Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

By Saqib Mugloo SRINAGAR: Ever since 27-year-old Ishrat’s handicapped husband Tanveer Ahmad War was arrested on October 21, 2016 and subsequently booked under public safety act (PSA) for his alleged role in the public uprising, the impoverished family is fighting a tough battle to pursue the legal process for his release. On every hearing scheduled […]

DGP issued open threat to civilians, says Hurriyat (G)

DGP issued open threat to civilians, says Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday termed the state police chief SP Vaid’s statement as “an apparent threat against unarmed civilians”. “The statement is irresponsible and illustrates their ill will and obviously proves their sponsored terrorism against peaceful civilians”, Hurriyat said in a statement. Since last 28 years, the pro-freedom activists, families and their relatives […]

Joint resistance calls for shutdown, protests

Joint resistance calls for shutdown, protests

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership has called for complete shutdown on today against the killing of a teenager Amir Nazir Wani in Pulwama. In a joint statement issued here, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik asked people to observe complete shutdown and hold protests after Friday prayers. Expressing grief over Amir’s […]

Karra condemns civilian killings

Karra condemns civilian killings

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of two civilians in Pulwama today, Senior Congress leader and former minister Tariq Hameed Karra today said the PDP-BJP government is responsible for genocide of Kashmiri youth. “It is irony that on one side Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) is bartering jobs against peace with youth and on the other side she […]

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Thursday condemned the killing of another innocent youth at Padgampora Pulwama by ‘trigger-happy Indian forces’. In a statement Malik said that while on daily basis young boys, pushed to the wall by police and forces, embrace martyrdom our children are also being targeted by […]

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir next week and review the security situation in the state. The visit bears significance as Election Commission has announced by-election to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies where polling will be held on April 9 and 12 respectively. During the two-day […]

Peace for Jobs: A Faustian Bargain?

Peace for Jobs: A Faustian Bargain?

Mehooba Mufti, in an address, has enjoined youth to help her restore peace in Kashmir.  Drawing attention to the 2005 peace process between India and Pakistan, Mehbooba said, “If you support me in restoring peace I promise you that I will take the peace process forward which got shelved after 2005. You have to play […]

26/11 attack example of cross-border terror, govt had no role: Pak ex-NSA

26/11 attack example of cross-border terror, govt had no role: Pak ex-NSA

New Delhi: Pakistan’s former top security officer Mahmud Ali Durrani said on Monday the 26/11 Mumbai strike was a “classic example of “cross-border terrorism”. However, Durrani, a former national security advisor of Pakistan, maintained the government had no role in the terror strikes that claimed lives of 166 people. “26/11 Mumbai strikes, carried out by […]

Parleys between India, Pak on Indus pact to be held in Lahore

Parleys between India, Pak on Indus pact to be held in Lahore

New Delhi: Parleys between India and Pakistan on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) will be held in Lahore on March 20 and March 21. The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) will take place nearly six months after New Delhi decided to suspend talks on the pact in the wake of […]