Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Srinagar: Pahadi, Gujjar and Shia leaders have unanimously stressed that the government is deliberately creating fault lines along ethnic and sectarian identities in Kashmir to create social rifts and to show that these communities have nothing to do with the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination. The leaders of these sects and communities also stated that when […]

Bullying won’t work: Joint Resistance

Bullying won’t work: Joint Resistance

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership said on Monday that “bullying, intimidations and inducements” cannot suppress Kashmiris. Several leaders of the resistance groupings and parties demonstrated at Press Enclave against a recent media report that had said Home ministry has suggested the “control of mosques and media” besides a host of other measures to control Kashmir […]

Religious leaders respond with fury to idea of ‘controling mosques’

Religious leaders respond with fury to idea of ‘controling mosques’

SRINAGAR: In response to the report published in The Indian Express that the Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended control of mosques in Kashmir, religious leaders in Kashmir said they would not allow control of their religious institutions “at any cost”. Advocate Zahid Ali, spokesman of the largest religious politico-social organisation of Kashmir, the Jamiat-e-Islami, […]

UNSHACKLED- We are back!

The work that must go in producing a newspaper every day cannot ever be postponed. Three months is a long time in the life of a daily and those who make it – reporters, editors and members of its administrative and managerial staff. But for us at Kashmir Reader it felt like just the next […]

Government blind to the situation: school students

Government blind to the situation: school students

SRINAGAR: Students’ protests against the conducting of examinations at this juncture of the freedom movement are drawing support from students throughout the Valley. On Saturday, students protested at the Press Enclave in Srinagar near the Lal Chowk, accusing the state education ministry of being “blind to the situation.” Several groups of students including a separate […]

Postpone examinations: Sopore students

Postpone examinations: Sopore students

Baramulla: School students on Saturday marched in protest in Sopore against the government decision to hold Board exams in November. Reports said that hundreds of students from classes 8 to 12 studying in schools of Sopore town and adjourning areas assembled in front of the government higher secondary school at Sopore. They held placards and […]

A home ruined by one act of rebellion

A home ruined by one act of rebellion

NADIHAL, BARAMULLA: Seventy kilometres from Srinagar city, Nadihal village in north Kashmir looks irresistible to eyes with its beautiful sun-soaked mountains and golden rice fields. This charm, however, is overshadowed by the presence of hundreds of soldiers alongside its border. The people of Nadihal have alleged that these soldiers have killed a number of the […]

PDP seeks support of people in striking common ground

Srinagar: Addressing the party’s zonal presidents of Kashmir province, PDP general secretary Mohammed Sartaj Madni said on Saturday that it is high time that like-minded citizens extend their cooperation in striking a common ground on political, economic and social issues in Kashmir. The general secretary said that such an exercise is in the interest of […]

Mirwaiz condemns govt for not allowing Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Mirwaiz condemns govt for not allowing Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Incarcerated Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday condemned the government for not allowing congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar and across many khanqahs, shrines, Imam Barahs and other main masjids of the Valley for the 12th consecutive Friday by imposing curfew, restrictions and curbs. Farooq expressed strong resentment over “the interference and […]

Closing of Jawahar tunnel damaging fruit consignments: KEF

Closing of Jawahar tunnel damaging fruit consignments: KEF

Srinagar: The Kashmir Economic Forum (KEF) has expressed concern over losses suffered by fruit growers and traders because of the closing of Jawahar tunnel from evening to morning. KEF Chairman Showkat Chowdhary has urged the government to keep the Jawahar tunnel open for 24 hours so that no fruit-laden truck remains stranded on this side. […]

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