JKLF remembers Bilal Dhobi

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid tributes to its “great martyr” Bilal Ahmad Dhobi on his anniversary. Recalling the sacrifices and struggle of Bilal, a JKLF spokesperson said that “the freedom movement nourished by the sacred blood of such martyrs will surely triumph and no stone will be left unturned to accomplish their […]

Play role in revoking AFSPA from Kashmir: ML to int’l community

SRINAGAR: Day after Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was revoked from Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, the Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir led by incarcerated resistance leader Masarat Alam Bhat on Wednesday urged the international community and human rights bodies to play role in revoking the controversial law from Kashmir Valley. A League spokesperson in […]

Bla students released, phones retained: Police

Bla students released, phones retained: Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday said it has released a group of students who were detained earlier in the day for “pelting stones” and “smashing civilian vehicles” in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. They also requested the parents to advice their children not to indulge in violence and concentrate on studies. Police in a statement late Monday […]

Aerial firing after vehicles of army, Shopian ASP pelted with stones

Aerial firing after vehicles of army, Shopian ASP pelted with stones

SHOPIAN: At about 10am at main chowk Pinjora in Shopian district, army soldiers fired some shots in the air after their vehicle was stoned by some youths in the village, eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader on Monday. A police official said that army soldiers fired some shots to disperse the “miscreants” who carried out “intense stone-pelting” […]

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, restricted in Arunachal

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, restricted in Arunachal

New Delhi: The AFSPA has been removed completely from Meghalaya and its area of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to three police stations bordering Assam and three districts neighbouring Myanmar, officials said on Monday. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act,which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice, has […]

Why Student Protests in Kashmir turn Violent?

Why Student Protests in Kashmir turn Violent?

By Akeel Rashid The widespread student protests unfolding in Kashmir Valley seemingly have no end in sight and with the triggers and motivations for the same changing constantly; it is unclear as to what lies ahead in this regard. This academic year, the student protests originated in reaction to the civilian killings in South Kashmir, […]

3 hit by bullets in army firing in Karimabad Pulwama

3 hit by bullets in army firing in Karimabad Pulwama

Anantnag: At least three persons, one of them a minor boy, sustained bullet wounds after army soldiers opened fire on stone-pelting youth here in Karimabad area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. The injured have been identified as 13-year-old Faizan Farooq, 45-year-old Tanveer Ahmad Pandit and 35-year-old Sajad Ahmad Sheikh, all residents of Karimabad […]

SHRC seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing during gunfight

SHRC seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing during gunfight

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued notice to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian and the Deputy Commissioner Shopian to file a detailed compliance report within two weeks to answer how a teenage girl, namely Saima Wani, was hit by a bullet during an encounter in Shopian district on January 24 […]

Shun egoistic approach: Geelani to New Delhi

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed concern over the “fresh crackdown” on youth and nocturnal raids by government forces, saying authorities are unleashing a “reign of terror” upon innocent civilians. Terming the acts as highly condemnable, Geelani in a statement said authorities “in a desperate move to gain favours from their […]

Must bring Kashmir’s radicalised youth into mainstream: Army

Must bring Kashmir’s radicalised youth into mainstream: Army

New Delhi: Top Army commanders have favoured a collective approach in bringing the radicalised youth in Jammu and Kashmir into the mainstream and focus on minimising collateral damage in counterinsurgency operations in the state. The commanders, at a six-day conference which began on March 16, also delved into a host of key issues including the […]

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