Valley’s most-wanted militant killed near LoC in Uri

Valley’s most-wanted militant killed near LoC in Uri

‘Qayoom Najar was coming back to Kashmir to take command of Hizb’ Baramulla: Kashmir’s “most wanted” militant, Qayoom Najar of Sopore, was killed in a brief gunfight near the army’s Zorawar post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Zamboorpatan area of Uri on Tuesday morning, police and army said. Najoor had crossed the LoC […]

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Srinagar: For 18 years, Qayoom Najar remained a mystery man, his tactics enabling him to live to be the longest-surviving militant in Kashmir, until today. But even in death he remained mysterious. When the army’s 34 RR killed an infiltrator along the LoC near Zorawar post in Uri on Tuesday morning, they had no idea […]

Dr Mehraj-ud-Din passes away

Dr Mehraj-ud-Din passes away

Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers; Malik terms him ‘a great patriot’ SRINAGAR: Dr Mehraj-ud-Din Munshi, former Head of Department (HoD) Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar passed away on Monday. Hundreds of people attended his funeral prayers at Mirzabagh, Nigeen which were led by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by JKLF chairman Muhammad […]

BJP-PDP govt has brought J&K back to 1990s chaos: Azad

BJP-PDP govt has brought J&K back to 1990s chaos: Azad

Jammu, Sep 10 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir and the NDA-led Centre had taken the state back to 1990s when the law and order situation was at its worst. “Since the BJP came to power in New Delhi and formed the coalition government with PDP […]

My Gaza Strip

My Gaza Strip

Syed Suhail Yaqoob I have never been to Gaza. That patch of land where from thousands of deaths and all kinds of oppressive tactics, which shame humanity, have been used against the innocent and original inhabitants. To justify these oppressive tactics, religion is used, where Jews(not all), conform to the view that the land is […]

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

SOPORE: On 27th November 1993, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Pundit’s family found itself homeless. Troopers of the Indian Army forced the family out of their 18 bedroom farmhouse and surrounding 60 kanals of land to occupy it for establishing a base to launch anti-military operations. Twenty four years since the occupation, the Pundits have been handed over […]

Bano and Other Women

Bano and Other Women

Suhail A. Shah Anantnag: On a pleasant day in August 1992 – August 7 to be precise – forty-one armed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants boarded a bus in Rampora village of Kulgam district, their destination the neighbouring Hawoora village. No, they were not setting forth to carry out an attack. They were, in fact, in the best […]

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Attacks on the eve of Battle of Badr hint back to the ’90s

Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: After government forces brought back memories of the ’90s with their crackdowns, especially in south Kashmir, militants seem to be responding in the same manner, choosing 17 Ramadhan, the eve of Jang-e-Badr, to carry out multiple attacks. Jang-e-Badr was the war fought by the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad (PBUH), against his opponents […]

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leadership on Sunday said that police was subjecting civilians to “worst” possible treatment and disregarding their fundamental rights. In a joint statement issued by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday, the leadership criticized authorities for their “heartless approach” against civilian population. “Police authorities are unnecessarily harassing and […]

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: There was panic in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Saturday when police and paramilitary forces launched a cordon and search operation early afternoon near Court Road to nab suspected militants. Eyewitnesses said that at about 12:15 in the afternoon, CRPF, police’s special operations group (SOG) men cordoned off the entire Court Road area to conduct […]