Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Decision to hold polls in J&K shows arrogance of central govt: CPI(M)

Srinagar: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday slammed the central government for going ahead with panchayat and municipal elections in Jammu & Kashmir. The CPI(M) said this showed the “arrogance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government. “The decision of the government to go ahead with panchayat and urban local bodies elections […]

JRL concerned over threats to resistance leaders

JRL concerned over threats to resistance leaders

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday expressed anguish over the “threat calls” given to the Hurriyat leaders and activists by the authorities, and said “the leadership has taken a strong note on the ‘sting operations’ being carried out against the pro-freedom leaders”. In a statement, the JRL leadership led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz […]

Funeral prayers in absentia held for slain militants, civilian on JRL call

Funeral prayers in absentia held for slain militants, civilian on JRL call

Srinagar: The funeral prayers in absentia was held on Sunday here in Lal Chowk for five militants and a civilian killed in a gunfight and clashes in south Kashmir’s Qazigund and Kulgam. According to a statement issued by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) which stated that on the call from Joint Resistance Leadership, the funeral […]

JRL calls for shutdown on Monday, funeral prayers today

JRL calls for shutdown on Monday, funeral prayers today

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for complete shutdown on Monday against turning the Valley especially south Kashmir into a “battlefield”. It also appealed people to offer funeral prayers in absentia on Sunday after Zuhar (noon) prayers for the slain militants. In a statement, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and […]

Yasin Malik condemns killings in south Kashmir

Yasin Malik condemns killings in south Kashmir

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday condemned the killings in south Kashmir’s Qazigund and Kulgam, and said “impunity from punishment has turned the forces cold-hearted”. In a statement, Malik said, “Blood of Kashmiris is being spilled ruthlessly with no regret or remorse,” and added: “political dissent is choked […]

Hurriyat (M) decries civilian killing, pays tributes to slain militants

Hurriyat (M) decries civilian killing, pays tributes to slain militants

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday condemned the killing of yet another civilian Rouf Ahmad in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and injuries to scores of protesters in the forces’ firing. While paying rich tributes to the five slain militants killed in an encounter in Qazigund, the Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said, “The resistance […]

Hizb, LeT pays respect to slain militants

Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudin and Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba Jammu Kashmir on Friday paid rich tributes to the five militants killed in gunfight with the forces in Qazigund. In a statement, Salahudin said, “Though martyrdom is painful, but the sacred blood of the martyrs won’t go waste.” “We pay rich tributes to the valour […]

Intervene in HR violations, Bar appeals to Int’l community

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Saturday strongly condemns the killing of 24-year-old youth and injuries to scores of protesters in forces’ firing in south Kashmir. In a statement, the Bar appealed to the International Community to intervene in Kashmir human rights violations and “save the people from the onslaught of the forces, […]