All roads to BB cantonment closed today

All roads to BB cantonment closed today

SRINAGAR: Roads leading to the Badami Bagh cantonment, including the Pantha Chowk-Sonwar-Dalgate road stretch, will be closed on Monday, to keep the cantonment out of bounds for the public. The army has also advised people to not march to its headquarters at Badami Bagh on Monday as urged by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of […]

14 rounds of funeral prayers for Zahoor Thoker

14 rounds of funeral prayers for Zahoor Thoker

PULWAMA: Despite Section 144 imposed in Pulwama to outlaw public assembly, thousands of people on Sunday gathered at one place to offer funeral prayers for slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander and army deserter Zahoor Ahmad Thoker at his native village Sirnoo in Pulwama district. Eyewitnesses said that thousands of mourners including women and children shouted Azadi […]

Injured say that govt forces ‘targeted’ them, without reason

Injured say that govt forces ‘targeted’ them, without reason

Srinagar: Boys as young as 14 years old are among several youths undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Srinagar after being injured in the firing by government forces in Pulwama on Saturday. At Bone and Joint Hospital, 14-year-old Sameer Ahmad of Prichoo village is admitted to the trauma ward. He reclines silently on his belly, […]

Differentiate between ‘Kashmir issue and killing spree’: Qureshi

Differentiate between ‘Kashmir issue and killing spree’: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday called on global human rights organisations to take notice of the “atrocities” by Indian forces in Kashmir, saying he was hopeful that the groups would raise their voice against “state terrorism”. While speaking at a press conference alongside Dr Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson for the Ministry […]

Internal security improved vastly in last four years: Rajnath

Internal security improved vastly in last four years: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: A joint parliamentary committee has expressed dismay over long working hours of CRPF personnel, who cannot even avail holidays and weekly offs, saying such a situation is neither healthy nor sustainable. The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader P Chidambaram, also said the accommodation provided by the state governments […]

Geelani demands high level probe under UN supervision into Pulwama civilian killings

Geelani demands high level probe under UN supervision into Pulwama civilian killings

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday demanded a high level probe under the supervision of United Nations into Pulwama civilian killings. In a statement, Geelani also urged the UN to help resolve the long pending Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people. “We have read in history […]

Sehrai appeals UNSG to prevail upon India to stop bloodshed in Kashmir

Sehrai appeals UNSG to prevail upon India to stop bloodshed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Sunday appealed to the United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres to intervene and impress upon India to stop the killings of Kashmiris. Sehrai was referring to a gunfight between government forces and local militants in an orchard in Pulwama’s Sirnoo village on Saturday which led to a day […]

Salahuddin slams world’s silence

Salahuddin slams world’s silence

Srinagar: The chairman of United Jihad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin on Sunday said “New Delhi is carrying out its well-formulated policy of genocide in Kashmir and pushing its people to economic disaster while the international community is acting as a mute spectator over India’s oppression in the Valley”. The silence of the international community and […]

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