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 […]

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) was yet to take a call on when the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-poll would be held as the security scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir district there was not considered conducive, an official said. The seat has been lying vacant since July 4, 2016 after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

Prospective contestant seeks Anantnag by-poll

SRINAGAR: A prospective contestant of parliamentary polls has sought conduct of by-polls in Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Hearing his petition on Tuesday the high court on Tuesday directed election commission of India, ministry of home affairs and state government to file response as to why the election has not been conducted in the Anantnag constituency lying […]

Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

Poll day killings: SHRC grants govt time for report

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission has granted DGP and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir time by July 25 for filing a detailed report about the killing of eight civilians by the government forces in Budgam and Ganderbal districts on April 9, when elections for parliamentary seat were held in the central Kashmir district along with Srinagar. […]

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