Pathribal fake encounter: 17 yrs later, son still hoping for justice

Pathribal fake encounter: 17 yrs later, son still hoping for justice

ANANTNAG: Rashid Khan was 20 when soldiers of the Indian Army killed his father along with four other civilians in a fake encounter in the forests of Pathribal in Brariangan area of Shangas. Seventeen years later, and after the army court letting the accused soldiers walk free, Rashid Khan is still hoping for punishment to […]

SSA teachers get promises, not salaries

SSA teachers get promises, not salaries

Srinagar: When Arshad Ahmad of Anantnag was appointed as Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) seven years ago, his family knew no bounds of joy. The family was on cloud nine when his job was regularised two years ago. However seven years after his appointment he regrets over his decision to join the teaching profession because of the ill-treatment […]

‘They are mistaken if they think we have forgotten’

‘They are mistaken if they think we have forgotten’

ANANTNAG: Chittisinghpora massacre might appear as a closed chapter for the government but for Narinder Kour, who lost four family members in the bloodbath, the wounds are still fresh. “I cannot forget the horror of the day till I am alive. It seems our beloved ones have been massacred only yesterday,” Kour told Kashmir Reader. […]

9 years on, Degree College Kokernag awaits building, water supply

9 years on, Degree College Kokernag awaits building, water supply

ANANTNAG: When the government sanctioned degree colleges to different areas of the Valley in 2007, local politicians sold it as their achievement. But nine years later many of these colleges either remain far from completion or devoid of basic infrastructure. Degree College Kokernag is one such example. Construction work on the college started in 2008, […]

CRPF occupies hostel for tribal students

CRPF occupies hostel for tribal students

PULWAMA: At least 75 students belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal communities are living in cramped conditions in a dilapidated building that the government has taken on rent in Pulwama. The government hostel meant for them is occupied by the paramilitary CRPF — for the past more than two decades. “The CRPF has occupied the building […]

Refugee Rohingya families in Jammu facing expulsion

Refugee Rohingya families in Jammu facing expulsion

JAMMU: A young poor Rohingya Muslim couple is busy in conservation in a small dark shed in Narwal area of Jammu. Two bare-footed little kids of the couple are sitting and playing on dusty ground just outside the shed. A local man approaches the shed to look more closely at the children in rags fiddling […]

Both brothers picked up arms and laid down lives

Both brothers picked up arms and laid down lives

PULWAMA: Mohammad Shafi, the militant killed on Thursday in Padgampora village of Pulwama, started his career in militancy by providing logistical support to his elder brother, Adil Ahmad, who picked up the gun soon after the 2010 protests in Kashmir. Adil joined the ranks of Lashkar-e-Toiba and remained active until he was killed in an […]

Husband, in-laws suspects in killing of young woman and her daughter

Husband, in-laws suspects in killing of young woman and her daughter

ANANTNAG: There were celebrations in the house of Abdul Gani Thokar in Adalach village of Srigufwara on April 13, 2013, the wedding day of his elder daughter Afroza, then 26. Abdul Gani was joyous that he had found a good match for his daughter. The groom’s family had said they would not accept even the […]

Detention of youngsters: Ratnipora residents blame police for delaying release, SSP says detained are habitual trouble-makers

Detention of youngsters: Ratnipora residents blame police for delaying release, SSP says detained are habitual trouble-makers

SRINAGAR: Families and relatives of the youths arrested by the police from Ratnipora village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last week held protest against the continued detention of their kin. Scores of relatives of the detained youngsters including their parents assembled outside police station Pulwama on Wednesday evening. The protesters blocked the road for at […]