2 militants, teenager killed in Pulwama

2 militants, teenager killed in Pulwama

Troops open fire on youth trying to help militants escape; Hurriyat calls for shutdown today By ZIA-UL-HAQ/ BILAL HABIB    Pulwama: A 15-year-old boy was killed and 25 others wounded in clashes between people and government troops during a gunfight in Padgampora village of Pulwama on Thursday which ended with the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants. […]

Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

By Saqib Mugloo SRINAGAR: Ever since 27-year-old Ishrat’s handicapped husband Tanveer Ahmad War was arrested on October 21, 2016 and subsequently booked under public safety act (PSA) for his alleged role in the public uprising, the impoverished family is fighting a tough battle to pursue the legal process for his release. On every hearing scheduled […]

Karra condemns civilian killings

Karra condemns civilian killings

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of two civilians in Pulwama today, Senior Congress leader and former minister Tariq Hameed Karra today said the PDP-BJP government is responsible for genocide of Kashmiri youth. “It is irony that on one side Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) is bartering jobs against peace with youth and on the other side she […]

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Thursday condemned the killing of another innocent youth at Padgampora Pulwama by ‘trigger-happy Indian forces’. In a statement Malik said that while on daily basis young boys, pushed to the wall by police and forces, embrace martyrdom our children are also being targeted by […]

Geelani calls for boycott of assembly, parliament by poll

Geelani calls for boycott of assembly, parliament by poll

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani appealed to the people on Monday that they should boycott forthcoming by election for assembly and parliament seats in the valley as it provides Indian leadership an opportunity to mislead world, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said in a statement. “A few people who vote in election dramas are not only committing […]

‘Kashmir society oblivious to serious women issues’

‘Kashmir society oblivious to serious women issues’

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: The Kashmiri society must ponder over the ground realities and develop a central idea to address the challenges confronting the society. The most crucial issues are the economic empowerment and health of women. This was stated by former high court judge and member state accountability commission Justice (retd) Bashir A Kirmani […]

Hold the state accountable before talking about Kunan victim rehab: Support group tells Nayeema Mahjoor

Hold the state accountable before talking about Kunan victim rehab: Support group tells Nayeema Mahjoor

First withdraw case in SC and stop creating legal hurdles for the victims SRINAGAR: The Support Group For Justice For Kunan Poshpora has asked the chairperson of the State Commission for Women (SCW) Nayeema Mahjoor to hold the state accountable for the Kunan Poshpora rapes before talking about the victim rehabilitation. A statement issued by […]

Shah, Ashraf Sehrai placed under house arrest: Hurriyat (G)

Shah, Ashraf Sehrai placed under house arrest: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday detained the general secretaries of Hurriyat (G) and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Shabir Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai respectively and placed them under house arrest, a spokesman of the conglomerate said. He said police also raided houses of several leaders and activists including Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal and Omer Adil Dar. He said […]

People defying army chief’s warning shows their love for militants: Dukhtaran

SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to Aqib Ahmad Bhat alias Aqib Molvi and a guest militant Hamas, who were killed in a 27-hour-long firefight with government forces in Nazneenpora village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chjef Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Monday said youths are laying down their precious lives for a “sanctified cause […]

Militants escape during forces’ seige in Shopian

Militants escape during forces’ seige in Shopian

Another gunfight on in Tral Shopian: Villagers from three Shopian villages—Sugan, Chillipora and Heff—clashed with government forces who had surrounded an area where several militants were believed to be hiding in Sugan. The forces called off the operation after militants escaped. According to eyewitnesses, the forces had to resort to aerial firing and tear smoke […]

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