1938: Maqbool Bhat is Born

Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, who would later found the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was born in Kupwara on February 18, 1938. Politically conscious even when still quite young, Maqbool had to migrate to Pakistan because of his stand on Kashmir. But he returned, and was arrested on charges of murder.  Put into prison under […]

Bandipora arrests: Shutdown enters second day

By Azim Jan Bandipora: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day Friday in main town of this north Kashmir district to protest the arrest of youth on charges of stone pelting and the alleged high handedness of the government forces. Like Thursday, all shops, offices, commercial establishments remained closed, while public transport […]

‘50 UK MPs sign petition demanding mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat’

Srinagar: On the 30th death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged and buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984, a petition signed by over 50 British Parliamentarians demanding the mortal remains of Bhat was handed over to the Indian High Commission in UK, a JKLF statement said Wednesday. […]