Militants flee cordon in Pulwama; clashes after Friday prayers

Militants flee cordon in Pulwama; clashes after Friday prayers

SRINAGAR: Militants fled away after a brief exchange of fire with the security forces in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning. Local sources said the Batnoor area of the district was cordoned off early in the morning. “There was a brief exchange of fire but the militants fled from the spot,” […]

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

New Delhi: There were 15 militant attacks on the army last year as the government forces lost 68 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was Friday informed. The year 2016 also recorded 449 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Jammu and Kashmir border. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, […]

Forces can kill people anywhere: Mirwaiz

Forces can kill people anywhere: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said the killing of a minor girl Kaneeza of Hyhama, Kupwara “once again shows the utter disregard and callousness the forces have for the life of a Kashmiri”. He said Kashmiris can become target of government forces anywhere even while “sleeping at home”. Mirwaiz, as […]

No question of withdrawing AFSPA till peace returns: BJP

No question of withdrawing AFSPA till peace returns: BJP

Srinagar: In a rebuff of the chief minister’s statement made a day before, BJP national vice-president and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Avinash Rai Khanna, said on Thursday that no question arises of withdrawing AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) from the state till peace is restored. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had said on […]

10 youth arrested in Pulwama in night raid

10 youth arrested in Pulwama in night raid

PULWAMA: Police arrested ten youth in Tahab and Naira villages in Pulwama district in raids on their homes Tuesday night. Locals said that on Tuesday night, police carried out raids on several houses in the area and rounded up at least a dozen youth on charges of stone throwing. Tahab area had witnessed protests and […]

Mehbooba pitches for AFSPA revocation

Mehbooba pitches for AFSPA revocation

New Delhi: Ahead of the by-polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday raked up the issue of revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas and “see the impact”. Mufti, who has taken a strong position against militants, pitched for revocation of AFSPA, saying she required a […]

Life in Kashmir: A Saga of Stresses and Strains

Life in Kashmir: A Saga of Stresses and Strains

By MEHBOOBA RASHID Mental, physical and social health, are energetic elements of life that are closely linked and intensely interdependent. Mental disorders affect people of all countries and societies, individuals at all ages, women and men, the rich and the poor, from urban and rural surroundings. Depression, hopelessness, sadness, despair, misery and unhappiness are more […]

Kaneeza’s killing another example of state terrorism: Mirwaiz

Kaneeza’s killing another example of state terrorism: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Condemning the killing of a minor girl Kaneeza and severely injuring a minor boy Faisal in a military and forces joint operation at Hyhama Kupwara, the chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed the incident as yet another worst example of state terrorism and forces’ atrocities committed on the people of Kashmir. Mirwaiz […]

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday said that a time will come when people of the world will know how the people of Kashmir were killed, maimed and blinded by the Indian armed forces. Acting on the programme of the joint resistance leadership, lawyers held a protest demonstration in the high court […]

Family of disabled son beaten by troops in dire straits

Family of disabled son beaten by troops in dire straits

SRINAGAR: The financially humble family of a physically challenged youth who was allegedly beaten by government forces last year is struggling to meet his medical bills and their day-to-day expenses. Mushtaq Ahmad, the injured youth of Soura’s Ganai Mohalla has three family members – his mother, father and brother. His brother had a job that […]