100 militants, 16 civilians killed in JK this year: Home Ministry

100 militants, 16 civilians killed in JK this year: Home Ministry

Srinagar: A hundred militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of 2018, while 43 government forces’ personnel have also been killed during the same time, the Home Ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. A total of 256 incidents of violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in […]

Police, army brass meets in south Kashmir to tackle militancy threat

Police, army brass meets in south Kashmir to tackle militancy threat

Anantnag: Top police and army officers put their heads together, here in Kulgam district, on Tuesday to take stock of the security situation and think of ways for its “betterment”, amid a steep rise in the number of youth picking up arms in south Kashmir. The south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian […]

SHRC gives police one week to submit SOP on use of pepper gas

SHRC gives police one week to submit SOP on use of pepper gas

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday granted a “final opportunity” to police authorities to submit a copy of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) followed while using pepper gas against civilian protesters in Kashmir. SHRC Chairman Justice (Rtd) Bilal Nazki remarked that a copy of the SOPs had not been produced yet before […]

70 year old Noor Khan imprisoned under PSA dies in jail

70 year old Noor Khan imprisoned under PSA dies in jail

Baramulla: A famous militant of the ’90s and a popular pro-freedom activist in north Kashmir, 70-year-old Gulam Hasan Malik, better known as Noor Khan, died on Tuesday at Government Medical College Jammu a day after he was shifted to the hospital from Kot Balwal Jail, where was imprisoned under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) […]

Shutdown continues in Trehgam against killing of youth

Shutdown continues in Trehgam against killing of youth

Baramulla: By the orders of the district magistrate, all educational institutions including colleges and private schools remained closed in Kupwara and Handwara, expect in Keran and Tangdar areas, on Saturday. Mobile internet services which were blocked by the authorities in the district soon after the killing of a local youth, Khalid Ahmad Malik, by the […]

Clashes in Trehgam after march to graveyard blocked

Clashes in Trehgam after march to graveyard blocked

Kupwara: A day after the funeral of Khalid Ahmad Malik who was killed in army firing, clashes erupted in Trehgam area of Kupwara on Friday afternoon after a large number of people from the youth’s village took to the streets and held protests against his killing. Shouting slogans, the people marched towards the graveyard where […]

Bullet in his neck, teenager stares at uncertain future

Bullet in his neck, teenager stares at uncertain future

Anantnag: With a bullet embedded deep into his neck, right next to the jugular vein, and doctors “hesitant” about a surgery, 18-year-old Ubaid Shabir Bhat stares at an uncertain future. Ubaid, a BA Ist-year student at Government Degree College Anantnag, is son of a small time apple farmer, Shabir Ahmad Bhat, from K Kalan village […]

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

SRINAGAR: Mutahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) and Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid (AAJM) have denounced the disallowing of congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 10th time this year. In a joint statement issued here, MMU and AAJM strongly protested the frequent closure of “Kashmir’s religious and spiritual centre”, saying it not only hurts the […]

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