Give up arms, come have lunch: Governor to militants

Give up arms, come have lunch: Governor to militants

Srinagar: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday asked militants to give up arms and invited them to talks, saying dialogue was the only way through which they could get what they want within the ambit of the Constitution. He said India couldn’t be made to bow through violence while announcing a massive outreach programme […]

Amnesty International not allowed to hold presser in Srinagar

Amnesty International not allowed to hold presser in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities refused permission to Amnesty International to hold a press briefing in Srinagar on Wednesday on misuse of the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu & Kashmir. An Amnesty spokesperson said that the authorities had not given permission for holding a press briefing on the subject. “We have been told that we have been […]

JRL voices concern over plight of Kashmiri prisoners

JRL voices concern over plight of Kashmiri prisoners

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday voiced concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners and alleged that they are being denied basic amenities. In a statement, JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik also condemned what they termed as “inhuman” treatment meted out to the incarcerated pro-freedom […]

Interlocutor Sharma back on scene, meets Governor

Interlocutor Sharma back on scene, meets Governor

Srinagar: The Government of India’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, on Tuesday met Governor Satya Pal Malik here to discuss political and developmental aspirations of the people of the state. The former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief was appointed as Special Representative in October 2017 to carry forward the dialogue process with all “stakeholders” […]

Those fiddling with JK’s special status are playing with fire: Sagar

Those fiddling with JK’s special status are playing with fire: Sagar

Srinagar: The National Conference leader Ali Muhammad Sagar on Tuesday said that those fiddling with the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status are playing with the fire and the party won’t allow BJP, RSS and their proxies to succeed in their nefarious plans. “I warn the fascist and communal forces against any such misadventure to fiddle […]

Army soldier killed, another injured along LoC in Poonch

Army soldier killed, another injured along LoC in Poonch

Poonch: An army soldier was killed and another sustained injuries after Pakistan forces attacked the Indian army’s posts in Shahpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Official sources told GNS that Pakistani army opened fire and used mortar shells on Indian army’s posts in Shahpur sector. The soldiers manning the fence […]

New Delhi must resolve Kashmir dispute: ML

Srinagar: Muslim League while paying tributes to the slain militants killed in an encounter with the government forces in Pulwama and Nowgam Veerinag said that New Delhi must give up its rigidity and resolve the Kashmir dispute to stop further “bloodshed”. In a statement, the spokesperson said: A party delegation led by Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie […]

Our goal is to protect identity and integrity of J&K: Farooq Abdullah

Our goal is to protect identity and integrity of J&K: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Describing the situation facing the state as “perilous”, but also expressing hope that the “new dispensation at the centre will heal the wounds of the people of the state”, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that protecting the identity and integrity of Jammu & Kashmir was the primary goal of his […]