Board exams in Nov, decides govt

Board exams in Nov, decides govt

SRINAGAR: The State Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to schedule the annual examination for Class 10 and Class 12 in Kashmir division in the second week of November 2016. As per the previous schedule, the examination for Class 10 was to be conducted in the first week of October 2016 while for Class […]

‘Opening or closing of schools no indicator of normalcy’

‘Opening or closing of schools no indicator of normalcy’

Srinagar: While the state government has launched a sustained campaign to re-open schools in Kashmir, an association of private schools has come down heavily on attempts by “certain quarters” to politicize the education and linking their opening or closing as an indicator of normalcy. The association has blamed the state government for unleashing reign of […]

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

‘Young leader’ Burhan Wani emerged as new face of Kashmir Intifada: Nawaz at UNGA (Watch)

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday in his address to United National General Assembly said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has emerged as a symbol of latest Kashmiri ‘Intifada. “A new generation of Kashmiris has risen spontaneously against India’s illegal occupational demanding freedom from occupation. Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian […]

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian ‘rebels’ live in hiding

Shopian: Hundreds of men have fled from their homes in villages across Shopian district to escape arrest by police. Most of these men are in the age group of 20-40 years. One of them, a masters student in English Literature at Kashmir University, said that if they are arrested, this new movement for liberating Kashmir […]

What Delhi Agreement of 1952 is all about 

What Delhi Agreement of 1952 is all about 

By Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom When Security Council received the report of the United Nation’s Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) along with one by General A.G.L. McNaughton, on the outcome of his discussion with the representatives of India and Pakistan it passed a resolution (No. 80 of 1950) terminating the UNICP. The reports were […]

Cups of nun chai — 47 & 48: Disproportionate silence

Cups of nun chai — 47 & 48: Disproportionate silence

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

SRINAGAR: Judicial Magistrate Qazigund has directed SSP Kulgam to have the killing of 20-year-old Basit Ahmad Ahangar investigated “by any other officer other than DySP and SHO Qazigund.” Basit was killed on September 3 when government forces allegedly fired pellets on him while he was returning home. The family of Basit had moved an application […]

Army attack in Hajin leaves 3 critically injured

Army attack in Hajin leaves 3 critically injured

17-yr-old says army soldiers tied him to a tree and beat him with iron rods, gun butts; police arrest 64 more youth; people in Bugam say forces looted and vandalised homes Srinagar: Continuing with the use of force against unarmed people, government forces injured dozens of persons across Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, the 74th day […]

Notebooks of grief

Notebooks of grief

By Zahid Rafiq Srinagar: Four days after a child, Nasir Shafi, was killed by government forces, Theed, his neighborhood in Harwan, is peopled only by paramilitary personnel. More than 200 CRPF men, armed with assault rifles, pellet guns and tear smoke guns, stand in groups of threes and fours on a road stretch of less […]