‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

SRINAGAR: Mutahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) and Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid (AAJM) have denounced the disallowing of congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 10th time this year. In a joint statement issued here, MMU and AAJM strongly protested the frequent closure of “Kashmir’s religious and spiritual centre”, saying it not only hurts the […]

Policemen respond to ‘fieriest’ stone-pelting with ‘conversations’

Policemen respond to ‘fieriest’ stone-pelting with ‘conversations’

SRINAGAR: A nearly 10-hour stone-throwing battle at Shalteng, the neighbourhood of slain militant Dawood Sofi, ended Friday evening only after police held two conversations with the stone throwers, a least-known modality adopted for calming down protests. The conversations, according to one of the police officers, were held despite more than 20 policemen, among them many […]

BJP MP endorses firing at stone pelters

BJP MP endorses firing at stone pelters

CHANDIGARH: BJP Rajya Sabha member D P Vats has said that stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley should be hit with bullets. Pakistan has started a proxy war with the country and each day our forces in Jammu and Kashmir are being attacked, the former commandant of Pune’s Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) said on Sunday. “…I […]

Clashes at Nowhatta

Clashes at Nowhatta

Srinagar: Clashes between youth and government forces took place once again in Nowhatta after Friday prayers concluded at the historic Jamia Masjid. Scores of youth carrying Pakistani, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Islamic flags marched towards police station Nowhatta raising pro-freedom slogans. Eyewitnesses said that a posse of police intercepted the youth 100 meters ahead of the police […]

Malik visits family of Qaiser

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday visited the bereaved family of a youth Qaiser Amini, who was mowed down by a CRPF vehicle last week. Expressing condolence and solidarity, Malik on the occasion said, “Indian oppression is snatching our budding flowers from us with impunity, and crushing to death […]

‘CRPF vehicle trampled me when I was rescuing others’

‘CRPF vehicle trampled me when I was rescuing others’

Srinagar: Younis Muhammad, 28, struggles to speak every time visitors ask about his well being. Doctors say he has suffered multiple fractures on his face due to “serious impact”. The serious impact is what Younis suffered when a paramilitary CRPF vehicle ran over him at Nowhatta Chowk this Friday. The vehicle ran over two others […]

Pakistan condemns ‘barbaric’ killing of Qaiser

Pakistan condemns ‘barbaric’ killing of Qaiser

SRINAGAR: Pakistan has said that the international community should take serious action against the “barbarity” of Indian security forces on the people of Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal was quoted by Radio Pakistan as saying that said Pakistan strongly condemns the “barbaric” killing of 24-year old Kashmiri youth Qaiser Ahmad. “The Central Reserve […]

Tragic and Alarming!

Tragic and Alarming!

A 21 year old young man became another casualty of the conflict in Kashmir under very alarming circumstances. While controversy has erupted over the nature and the actual circumstances of the killing, but this becomes rather arcane. The fact of the matter is, whatever and regardless of the actual logistical aspect of the killing, and […]

FIR against CRPF driver for ‘rash driving’ attempt to shield him: Bar

FIR against CRPF driver for ‘rash driving’ attempt to shield him: Bar

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has strongly condemned the running over of three youth by a CRPF vehicle at Nowhatta on Friday, out of whom one Qaiser Amin Bhat, an orphan, died in the hospital. Bar in a statement issued here said also condemned the “indiscriminate” firing of pellets and teargas shells […]

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