Shopian shut for 4th day

Shopian shut for 4th day

SHOPIAN: Shutdown continued in Shopian for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday in protest against the killing of four militants in Heff-Shirmal and Budgam. All business establishments and markets remained closed in the district, though some traffic was plying on the roads. Internet services after two days of shutdown were restored on Thursday afternoon. Three […]

Shopian gunfight: 135 civilians injured in clashes

Shopian gunfight: 135 civilians injured in clashes

Srinagar: 135 civilians were injured in clashes with government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday which erupted amid a gunfight between forces and militants. Giving details to Kashmir Reader, Chief Medical Officer, Shopian Dr Abdul Raheed said that 123 civilians were brought to district hospital Shopian, Harman and Vehil hospitals. 6 among them had […]

Shopian completes its 50th day this year of protest shutdown

Shopian completes its 50th day this year of protest shutdown

SHOPIAN: Shutdown in Shopian this year completed 50 days on Thursday against the killing of 24 civilians and 21 militants since January 24 of this year. All business establishments, shops and educational institutions remained closed in Shopian while thin traffic was plying on the roads. Tuesday’s shutdown was the 14th consecutive day of shutdown against […]

Shopian shutdown enters 13th day

Shopian shutdown enters 13th day

Shopian: District Shopian remained shut down on Wednesday for the 13th consecutive day against the civilian and militant killings of the last two weeks in different forces’ actions in South Kashmir, particularly Shopian. The shutdown call was spontaneous, not given by the resistance leadership. Shutdown days in Shopian have reached up to 49 this year, […]

Will lay down our lives to save militants: youth injured in Shopian

Will lay down our lives to save militants: youth injured in Shopian

Anantnag: A video of two Shopian youth being ferried to hospital after being shot at near the encounter site in Turkewangam village in Shopian on Wednesday evening, surfaced on social media showing the two of them saying that they were ready to lay down their lives to save militants. The two youths, with bullet injuries […]

An Open Letter to the Former Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh

An Open Letter to the Former Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh

By Javeed Ali Dear Sir: As you headed the recent Congress panel of high-level policy group which arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday for a “first-hand assessment”, I have a few points which I want to convey to you through this piece. Right at the onset, we should accept this fact that there is […]

@Shopian Siege

@Shopian Siege

Syed Suhail Yaqoob & Quadri Shugufta South Kashmir is virtually out of control. Recent killing of five policemen, robbing banks and snatching weapons are all inklings.  The severity of the situation is indicated by the fact that the Election commission of India placed the Anantnag by-polls on hold.  The Central and State governments have conveyed […]