Our constitutional position sound basis of mutual trust, tolerance: Mehbooba

Our constitutional position sound basis of mutual trust, tolerance: Mehbooba

Indo-Pak friendship in state’s best interests ; Jhelum dredging, Ring Road, Smart Cities projects taken up SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asserted that the constitutional position enjoyed by the state provides a sound basis of cooperation, mutual trust and tolerance between the people of Kashmir and the rest of the country. In her […]

Bar ready with case but waiting for ‘right moment’

Bar ready with case but waiting for ‘right moment’

‘Team has studied all historical documents: relation of J&K with India rests on Article 35A’ Srinagar: Asserting that the petition seeking scrapping of Article 35A was a “serious issue”, Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom told Kashmir Reader that the lawyers’ body was “on standby mode, waiting for the right moment” to appeal in […]

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Srinagar: The territory of J&K by virtue of being an internationally recognised dispute between India and Pakistan comes under the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations of 1907, of which India is a signatory along with 195 other nation states. Any move to alter the demographic character of this disputed region would violate international laws […]

United defence of 35A: Chenab valley joins Kashmir in total strike

United defence of 35A: Chenab valley joins Kashmir in total strike

Srinagar: In a bold demonstration of solidarity with Kashmir on the issue of Article 35A, a complete shutdown was observed in Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar regions of the Chenab Valley on Saturday. The Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah, Markazi Seerat Committee Doda, Anjuman Islamia Gandoh, Masjid Committee Thathri, and Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar had called for a complete shutdown […]

Way forward in J&K is dialogue, says Chidambaram

Way forward in J&K is dialogue, says Chidambaram

Pune: The NDA government’s ‘muscle flexing’ strategy in Kashmir is wrong and the Congress believes the only way to find a “political solution” to this “political problem” is through talks, said former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday. Speaking to the media here on a slew of issues, the Congress stalwart said the situation […]

NIA raids conspiracy to crush Kashmir economy: KEA

NIA raids conspiracy to crush Kashmir economy: KEA

Srinagar: The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan said on Monday that the NIA raids on business houses in Kashmir and the reporting of the raids by New Delhi-based news channels were a conspiracy to crush the economy of Kashmir. Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF), said that […]

NC, Cong ‘won’t contest polls till Mehbooba resigns’

NC, Cong ‘won’t contest polls till Mehbooba resigns’

Shafat Mir    Anantnag: The Congress and National Conference on Tuesday said they will not contest elections unless Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigns and Governor’s Rule is established in the state. The NC-Congress demanded Mehbooba’s resignation after handing over a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Syed Abid Shah. The NC-Congress alliance’s candidate for Anantnag parliamentary […]

Rasheed’s resolution against Maharaja’s birthday rejected

Rasheed’s resolution against Maharaja’s birthday rejected

Jammu:  Legislative Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed a resolution moved by independent legislator Engineer Rasheed asking the House to oppose the resolution passed by Legislative Council seeking holiday on eve of Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday. As soon as the House began its proceedings, Rasheed asked Speaker Gupta to put the resolution to vote. However, the […]

BJP leaders have fled the Valley; cavalcade of another minister pelted with stones

BJP leaders have fled the Valley; cavalcade of another minister pelted with stones

Srinagar: Eminences of both the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition National Conference (NC) have gone into hiding after the pro-freedom leadership asked people to ostracise them. Legislators, ministers and senior functionaries of the two parties are nowhere to be seen. The vanishing act has become necessary after another minister’s convoy was pelted […]

BJP-PDP govt has mishandled Kashmir situation: Congress

BJP-PDP govt has mishandled Kashmir situation: Congress

JAMMU: Expressing grave concern over the “deteriorating situation” in Kashmir Valley, Congress on Friday accused the PDP-led coalition government of mishandling the violent protests following the death of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani last week and allowing unrest to continue unabated. “We express grave concern over deteriorating situation in Kashmir Valley. PDP-BJP coalition government has mishandled […]