CCTV surveillance, fencing walls with razor wire among options to counter student protests

CCTV surveillance, fencing walls with razor wire among options to counter student protests

Srinagar: Schools and colleges in Srinagar that have witnessed frequent protests and clashes between students and government forces for over a month are mulling options like surveillance through CCTV cameras, fencing college walls with concertina wire and even shifting classes in their attempts to counter the unabated student protests. Sources at Government College for Women, […]

NIA in Srinagar to quiz Geelani, three others

NIA in Srinagar to quiz Geelani, three others

Srinagar: A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) reached here on Friday to question chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani and three others, alleged to be involved in “subversive” activities and receiving funds from LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The investigating agency has registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against Geelani and Nayeem Khan, who was seen […]

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

By Sajad Ahmad Dar Beauty and conflict have been two most important things that come to one’s mind when a discussion on Kashmir comes up. Both of these things have contributed immensely in creating a strong urge among its people for a distinctive identity. However, in recent times, Kashmir has been in news not for […]

Mirwaiz barred from offering Friday prayers

Mirwaiz barred from offering Friday prayers

SRINAGAR: Chairman, Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was barred from offering Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar. A statement issued by the Hurriyat said that because of the curbs on Mirwaiz, he could not participate in the blood donation camp organized in the vicinity of Jama Masjid in connection with Hafta-e Shahadat programs. Speaking […]

‘Pressurise your leaders to respect sentiments of people of J&K’

‘Pressurise your leaders to respect sentiments of people of J&K’

SRINAGAR: Terming New Delhi responsible for the prevailing political uncertainty in Kashmir, the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday said the policy of “oppression and coercion doesn’t last long”. In a statement issued here, Shah asked the people of India to ponder why New Delhi despite utilising all its state […]

Youths in Kashmir are not being heard by the govt: Cong

Youths in Kashmir are not being heard by the govt: Cong

MATHURA: Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar has said that the deteriorating law and order situation in Kashmir was due to unresolved problem of unemployment among youths and alleged crushing of their voice instead of it being heard. He also attributed the situation to an “unholy alliance” of BJP-PDP, saying the BJP entered into […]