‘Wall of Kindness’ along River Jhelum spreads warmth

‘Wall of Kindness’ along River Jhelum spreads warmth

Srinagar: As intense cold wave condition grips Kashmir, a non-governmental organisation has set up a ‘wall of kindness’ along the banks of River Jhelum in the city to enable people to donate clothes to the needy. People have hung jackets, sweaters, caps and other warm clothing on the wall at the iconic The Bund, on […]

Baramulla trench sucker at service of army in Kupwara

Baramulla trench sucker at service of army in Kupwara

BARAMULLA: The Municipal council of Baramulla had sent its lone trench cleaning machine (sucker vehicle) to an army camp in Kupwara this week, while residents and even hospitals in Baramulla complain that they have been seeking the service for long without any avail. The municipal trench sucker is meant to clean the bathroom trenches of […]

Shopian militant’s family alleges vandalism by government forces

Shopian militant’s family alleges vandalism by government forces

SHOPIAN: The family of a former policeman, who fled with four rifles to join militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in May last year, alleged on Thursday that government forces vandalised their house at Nazneenpora in Shopian during the night. Syed Mushtaq, father of policeman-turned-militant Syed Naveed, told Kashmir Reader that government forces damaged windowpanes, geysers, kitchenware […]

The Perils, Pitfalls and Miseries Caused by Darbar Move

The Perils, Pitfalls and Miseries Caused by Darbar Move

By Mushtaq Hurra Jammu and Kashmir is the most unique region. The reference here is to its dual capital viz Srinagar and Jammu. Every year, the capital is shifted from Srinagar to Jammu during winters and from Jammu to Srinagar during summer. This biannual shifting of the capital from one city to the other and […]

Locals ‘clueless’ about voting schedule, candidates

Locals ‘clueless’ about voting schedule, candidates

Srinagar: The first phase of urban local body (ULB) polls begin in Jammu and Kashmir today, but many here are “clueless” about the exercise with most of them complaining about not knowing their candidates or even when to vote. Shoaib Ahmad, a resident of Srinagar from an uptown locality, said people in his ward do […]

Family members of militants detained in night raids in Tral

Family members of militants detained in night raids in Tral

Suhail A Shah Anantnag: In raids conducted Tuesday night, police detained about a dozen people, almost all of them family members of active Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants, here in Tral area of Pulwama district. Sources told Kashmir Reader that police conducted raids at houses of at least three active militants and picked up their fathers, brothers and […]

Villagers fed up of army’s atrocities, wish to live somewhere else

Villagers fed up of army’s atrocities, wish to live somewhere else

SHOPIAN: Constant harassment by soldiers of a new army garrison established in Shopian district has made residents of Kundalan village decide that they will go to the Deputy Commissioner’s office to request that they be granted land somewhere else to settle. Residents of Kundalan village said that army soldiers again assaulted civilians and vandalised property […]

Budgam villagers say of army: ‘They have made our lives hell’

Budgam villagers say of army: ‘They have made our lives hell’

Junaid Dar Chrar—e-Sharif: Residents of Pakherpora village in Budgam district are feeling harassed and fearful due to frequent night raids conducted by security forces. Villagers alleged that army soldiers beat up and arrest young boys without any reason. The arrested boys are released only after they are thrashed by the army, villagers said. “We don’t […]

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