Teachers transfer overlooks overstaying employees

Teachers transfer overlooks overstaying employees

SRINAGAR: The state government has violated its policy of not keeping a teacher at one place of posting for more than two years during the recent mega transfer of more than 6,000 teachers. In Srinagar only, several teachers posted at SP, MP and Kothi Bagh schools, employees in many internal departments of director school education’s […]

Nine months on, slain youngster’s family awaits CM’s commitment for justice in 3 days

Nine months on, slain youngster’s family awaits CM’s commitment for justice in 3 days

SRINAGAR: A slain youngster’s family has sought judicial intervention by moving a ‘protest petition’ for independent investigation into the killing. Abdur Rashid, father of Bilal Ahmad Denthoo, one of the first youngsters slain by the government forces during the 2016 public uprising filed the petition before chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Handwara against the police and […]

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, […]

Four years later, plan to ‘unbundle’ power dept still a plan

Four years later, plan to ‘unbundle’ power dept still a plan

SRINAGAR: More than four years have passed since the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered the division of Power Development Department (PDD) into four separate entities, with the aim to reduce power losses, give financial autonomy, and bring accountability and transparency, but it is yet to happen. The Power Development Department (PDD) manages the transmission and […]

Rapper uploads song on Kunan-Poshpora on Youtube

Rapper uploads song on Kunan-Poshpora on Youtube

SRINAGAR: One of the worst crimes committed by government troops in Kashmir, the mass rape of more than 40 women in Kunan-Poshpora villages of Kupwara in 1991, is the subject of a rap video uploaded on Youtube on Wednesday by a young resident of Ganderbal, Bhat Rihaan. The 2.48-minute video titled ‘Kunan-Poshpora’ has had more […]

Kashmir may be a prison, but it cares not for prisoners

Kashmir may be a prison, but it cares not for prisoners

Srinagar: Until news came of the death sentence given to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather, there was hardly a thought spared for him in Kashmir Valley. Condemnation galore of the death sentence given by a Kolkata court came from prominent faces of the resistance camp; civil society and Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association (JKBA) offered legal help; […]

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

SRINAGAR: During an encounter, militants in north Kashmir prefer to flee from the house in which they have been trapped instead of fighting the troops from within, because they don’t want harm to come to the person who provided them shelter, top army sources told Kashmir Reader. In south Kashmir, where local militants are most […]

Her brother in jail, young woman falls ill, dies at home

Her brother in jail, young woman falls ill, dies at home

SRINAGAR: The sister of an incarcerated youth died on Tuesday. She had fallen ill after her brother was arrested by JK police in November last year, a family member said. Humair Yaseen, the brother, was first arrested by police in October at Jammu, brought to Srinagar and then booked under ‘draconian’ public safety act. Humair […]