Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir has been left facing an acute shortage of migrant workers this year with the building activities in the valley taking a severe burnt. Though officials have no explanation for this unusual development, locals widely believe that the migrant workers may be shunning the valley, fearing reprisal against them due to attacks on Kashmiris […]

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

BUDGAM: In a horrific incident, a Kashmiri shawl seller was allegedly attacked with swords and looted of almost Rs 2 lakh by a group of people in Kolkata city Friday evening. Shakoor Ahmad Shah, hailing from Daharmuna village of Budgam district, was returning from Sealdah to his rented accommodation in Jadavpur when he was intercepted […]

Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized

Kashmiri students return to Dehradun find belongings missing, vandalized

SRINAGAR: At least eight Kashmiri students perusing postgraduate courses at the BFIT College, Dehradun who had fled home in the aftermath of Pulwama attack have returned now to find their belongings missing and vandalised. Aasif Mohammad, who is pursuing Masters in Geography at the college, told Kashmir Reader over phone that the day they left […]

BJP now leading party in J&K Legislative Council

BJP now leading party in J&K Legislative Council

SRINAGAR: The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the leading party in the J&K Legislative Council with the highest number of members, after the term of eight members expired on Thursday. The PDP and Congress each lose three members, while BJP and NC lose one member each. The new numbers will be: BJP 10 […]

Official team to look into issues of students outside the state

Official team to look into issues of students outside the state

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday gave directions for constituting a team of officers from the Jammu and Kashmir Government which would hold consultations with managements of educational institutions in Dehradun, Uttrakhand, and other educational institutions in other states where a large number of students from Kashmir are studying. This official team will look […]

‘Crazed people’ targeted ‘our Kashmiri brothers’: Modi

‘Crazed people’ targeted ‘our Kashmiri brothers’: Modi

Kanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked state governments to take strict action if there is any attack on Kashmiris, calling those who targeted them recently in Lucknow “crazed people.” “It is very important to maintain an atmosphere of unity in the country,” Modi told a gathering here, while referring to the recent assault on […]

Ensure safety, security of people from JK: GoI to states

Ensure safety, security of people from JK: GoI to states

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) Friday asked all states and Union territories to ensure safety and security of people from Jammu and Kashmir by strengthening the existing mechanism, and take strict action against offenders. The fresh advisory came two days after two Kashmiri dry-fruit sellers were attacked in Lucknow by members of a […]

Congress boycotts Meghalaya Guv’s assembly address over Kashmir comments

Congress boycotts Meghalaya Guv’s assembly address over Kashmir comments

Shillong: The Opposition Congress Friday boycotted the address of Governor Tathagata Roy in the Meghalaya Assembly for his tweet backing the boycott of “everything Kashmiri” following the Pulwama attack. Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said such tweets by a person holding constitutional office does not augur well for the people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Hurriyat (G) stages protests against arrest spree, ban on Jama’at

Hurriyat (G) stages protests against arrest spree, ban on Jama’at

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) on Friday staged a protest on the call of JRL in Srinagar and Budgam against booking of Yasin Malik and other leaders under PSA, arrest spree, ban on Jama’at-e-Islamia and assault on Article 35-A. According to the statement, the amalgam organised a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar which saw the participation of […]

Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous siege of Jamia Masjid

Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous siege of Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the siege of Jamia Masjid for the second consecutive week, imposing curfew in many areas of Srinagar, and barring Mirwaiz from offering prayers and delivering the religious Friday sermon at the Grand Mosque. Hurriyat in a statement said that on the call of Joint Resistance leadership […]