Cops in civvies detain youth at Nowhatta

Cops in civvies detain youth at Nowhatta

Srinagar: Policemen adopted the guise of civilian protesters outside the Jamia Masjid on Friday to arrest four youths during stone-pelting and clashes that began immediately after the culmination of Friday congregation prayers. The arrests took place when scores of youths, immediately after the congregational prayers concluded, assembled in the compound of Jamia Masjid and started […]

This year 41 forces killed, 907 injured in militancy, stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir

This year 41 forces killed, 907 injured in militancy, stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir

Jammu: As many as 41 government forces including 20 policemen were killed and 907 others injured in militancy-related and stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir valley this year, officials said on Monday. Giving details, the officials said 39 government forces including 17 army personnel, 20 policemen and two CRPF personnel were killed and 96 others injured in […]

‘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 […]

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