Five Bandipora youths sent to Jammu jail under PSA

Five Bandipora youths sent to Jammu jail under PSA

Bandipora: Five youths of Bandipora district have been booked under PSA (Public Safety Act) and sent to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu. Sources told Kashmir Reader that the youths are residents of Kaloosa and Hajin villages. The jailed youths have been identified as Adil Bashir Bhat, s/o Bashir Ahmed Bhat, R/o Nusoo (PSA order No. […]

Kashmiri students at AMU being harassed: Er Rasheed

Kashmiri students at AMU being harassed: Er Rasheed

ARIF RASHID Srinagar: MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed was detained Sunday for taking out a protest march here in “solidarity” with Kashmiri students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who were booked on sedition charges. Three Kashmiri students of the university were booked Friday for sedition for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans and trying to hold […]

JRL to GoI: Pay heed to people’s ‘clear message’

JRL to GoI: Pay heed to people’s ‘clear message’

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said it is time that the Government of India (GoI) pays heed to the “clear message” coming from the “rejection” of the ULB polls by the people of Kashmir. “Today, once again, people rejected the forcibly thrust, […]

Omar criticises New Delhi’s handling of Kashmir

Omar criticises New Delhi’s handling of Kashmir

Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Saturday criticised the Government of India’s handling of Kashmir, seeking reasons for the all-time low voter turnout in the ongoing urban local body polls. “From the highest turnouts since 1987 in 2014 to the lowest turnouts ever recorded in 2018 why is the Modi government able to get […]

Downtown factional struggles make NC voters ignore party’s boycott call

Downtown factional struggles make NC voters ignore party’s boycott call

SRINAGAR: The National Conference’s (NC) boycott call did not have any impact in voter turnout in areas of downtown Srinagar that have been the party’s bastions since 1996. The areas which include Tujgari Mohallah, Syedpora, Shampora, Sheikh Hamzah Mohallah, on Saturday saw residents coming out and casting their vote. Tujgari Mohallah, a ghetto believed to […]

Hizb militant killed in Pulwama, another admitted to SMHS hospital

Hizb militant killed in Pulwama, another admitted to SMHS hospital

Pulwama: A local Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was killed and another was wounded, and subsequently hospitalised, in a gunfight with government forces in the wee hours of Saturday morning here in Babgund village of Pulwama district. The slain militant has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar alias Maali, a resident of Samboora village in Pulwama district. The […]

Shutdown in all poll-bound areas except Uri

Shutdown in all poll-bound areas except Uri

ITIFAQ LONE SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed in poll-bound areas in Kashmir on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to boycott Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Saturday. Some areas, including in Srinagar, witnessed only a partial shutdown. Shops and private business establishments remained closed while majority of the transport remained off […]

Voters absent, Hindu troops squeamish at polling booth in slaughter house

Voters absent, Hindu troops squeamish at polling booth in slaughter house

SRINAGAR: For the first time, authorities set up a polling station inside the lone functional abattoir (Zebha Khana) at Zind Shah Sahib (RA) area in old Srinagar, for elections to the city’s municipal corporation on Saturday. According to figures available, only 98 voters from Zind Shah Sahib (RA) locality that falls in Ward 41 (Makhdoom […]

Militants kill policeman in front of wife and kids

Militants kill policeman in front of wife and kids

Sopore: Suspected militants shot at a police constable late Friday evening at his home in Warpora village of Sopore and he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The 37-year-old Javid Ahmad Lone was at home on leave. He is survived by two sons, aged 3 and 5 years, and his wife. “Police have […]