‘Separatist’ politics in Kashmir will end soon: BJP leader

‘Separatist’ politics in Kashmir will end soon: BJP leader

SRINAGAR: BJP’s Senior National Vice President and In-charge J&K, Avinash Rai Khanna, Wednesday asserted that the ‘separatist’ politics in Kashmir will soon come to end, and the change “will come from no one but people”. In an exclusive talk with Kashmir Reader, Khanna claimed that Kashmir resistance camp “neither does anything for people nor for […]

Hurriyat puppet of Pakistan, India friend of Kashmiris: Governor

Hurriyat puppet of Pakistan, India friend of Kashmiris: Governor

Srinagar: In a major snub to the separatist leadership, J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday ruled out any dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference until they separate themselves from Pakistan. Mocking the pro-freedom amalgam, Malik said that Hurriyat leaders can’t even go to the toilet without seeking permission from Pakistan. “I met Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba […]

Sudden interest in sports part of govt gameplan?

Sudden interest in sports part of govt gameplan?

Srinagar: The energy with which sports activities are being carried out in Kashmir indicates that New Delhi and the state government are trying to use sports as a distraction from the pro-freedom movement, especially for the students who are at the forefront of street protests. In the past quarter of the year, many ‘initiatives’ taken […]

Why international rights bodies do not heed Hurriyat appeals

Why international rights bodies do not heed Hurriyat appeals

Srinagar: Since decades the pro-freedom leadership is making appeals and seeking intervention of international courts, United Nations (UN) and international human rights bodies to investigate the ‘large-scale human rights abuses’ in Kashmir. Does it have any impact? No is the answer. According to Kashmiri human rights lawyers and defenders who closely follow such appeals, there […]

Pro-freedom camp pays tributes to slain Tral militants

Pro-freedom camp pays tributes to slain Tral militants

‘India’s stubbornness responsible for continuing bloodshed in Valley’ SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp on Sunday paid tributes to militants Aquib Ahmad and Hamaad who were killed in an encounter with government forces in Tral while reiterating their pledge of taking the “martyrs’ mission” to its logical conclusion. In a statement issued here, Chairman Huriyat Conference (G) […]

Friday shutdown called off for Shivratri

Friday shutdown called off for Shivratri

Srinagar: The united pro-freedom leadership has cancelled its call for a shutdown on Friday, 24, due to Shivratri celebrations, a party spokesperson said here on Monday. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference spokesperson Shahid-ul-Islam while confirming the decision said they have called off the strike in view of the Hindu festival. Ayaz Akbar, the spokesperson of […]

Resistance leaders gather at Hyderpora, decry ‘vengeance’ against prisoners

Resistance leaders gather at Hyderpora, decry ‘vengeance’ against prisoners

Srinagar: Drawing attention to “ill treatment” meted out to Kashmiris in jails by the state, the pro-freedom leaders on Monday said that inmates were facing Guantanamo Bay-like treatment in prison. The leaders addressed a protest rally held in Hyderpora area of Srinagar outside the residence of Geelani Monday afternoon. Leaders from both factions of the […]

Pro-freedom leaders urge Pakistan to unite against enemies

Pro-freedom leaders urge Pakistan to unite against enemies

Term suicide attacks as ‘inhuman, un-Islamic’ Srinagar: The pro-freedom leaders on Friday condemned the recent attacks in Pakistani cities of Lahore, Karachi, Sindh, and termed such acts as inhuman. Chairman Huriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani while expressing deep grief over the loss of lives due to suicide attacks said those involved in such heinous […]

Smaller Hurriyat (G) constituents asked to merge with grouping, or unite

Smaller Hurriyat (G) constituents asked to merge with grouping, or unite

Srinagar: Smaller constituents of Hurriyat Conference (G) have been asked by chairman Syed Ali Geelani to either merge with the grouping or unite among themselves to form a larger group, Kashmir Reader has learnt. The octogenarian leader has suggested to the office holders of smaller parties, who are already ‘united on ideological lines’, to merge […]