Burhan founder of new age resistance: JKDFP

SRINAGAR: Terming Burhan Muzaffar Wani as “the pride of Kashmir and the founder of new age resistance”, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Friday paid tributes to all those killed in 2016 uprising. A JKDFP spokesperson in a statement remembered and paid tributes to the “charismatic militant commander” and “young leader” Burhan Wani, on […]

Barkati’s family prepare for another Eid without him

Barkati’s family prepare for another Eid without him

Despite quashed PSA, family losing hopes of release SHOPIAN: Reban (Shopian): Despite a court having quashed PSA detention of Sarjan Barkati, the family is not hopeful of his release as he has been kept behind bars again. Barkati is in jail since October 1, 2016. His wife, Shabrooza, told Kashmir Reader that the court has […]

Sarjan Barkati detained under ‘fabricated’ charges: Malik

Sarjan Barkati detained under ‘fabricated’ charges: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the prolonged detention of Moulana Sarjan Barkati who is languishing in jail since 2016. In a statement, Malik said Moulana Barkati has been detained under many “ridiculous” charges and dozens of “fabricated” cases have been lodged against him. He said courts have acquitted […]

Handwara remembers five people killed in 2016 protests

Handwara remembers five people killed in 2016 protests

Where is Nayeem Chowk? People asked Sajad Lone Handwara: Rich tributes were paid to five people including a woman who were killed by forces in April 2016 in Handwara when a trooper allegedly tried to molest a schoolgirl leading to clashes between army and locals. On Thursday morning, a group of people including the family […]

2016 survivor says forgotten by government and society

2016 survivor says forgotten by government and society

No compensation, no help ISHFAQ RESHI CHADOORA: When Mohammad Shafi Yatoo was hit with several bullets on his leg on August 05, 2016 while returning from his paddy fields at Nagam Chadoora during the 2016 uprising, many called him a lucky survivor. Eighteen months down the line, Yatoo, huddled in his room with an amputated […]

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

SRINAGAR: Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, have left for New Delhi to appear before NIA for questioning. Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman, had undergone cardiac surgery in 2009 and was admitted in Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pains. Both […]

Accused of stone-pelting, police hounds Anantnag man

Accused of stone-pelting, police hounds Anantnag man

Jailed third time under PSA, packed to Kuthua as helpless family watches ANANTNAG: Five year old Ahrar, in his lifetime, has seen very little of his 29-year-old father, Aatif Hassan Sheikh, and the equation is unlikely to change over the next few months, for Sheikh has been slapped with a Public Safety Act (PSA), yet […]

NIA gets 10-day custody of arrested resistance leaders

NIA gets 10-day custody of arrested resistance leaders

Delhi court grants request for interrogation of leaders accused of funding terror activities in Kashmir Srinagar: A Delhi court on Tuesday granted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) 10 days of custody of seven Hurriyat leaders who were arrested by the agency on Monday. The court accepted the NIA’s request for custody so that the arrested […]