We won’t talk unless India accepts Kashmir as dispute: Geelani on Rajnath’s offer

We won’t talk unless India accepts Kashmir as dispute: Geelani on Rajnath’s offer

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday rejected Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s offer of talks, saying that the Hurriyat would talk only when India accepts Kashmir as a dispute. Addressing a day-long “Nazool-e-Quran” conference at his Hyderpora residence-cum-office, Geelani said that in the past the Hurriyat has put forth five […]

Talking about Talks?

Talking about Talks?

Rajnath Singh has said that the Government of India(GoI) is ready to talk with the Hurriyat (and even Pakistan). The larger and overall context to Singh’s statement is the sustained pressure and squeeze on the Hurriyat , its affiliates and its associates over a period of time which has , in turn, meant putting a […]

GoI ready to talk to Hurriyat if they agree: Rajnath

GoI ready to talk to Hurriyat if they agree: Rajnath

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the Government of India is ready to hold talks with the Hurriyat, but there is no indication as yet from the Hurriyat that it is ready to talk. “If Hurriyat is ready to come to the table for talks, we are ready for it. However, so […]

Mehbooba welcomes statement as positive step

Mehbooba welcomes statement as positive step

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the statement of Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the central government was ready to talk to the Hurriyat Conference if it comes to the table. In a statement, Mehobooba described the statement as a welcome step to initiate dialogue and reconciliation in the state. She said that given the […]

J&K’s Own POCSO Act

J&K’s Own POCSO Act

By Muzamil Bashir The brutal Kathua rape murder was as a catalyst for the need of stringent laws against child offences in the J&K state. The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet recently passed an historic ordinance approving death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and […]

Release political prisoners before Eid: Malik

Release political prisoners before Eid: Malik

SHEIKH UZAIR SRINAGAR: The leaders and activists of the joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Saturday marched from Abi Guzar to press enclave here and held a peaceful protest sit-in, demanding immediate release of all political prisoners lodged in various jails within and outside the state. The protesters were carrying banners reading ‘release political prisoners languishing […]

Munsiff posts: Selection of 8 from Jammu, 3 from Kashmir unfair, says Bar

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has expresses its serious concern over the selection of eight candidates against the post of Munsiff from Jammu and only three from Kashmir by the Public Service Commission in terms of its result notification dated 19.05.2018 and describes the same as regionally imbalanced and unfair. Bar in […]

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