Apocalyptic Overtones

Apocalyptic Overtones

As India ‘s independence day was celebrated with gaiety and fervor across India, Kashmir remained shut- both on account of protest by the people and Kashmir and stringent measures put in place by the administration here. This is almost an automatic dynamic that pans out every year on the day India celebrates its independence. The […]

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

Aripanthan: A pall of gloom has again descended on Aripanthan village of central district Budgam as the villagers recalled the mayhem caused by the indiscriminate firing by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force troopers exactly a year ago. On August 15, some protesting villagers blocked the road that hampered a local middle-rung officer’s journey to […]

Opposition misleading people on Article 35A, says Nirmal Singh

Opposition misleading people on Article 35A, says Nirmal Singh

Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Tuesday appealed to opposition parties to join hands with the government to work for Jammu and Kashmir instead of “misleading” people over an issue which is before the Supreme Court, a reference to the Article 35A case. The senior BJP leader also criticised Pakistan and China and said […]

Resistance leaders subjected to inhuman treatment in Tihar jail: Joint resistance

Resistance leaders subjected to inhuman treatment in Tihar jail: Joint resistance

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday alleged that the workers and leaders of their fold arrested by NIA have been subjected to psychological torture and inhuman treatment by NIA and the authorities in Tihar jail. In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed concern over […]

Police foils AIP’s black day march

Police foils AIP’s black day march

‘Modi playing with words like his predecessors’ Srinagar: Breaking through the strict restrictions o movement of people, a number of AIP activists led by MLA Langate Abdul Rasheed Sheikh marched out with black flags in their hands from Rasheed’s residence at Jawahar Nagar. A day earlier, Rasheed had threatened to hoist black flag at Bakshi […]

Mirwaiz welcomes PM’s words on Kashmir, Omar wants follow up

Mirwaiz welcomes PM’s words on Kashmir, Omar wants follow up

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words for Kashmir in his Independence Day speech have been received very well by the people in the valley, but they should be followed by action. “PM Modi’s words for Kashmir have been very well received by the people […]

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday accused the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of facilitating the “genocide” of Kashmiris and said the graph of civilian killings in State is increasing after “threatening” statements issued by Indian leaders. He also condemned the continuous detention of resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam […]

Amid shutdown official functions mark I-Day across Kashmir

Amid shutdown official functions mark I-Day across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Amid shutdown and restrictions on movement of people, official functions marked the I-Day celebrations across the valley at district and tehsil headquarters. At Anantnag, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri unfurled the national flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents […]

NC launches campaign to protect Article 35 A

NC launches campaign to protect Article 35 A

What happened to all the assurances we were told about: Omar to Mehbooba Srinagar: Intensifying its agitation, the National Conference (NC) on Monday kick-started a campaign against the move to repeal Article 35 A, which secures special citizenship to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the convention at Nawa-e-Subha in Srinagar, NC working president […]