250 extra companies of CRPF for polls

250 extra companies of CRPF for polls

Srinagar: More than 250 extra companies of paramilitary forces are likely to be deployed in two parliamentary constituencies – Srinagar and Anantnag – as a security measure for the upcoming by polls, official sources said. According to a senior Central Reserve Police Force official, the government has made a requisition to the Home ministry for […]

65 members of Whatsapp groups held in past 3 weeks in Pulwama

65 members of Whatsapp groups held in past 3 weeks in Pulwama

Srinagar: Whatsapp groups have sent 65 persons in Pulwama to police custody. Police say they have arrested these persons as a security measure. The arrests have likely been made to prevent unrest in the lead-up to the Lok Sabha by-elections in Anantnag and Srinagar. “The arrests were made in the past three weeks,” Senior Superintendent […]

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SJM Gillani has told Kashmir Reader that the police will take all necessary steps, including the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists, to ensure that the Lok Sabha by-elections in Srinagar and Anantnag are conducted in free and fair manner. When asked if the police will take pro-freedom […]

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Srinagar: Reacting to reports suggesting Pakistan authorities have moved a proposal to declare Gilgit and Baltistan (GB) as the fifth province of Pakistan, Kashmiri resistance leaders said the move will have “adverse consequences” for Kashmir. Senior pro-freedom leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told Kashmir Reader that there is a “considerate opinion” among the entire pro-freedom leadership […]

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik arrested at Hyderpora

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik arrested at Hyderpora

Srinagar: Police on Thursday arrested Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik outside the Hyderpora residence of Geelani, where the leaders had called a press conference. The leaders were not allowed by police to address the media. Mirwaiz and Malik arrived at Geelani’s residence but […]

Police assault photojournalists

Police assault photojournalists

SRINAGAR: Senior photojournalists Tauseef Mustafa and Mubashir Khan on Thursday were assaulted by police during a press conference called by pro-freedom leaders at the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Geelani. “A police officer dragged me and held me by the throat. He abused me and threatened me of dire consequences. I don’t know the reason […]

Hizb commander Zakir issues ‘last warning’ to police, informers

Hizb commander Zakir issues ‘last warning’ to police, informers

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen’s top commander Zakir Bhat alias Musa has again threatened JK policemen and informers while warning of an upcoming “war” in the region in a video released online on Tuesday. “Many people say the local policemen are our own. Don’t think they (policemen) are our brothers. They are supporting infidels and this is […]

Risky by-polls: More than 3,000 polling stations ‘sensitive’ or ‘hypersensitive’

Risky by-polls: More than 3,000 polling stations ‘sensitive’ or ‘hypersensitive’

Srinagar: Almost all the more than three thousand polling stations in Srinagar and Anantnag for the upcoming Lok Sabha by-polls have been categorised as ‘sensitive’ and ‘hypersensitive’, the JK Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) told Kashmir Reader. According to CEO Shantmanu, the categorisation has been done after considering the situation in the two parliamentary constituencies where […]

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