Constitution, not government, gave us rights: Owaisi

Constitution, not government, gave us rights: Owaisi

‘PDP-BJP failed to bring normalcy to Kashmir’ HYDERABAD: Taking exception to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s statement that BJP-led government had given Muslims “sanctity”, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that rights were given by the Constitution, and not by the government. “He said `Muslims don’t vote for us, but we gave them sanctity’. […]

NC calls PDP-BJP ‘bickering’ a fixed match

NC calls PDP-BJP ‘bickering’ a fixed match

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday lambasted PDP-BJP alliance saying cabinet minister Chader Prakash Ganga’s outrageous remarks were not isolated utterances but pointed towards a deeper prejudice and malice “politically patronised and systemically institutionalised by the PDP-BJP alliance”. Abdullah lashed out on PDP’s condemnation […]

BJP leaders’ ‘intimidating’ remarks denounced

BJP leaders’ ‘intimidating’ remarks denounced

Threat reveals ‘imperialist mindset’: Shabir Shah SRINAGAR: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Friday termed it “unacceptable” the “anti-Kashmir” remarks of BJP leaders during the last few days. In a statement issued here, Shahs termed it “imperialist mindset” the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav wherein he justified the […]

Statements of Madhav, Ganga expose Delhi’s ‘genocide policy’: Bar

Statements of Madhav, Ganga expose Delhi’s ‘genocide policy’: Bar

SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday strongly condemned the statements of Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, and Chander Prakash Gupta, J&K Industries Minister, over their recent statements. While Madhav stated that the idea of using a Kashmiri man as a human shield by army officer was a right thing as “everything was […]

Beyond the Precipice

Beyond the Precipice

Thick discussions around the accruing conditions in Kashmir appear creating a narrative of some imminent and grave danger. There is no doubt that Kashmir is filled with enormous anxiety, mixed of course with equal hope, following the most recent election that could be seen as a comprehensive rejection of all the so-called mainstream claims about […]

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

The last of the Cups of nun chai – 117 & 118

As we present the last of the moments of remembrance from this participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, we would like to remind our readers that Kashmir Reader started serialising this bouquet of conversations and memories from June 11, 2016. In the face of the violence of 2010 in Kashmir, the growing number of dead […]

Kashmiri students in UP scared after hoardings call for eviction

Kashmiri students in UP scared after hoardings call for eviction

Srinagar: Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh are feeling insecure after threatening banners appeared in the city of Meerut with a message for Kashmiri students: “leave the state or face consequences”. Students say that the banners were the “first public threat”, though a “charged communal atmosphere” exists on the ground ever since BJP won the state […]

Singh calls for ensuring security

Singh calls for ensuring security

Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, said on Friday that states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of India. “I appeal to Chief Ministers of all states to ensure that such incidents don’t happen, they are equal citizens of India, they have also greatly contributed to national security,” Singh said, adding […]

Protests, clashes reported across valley

Protests, clashes reported across valley

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in many parts of Kashmir after Friday prayers. However, there was no report of casualty in these clashes. Joint resistance leadership had called for protests after Friday prayers across Kashmir to express solidarity with student protests that rocked Kashmir earlier in the week. In volatile Maisuma area […]

Colleges to remain closed today

Colleges to remain closed today

Insha Latief Srinagar: The government has decided to keep colleges and higher secondary schools closed on Saturday as a ‘precautionary measure’. Although Kashmir University Students Union had appealed students to resume classes, the divisional administration deferred the resumption of class work to next week. A statement issued by the government said that teaching work in […]