Photojournalists thrashed

Photojournalists thrashed

Srinagar: Several photojournalists were thrashed and injured by the government forces at Batmaloo here on Saturday. The journalists said they were beaten up by the policemen on the orders of station house officer (SHO) Batmaloo. “The SHO Batmaloo told us to deal sternly with the press photographers by beating them to pulp,” the photojournalists quoted […]

Unsympathetic Chief Minister

Unsympathetic Chief Minister

By Ashq Hussain The August 25 joint press conference by Chief Minister Mehbooba and Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed, on the one hand, the intransigence of the Indian State on Kashmir with the Union Minister stating that India would never think of Kashmir’s future outside India meaning thereby that they did not need the consent […]

Day 56: Massive protests, numerous clashes

Day 56: Massive protests, numerous clashes

Srinagar: The balloon of “artificial normalcy” deflated in Kashmir on Friday as tens of thousands of people staged protest demonstrations across the Valley and clashed with government forces despite curfew, restrictions and fanning out of thousands of personnel of the Indian army, paramilitaries and J&K police to throttle the public resentment. Hospitals in Srinagar received […]

SHO leads vandalism at Bijbehara

SHO leads vandalism at Bijbehara

Bijbehara: An infant was smothered with tear smoke while an elderly man with heart ailments was crushed under jackboots when a contingent of police led by notorious SHO Arshid Khan raided Karewa Sicop locality in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara town late Friday evening. Locals alleged that after ransacking houses and damaging dozens of parked vehicles, the […]

Sehrai, Akbar and Shah shifted to Humhama Police Station

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday shifted top separatist leaders to Humhama Police Station while sources said that they may be shifted either to Jammu jails or outside state jails. Family sources of Geelani led top Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai who is also General Secretary of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat told CNS that Sehrai Sahab was taken to police […]

NIA summon to Geelani’s son: ‘Police didn’t allow lawyers to meet Nayeem for legal assistance’

NIA summon to Geelani’s son: ‘Police didn’t allow lawyers to meet Nayeem for legal assistance’

SRINAGAR: The police didn’t allow lawyers to meet Syed Ali Geelani’s son for offering him legal assistance against National Investigation Agency’s summon, the J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, said on Wednesday. Bar said that its president Mian Abdul Qayoom and executive member Mohammad Ashraf Bhat were turned away by the policemen posted outside the […]

Treat people as you want yourself, your families to be treated by us: LeT to policemen

Treat people as you want yourself, your families to be treated by us: LeT to policemen

Srinagar: Hailing the resolve and steadfastness of “youth, mothers and daughters in defeating all attempts by India against freedom struggle,” militant organization Lashker-e-Toiba on Wednesday asked policemen to treat pro-freedom people and their families as they would like themselves and their families to be treated by it. “Police should refrain from harassing pro-freedom people and […]

Police raid Jamaat headquarters, leaders on run

Police raid Jamaat headquarters, leaders on run

    Srinagar: Counterinsurgency police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the most influential politico-religious organisations in Jammu and Kashmir, and arrested its spokesman and head of political bureau Zahid Ali Lone. Last week, the state police chief summoned Jamaat chief Ghulam Muhammad Bhat to his office after police shot with pellets […]