Used as ‘human shield’ last time, Dar now on poll duty

Used as ‘human shield’ last time, Dar now on poll duty

Srinagar: Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a ‘human shield’ to ensure safe passage for army jawans as they came under intense stone-pelting, but now he finds himself posted on election duty. “Farooq Ahmad Dar is working on consolidated terms as sweeper in […]

Five youth arrested during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Five youth arrested during nocturnal raids in Pulwama

Pulwama: At least five youth were arrested during nocturnal raid by government forces in Tahab village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Local newsagency KNO reported that government forces conducteded raid in Tahab village and arrested 5 youths last night. The arrested youths have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Gani Mir, Aasif […]

Court martial of Major Gogoi completed; may face reduction of seniority

Court martial of Major Gogoi completed; may face reduction of seniority

New Delhi/Srinagar: The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar last year, officials said. The court martial process against his driver, Sameer Malla, […]

People forced out in rain from homes during CASOs in Tangmarg, Pattan

People forced out in rain from homes during CASOs in Tangmarg, Pattan

Baramulla: Government forces on Monday conducted two cordon and search operations (CASOs) in Tangmarg and Pattan areas of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, police sources told Kashmir Reader, adding that both the operations concluded “peacefully” after no militants were found in the searches. Local people alleged that government troops forced people to come out from […]

Gunfight in Sopore, internet snapped

Gunfight in Sopore, internet snapped

Sopore: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Brath village of Sopore Wednesday evening after a team of government forces including army’s 22RR, SOG of police, and paramilitary CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO). Sources said that a CASO was launched in Brath village in the afternoon but it ended […]

JRL furious over General Rawat’s ‘provocative’ remarks

JRL furious over General Rawat’s ‘provocative’ remarks

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Friday expressed grave concern over the recent statement of Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on using drone attacks in Kashmir, saying such an “irresponsible, unfortunate and provocative” statement from the highest military leadership has threatened a small population of peace loving citizens to the maximum. The leadership […]

Shopian militant’s family alleges vandalism by government forces

Shopian militant’s family alleges vandalism by government forces

SHOPIAN: The family of a former policeman, who fled with four rifles to join militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in May last year, alleged on Thursday that government forces vandalised their house at Nazneenpora in Shopian during the night. Syed Mushtaq, father of policeman-turned-militant Syed Naveed, told Kashmir Reader that government forces damaged windowpanes, geysers, kitchenware […]

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