Pulwama trio booked under PSA, shifted to Kot Balwal

Pulwama trio booked under PSA, shifted to Kot Balwal

Srinagar: The Pulwama district administration has booked three youth under Public Safety Act (PSA), a law termed as “lawless” by the Amnesty International. According to reports the deputy commissioner signed the PSA dossier of the three prepared by police alleging anti-national activities and militant links. The youth have been identified as Amir Shafi (20) son […]

Implement recommendations of UN rights report on Kashmir: Mirwaiz urges Guterres

Implement recommendations of UN rights report on Kashmir: Mirwaiz urges Guterres

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday urged the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres to take immediate steps to implement the recommendations of the UNHRC report in Kashmir. “While the people of Jammu & Kashmir welcomed the long overdue UNHRC report on severe HR violations in J&K, we urge the UN @antonioguterres to […]

NF calls for release of political prisoners

Srinagar: National Front on Saturday urged New Delhi to release all Kashmiri political prisoners, saying “they are detained for their political beliefs”. In a statement, the spokesperson claimed that “all the accusations against them are politically motivated” He also expressed concern over the deteriorating health of incarnated resistance leader Peer Saifullah. “Reports suggest that Peer […]

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday raised the Kashmir issue during his meeting with the visiting UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espionosa. Espionosa arrived in Islamabad on her first official trip to the Asia-Pacific region since assuming office in September last year. She met Qureshi in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Grenade attack on CRPF in Srinagar, on police in Shopian, Pulwama

Grenade attack on CRPF in Srinagar, on police in Shopian, Pulwama

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Friday afternoon hurled a grenade on paramilitary CRPF forces at Srinagar’s city centre Lal Chowk. Reports said that the grenade exploded near a manned CRPF vehicle near the Ghanta Ghar and caused minor damage to nearby shops. On Thursday afternoon, an assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police was among three […]

Massacre anniversaries: JRL for shutdown in respective areas

Massacre anniversaries: JRL for shutdown in respective areas

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown in Gawkadal, Basant Bagh, Chota Bazar, Budshah Chowk and adjacent areas (in Srinagar) on January 21, Monday; and Handwara and Kupwara towns on January 25 and 27 respectively, to commemorate the massacres. It also said that congregational prayers will be held on January […]

Pak Rangers, BSF exchange fire in Hiranagar

Pak Rangers, BSF exchange fire in Hiranagar

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Friday resorted to firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said. BSF troops, guarding the borderline, retaliated strongly, the officials added. On Thursday, a civilian was injured when Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Rajouri district. Northern […]

India protests Pak SC extending jurisdiction to Gilgit-Baltistan

India protests Pak SC extending jurisdiction to Gilgit-Baltistan

New Delhi: India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest on a recent order by Pakistan Supreme Court extending its jurisdiction over Gilgit-Baltistan. The Pakistani official was conveyed that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which also includes the Gilgit-Baltistan, “has been, is and shall remain an […]

Khan Sopori released after paralytic stroke in Haryana jail

Khan Sopori released after paralytic stroke in Haryana jail

Sopore: After spending 22 months in detention, 75-year-old senior Hurriyat leader from Sopore, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori has been released last Friday, after he faced a paralytic stroke at Jajir jail in Haryana. Khan Sopori had been moved to Jajir jail in December from Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu. A resident of Badambagh in Sopore […]