Hajin erupts in protest while mothers mourn

Hajin erupts in protest while mothers mourn

HAJIN (BANDIPORA): News of 14-year-old militant Mudasir Ahmed Parray and 17-year-old Saqib Bilal Sheikh’s killing in an encounter in Srinagar sparked massive protests and street clashes in Hajin town of Bandipora, to which both the teenage militants belonged. Mudasir’s home was in Hajin’s Khankah area and Saqib’s in Parray Mohalla locality. Mobile internet services were […]

More than 225 militants killed in J&K this year: Army

More than 225 militants killed in J&K this year: Army

Kapurthala (Punjab): More than 225 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said on Saturday. He said initiatives taken by the government and security forces had resulted in a drop in the number of local youths being radicalised and taking to militancy over […]

TeH urges int’l rights bodies to ‘take cognisance of HR violations’ in Kashmir

TeH urges int’l rights bodies to ‘take cognisance of HR violations’ in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday expressed serious concern over “human rights violations in Kashmir”. Expressing his concern over the “miserable plight” of political prisoners lodged in and outside Kashmir, a spokesperson quoting Sehrai in a statement said that “political prisoners for no reason are implicated in fake cases.” Sehrai said laws […]

Yasin Malik admitted at SKIMS for health check-up

Yasin Malik admitted at SKIMS for health check-up

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday was admitted in SKIMS Soura for a medical check-up. A front spokesperson, in an official statement, said that Malik was taken to the hospital where he would “undergo a few diagnostic tests”. Malik, who is currently detained at Maisuma police station, was […]

HR violations touched new heights: Hurriyat (M)

HR violations touched new heights: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Terming it a “frustration” and the “absolute authoritarian mindset of rulers”, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday condemned the “crackdown on entire resistance camp”. Hurriyat (M) lashed out at the authorities for confining Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the amalgam, to his house and barring him from carrying out social, religious and political responsibilities. […]

Police report does not identify killed civilian as involved in stone-pelting

Police report does not identify killed civilian as involved in stone-pelting

Srinagar: A civilian who died of injuries sustained in firing by government forces has not been described in the police report as a “stone-pelter” or as being “part of a stone-pelting mob”, which is how police usually explain civilian deaths during protests/clashes. In response to a petition in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the […]

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