Used as ‘human shield’ last time, Dar now on poll duty

Used as ‘human shield’ last time, Dar now on poll duty

Srinagar: Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a ‘human shield’ to ensure safe passage for army jawans as they came under intense stone-pelting, but now he finds himself posted on election duty. “Farooq Ahmad Dar is working on consolidated terms as sweeper in […]

Bar condemns ‘excesses’ by forces in Gahind village

Bar condemns ‘excesses’ by forces in Gahind village

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar Sunday condemned the use of bullets and pellets by the government forces against the civilians at Gahind village of Shopian. In a statement, Bar said: On Saturday around twenty civilians were injured with pellets, out of whom four had critical injuries and had to be referred to SMHS […]

‘Army snatching phones, I-cards, beating people’, Keller residents protest

‘Army snatching phones, I-cards, beating people’, Keller residents protest

SHOPIAN: Residents of Keller and adjoining villages on Saturday staged a protest in Keller market against the army. The protestors alleged that residents of the area were subjected to “continuous harassment and assaults” by the army. A shutdown also observed in the area as a protest. Residents alleged that army was frequently beating up people, […]

Shopian villagers allege physical assault during CASO by govt forces

Shopian villagers allege physical assault during CASO by govt forces

SHOPIAN: Government forces allegedly beat up villagers while conducting a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Rawalpora village of Shopian district on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Locals told Kashmir Reader that a joint team of army, police and paramilitary forces besieged the village at about 3am and after an hour started door-to-door […]

Two CASOs in Baramulla

Two CASOs in Baramulla

Baramulla: Government forces including army, police and paramilitary forces on Friday launched two Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, but both were called off after no militants were found. Police sources said that a CASO was launched in Drangbal area of Baramulla on Friday morning after government forces received […]

3 CASOs in Shopian, one still on

3 CASOs in Shopian, one still on

SHOPIAN: A day after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants killed four policemen in Shopian district, government forces conducted searches in three villages in the area. A cordon and search operation (CASO) was still underway at Trenz village when this report was filed. A team of government forces including 43 RR of army, central reserve police force (CRPF), […]

JRL furious over General Rawat’s ‘provocative’ remarks

JRL furious over General Rawat’s ‘provocative’ remarks

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Friday expressed grave concern over the recent statement of Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on using drone attacks in Kashmir, saying such an “irresponsible, unfortunate and provocative” statement from the highest military leadership has threatened a small population of peace loving citizens to the maximum. The leadership […]

PHE employees beaten by army in Hajin, colleagues protest

PHE employees beaten by army in Hajin, colleagues protest

HAJIN: Two daily wage employees of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) mechanical department were beaten and injured, allegedly by army at Hajin in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The injured employees were shifted to JVC Srinagar, from where they were discharged after day-long treatment. Meanwhile, a group of employees under the banner of the All PHE […]

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