Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Frisal (Kulgam): An extraordinary scene of devastation is what remains of the Reshi family’s house in Nagbal village. Hundreds of people have been coming since Sunday, when the house was blasted to rubble by government troops, to pay homage and to survey the ruins. The most curious sight is of two corrugated tin sheets that […]

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Kashmir’s Political Uncertainty is the Cause of its Suffering: Mirwaiz

Dear friends, Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you about a people who are victims caught in the longest running conflict in the world- not of their making. Our lingering political uncertainty, since the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan, is the cause of our immense suffering […]

Imam’s fake encounter killing: Trial adjourned

Imam’s fake encounter killing: Trial adjourned

SRINAGAR: A court here on adjourned case related to 2006 fake encounter killing of Imam (cleric) Showkat Ahmad Kataria. Kataria was killed in 2006 after he went missing from Srinagar’s Zadibal locality where he was leading prayers at a local mosque. No witness was produced by the prosecution before the Principal District and Session Judge […]

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Govt to process draft bill that gives police AFSPA-like powers

Srinagar: The government has decided to process “for approval of the competent authority” a draft bill that proposes to arm the police with powers similar to those enjoyed by the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The 74-page Jammu and Kashmir Police Draft Bill-2013 had been posted on the Web site of the home department […]

Jama’at decries midnight firing in Bandipora village

Jama’at decries midnight firing in Bandipora village

Says attempt to terrorise people Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has expressed deep resentment and anguish over what it called “unjustified firing” on the house of Mohammad Maqbool Sheikh in Mantrigam village of Bandipora during night hours. Terming it a deliberate attempt to “terrorise the innocent people of Kashmir” a Jama’at statement said, “Had these […]

PSA used excessively, military presence increased: NC MLA

PSA used excessively, military presence increased: NC MLA

Jammu: National Conference legislator Agha Syed Ruhullah criticised chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for “promising people a state free of AFSPA and PSA but in reality using these laws excessively during last year’s uprising”. “How many youths have been detained under PSA? How many PSA orders have been quashed? How many youth are languishing in jail?” […]

Rasheed corners Mehbooba in Assembly

Rasheed corners Mehbooba in Assembly

‘Kashmir struggle a movement for right to self determination’   Jammu: Stating that electoral parties NC and PDP were acting like “extension wings and collaborators of Indian colonial occupation”, Independent legislator, Engineer Rasheed Saturday told the legislative assembly that “the struggle of Kashmiri nation was not for revoking AFSPA, PSA or banning pellet guns, or […]

Narrative Of Contestation: Shahnaz Bashir’s ‘The Half Mother’

Narrative Of Contestation: Shahnaz Bashir’s ‘The Half Mother’

By Basharat Shameem   The armed conflict in Kashmir appears unrelenting, having already taken a heavy toll on human life. The magnitude of the suffering brought about by the conflict is unprecedented. Shahnaz Bashir is one of the emerging indigenous voices that have taken it upon themselves to narrate and to “write back to the […]