Govt wants to terrorise people, says Mirwaiz

Govt wants to terrorise people, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday expressed grief and condemnation at the brutal killing of Muzaffar Ahmad Mir by the government forces. Mir, a resident of Kulgam, was critically injured after government forces fired upon protesters in Barsoo Ganderbal on April 09. He succumbed to his injuries in the hospital this […]

Attorney General’s defense to human shield unjustified, says Bar

Attorney General’s defense to human shield unjustified, says Bar

Srinagar: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday termed the Indian Attorney General’s statement, defending army for tying of youth to bonnet of a jeep, as unjustified and asked him to advise government of India to protect and not violate human rights. “In terms of Article 5 of Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 1948, […]

‘Extremely satisfied on transfer of movement’

‘Extremely satisfied on transfer of movement’

Srinagar: The chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday termed the protests by students as “a sign of living nations” saying “the awakening of youth will now shake New Delhi”. “We’re proud of our students and are extremely satisfied that the freedom movement has been transferred to safe hands,” Shah said in […]

Army ransacked house, allege Shopian villagers

Army ransacked house, allege Shopian villagers

Raashid Hassan Shopian: Army on Wednesday allegedly ransacked private property in Chakoora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Locals alleged that ransacking of their residential houses by army is happening frequently. They demanded government’s intervention. A group of villagers told Kashmir Reader that after damaging parked vehicles and windowpanes of several houses on Saturday, the […]

No stopping student protests

No stopping student protests

Women students throw stones at private schools in Shopian to force them shut, KU hostellers stage demo Srinagar: Student protests continued in several parts of Kashmir for the second day even as all high schools, colleges and universities remained closed on Tuesday. Amid the closure, women hostellers in Kashmir University staged a protest demanding action […]

‘We cease to be teachers if we fail to stand in solidarity’

‘We cease to be teachers if we fail to stand in solidarity’

Teachers’ view on protests INSHA LATIEF   SRINAGAR: The valley wide protests by students on Monday in response to government  forces’ assault on Pulwama college students took the authorities, as well as public by surprise.  Kashmir Reader talked to some teachers about how they saw the development. “The greatest feature of being educated is to […]

Social media may be banned for 6 months in Kashmir

Social media may be banned for 6 months in Kashmir

Srinagar: Instead of the frequent Internet blackout, the government is deliberating on the idea to ban social media altogether. According to sources in the PDP, the government is of the view that this extreme step is necessary to counter the use of social media especially during protests. Kashmiri youth have been exploiting social media such […]

138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

138 FIRs in Srinagar this year for stone throwing

Nusrat Sidiq   Srinagar: In less than a four-month span, 675 FIRs have been registered at police stations in Srinagar, 138 of them for stone-pelting. The police stations of Parimpora, Safakadal, and Sadder have registered the highest number of FIRs and Safakadal, Nowhatta and MR Gunj police stations have registered almost 50% of the FIRs […]