Pakistan for early resumption of cross-LoC trade

Pakistan for early resumption of cross-LoC trade

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday condemned the unilateral suspension of trade by India across the Line of Control (LoC) and expressed hope that it resumes soon as the step is a “confidence building measure” between the two nations. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India last week indefinitely suspended cross-LoC trade at two points along the Line […]

HC gives govt one week to justify highway ban

HC gives govt one week to justify highway ban

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to file a “concrete reply” within one week on its order to ban civilian traffic on the national highway twice a week. Senior Counsel RA Jan had pointed out that a legal point was involved in the matter as the Home Secretary had no […]

Govt gets from Supreme Court 2 weeks to explain highway ban

Govt gets from Supreme Court 2 weeks to explain highway ban

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a two-week notice to Government of India (GoI) and the JK Government to respond to the petition of Awami National Conference (ANC) challenging the ban on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway. ANC senior vice president Muzaffar Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Reader that the apex court has admitted their […]

Traders protest in Srinagar against suspension of cross-LoC trade

Traders protest in Srinagar against suspension of cross-LoC trade

Srinagar: Traders affected by the suspension of cross-LoC trade by the Government of India (GoI) held a protest march here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Monday. Scores of traders engaged in cross-LoC trade on the Uri-Muzaffarabad route took part in the march, demanding revocation of the suspension order, and sought a fool-proof […]

SC to hear petition challenging highway ban today

SC to hear petition challenging highway ban today

SRINAGAR: A plea filed by Awami National Conference senior vice president Muzafar Ahmad Shah challenging the ban on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway will be heard in the Supreme Court Monday morning. Shah told Kashmir Reader that the case is listed for hearing at 10:30am. He said his plea was filed two weeks ago when […]

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, […]