Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Srinagar: Pahadi, Gujjar and Shia leaders have unanimously stressed that the government is deliberately creating fault lines along ethnic and sectarian identities in Kashmir to create social rifts and to show that these communities have nothing to do with the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination. The leaders of these sects and communities also stated that when […]

DCs told to form special squads to retrieve encroached land

DCs told to form special squads to retrieve encroached land

Srinagar: Admitting that in connivance with revenue officials state land was being encroached on, the government has asked all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir to form special squads to remove encroachments from state and Kahcharai land. According to a recent circular issued by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, the government stated that it has issued strict […]

SIT inquiry into 2016 killings ‘to be completed by March’

SIT inquiry into 2016 killings ‘to be completed by March’

Srinagar: The Director General of Police (DGP) has directed all heads of district police to complete by March this year their probe into civilian killings that took place during the 2016 unrest, a senior police official told Kashmir Reader. “We have been told by the DGP to complete the investigations,” the police official said. “Whatever […]

Pandit exodus hit quality education in Kashmir: CM

Pandit exodus hit quality education in Kashmir: CM

Srinagar: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that education in the valley has suffered immensely because of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Stating that quality education in Kashmir remained a “far-fetched dream” after the Pandits left the valley, Mufti said migrant Pandits invested their skills and expertise in Jammu that naturally progressed. “For centuries […]

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari replaced Naeem Akhtar as Minister of Education and Haseeb Drabu was divested of the culture ministry by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her first expansion and reshuffle of her cabinet on Friday. Naeem Akhtar was made Minister of Public Works, which includes the department of Roads and Buildings (R&B). Abdul Rehman Veeri […]

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Frisal (Kulgam): An extraordinary scene of devastation is what remains of the Reshi family’s house in Nagbal village. Hundreds of people have been coming since Sunday, when the house was blasted to rubble by government troops, to pay homage and to survey the ruins. The most curious sight is of two corrugated tin sheets that […]

Choice and harassment: What led two Kulgam militants to pick up arms?

Choice and harassment: What led two Kulgam militants to pick up arms?

Redwani (Kulgam): This is the tale of two militants who came from neighbouring villages in Kulgam’s Redwani area, but picked up the guns for different reasons. Their stories have little in common, but they died during a fierce gun battle on Sunday in Kulgam during which four militants, one civilian and two army personnel were […]