Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Vadodra: Infamous right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Friday demanded that the government carry out “carpet bombing” in Kashmir Valley to stop the attacks on security forces by militants. “After attacks on Army camps in Uri and Kupwara, our government should carry out carpet bombing in Kashmir Valley area to stop such attacks. […]

US should review its options for dealing with Pak: Experts

US should review its options for dealing with Pak: Experts

Washington: The US should review its options for dealing with Pakistan, including taking unilateral actions against “terrorist safe havens” in the country, if it does not cease its support to the militant outfits attacking neighbours like India, eminent experts told American lawmakers. Seth G Jones, director International Security and Defence Policy Centre RAND Corporation, in […]

Kashmir: Civilian killed in protests that follow attack on army camp

Kashmir: Civilian killed in protests that follow attack on army camp

3 soldiers killed in fidayeen attack; people clash with troops demanding bodies of killed militants Baramulla: Army soldiers shot dead a civilian in Kupwara during clashes that broke out when people demanded the bodies of the slain militants who had stormed an army camp in Kupwara’s Panzgam area on Thursday morning, killing 3 soldiers, including […]

Revoke ban: CPJ

Revoke ban: CPJ

Srinagar: New York based, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent watchdog body, has asked India to immediately revoke a one-month ban on social media in Kashmir. The government has banned 22 social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and YouTube. “The sweeping censorship of social media under the pretext of ‘maintaining peace […]

Govt forces guilty of ‘trespass’ in Pulwama college: inquiry report

Govt forces guilty of ‘trespass’ in Pulwama college: inquiry report

Srinagar: The official inquiry called into the assault by government forces on students inside the Pulwama Degree College has exonerated the principal and held the police and paramilitary forces responsible, a top official in the education department told Reader. According to the official report submitted by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to the office of the […]

Communication ban aimed to target economy, IT sector: Mirwaiz

Communication ban aimed to target economy, IT sector: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR, April 27: Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on Thursday termed the repeated bans on means of communication ridiculous for bringing peace, saying that it is aimed at target our economy especially the IT sector. In a statement issued here, it termed the ban ridiculous for restoring of peace and felt that such […]

Dialogue as a Cliché?

Dialogue as a Cliché?

Mehbooba Mufti has reportedly threatened to step down if New Delhi fails to hold a dialogue over Kashmir.  This statement comes after Indian Prime Minister , Narendra Modi, put normalcy as a pre-condition to a dialogue in a meeting between the two recently. There are essentially two interpretations of Mehbooba’s assertions- even though inferential. One […]

The Denial of Effective Leadership to Kashmiris

The Denial of Effective Leadership to Kashmiris

By Syed Suhail Yaqoob From the day Akbar, the Mughal Emperor, landed in this beautiful valley the stars of fortune have eluded us. From history books, one important lesson has emerged:  the persons we invited to save us have become over time our lorded us. They managed to do one thing: they prevented Kashmiri leadership […]

Hurriyat challenges Balyogi’s Sena

Hurriyat challenges Balyogi’s Sena

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday said that proposal of formation of Jan Sena by Balyogi depicts the fascist mindset of Delhi and its rulers. In a statement, Hurriyat said after formation of BJP government in Delhi, the ‘Hindu terrorism’ is spreading with fast pace, ruining the social fabric of that country. “Jammu and Kashmir […]