Polling staff pelted with stones in Budgam

Polling staff pelted with stones in Budgam

BUDGAM: Massive clashes broke out between government forces and youths in Beerwah town in Budgam district on Wednesday after the election staff deployment came under stone-pelting. Sources told Kashmir Reader that as the polling staff reached the main market of Beerwah, scores of people pelted them with stones and chanted anti-India slogans. Government forces accompanying […]

Mehbooba’s cavalcade attacked with stones on way to Bijbehara

Mehbooba’s cavalcade attacked with stones on way to Bijbehara

Bijbehara: Local youths in Sirhama village near Bijbehara on Monday attacked with stones the cavalcade of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, leaving a driver of one of the vehicles injured. Mehbooba was on her way to Bijbehara after visiting a Dargah in Khiram area when the incident took place. She has been touring parts of […]

Two Kashmiri ‘stone-pelters’ held in Gujarat

Two Kashmiri ‘stone-pelters’ held in Gujarat

Bhuj (Guj): Two residents of Jammu and Kashmir including a minor, allegedly involved in pelting stones at government forces, have been detained in Kutch district of Gujarat, police said Thursday. Altaf Najar (23) and a 16-year-old boy were allegedly involved in attacking government forces, and three FIRs have been registered against them in J&K, said […]

Train services suspended after stone-pelting in Awantipora

Train services suspended after stone-pelting in Awantipora

AWANTIPORA: Railway authorities on Friday evening suspended train services on the Srinagar-Banihal track following a stone-pelting incident between Awantipora and Panzgam railway stations. Northern Railway’s area manager told Kashmir Reader that train services were suspended due to security reasons. He said some youths came to the railway track and hurled stones on security forces deployed […]

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

Srinagar: Nearly 900 children sent to Kashmir’s lone Juvenile Observation Home since 2011 were accused in “stone-pelting” cases. They constitute above 55 percent of the total number of juveniles who stayed in the home in the past eight years. According to officials, the Observation Home at Harwan received nearly 1,626 kids between September 23, 2011, […]

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 […]

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