Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Father in jail, six children living by themselves for 2 years

Bandipora: Her father in jail since two years and her mother dead four years ago, 18-year-old Maria is taking care of four younger siblings in her home in Bandipora’s Hajin town. Maria recently qualified the Class 10 Board examination but circumstances are not conducive for her to continue studies. Maria’s father is a senior Muslim […]

Route to Regional Peace lies through Kashmir

Route to Regional Peace lies through Kashmir

  Pakistan ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi is spot on in asserting that “the recent flare up in Kashmir threatened regional peace”. It is almost a truism to assert that the route to peace in South Asia lies through Kashmir. The reasons pertain to the nature of the conflict in and over Kashmir, […]

Options other than UN resolutions distrustful: Geelani

Options other than UN resolutions distrustful: Geelani

‘Out of box solution will strengthen oppressors’ SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said the UNSC resolutions provide the best practical solution to the lingering Kashmir dispute while urging the international community to take a serious note of the “worst human rights violations by Indian forces” in the territory. In a […]

Start dialogue on Kashmir immediately: Yashwant Sinha

Start dialogue on Kashmir immediately: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: The Concerned Citizens Group, which had met public delegations and resistance leadership in the aftermath of last year’s uprising, asked New Delhi on Saturday to begin a dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir by involving all the stakeholders. “We are deeply concerned at the deteriorating situation in the Kashmir Valley. The loss of lives […]

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

SRINAGAR: During an encounter, militants in north Kashmir prefer to flee from the house in which they have been trapped instead of fighting the troops from within, because they don’t want harm to come to the person who provided them shelter, top army sources told Kashmir Reader. In south Kashmir, where local militants are most […]

After army chief’s warning, govt advisory

After army chief’s warning, govt advisory

Assembly of people within 3-km radius of encounter sites prohibited Baramulla: A day after army chief Bipin Rawat warned the people who come to the rescue of militants during gunfights of “harsh action”, authorities in several districts issued advisories asking people to stay away from areas that fall within the radius of three kilometres of […]

Army chief’s statement described as ‘aggressive’, ‘direct threat’

Army chief’s statement described as ‘aggressive’, ‘direct threat’

Srinagar: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s warning to people “who help militants” is at odds with the “restraint” and “reconciliation” that is part of the 16-page ‘Agenda for Alliance’ document  of the PDP-BJP government. Though government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar did not respond to repeated calls and text, some PDP leaders and ministers told Kashmir […]

It is a threat to carry out civilian killings: Geelani

It is a threat to carry out civilian killings: Geelani

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani Thursday termed army chief Bipin Rawat’s warning to those helping militants during counter-insurgency operations as a threat to carry out killing of civilians. “They want to strengthen their occupation and won’t hesitate to kill each soul for this purpose,” Geelani said in a statement and called Rawat’s remarks as “bereft of […]

Kashmir: 4 militants, 4 soldiers killed in gunfights

Kashmir: 4 militants, 4 soldiers killed in gunfights

6 soldiers injured; CRPF commandant critical, airlifted to Delhi; civilian injured in firing during people’s bid to save militant By Owais Farooqi/ Mushtaq Ahmad Bandipora/ Baramulla: Four soldiers including a Major and four militants were killed in two gunfights in Bandipora and Handwara areas on Tuesday. A civilian, six soldiers and a CRPF officer were […]

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Frisal (Kulgam): An extraordinary scene of devastation is what remains of the Reshi family’s house in Nagbal village. Hundreds of people have been coming since Sunday, when the house was blasted to rubble by government troops, to pay homage and to survey the ruins. The most curious sight is of two corrugated tin sheets that […]