Barkati’s family prepare for another Eid without him

Barkati’s family prepare for another Eid without him

Despite quashed PSA, family losing hopes of release SHOPIAN: Reban (Shopian): Despite a court having quashed PSA detention of Sarjan Barkati, the family is not hopeful of his release as he has been kept behind bars again. Barkati is in jail since October 1, 2016. His wife, Shabrooza, told Kashmir Reader that the court has […]

Sarjan Barkati detained under ‘fabricated’ charges: Malik

Sarjan Barkati detained under ‘fabricated’ charges: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the prolonged detention of Moulana Sarjan Barkati who is languishing in jail since 2016. In a statement, Malik said Moulana Barkati has been detained under many “ridiculous” charges and dozens of “fabricated” cases have been lodged against him. He said courts have acquitted […]

Burhan is a hero: Anuradha Bhasin

Burhan is a hero: Anuradha Bhasin

The Kashmir Times editor bats for non-violence, though says that armed struggle was not born in vacuum; terms deepened desperation as catalyst behind young boys and girls fighting government forces Srinagar: Social activist and executive editor Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, on Saturday said that ‘violent modes of resistance’ were a ‘trap’ and would never create […]

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

SRINAGAR: Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, have left for New Delhi to appear before NIA for questioning. Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman, had undergone cardiac surgery in 2009 and was admitted in Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pains. Both […]

Internet bans destroying 1300 centres built for digital future

Internet bans destroying 1300 centres built for digital future

Srinagar: After creating a network of 1300 Common Services Centres (CSCs) to deliver various services electronically to people of Kashmir, the officials overlooking the scheme say that the government is destroying the “much needed” network by ordering frequent internet blackouts. The officials said that more than a thousand centres in Kashmir are left defunct when […]

NIA gets 10-day custody of arrested resistance leaders

NIA gets 10-day custody of arrested resistance leaders

Delhi court grants request for interrogation of leaders accused of funding terror activities in Kashmir Srinagar: A Delhi court on Tuesday granted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) 10 days of custody of seven Hurriyat leaders who were arrested by the agency on Monday. The court accepted the NIA’s request for custody so that the arrested […]

Shutdown follows arrests

Shutdown follows arrests

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed on Tuesday against the arrest of seven pro-freedom leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Normal life was disrupted in parts of Srinagar due to strict restrictions imposed by the government after a call for shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership. As “precautionary measures”, restrictions under Section 144 […]

Already in jail, 70-year-old Khan Sopori slapped with another PSA

Sopore: Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, aged 70, imprisoned in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu for the past four months under the Public Safety Act (PSA), has been slapped with another PSA under the same cases registered against him earlier. Sopori, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore town, is chairman of the People’s League organisation and […]

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

Srinagar: Journalism in Kashmir is a risky venture even in the best of times. Life and livelihood are both at risk when reporting the ‘situation’ in the Valley, whether it was the insurgency in the turbulent 90s or the street agitations since 2008. Reporters have had to face the ire of the government as well […]