JRL holds joint press conference, rebuts both army chief’s statements and NIA chargesheet

JRL holds joint press conference, rebuts both army chief’s statements and NIA chargesheet

SRINAGAR: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday held a press conference in which all the three JRL leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, commented on the statement of Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat that Kashmiris cannot win independence from India because of its military might. Rawat’s statement, they said, […]

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Jammu: As many as 11,290 stone pelters have been arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir and were later released on bail, the state assembly was told Thursday. In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Sat Sharma in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that, “3773 FIRs have been […]

On Kawa’s arrest Govt says ‘collecting details’, NC walks out

On Kawa’s arrest Govt says ‘collecting details’, NC walks out

Jammu: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday staged walk-out from the legislative assembly over the “dissatisfying” statement by government over the arrest of Bilal Ahmad Kawa by Delhi police on January 10 from Delhi. Agriculture minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone read the brief statement in the house that government “was ascertaining the case”. However, it […]

NIA to file chargesheet against incarcerated Kashmiri leaders today

NIA to file chargesheet against incarcerated Kashmiri leaders today

A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders and a businessman in a case of alleged terror funding in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA today as their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested Kashmiri leaders and a businessman

Uproar in Assembly over arrest of Bilal Kawa

Uproar in Assembly over arrest of Bilal Kawa

The arrest of Bilal Ahmad Kawa by Delhi police on January 10 at Delhi airport resonated in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with opposition legislators pressing government for its statement and action on the issue. Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad had arrested Kawa on last Wednesday in the 2000 Red Fort attack case for his alleged links to the case.

JK Police received no information from Delhi on Kawa’s arrest

JK Police received no information from Delhi on Kawa’s arrest

Srinagar: The JK Police had received no prior communication from Delhi Police before a Kashmiri civilian, Bilal Ahmad Kawa, was arrested at Delhi airport on January 10, Superintendent of Police (SP), North, Srinagar, Sajjad Shah told Kashmir Reader on Sunday. “We were not told by anybody that he was in any way an offender, nor […]

726 arrested under PSA in last two years: Govt

726 arrested under PSA in last two years: Govt

Srinagar: At least 726 persons were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kashmir during the last two years, the government told the assembly on Friday. The government stated in the ongoing assembly that 525 persons were booked under the controversial PSA during the year 2016. “All of them have been released,” said […]

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