Woman, 3 Lashkar militants killed in Handwara gunfight

Woman, 3 Lashkar militants killed in Handwara gunfight

Handwara: Police said a woman was killed in “cross firing” during a gunfight in Handwara area on Sunday night in which three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed. A police spokesperson said that the army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles and the 92 Bn CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Mir Mohalla area of Unisoo in […]

French journalist sent to police remand till Dec 16

French journalist sent to police remand till Dec 16

Srinagar: The French embassy on Monday formally contacted the Jammu and Kashmir police a day after award-winning French journalist Paul Comiti was arrested in Srinagar. Comiti was produced in a Srinagar court on Monday where the government prosecutor argued that he had violated visa norms. Comiti was then remanded to police custody till December 16, […]

SHRC asks police to explain

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued notices to the top police brass asking them to explain the reason for Comiti’s arrest. Activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo had filed a petition (vide number 395) before the SHRC on Monday, asking that the government clarify whether any foreign journalist has the right to highlight […]

We support Kashmiri Muslims: Turkish parliament official

We support Kashmiri Muslims: Turkish parliament official

Deputy parliament speaker Ahmet Aydin calls for solution to Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India ANKARA: The deputy speaker of Turkey’s parliament on Monday voiced support for Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. In a meeting with Shah Ghulam Qadir, the speaker of the “Azad” Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly, Ahmet Aydin said that Turkey […]

Resistance camp aghast over killing of woman in encounter

Resistance camp aghast over killing of woman in encounter

SRINAGAR: The resistance camp has strongly condemned the killing of an unarmed woman Misra Bano who fell to bullets during gunfight between militants and government forces in Yunso village of north Kashmir’s Handwara area. It also paid tributes to the slain woman and three militants killed in the encounter. In a statement, JKLF chairman Muhammad […]

International human rights day: Govt foils JRL’s march to UN office

International human rights day: Govt foils JRL’s march to UN office

Complete shutdown in Valley, Malik sent to Srinagar Central Jail Srinagar: Amid a complete shutdown observed in Kashmir on Sunday, the government imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and arrested pro-freedom leaders to foil the march of the joint resistance leadership (JRL) towards the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and […]

Prof Bhat served notice to ‘clear his position’ on meeting with Sharma

Prof Bhat served notice to ‘clear his position’ on meeting with Sharma

Srinagar: Taking cognizance of the “breach in discipline” by one of its executive members, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has issued a show-cause notice to president of Muslim Conference, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, to “clear his position” on his reported meeting with Government of India’s (GoI) special representative on Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar […]

India using chemical weapons against civilians in Kashmir: PaK prez

India using chemical weapons against civilians in Kashmir: PaK prez

Srinagar: The president of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) alleged on Sunday that Indian forces were using “chemical weapons against civilians in Kashmir”. He also called upon Pakistan to “remain strong” to be able to secure a solution to Kashmir. PaK president Sardar Masood Khan also alleged, “Crimes against humanity are also being committed there (in […]

JCO injured on LoC in Rajouri

JCO injured on LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured when the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an Army official said on Sunday. Pak troops fired at forward posts along the LoC in Bhawani belt of Noushera sector in […]

While babus discussed human rights inside posh auditorium, father and sisters of boy ‘tortured to death in custody’ protested outside

While babus discussed human rights inside posh auditorium, father and sisters of boy ‘tortured to death in custody’ protested outside

Srinagar: On world human rights day, bureaucrats as well as top officials from the government including law minister, Abdul Haq Khan, Inspector General Police, Munir Ahmad Khan, Director General of Police, SP Vaid and Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan besides many others were assembled at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre to discuss and listen about […]