrenched presence of militants in Hajin is clear from the major search and cordon operation that government forces launched on Wednesday in the town and adjacent areas. […]

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed deep concern over the increasing “lawlessness, harassment, bullying by forces personnel” and incidents of braid chopping. He suspected the involvement of government forces and said in a highly militarised zone, the culprits go unnoticed. In a statement, Geelani said the silence and incapability (of authorities) […]

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