Bar aghast over restrictions, Samba graveyard encroachment

Bar aghast over restrictions, Samba graveyard encroachment

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday condemned the imposition of restrictions in Srinagar and preventing of people from offer prayers in Jamia Masjid. In a statement issued here, the lawyers body termed the restrictions unwarranted and “unjustified interference with the religious affairs of the Muslims of Kashmir”. The Bar also condemned the […]

India can be best understood through RSS statements, says Dr Qasim

India can be best understood through RSS statements, says Dr Qasim

SRINAGAR: Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) chief Dr Muhammad Qasim on Friday said the statements of RSS are not mere political but an elaborate historical and political context lies at their base. In a statement issued here, Qasim said the concept of India and Hinduism are inseparable. “Hinduism basically is the name of the historical, cultural, […]

Afzal hanging anniversary: protests, clashes in valley

Afzal hanging anniversary: protests, clashes in valley

Srinagar: A complete shutdown, protests and clashes on Thursday marked the fourth death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who was hanged by the Indian state in Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013. Clashes erupted in several localities of Kashmir especially in Old city area of Soura and his hometown Sopore where protesters and government forces were […]

Guru remembered at home

Guru remembered at home

Sopore: Many locals and relatives of Guru visited his residence in Sopore’s Seer Jagir locality. Guru’s widow Tabassum, who lives with her family in Baramulla, said she had gone to her in-laws to attend the commemoration of her husband. “I went to Seer Jagir yesterday with my son Ghalib. A lot of people visit us […]

Facebook awash with tributes

Facebook awash with tributes

Srinagar: Social media was awash with messages paying tributes to Afzal Guru, calling him a “hero”, “father”, “inspiration”, and a “martyr”. Many Facebook users posted messages demanding mortal remains of Afzal Guru and many others used his photographs as their profile pictures. Like in the past years, many Facebook users criticised the judgement on Afzal’s […]

Guru’ Hanging: Power and Collective Conscience?

Guru’ Hanging: Power and Collective Conscience?

As Kashmir shuts on the fourth anniversary of Afzal Guru’s execution, it might be time to stock take and review the Government of India’s approach to Kashmir. Guru’s hanging can be held to be emblematic of this approach.  The hapless victim, for all intents and purposes, appeared to have been executed to serve larger political […]

Pak alerts India on dangers of violating IWT

Pak alerts India on dangers of violating IWT

Says India will have to face the consequences Srinagar: A junior minister in Pakistan Prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s government on Thursday warned India of serious consequences if it breached the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). “India itself would suffer if it violated the Indus Water Treaty,” Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb was quoted […]

On Guru’s anniversary: Geelani reiterates demand for mortal remains

On Guru’s anniversary: Geelani reiterates demand for mortal remains

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday reiterated demand for the return of mortal remains of both Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru who were hanged in Delhi’s Tihar jail in 1984 and 2013. In a statement Geelani said though it was purely a human issue, India is very reluctant to […]

Nayeem Khan under house arest

Nayeem Khan under house arest

Srinagar: National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan was put under house arrest by the authorities on Thursday. A spokesman of his outfit said a large contingent of police was deployed outside his house on Wednesday evening and Khan was informed that he would not be allowed to move out of his house. Spokesperson has strongly […]

Gallows, arrests and curfews won’t break the will of people, says Malik

Gallows, arrests and curfews won’t break the will of people, says Malik

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said that gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom. In a statement to pay tribute to Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in Delhi’s Tihar jail four years ago, […]