After upholding Art 370, Delhi HC seeks JK, GoI stand on plea against Presidential Order 1954

After upholding Art 370, Delhi HC seeks JK, GoI stand on plea against Presidential Order 1954

SRINAGAR: Ten days after dismissing a petition challenging continuity of Article 370 of Indian constitution, Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought ‘written arguments’ from state as well as the government of India on a plea challenging 1954 Presidential Order that prevents applicability of any amendment in Constitution of India to Jammu and Kashmir. A division […]

SSTA condemns assault on students

SSTA condemns assault on students

Srinagar: SKUAST-Kashmir Scientist and Teachers Association (SSTA) on Thursday condemned the assault on students across Kashmir.  The association’s president Dr Sher Ahmad Dar said police should not use force against students. “The students are future of our nation,” Dar said adding the government must take measures for the safety of student community.

Best tribute to Iqbal is to unite for freedom: Mirwaiz

Best tribute to Iqbal is to unite for freedom: Mirwaiz

Andrabi lays foundation for renovation of Qadeem Jamia Masjid Bahu fort SRINAGAR: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said the best tribute to Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal was to follow the path shown by him and bring unity and uniformity among ourselves to take the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion […]

Young man shot on election day loses battle with life

Young man shot on election day loses battle with life

After father’s death, Muzaffar moved to Ganderbal from Kulgam ANANTNAG: Muzaffar Ahmed Mir, 23, son of Ghulam Muhammad Mir of Zangpora Kulgam, who had been hit by a bullet in his thigh during clashes in Baroosa area of Ganderbal on April 9, when the election for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was held, died on […]

Use of human shield not new in Kashmir

Use of human shield not new in Kashmir

Sopore: Three civilians in Sopore town were used as human shield by the army in Hatishah locality in 1994, when the insurgency in Kashmir was at its peak. Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Abdul Hameed Dhobi were put in front of army soldiers during a gunfight with militants and were later shot from […]

Students’ clash with troops continue

Students’ clash with troops continue

Srinagar: Students continued to protest for the third consecutive day in Kashmir against the assault on college students in Pulwama last week. In Srinagar, female students of government higher secondary school Nawa Kadal took out a march in downtown Safa Kadal on Wednesday. Police swung into action and intercepted the students from marching ahead to […]

Colleges closed for two more days

Colleges closed for two more days

SRINAGAR: According to the divisional commissioner Kashmir, teaching work in all colleges of Kashmir division shall remain suspended on two days (Thursday and Friday) a precautionary measure.

Pulwama college principal removed

Pulwama college principal removed

Srinagar: The principal of Government Degree College Pulwama was removed from his position on Wednesday, sources told Kashmir Reader. According to the official sources, the principal has been attached to the department as per fresh orders and another official of the college has been asked to take over the principal’s post. The removal of Abdul […]

Resistance leadership calls for protests in solidarity with students

Resistance leadership calls for protests in solidarity with students

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Wednesday “strongly” condemned the use of force against students and called for peaceful protest after Friday prayers in solidarity with the student community. In a joint statement issued here, the leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik, criticised the state administration for “invading” the […]

Social Media

Social Media

Speculation doing the rounds is that social media- Facebook, Whatsapp and You Tube- might be barred in Kashmir for a certain period. The administration, it is believed, is mulling this step in view of “security considerations”. Social media is not just a connectivity tool; it is a platform for self expression, views on politics, society, […]