Militants attack police naka in Srinagar

Militants attack police naka in Srinagar

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Suspected militants opened fire at a police party near Government Dental College in Shireen Bagh area of Srinagar Friday afternoon. Official sources said that militants opened fire on a police naka (checkpoint) near Dental College resulting in injury to two policemen and two civilians. The injured policemen have been identified as Habibullah, […]

Modi chairs high-level meeting on Kashmir

Modi chairs high-level meeting on Kashmir

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level meeting on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in which a decision on extending the ceasefire could be taken, officials said. The meeting is being attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and senior officials of intelligence and security agencies, […]

Police make first arrest: Saderabal resident seen in video

Police make first arrest: Saderabal resident seen in video

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Police on Friday said they have arrested a suspect who was seen in a video checking on Shujaat Bukhari’s body after he was shot at inside his car. Addressing a press conference Inspector General Kashmir SP Pani said, “A video that was captured by a person who was present on the spot […]

Bukhari laid to rest

Bukhari laid to rest

Baramulla: Pro-freedom leaders, pro-India leaders, ministers, bureaucrats, judges, lawyers, journalists, police officers and thousands of commoners participated in the funeral prayers of journalist Shujaat Bukhari at his native village Kreeri in Baramulla on Friday. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, JKLF chief Yasin Malik, Chief Minister’s brother and tourism minister Tasadduq Mufti, High Court judge Justice […]

Celebrate Eid Somberly and with Sobriety

Celebrate Eid Somberly and with Sobriety

The precariousness and fragility of life in Kashmir and the uncertainty thereof is underscored here pretty regularly. If nothing this should and must concentrate our minds as we bid farewell to Ramadan, 2018 and begin our welcome preparations for Eid al Fitr. The spirit of Ramadan, essentially, among other things a vigorous time for spiritual […]

A Pen Silenced

A Pen Silenced

By Fida Hussain Sodagar 14 June 2018, a day that witnessed the end of a courageous and fearless journalist. The obvious reference is to the day Rising Kashmir Editor-in-Chief Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office in Srinagar. The epitome of fearless journalism was silenced. The ink of a pen […]

Up to Human Rights Council to act on UN chief’s call for probe in Kashmir

Up to Human Rights Council to act on UN chief’s call for probe in Kashmir

United Nations: Members of the UN Human Rights Council will decide on the future course of action on the human rights chief’s call for a high-level independent international probe into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir, a spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq’s remarks came […]

Govt should look into UN report on Kashmir: Tharoor

Govt should look into UN report on Kashmir: Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday suggested that New Delhi needs to point out if there were any inaccuracy in the UN report on Kashmir. In the 49-page report, the United Nations Human Rights Office has called for a probe into human rights violations in Kashmir by both India and Pakistan. Tharoor told, […]

Video shot before killing of army jawan surfaces

Video shot before killing of army jawan surfaces

Srinagar: A video of Army rifleman Aurangzeb, understood to have been shot moments before his killing, surfaced Friday in which he was seen being interrogated by the militants about encounters in which he had participated, officials said. Aurangzeb, who was in blue jeans and t-shirt was being asked by suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants about his […]

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