Those participating in elections committing treason: Geelani

Those participating in elections committing treason: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday urged people to boycott upcoming elections, saying these provide Indian leadership an opportunity to mislead the world community. A statement issued here said Geelani addressed the people present at the funeral of slain militant Sameer Bhat in Pulwama and paid tributes to Sameer Ahmad Bhat @Tiger, […]

Shutdown in Budgam to mourn civilians killed on by-poll day

Shutdown in Budgam to mourn civilians killed on by-poll day

BUDGAM: A spontaneous shutdown was observed in parts of Budgam district on Monday to mourn the civilians killed by government forces on this day a year ago, when parliamentary by-elections were being held amid a massive boycott in Srinagar and Budgam. Shops and business establishments were closed in Kawoosa, Chadoora, Charar-e-Sharief, Pakherpora, Dalwan and Rathsuna, […]

A year of fear for ‘human shield’ Farooq Dar

A year of fear for ‘human shield’ Farooq Dar

CHILL-KHANSAHAB: In a small room of a decrepit mud house, Farooq Ahmad Dar sits under a large picture hung on a decorated wooden wall of him tied to the bonnet of an army jeep, “human shield” printed in bold letters on it. Across the room, multi-coloured threads used for weaving shawls hang on another wall. […]

Seven homes in Budgam mourn a shared loss

Seven homes in Budgam mourn a shared loss

BUDGAM: There is still a pall of gloom and no hope of justice at the homes of the seven civilians killed allegedly by government forces a year ago on April 9, when parliamentary by-elections were being held amid a massive boycott in Srinagar and Budgam. The families of the slain say they will never forget […]

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat asks people to stay away from upcoming polls

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat asks people to stay away from upcoming polls

SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders and activists protested on Friday at various places against the “harassment and ill-treatment” meted out to prisoners lodged in Tihar and other jails, a party statement issued here said. They asked people to boycott the upcoming local bodies elections, saying “those killing and subjecting innocents don’t deserve vote and support”. “They are […]

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

CM hopeful of people’s participation in panchayat polls

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday expressed hope that the people of the state would choose ballots over bullets during the panchayat elections scheduled to start in February next year. During a meeting with Governor N N Vohra on Monday, she had informed him about the government’s decision to hold the elections from February […]

Anantnag by-poll: HC asks MHA to explain reasons for delay in elections

Anantnag by-poll: HC asks MHA to explain reasons for delay in elections

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday granted two weeks time to Indian ministry of home affairs to explain as to why the election has not been conducted in the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. The constituency is vacant for a period of more than a year. A single bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan sought […]

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