Constitutional amendments applied to J&K challenged in High Court

Constitutional amendments applied to J&K challenged in High Court

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday issued notice to both the central government and the state government for filing their objections to a petition challenging Amendments made through the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 and the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order 2019. The court of Justice Rajesh Bindal issued […]

Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir has been left facing an acute shortage of migrant workers this year with the building activities in the valley taking a severe burnt. Though officials have no explanation for this unusual development, locals widely believe that the migrant workers may be shunning the valley, fearing reprisal against them due to attacks on Kashmiris […]

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

BUDGAM: In a horrific incident, a Kashmiri shawl seller was allegedly attacked with swords and looted of almost Rs 2 lakh by a group of people in Kolkata city Friday evening. Shakoor Ahmad Shah, hailing from Daharmuna village of Budgam district, was returning from Sealdah to his rented accommodation in Jadavpur when he was intercepted […]

‘Harassment’ of Kashmiri leadership denounced in mosques, on streets

‘Harassment’ of Kashmiri leadership denounced in mosques, on streets

Srinagar: A resolution condemning the “harassment” and intimidation of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the “wave of repression” on socio-religious organisations was read out at several mosques as per the programme of Mutahida Majlis Ulama (MMU) during Friday prayers across Kashmir. Protests were also held by people at several places […]

Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized

Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized

SRINAGAR: At least eight Kashmiri students perusing postgraduate courses at the BFIT College, Dehradun who had fled home in the aftermath of Pulwama attack have returned now to find their belongings missing and vandalised. Aasif Mohammad, who is pursuing Masters in Geography at the college, told Kashmir Reader over phone that the day they left […]

BJP now leading party in J&K Legislative Council

BJP now leading party in J&K Legislative Council

SRINAGAR: The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the leading party in the J&K Legislative Council with the highest number of members, after the term of eight members expired on Thursday. The PDP and Congress each lose three members, while BJP and NC lose one member each. The new numbers will be: BJP 10 […]

KU students protest against ban on Jama’at

KU students protest against ban on Jama’at

SRINAGAR: The students of Kashmir University on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against the Government of India’s ban on Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir. Scores of students marched from varsity’s History department up to Humanities block carrying banners and chanting slogans denouncing the ban on Jama’at, a student told Kashmir Reader. He said the protesters later dispersed […]

Bar constitutes 9 member team to be present in SC over Art 35-A hearing

Bar constitutes 9 member team to be present in SC over Art 35-A hearing

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Tuesday said it has constituted a nine-member team who will remain present in the Supreme Court on March 13 and 14 over the hearing of Article 35-A, which is most likely to come up for hearing. According to the statement, the members include M. A. Qayoom president, […]

Official team to look into issues of students outside the state

Official team to look into issues of students outside the state

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday gave directions for constituting a team of officers from the Jammu and Kashmir Government which would hold consultations with managements of educational institutions in Dehradun, Uttrakhand, and other educational institutions in other states where a large number of students from Kashmir are studying. This official team will look […]

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