Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Dialogue sans Hurriyat is meaningless: PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice president, Mohammad Sartaj Madni, has expressed dismay over the repeated statements by BJP leaders discounting dialogue with Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan. He said the very idea of closing the doors of reconciliation and understanding on vital political issues “undermines the process of peace” which does not serve peoples interest. […]

Army runs and ruins the life of taxi drivers in Shopian

Army runs and ruins the life of taxi drivers in Shopian

Shopian: Sumo taxi drivers in Shopian are being “coerced into submission” and having their vehicles “snatched away” by army soldiers of the Chowdhry Gund army camp at Vehil. “It has become a routine for us that soldiers of the army’s 62 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) at Chowdhry Gund camp snatch our vehicles and take away drivers […]

Family in Shopian village left wounded, traumatised by govt troops

Family in Shopian village left wounded, traumatised by govt troops

SHOPIAN: A family in Maldair village in district Shopian has narrated a harrowing atrocity suffered at the hands of government troops on May 4, the day hundreds of army, paramilitary and police troops laid siege to 17 villages in Wachi area of Shopian. A mother of seven children, Saleema Bano, 60, told Kashmir Reader that […]

Pak raises Kashmir issue at OIC meeting with UN Chief

Pak raises Kashmir issue at OIC meeting with UN Chief

United Nations: Pakistan has raised the issue of Kashmir with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, calling for a peaceful settlement with India in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, sources said. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi underscored the need to address the deteriorating situation in Kashmir during the over hour-long meeting […]

Driver, father of three, called by Budgam police, detained

Driver, father of three, called by Budgam police, detained

KAWOOSA (BUDGAM): Police have detained a driver in central district Budgam after he voluntarily showed up at police station after being called by the police in connection with recent uprising in the area. The family of the 38-year-old driver Sajad Ahmad Rather, a resident of Kawoosa village in Magam alleged that he has been booked […]

Students clash with police in Lal Chowk

Students clash with police in Lal Chowk

Women students roughed up, one kicked in her stomach Srinagar: Policemen roughed up women students in the heart of Srinagar during yet another student protests on Tuesday, even as colleges and high schools remained shut in Handwara, while in Pulwama school boys continued to pelt government troops with stones. In Lal Chowk, students of SP […]

BJP to provide jobs in government forces to fight pro-freedom protests

BJP to provide jobs in government forces to fight pro-freedom protests

Srinagar: To counter the simmering pro-freedom protests, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come up with a plan: provide jobs to Kashmir’s youth in government forces. In the BJP huddle of last month, during which party president Amit Shah and general secretary Ram Madhav held meetings with the party’s JK chapter leaders in Jammu, the […]

BSNL broadband could be banned

BSNL broadband could be banned

Srinagar: After banning social media networks, the government may now snap broadband services to “regulate” internet use, sources told Kashmir Reader. Broadband services are likely to be discontinued to the majority of customers of the state-owned BSNL except in government offices. The broadband services will only be available to bureaucrats and other important government functionaries, […]

Soibugh shuts against ‘army assault’

Soibugh shuts against ‘army assault’

SRINAGAR: Army troopers allegedly vandalised several houses in Soibugh area of Budgam district on Monday creating fear among residents. The residents of Shah Mohallah, Soibugh said that army without any provocations, ransacked the residential houses in the area. They said that troopers from Daharmuna camp raided the area during the evening hours and entered into […]