MMU protests closure of Jamia Masjid, Falah-e-Aam institutions

MMU protests closure of Jamia Masjid, Falah-e-Aam institutions

Srinagar: The Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the representative amalgam of religious social and educational organisations of Kashmir, on Friday expressed strong resentment over the repeated closure of Jama Masjid Srinagar by the authorities, barring Muslims from offering Friday prayers for the second consecutive week. “People, especially elders, women and youth from far and wide come to […]

Pakistan trying to bleed India with a thousand cuts: Rajnath

Pakistan trying to bleed India with a thousand cuts: Rajnath

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Pakistan is continuously trying to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir through its approach of bleed India with a thousand cuts , but warned that a befitting reply will be given if attempt is made to hurt the unity and integrity of the nation. “Our neighbour has […]

Pak foreign min Bilawal makes a strong pitch for re-engagement with India

Pak foreign min Bilawal makes a strong pitch for re-engagement with India

Asks if severing ties with India serves Pakistan’s interest Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday made a strong pitch for re-engaging with India, saying cutting ties with New Delhi would not serve the country’s interests as Islamabad was already internationally isolated and disengaged. Addressing the Founding Day ceremony at the Institute of Strategic […]

Assembly polls: Draft electoral rolls by August 31

Assembly polls: Draft electoral rolls by August 31

New Delhi: Setting in motion the process of holding assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission has initiated the revision of electoral rolls following the delimitation exercise in the union territory and the draft rolls will be prepared by August 31, sources said on Wednesday. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner […]

Rajnath to arrive in J&K today to review security situation

Rajnath to arrive in J&K today to review security situation

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will pay a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning Thursday during which he will review the overall security situation, official sources said. The defence minister will visit various forward areas and review the preparedness of Indian armed forces, they said. Senior commanders of the Indian Army are scheduled […]

Shutting down Falah-e-Aam Trust schools discriminatory: Sajad Lone

Shutting down Falah-e-Aam Trust schools discriminatory: Sajad Lone

Srinagar: People’s Conference president Sajad Lone on Wednesday termed as “discriminatory” the government’s decision to close schools run by the Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT) and said selective crackdown on institutions which have religious affiliations is grossly unfair and unjust. An order was passed by Jammu and Kashmir School Education Secretary B K Singh on Monday directing […]

Govt orders cessation of academic activities in 300 FAT schools in J&K

Govt orders cessation of academic activities in 300 FAT schools in J&K

Srinagar: More than 300 educational institutions run by Falah-e-Aam (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, have been stopped from operating by the Jammu and Kashmir School education department, officials said on Tuesday. An order was passed by School Education Secretary B K Singh on Monday directing cessation of academic activities in FAT-affiliated schools and also […]

18.3% unemployment rate in J&K lays bare govt’s hoax claims: NC

18.3% unemployment rate in J&K lays bare govt’s hoax claims: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday said the 18.3 percent unemployment rate in J&K is the living spectacle of the incumbent government’s failure in providing jobs to the skilled and educated youth of J&K. NC state spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a statement said that the data has again repudiated the claims of the incumbent on […]

KP employees reiterate demand for relocation outside Valley

KP employees reiterate demand for relocation outside Valley

Jammu: Kashmiri Pandit employees on Monday staged another protest demonstration here, reiterating the demand for their relocation outside the Valley till peace is restored there. Hundreds of employees, both men and women, assembled under the banner of ‘All Migrant Employee Association Kashmir’ outside the Press Club carrying placards, some of which read, “Don’t rehabilitate us […]

Nupur’s remarks BJP’s strategy to divert attention from KPs’ suffering: Mehbooba

Nupur’s remarks BJP’s strategy to divert attention from KPs’ suffering: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday claimed that suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remark against Prophet Mohammad (SAW) was the BJP’s strategy to divert people’s attention from the plight of Kashmiri Pandits, incite Muslims and provoke a backlash against them. Several states witnessed violent protests on Friday against the controversial remarks on Prophet […]