Naveed Jutt buried in Handwara forest village

Naveed Jutt buried in Handwara forest village

Baramulla: Slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jutt was buried in a far-flung village in a forest area of Handwara by police on Thursday night, instead of at the Gantamulla graveyard where militants from outside Kashmir are generally buried. Sources said that on Wednesday, Naveed Jutt was killed along with another local militant of Sopore, the police […]

Sopore, Awantipora shut down to mourn slain militants

Sopore, Awantipora shut down to mourn slain militants

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed in Sopore and Awantipora districts of north and south Kashmir on Friday to mourn the killing of local militants. Reports said that all shops business establishments and schools remained closed in the apple town, Sopore, while public transport remained off the roads. However, a thin movement of private transport […]

Train services suspended after stone-pelting in Awantipora

Train services suspended after stone-pelting in Awantipora

AWANTIPORA: Railway authorities on Friday evening suspended train services on the Srinagar-Banihal track following a stone-pelting incident between Awantipora and Panzgam railway stations. Northern Railway’s area manager told Kashmir Reader that train services were suspended due to security reasons. He said some youths came to the railway track and hurled stones on security forces deployed […]

Police report does not identify killed civilian as involved in stone-pelting

Police report does not identify killed civilian as involved in stone-pelting

Srinagar: A civilian who died of injuries sustained in firing by government forces has not been described in the police report as a “stone-pelter” or as being “part of a stone-pelting mob”, which is how police usually explain civilian deaths during protests/clashes. In response to a petition in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the […]

Huge gathering at funeral prayers

Huge gathering at funeral prayers

PULWAMA: The two Hizb militants killed in Shar Shali area of Khrew Pampore were laid to rest on Thursday afternoon at their respective villages. Thousands of people participated in their funeral prayers and raised pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans, witnesses said. The bodies of Adnan Ahmad Lone of Braw Bandina, Awantipora, and Adil Bilal Bhat […]

Clashes in Sopore as forces ‘disrupt’ militant’s funeral

Clashes in Sopore as forces ‘disrupt’ militant’s funeral

Sopore: Violent clashes between crowds of mourners and government forces broke out during the funeral of local militant Mehraj-ud-din Sofi in Sopore on Thursday. Thousands of people had gathered at Iqbal Market in Sopore to attend the funeral prayers of Sofi, who was killed along with Lashkar commander Naveed Jutt in Budgam on Wednesday. Sources […]

Show of solidarity with militants in Budgam

Show of solidarity with militants in Budgam

BUDGAM: A day after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jutt and his associate in an encounter with government forces in Budgam, banners depicting pro-freedom slogans and pictures of militants were installed at many places on Thursday. The banners were tied to tree branches, shop fronts, and roof tops to show “solidarity” with […]