BJP trying to provoke Muslims to create opportunity for their ‘genocide’: Mehbooba

BJP trying to provoke Muslims to create opportunity for their ‘genocide’: Mehbooba

Says youth in J&K being disempowered economically Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged that the fundamentals of the country are being shaken, its Constitution shredded, and the BJP ministers are competing among themselves to harass Muslims. The former chief minister also accused the BJP of trying to provoke and instigate the Muslims to […]

Delhi court convicts Yasin Malik in militancy funding case

Delhi court convicts Yasin Malik in militancy funding case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case. Special Judge Praveen Singh directed the NIA authorities to assess Malik’s financial situation to determine the amount of fine […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over framing of charges against JKLF chief

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over framing of charges against JKLF chief

Islamabad: Pakistan has summoned India’s Charge d’Affaires here to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and handed over a demarche to him conveying Islamabad’s strong condemnation of the framing of fabricated charges against JKLF chief Yasin Malik. The Pakistan Foreign Office, in a late-night statement on Wednesday, said that Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Malik is currently imprisoned […]

Mehbooba pitches for truth and reconciliation panel to probe KP killings

Mehbooba pitches for truth and reconciliation panel to probe KP killings

Says BJP promoting ‘The Kashmir Files’ to instigate people on religious lines Jammu: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Wednesday that the BJP is promoting “The Kashmir Files”, a film on the plight of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, to incite people on religious lines and called for the setting up of a panel to probe the […]

MP govt to issue notice to IAS officer over tweets on movie

MP govt to issue notice to IAS officer over tweets on movie

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government will issue a notice to IAS officer Niyaz Khan, who had posted controversial tweets on the recently released movie The Kashmir Files , state Home Minister Narottam Mishra said on Wednesday. In one of the tweets, Khan, who is deputy secretary with the MP Public Works Department, had last week […]

The Kashmir Files: Truth or Falsehood?

The Kashmir Files: Truth or Falsehood?

Does a movie reflect the truth? As has happened with great historical Hollywood movies, this question will evoke different answers from different people, depending on how one interprets the past events in accordance with one’s political or ideological proclivities. Therefore, it is not surprising to see the varying reactions to Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s blockbuster […]

Kashmir Files: Many records missing

Kashmir Files: Many records missing

Vivek Agnihotri, the writer-director, has told us a Hate Story. The Kashmir Files, a revisionist docudrama that depicts the sad departure of Kashmiri Pandits from their country in the 1990s, is fundamentally a fight of narratives, with Agnihotri firmly siding with one version of events. It promotes an alternative viewpoint on the Kashmir conflict, using […]

Hyderopra ‘encounter’ Families raise public outcry: Innocents killed, we want justice

Hyderopra ‘encounter’ Families raise public outcry: Innocents killed, we want justice

Srinagar: The families of Altaf Bhat and Mudasir Gul, civilians who were killed on Monday in an encounter between militants and government forces in Hyderpora, protested at Srinagar’s press enclave on Wednesday to assert the innocence of the slain men and demand justice for their “killing in cold blood”. Both families continued to demand that […]

Oldest militant, father to two engineers, killed in Tral gunfight

Oldest militant, father to two engineers, killed in Tral gunfight

Anantnag: The oldest militant in Kashmir, and apparently the last surviving local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant in police district Awantipora, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a gunfight with government forces here in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Shameem Ahmad Sofi alias Sham Sofi, a resident of Satoora village in Tral, was aged 54 and […]

J&K Accession files: Disclosure of Bucher papers in ‘national interest’, CIC observes

J&K Accession files: Disclosure of Bucher papers in ‘national interest’, CIC observes

New Delhi: The disclosure of files provided by India’s second army chief General Sir Roy Bucher to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library about Jammu and Kashmir related to the period of 1947-49, which may throw light on Accession, is in “national interest”, the Central Information Commission has observed in an order. The Commission stopped short […]

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