Uncle, mother narrate sequence of events

Uncle, mother narrate sequence of events

Hajin: Abdul Hameed Mir, 60, the uncle of the killed 12-year-old Aatif Mir, was also held hostage by the militants in the two-storey house where he lived in Hajin. He told Kashmir Reader that the militants had been hiding in the house for the past three days. “It was about 9am (Thursday) when army men […]

Militants attack Anantnag Municipal Council chairman, PSO injured

Militants attack Anantnag Municipal Council chairman, PSO injured

Anantnag: A policeman was today injured after militants attacked the security detail of Congress leader and Chairman Municipal Council Anantnag (MCA), Hilal Ahmad Shah, here in main town Anantnag. The injured policeman, Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Shah, has been identified as Arshid Ahmad. A health official from Anantnag told Kashmir Reader that the policeman […]

India boycotts Pak National Day event for inviting Hurriyat leaders

India boycotts Pak National Day event for inviting Hurriyat leaders

New Delhi: India has decided to boycott a reception at the Pakistan High Commission here to mark Pakistan’s National Day as several separatists leaders from Jammu and Kashmir have been invited to the event, the External Affairs Ministry said Friday. It said no Indian representative will attend similar events in Islamabad as well. Over the […]

Kashmiri human rights activist detained outside Pak High Commission

Kashmiri human rights activist detained outside Pak High Commission

New Delhi: Delhi Police Friday detained Kashmiri human rights activist Mohammed Ahsan Untoo when he was about to enter Pakistan High Commission, officials said. Untoo, who runs an organisation International Forum of Justice and Human Rights, had been invited among others, including separatists, from Jammu and Kashmir by the High Commission to attend the Pakistan […]

Geelani penalised over Rs 14 lakh for ‘illegally’ possessing $10,000

Geelani penalised over Rs 14 lakh for ‘illegally’ possessing $10,000

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh and ordered confiscation of nearly Rs 6.8 lakh in connection with a FEMA case against the veteran resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, officials said Friday. The case pertains to Geelani, the chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference, in illegal possession of […]

2 Army personnel injured in Pak firing along LoC: Officials

2 Army personnel injured in Pak firing along LoC: Officials

Jammu: Two Army personnel were injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Rajouri and Jammu districts, officials said Friday. Pakistani troops continued night-long mortar shelling and firing in Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors, they said. The two Army personnel, who were […]

India, Pak should resolve differences bilaterally: SCO

India, Pak should resolve differences bilaterally: SCO

Beijing: India and Pakistan should resolve their issues bilaterally, the SCO’s new Secretary-General has said, asserting that their participation in the security grouping could become “impossible” without a commitment for an “unconditional” fight against terrorism and separatism. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was established in Shanghai in 2001 with China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and […]

Geelani condemns killing of minor boy in Hajin

Geelani condemns killing of minor boy in Hajin

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday condemned the killing of a minor boy in north Kashmir’s Hajin during a gunfight between the militants and government forces. Paying tributes to the slain militants in Sopore, Hajin and Shopian, Hurriyat chairman in a statement said: “New Delhi through its forces has crossed all the […]