JRL march foiled, leaders detained

JRL march foiled, leaders detained

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Government forces deployed in strength in Srinagar for the prime minister’s visit did not allow the march to Lal Chowk called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday. Hundreds of policemen and CRPF troopers wearing riot gear were deployed in Srinagar to prevent public movement. Razor wires were laid on several […]

Police detain JKLF chief ahead of Modi’s visit

Police detain JKLF chief ahead of Modi’s visit

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained Thursday by the police ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. Malik was taken into custody near the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) office in Abi Guzar area of the city, its spokesman said. He said that immediately after the […]

With 2 from each unit, JRL to form 6-member committee

With 2 from each unit, JRL to form 6-member committee

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said they would form a six-member committee that will formulate a strategy and implement it. Sources said that the decision was taken on Monday after Mirwaiz and Malik drove to the Hyderpora residence-cum-office of Geelani and […]

JRL calls for Lal Chowk Chalo on Saturday to protest Modi’s visit

JRL calls for Lal Chowk Chalo on Saturday to protest Modi’s visit

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for Lal Chowk Chalo on Saturday, May 19, against the proposed visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said the proposed visit of Indian premier is aimed […]

SC defers hearing on Article 35A

SC defers hearing on Article 35A

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which grants special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of India told the apex court that the matter is very sensitive and as the GoI’s interlocutor (Dineshwar Sharma) is making efforts […]

Issue directions to ensure Kashmiris not harassed: CM to GoI

Issue directions to ensure Kashmiris not harassed: CM to GoI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked the Government of India (GoI) to issue directions to the “concerned agencies” to ensure that its residents do not face any harassment. The chief minister spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and brought to his notice cases of alleged harassment of people from the […]

Dineshwar Sharma, others meet Governor

Dineshwar Sharma, others meet Governor

JAMMU: Government of India’s Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, Dineshwar Sharma, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Fruday. Governor and Sharma held extended discussions regarding the crucial importance of maintaining peace and normalcy in the State alongside the effective functioning of the administrative apparatus. A statement also said that that […]

Article 370 not a temporary provision, says SC

Article 370 not a temporary provision, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision. The apex court said that in its earlier verdict of 2017 in the SARFESI case, it has been already held that Article 370 was “not a temporary provision”. […]

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