Hurriyat denounces continuous arrest of resistance leaders

SRINAGAR: Condemning the arrest spree and placing of resistance leaders under house arrest, Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday termed it as “an extreme type of vandalism and terrorism”. “This is martial law like situation,” said Hurriyat in a statement, “Since the inception of PDP led coalition government, authorities are not allowing us to […]

‘Fear instilled among people ahead of Jan 26’

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday strongly condemned the fresh “wave of terror” unleashed by forces across Kashmir ahead of January 26 saying there is hardly any corner or a village in south and north Kashmir where people are not harassed. A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement expressed serious concern over […]

Security beefed up across north Kashmir

Security beefed up across north Kashmir

Sopore: Security has been beefed up across northern Kashmir in the run up to Jan 26. Barricades and check points have been set up in several places where vehicles are routinely stopped and commuters frisked. At many places in Sopore, Baramulla and adjoining villages, security forces were seen stopping and frisking vehicles and asking for […]

Geelani remembers Gawkadal martyrs

Geelani remembers Gawkadal martyrs

SRINAGAR: Remembering the Gawkadal massacre, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said: “Indian occupational forces have left their brutal footprints in every nook and corner of the state and Gawkadal is one among these massacres”. In a statement, Geelani said, “People were peacefully protesting against the highhandedness of forces when they were showered […]

Frisking intensified across north Kashmir

Frisking intensified across north Kashmir

Baramulla: Government forces have installed several check posts across north Kashmir and are searching both private and passenger vehicles. Check posts have been installed on Uri-Baramulla, Baramulla-Handwara-Kupwara, Baramulla-Srinagar and Kupwara-Srinagar roads where teams of army along with police are seen stopping all the public and private vehicles. Drums painted with ‘Stop for Checking, Show your […]

Troops resort to ariel firing in Pulwama after stone-pelting

Troops resort to ariel firing in Pulwama after stone-pelting

CASO being conducted in Pampore town PULWAMA: Government forces on Monday resorted to aerial firing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town after a few youths pelted them with stones when they were crossing the Pulwama market. A forces’ vehicle came under stone-pelting at Rajpora Chowk Pulwama, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. The stone-pelting was retaliated to by […]

No private school invited to R-Day celebrations this year

No private school invited to R-Day celebrations this year

Srinagar: After last year’s snub by private schools to the School Education department, which had asked some private schools to send their students to the official Republic Day celebrations on January 26, not a single private school has been invited to participate in this year’s event. The official celebrations are being held this year at […]

Troops on heightened alert in Srinagar

Troops on heightened alert in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government forces have been put on a heightened alert in Kashmir following inputs of a possible militant attack in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, police said on Monday. The security forces in Kashmir, especially the city, were put on heightened alert following recovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in […]

AAC concerned over launch of CASO in Srinagar after 17 years

‘Kashmir turned into military fortress ahead of Jan 26’ SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Monday expressed serious concern over the launch of cordon and search operations (CASO), door to door searches and “unleashing a reign of terror” by forces in downtown areas of Shehr-i-Khaas after a gap of 17 years. In […]

Helicopters will shower flowers on new venue of Jan 26 celebrations

Helicopters will shower flowers on new venue of Jan 26 celebrations

Srinagar: For the first time in the history of Kashmir, the government has decided to deploy three helicopters which would shower flowers from the sky on the venue of January 26 celebrations (India’s Republic Day) this year. The official venue of the celebrations will be Ground B of the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, […]