Highway ban litigations politically motivated, state tells High Court

Highway ban litigations politically motivated, state tells High Court

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday was told by the state that the litigations filed against the highway ban order are “politically motivated interest litigations”. Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar told court that litigations filed by political parties on the highway ban order are nothing but “politically motivated interest litigations”. […]

Confidence building that LoC trade made possible between India, Pak now gone

Confidence building that LoC trade made possible between India, Pak now gone

Srinagar: The Indian government’s order to suspend trade across the Line of Control has undone one of the major Confidence Building Measures between India and Pakistan since the 1947 partition. The trade, which runs on the archaic barter system, has currently 229 bonafide traders actively exchanging goods with their counterparts across the LoC since 2008, […]

Notes on the Absurdity of the Highway Ban

Sobia Khatoon Baba had promised that he would take us on a picnic today but it was just hours before it was announced that Sunday are Wednesday are synonyms. I hope and more than that I pray that it has only Wednesday as a synonym and not the other five as well. So, thankfully I […]

Banning civilian traffic on highway putting people to unnecessary duress: Omar Abdullah

Banning civilian traffic on highway putting people to unnecessary duress: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday asserted that the incumbent governor administration has made banning of highway a point of prestige saying the measure hasn’t proved helpful to security forces rather it has brought inconvenience to people. Addressing a public meet at Sholipora, Budgam, Omar said banning civilian traffic […]

Highway ban takes heavy toll on Sunday market

Highway ban takes heavy toll on Sunday market

Srinagar: The Sunday ban on civilian traffic on the highway has started to take its toll on livelihood of vendors who operate at the weekly Sunday market at Lal Chowk, besides also hitting trade of vendors at Makka Market, Goni Khan market, and Hari Singh High Street. Vendors say that customer footfall has dwindled since […]

Highway ban disrupts education in Kashmir, causes ‘chaos and confusion’

Highway ban disrupts education in Kashmir, causes ‘chaos and confusion’

Srinagar: Students and teachers have both been affected by the J&K government’s ban on civilian vehicles on the national highway, with many saying that they could not reach their institution on time, or at all, this Wednesday. Several students at Kashmir University who have to travel from other districts of the valley could not attend […]

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