CASO in Budgam ends ‘peacefully’

CASO in Budgam ends ‘peacefully’

BUDGAM: Government forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Arwah-Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, sources said. The CASO according to police sources was launched in the late hours after inputs regarding presence of militants in the village. A local source said that searches were held from house to house […]

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Toothless SHRC gets fresh petition in human shield case

Srinagar: A fresh application was moved before the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday to charge and prosecute Major Leetul Gogoi for using a civilian as human shield in Budgam on April 9 last year. The application was moved by human rights defender Ahsan Untoo, who stated before the commission that eleven months had […]

Govt refuses compensation for Budgam human shield

Govt refuses compensation for Budgam human shield

BUDGAM: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that it can’t pay compensation to human shield victim Farooq Ahmad Dar as there was “no allegation of violation” of his human rights against the state. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in the assembly, while replying to a written question of senior National Conference leader Ali […]

‘Logical conclusion’ is army soldiers going scot-free

‘Logical conclusion’ is army soldiers going scot-free

SRINAGAR: The assertion of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that she will take investigations into the killings of three youth in army firing in Shiopian to their “logical conclusion” does not seem to make any sense, in view of the impunity granted by laws such as AFSPA to the army and open political support from the […]

Forces ‘go berserk’ in Lassipora

Forces ‘go berserk’ in Lassipora

PULWAMA: Army soldiers on Tuesday allegedly went berserk in Lassipora village of Pulwama beating residents without provocation. The villagers said four people from the village were also detained. Residents said the assault came a day after a police post in industrial area (SIDCO) was attacked by suspected militants. Villagers alleged that around 5:30pm on Tuesday […]

Dar-ul-Uloom Sopore accuses army of vandalizing property

Dar-ul-Uloom Sopore accuses army of vandalizing property

Sopore: Soldiers from 22 Rashtriya Rifles based in Sopore allegedly ransacked a reputed seminary in Sopore and harassed the staff. Officials of the Dar-ul-Uloom Sopore, which boasts of hundreds of students and scholars from several areas of northern Kashmir, told Kashmir Reader that soldiers barged into the seminary in the intervening night of Saturday and […]

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