Sehrai demands release of political prisoners

Sehrai demands release of political prisoners

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Friday demanded the release of all political prisoners, saying their detention is aimed to “restrict and repress” the Kashmiri people. In a statement, TeH chief while expressing concern over their prolonged detention said: “Most of the prisoners are illegally detained, and putting hundreds into prison is no […]

Shah shifted to Tihar’s ‘Kasturi ward’

Shah shifted to Tihar’s ‘Kasturi ward’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Friday said that its incarcerated chief Shabir Shah has been shifted to “Kasturi ward” of Tihar jail meant for the prisoners whose jail record or behavior towards other inmates or towards jail staff is not good. In a statement the DFP spokesperson said, “he (Shah) has […]

Pak army fires on border posts in JK

Pak army fires on border posts in JK

Jammu: The Pakistani army fired on forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday, the fifth ceasefire violation in a week, officials said. Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on the forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector’s Gulpur and Khadi Karmara areas, they said. […]

Pro-freedom camp pays homage to slain Pulwama militant

Srinagar: The pro-freedom camp on Tuesday paid homage to the slain militant killed in an encounter with the government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, saying “the authorities have pushed Kashmiri youth to the wall, but has failed to break the resolve of people despite repressive measures”. A militant identified as Irfan Ahmad Rather of Rajpora […]

Can mediate on Kashmir if India, Pakistan interested: Norway PM

Can mediate on Kashmir if India, Pakistan interested: Norway PM

New Delhi: Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday said if India and Pakistan “show interest”, the country can mediate in resolving the longstanding Kashmir dispute. In an interview with NDTV, Solberg said the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan could not be solved only from a military standpoint, and that popular support was also […]

Pak summons senior Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pak summons senior Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad: Pakistan Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and condemned the alleged “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Indian troops across the Line of Control which resulted in the death of a civilian. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, who is also the foreign ministry spokesperson, summoned Singh and “condemned the unprovoked […]