Troops threw bricks at 12-year-old Danish when he jumped into the Jhelum; he drowned when a brick hit his head

Troops threw bricks at 12-year-old Danish when he jumped into the Jhelum; he drowned when a brick hit his head

By Ubeer Naqushbandi Srinagar: A rope demarcates the portion of the Jhelum where 12-year-old Danish Sultan was drowned, near the footbridge at Pamposh Colony Noorbagh, three days ago, on Thursday. Local youth are still fighting with stones the gun-wielding government forces. Half an hour ago, Sahil, a young boy, was hit by a bullet in […]

Son blinded by pellets, mother now hates her own name: Mehbooba

Son blinded by pellets, mother now hates her own name: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: “Don’t touch it again and again. How many times have I told you it can cause infection,” says Mehbooba to her 17-year-old son in ward 8 of Srinagar’s SMHS hospital. Irfan Ahmad Ganaie, a Class 12 student, keeps fiddling with the cotton placed between dark glasses and his left eye, which has been badly […]

Only solution to Kashmir is militancy: Syed Salahuddin

Only solution to Kashmir is militancy: Syed Salahuddin

New Delhi: Ahead of the all-party delegation’s visit to Kashmir, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin said he will turn entire Kashmir into a “graveyard” for Indian armed forces. In an interview with The Times of India, Salahuddin said talks would be futile and the only answer to the issue of Kashmir was militancy. “The Kashmiri […]

Online petition for referendum in Kashmir

Online petition for referendum in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A British citizen, Rita Pal, has started a petition on Change.org – a popular online petition website – to seek referendum for the freedom of Kashmir. The petition had garnered 4,946 signatures by Sunday afternoon. In her petition, Pal details the circumstances leading to the division of Kashmir between India and Pakistan and subsequent […]

Jammu-Delhi Rhetoric of “Atoot Ang” and “ambit of Constitution”

Jammu-Delhi Rhetoric of “Atoot Ang” and “ambit of Constitution”

By Ashq Hussain On 26 November 1949 the Constituent Assembly of India passed India’s new Constitution. It became effective on 26 January 1950. Till then the Constitution of India (as also of Pakistan) was based on the Government of India Act 1935. It is this Constitution of British India, passed by British Parliament on 4 […]

Resistance leaders close doors on ‘crisis managers’

Resistance leaders close doors on ‘crisis managers’

Lash out at Mehbooba ‘for justifying brutalities’ on people Srinagar: The 2010 experiment of gatecrashing pro-freedom leaders’ residences, apparently to show that New Delhi is engaging with all stakeholders, failed this time when three major leaders spearheading the raging uprising shut doors on a visiting delegation of Indian parliamentarians on Sunday. The All-Party Delegation (APD) […]

Silent protest awaited APD at SMHS Hospital

Silent protest awaited APD at SMHS Hospital

SRINAGAR: Had the visiting Indian parliamentarians visited the SMHS Hospital, they would have been greeted by half-blinded pellet victims holding posters that read: “Go India Go Back, We Want Freedom, Revolt Will Continue till Plebiscite”. Anticipating a visit by the All-Party Delegation of Indian MPs, the pellet victims admitted to the Ward 8 displayed posters […]

Indian politicians meet pro-India politicians

Indian politicians meet pro-India politicians

Srinagar: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh led a delegation of 27 members of the Indian Parliament, including a few ministers, to hold talks in Jammu and Kashmir to find a solution to the current anti-India uprising that has paralysed normal life in Kashmir since July 8, when spontaneous protests erupted after the killing of Hizbul […]