Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

Clashes, shutdown follow Shopian protests against Khudwani civilian killing

SHOPIAN: Clashes erupted here on Wednesday between government forces and protesters demonstrating against the Tuesday killing of civilian Khalid Ahmad Dar at Khudwani in Kokernag area of district Anantnag during protests that took place when a gunfight between militants and government forces was underway. Protesters hit the streets on Wednesday in different parts of Shopian […]

CM orders probe into youth’s killing

CM orders probe into youth’s killing

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish over the killing of a youth Khalid Hussain Dar of Redwani Payeen of tehsil Qaimoh of Kulgam on Tuesday. The Chief Minister has directed the district administration to conduct a probe to know the reasons of the killing and come up with a report at the […]

Kashmiri professor chides Siddharth Varadarajan for speaking state’s language

Kashmiri professor chides Siddharth Varadarajan for speaking state’s language

Srinagar: Senior Indian journalist and editor of TheWire.in, Siddharth Varadarajan, was left red-faced when he was confronted by a Kashmiri professor, Hameeda Nayeem, who asked him how as a “liberal humanist” could he frame the Kashmir dispute within the “statist discourse”. “I am disappointed how a liberal humanist can discuss Kashmir within the statist discourse,” […]

Crackdown on resistance camp ahead of seminar on UN Resolution

Crackdown on resistance camp ahead of seminar on UN Resolution

Srinagar: Early Wednesday morning, the government put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest and later arrested Yasin Malik, as part of a crackdown on the resistance camp ahead of a seminar called at Syed Ali Geelani’s Hyderpora residence-cum-office on Thursday. The seminar was called by the Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference to mark January 5, when the […]

No amnesty to militants: GoI

No amnesty to militants: GoI

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) has no plans to give general amnesty to militants in Jammu and Kashmir who give up violence and armed struggle, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. “There is no proposal for general amnesty to the militants,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in reply to […]

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

First crackdown of 2018 in a dozen Shopian villages

Shopian: Government forces launched their first cordon and search operation (CASO) of 2018 in more than a dozen villages of Shopian on Tuesday. Since May 4, 2017, as many as 25 villages of Shopian have endured such CASOs, often at night, during which forces have allegedly beaten up people inside their homes, vandalised households, vehicles, […]

Clashes in Shopian villages during CASO

Clashes in Shopian villages during CASO

SHOPIAN: Two cordon-and-search operations (CASO) in Shopian villages ended amid clashes between protesters and government forces and no contact being established with militants on Thursday. A joint team of army (44RR), 14th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned and searched Pinjora village of […]