Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

SRINAGAR: Skull-fractured, teeth broken, half shaved head swathed in bandage, multiple stitches on shoulder, lacerations in mouth and tongue – this is a brief description of a middle aged woman’s condition after police fired a stun grenade during a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Sunday. Even the survivors from encounters manage to […]

‘Tehsildar ordered incarceration on police’s advice’

‘Tehsildar ordered incarceration on police’s advice’

Malik to remain in jail till Aug 5: JKLF Srinagar: JKLF chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, and others leaders are likely to remain in Srinagar’s central jail till 5th of August as police “in nexus with Tehsildar south” remands them afresh, a statement issued by the front said here. JKLF chairman has alleged that the civil […]

Sinha led group arriving in August

Sinha led group arriving in August

Srinagar: The Concerned Citizens Group (CSG) led by former Indian foreign minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha is visit Kashmir early next month to advocate dialogue and update itself with the present situation in the valley. “We are arriving in Kashmir early next month. The dates are yet to be fixed,” Wajahat Habibullah, one […]

Hurriyat worried over ‘framing’ of arrested leaders

Hurriyat worried over ‘framing’ of arrested leaders

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference has raised concerns over the arrest and remand of resistance leaders arrested by NIA. The Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that NIA was being used as a war weapon against leadership and “local henchmen are facilitating these arbitrary measures against leadership”. Expressing concern over the 10-day remand […]

NIA arrests 7 pro-freedom leaders for ‘terror funding’

NIA arrests 7 pro-freedom leaders for ‘terror funding’

Accused to be presented in New Delhi court today Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven pro-freedom leaders on charges of “terror funding”. NIA spokesperson Alok Mittal told Kashmir Reader that the accused were arrested in Delhi and Srinagar and they will be produced before the special judge of NIA at Patiala […]

Joint resistance calls for shutdown today

Joint resistance calls for shutdown today

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership has called for a complete shutdown on Monday to protest and condemn the “revengeful, arbitrary and illegal arrests” of Hurriyat leaders. Seven Hurriyat leaders Altaf Ahmed Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah were arrested by NIA on Monday. However, the leadership skipped names of Nayeem Khan and […]

Restrictions in Srinagar

Restrictions in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government on Monday announced that restrictions would be imposed in parts of Srinagar on Tuesday. According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal in district Srinagar on Tuesday as a “precautionary […]

Nayeem, Karate don’t matter for JRL

Nayeem, Karate don’t matter for JRL

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) stands divided as it has failed to mention the names of two senior pro-freedom leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate) in its press release where it has called for a strike against the arrest of seven leaders by NIA in “hawala funding” cases. The press […]

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh after one civilian was killed and three others injured in alleged ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by Indian troops. The Foreign Office claimed that Indian forces resorted to “unprovoked firing” on Leepa Sector on July 21 which killed Umair (12) and […]

Long wait comes to end, Rubeena and Chand Tara go home to Pakistan

Long wait comes to end, Rubeena and Chand Tara go home to Pakistan

Srinagar: After five years of languishing in Jammu’s Amphala jail, 22-year-old Rubeena and her little daughter Chand Tara were sent back to Pakistan on Monday after their native country finally acknowledged them as its citizens. Rubeena, a resident of Musa Colony in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police along with […]