Kashmir core dispute: Pakistan

Kashmir core dispute: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A nine-member All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) delegation met Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser, Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday and briefed him about human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Emphasizing that the indigenous movement of Kashmiri people had entered a crucial phase since the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani, the delegation said that the […]

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 […]

Forces court find commandant, constable not guilty of killing Zahid Farooq

Forces court find commandant, constable not guilty of killing Zahid Farooq

Justice not done, says anguished father; promise of compensation was ‘just to hoodwink people’ Srinagar: A General Security Forces Court in Srinagar has declared Commandant Randhir Kumar Birdi and Constable Lakhwinder Kumar of 68 BN BSF not guilty of the killing of Zahid Farooq Sheikh, a teenager who lived in Brein Nishat, during the 2010 […]

Can Peace be built in Kashmir?

Can Peace be built in Kashmir?

By Bisma Ashraf Zargar The Kashmir conflict is one of the most staggering conflicts in international politics, and its persistence involving two nuclear powers is well known. Though the parties involved in the conflict have their own perspectives regarding the cause and course of conflict, almost all agree (at least in declarations and statements) that […]

‘BJP has no idea of how to rule Kashmir’

‘BJP has no idea of how to rule Kashmir’

Srinagar: Could it be the lack of ruling experience that is behind the BJP’s bungling of Kashmir? The contradictory statements made by its ministers do suggest that the party is yet to make head or tail of the situation it confronts in Kashmir. On Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu insisted that the “problem […]

Protests mark Darbar Move

Protests mark Darbar Move

SRINAGAR: Activists of the Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) on Monday halted the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh at Exhibition Crossing in Srinagar on the opening day of Darbar Move to the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Party worker Tahir Mir told Kashmir Reader that the demonstrators had assembled around Singh’s convoy as […]

Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

New Delhi: The government of India on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking hearing on its curative plea against the verdict by which the protection given to armed forces during anti-militancy operations in areas where AFSPA is in force has been negated. The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had […]

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat leaders including Chairman Islamic Political Party – JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Chairman Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Bilal Sidiqi, and President Muslim Democratic League Hakim Abdul Rashid visited Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi to felicitate the ‘Islamic Republic’ on its National Day. As per a statement issued here, the leaders while praying for the strong, stable, […]

‘Parliament bypoll vital to defeat RSS’

‘Parliament bypoll vital to defeat RSS’

Srinagar: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the upcoming parliament bypolls were important battles that would “define and measure the strength of our people in resisting the tyrannical onslaught of the BJP and the RSS in J&K”. “This is an important battle and will test our resolve and our integrity. It is […]