A wood-cutter who lost his life and two little girls their father

A wood-cutter who lost his life and two little girls their father

SHOPIAN: The 26-year-old civilian who was killed during clashes between government forces and local youths in Pinjora area of Shopian on Wednesday evening, was a father of two minor daughters and worked as a wood-cutter to earn for his poor family two square meals a day. Sajad Ahmad Parray, according to his relatives, had gone […]

Probe human rights excesses, ensure sense of security: NC to admin

Probe human rights excesses, ensure sense of security: NC to admin

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that the unwavering claim of the incumbent governor on bringing peace to Kashmir lays bare in the wake of continuous human rights violations committed against the people, saying that incessant excesses against the people will not help improve the situation. Addressing party functionaries and workers here […]

Asiya-Neelofar anniversary: Geelani calls for shutdown in Shopian

Asiya-Neelofar anniversary: Geelani calls for shutdown in Shopian

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has made a fervent appeal to people to observe a complete shutdown in Shopian and its peripheral areas to commemorate the gruesome incident of rape and murder of Asiya and Neelofer in 2009. Geelani in a statement said Jammu and Kashmir being a heavily deployed militarised zone […]

Restrictions lifted ‘in toto’ on NH from May 27

Restrictions lifted ‘in toto’ on NH from May 27

SRINAGAR: “Following a review of the security situation in the state and of the requirement of security forces’ convoys, the Governor has decided to lift the remaining restrictions on civilian movement on the National Highway (NH-44) connecting Jammu to Srinagar with effect from Monday, 27.5.2019,” said a press release issued by the J&K Government’s information […]

Sehrai hails UN for seeking details on Kashmir killings

Sehrai hails UN for seeking details on Kashmir killings

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday hailed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for seeking details from India on Kashmir killings since 1990. He also slammed the government of India for calling it “a closed chapter”. In a statement, Sehrai also hailed the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and […]

KCCI concerned over lease of Zakura land to paramilitary

KCCI concerned over lease of Zakura land to paramilitary

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has expressed concern at the decision of the Governor’s Administration to lease out 60 kanals of industrial land to the government forces, and noted that, if needed, it would approach the High Court in this regard. A spokesperson of the KCCI stated that the business community […]

PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

PVWT demands ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Pellet Victims Welfare Trust (PVWT) on Monday held a peaceful protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding ban on the use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Scores of pellets victims from various districts of the valley assembled in press enclave here holding placards which read “Pellet Gun Lethal Weapon”, “Ban on pellet gun”, “Stop use of […]

NC leader slams Modi for creating ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir

NC leader slams Modi for creating ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: The National Conference leader Sheikh Mustufa Kamal on Friday slammed Narendra Modi for creating a “humanitarian crisis” in Kashmir by banning civilian traffic on national highway. “During its stint in power, the BJP has only amplified the hate against minorities particularly Muslims. This is not the idea of India which was visualized by the […]