Pellets injure 20 during crackdown

Pellets injure 20 during crackdown

Army beats up villagers, militant’s family in Heff Shopian SHOPIAN: At least 20 persons sustained pallet injuries while several others, including women and children, were beaten up by government forces on Wednesday during an intense cordon and search operation at Heff Shirmal village in southern Shopian district. Residents of Heff Shirmal said told Kashmir Reader […]

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Srinagar: The pro-freedom parties have sharply reacted to the government forces’ action in Wokai Kulgam and Heff Pulwama, where at least 30 persons were injured during clashes between protesters and government forces. Dozens others, including women, were beaten up by forces during house to house searches. Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and All parties Hurriyat Conference […]

Army launches crackdown, leaves after protests

Army launches crackdown, leaves after protests

Elsewhere, students block Anantnag-Verinag road demanding punishment to army men ANANTNAG: Protests erupted in Okai village of Kulgam after army soldiers beat up a civilian during a ’90s style crackdown on Tuesday. Army soldiers arrived at the village early morning and asked all men in the village to assemble at a local ground. Villagers said […]

@Shopian Siege

@Shopian Siege

Syed Suhail Yaqoob & Quadri Shugufta South Kashmir is virtually out of control. Recent killing of five policemen, robbing banks and snatching weapons are all inklings.  The severity of the situation is indicated by the fact that the Election commission of India placed the Anantnag by-polls on hold.  The Central and State governments have conveyed […]

Pulwama only a trigger, dissent long-standing

Pulwama only a trigger, dissent long-standing

The crackdown on students during the 1960s showed its colours a few years later when an armed group of students, named Al-Fatah, was formed during the 1970s  that carried out a number of activities against the government and its agencies SRINAGAR: Starting on April 15, when government forces clashed with students of the government degree […]

CRPF lists south Kashmir as ’cause of concern’

CRPF lists south Kashmir as ’cause of concern’

Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday described swell in the number of militants in south Kashmir region as a “challenge and cause of concern”. “We are facing challenge in terms of security situation especially in south Kashmir as there is an increase in number of local youth joining militant ranks,” Inspector General, […]

Pro-freedom camp says army’s Shopian siege ‘war against Kashmiris’

Pro-freedom camp says army’s Shopian siege ‘war against Kashmiris’

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp has “strongly” condemned the use of “excessive” force against civilians and ransacking of properties during massive crackdown by army and government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday. In a statement issued here, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said authorities have “let loose the reign of terror” […]

Crackdown is back

Crackdown is back

Troopers beat people, ransack houses, smash cars Villagers clash with forces during search operation RAASHID HASSAN      SHOPIAN: Reminiscent of 90s, a massive cordon and search operation involving some 17 villages and thousands of army, police and paramilitary personnel was conducted in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Thursday. The villages which include Turkwangam, Sugan, Maldair, Heff, […]