GoI has always opposed third party mediation on Kashmir: Sehrai

GoI has always opposed third party mediation on Kashmir: Sehrai

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Thursday dubbed Kashmir as a “flash point” between India and Pakistan, and said the Government of India has always opposed third party mediation on Kashmir issue. In a statement, TeH chief said: “The Norwegian PM’s mediation offer clearly indicated that world doesn’t subscribe to New Delhi’s claim […]

Will not allow gay sex, adultery in Army: Gen Rawat

Will not allow gay sex, adultery in Army: Gen Rawat

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Thursday said gay sex and adultery will not be allowed in the Indian Army, months after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and struck down a colonial-era adultery law. “In the Army, it is not acceptable,” he told a press conference while replying to a question on impact of […]

IAS officer Shah Faesal resigns

IAS officer Shah Faesal resigns

Srinagar: IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir Shah Faesal, who has been in limelight since topping the civil services exam in 2010, resigned Wednesday, protesting against the “unabated” killings in Kashmir and a “lack of sincere reach out” from the Union government. In a brief statement on Facebook, the 35-year-old said his resignation was also […]

Militant killed in Pulwama shootout

Militant killed in Pulwama shootout

Srinagar: A militant, believed to be Pakistani, was killed during a brief shootout in Chowduribagh area of Litter in Pulwama district on Tuesday. According to a local news gathering agency quoting police official, said that the militants had attacked an army patrolling party of 55 RR in Chowduribagh area. He said the army retaliated, triggering […]

838 militants, 183 civilians killed in JK since 2014: Govt

838 militants, 183 civilians killed in JK since 2014: Govt

New Delhi: As many as 838 militants and 183 civilians were killed in Jammu and Kashmir since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday. Government of India’s Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said since 2014 till December 31 last year there were 1,213 incidents involving militants in Jammu and Kashmir. “In these incidents, […]

Army denies harassment of transporters

Army denies harassment of transporters

Srinagar: The Army has denied allegations of harassing transporters in northern Kashmir. As reported by Kashmir Reader, transporters in northern Kashmir districts have alleged that army camps in the districts were harassing them and snatching their vehicles at will. Rebutting the allegations, defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that the army camp at Sopore and […]

Pro-freedom camp pays homage to slain Pulwama militant

Srinagar: The pro-freedom camp on Tuesday paid homage to the slain militant killed in an encounter with the government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, saying “the authorities have pushed Kashmiri youth to the wall, but has failed to break the resolve of people despite repressive measures”. A militant identified as Irfan Ahmad Rather of Rajpora […]

Every Saturday, a gunfight in Pulwama

Every Saturday, a gunfight in Pulwama

SHOPIAN: For the past four consecutive Saturdays, Pulwama’s Tral and nearby area has seen four gunfights, during which 16 militants, 7 civilians, and one army soldier have been killed. Locals have noted this correspondence with Saturday and are speculating if this is some special strategy of government forces, or some particular reason, for choosing this […]

Collateral damage: Left homeless in gunfights, families lost in long struggle for compensation

Collateral damage: Left homeless in gunfights, families lost in long struggle for compensation

SHOPIAN: Gunfights between militants and government forces in Kashmir are leaving many families homeless as government forces show mercy on houses sheltering the militants, or even others that stand nearby. Many families in south Kashmir have lost the labour of their lives in the form of houses and household goods. While government does not compensate […]