Policemen advised to not visit homes

Policemen advised to not visit homes

Srinagar: After several incidents of alleged militant attacks against family members of policemen in the Valley, the police has sent an advisory to all police personnel, sources told Kashmir Reader on Sunday. Policemen have been advised to exercise caution while moving around and especially when visiting their hometown. The advisory was sent on Sunday after […]

Anantnag polls deferred to save PDP’s skin: Opposition

Anantnag polls deferred to save PDP’s skin: Opposition

Srinagar: Now that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost the parliamentary by-election for Srinagar seat, questions are being asked whether Tasadduq Mufti’s recommending of postponement of the Anantnag by-election was actually driven by the sense of imminent defeat. Tasadduq’s presser was conducted the day after the Srinagar constituency went to polls. The election was […]

New videos show NC, PDP activists raising anti-India slogans at gunpoint

New videos show NC, PDP activists raising anti-India slogans at gunpoint

Srinagar: Fresh videos have surfaced on social media showing pro-India political workers announcing their dissociation from politics and raising anti-India and pro-Azadi slogans at gunpoint. The videos have surfaced weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa released a video warning police informers and political workers of pro-India parties. The two new videos that are making […]

Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday apprised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in Kashmir, amidst growing outrage in the Valley over “human shield” video. Rawat’s meeting with Doval comes a day after he had separate deliberations with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N […]

Nawaz urges international community to stop HR violations in Kashmir

Nawaz urges international community to stop HR violations in Kashmir

Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has called upon the international community to play its role for resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiris. In a solidarity message issued on Sunday, he said that the world community should play its role to stop human rights violations by the Indian […]

Crafting Peace Theoretically: The Case of Kashmir

Crafting Peace Theoretically: The Case of Kashmir

By Javid Ahmad Ahanger The terms Peace and Conflict are paired opposites, like light and shadow. In Enlightenment thinking, violence and conflict, seen as the greatest evils in history, were ascribed to a disorderly world. Political philosophers such as John Locke in the 17th century and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 18th century viewed war as […]

Shah asks world leadership to shun ‘unsympathetic’ attitude towards Kashmir

Shah asks world leadership to shun ‘unsympathetic’ attitude towards Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Expressing grief over the killing of a youth Sajad Ahmad Sheikh in Batamaloo, the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said the forces are carrying out killings “to quench their thirst for blood”. In a statement issued here, Shah questioned the silence of the world leadership over the “grave […]

What the By Polls and their Aftermath tell us about Kashmir?

What the By Polls and their Aftermath tell us about Kashmir?

By Arif Khan Thematic scrutiny of electoral system in a democracy would entail, at least, a conversation on the existential conditions of the state and the purposes of government as advocated by different political scientists. While dealing with state and government, a sort of scholastic vibes of light would be directed to cast upon the […]

Police foils Rasheed’s Badami Bagh March

Police foils Rasheed’s Badami Bagh March

“Using human shields not a new phenomenon” Srinagar: Police and government forces foiled a protest march by Awami Ittehad Party led by MLA Langate Er Rasheed to Badami Bagh cantonment on Saturday. The march was carried out to protest against the incident of using a youth as a human shield by army, and for beating […]

Undemocratic face of India exposed: Hurriyat

Undemocratic face of India exposed: Hurriyat

Srinagar: Terming the recent incident, wherein a Kashmiri boy was tied by the army with the bonnet of their jeep to use him as a human shield, a clear cut example of barbarism and open terrorism during the sham elections, a spokesman of APHC said that army was utilizing its powers under black laws to […]