‘While my son was battling for life, I was offered a million rupees to speak against Hurriyat’

‘While my son was battling for life, I was offered a million rupees to speak against Hurriyat’

Akhran Nawpora (Kulgam): A few days before Rasiq Ahmad was declared dead at the SKIMS, Soura, on 15 September, his father Mohammad Yusuf Bhat was called into the office of the Director SKIMS and told that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s uncle Sartaj Madni and her cousin Sajjad Mufti wanted to meet him. The duo had […]

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

Govt says 9000 mosques ‘active’ in raging uprising

SRINAGAR: The state government has identified about 9000 mosques it believes remained active in sustaining the raging anti-India uprising, a report said. The report, accessed by Kashmir Reader, said that 156 of these mosques regularly played songs extolling resistance and provided space to protesters who shouted “anti-national slogans”. The report said that 19 FIRs, whose […]

When pellets felled three brothers in Baramulla village

When pellets felled three brothers in Baramulla village

Srinagar: Pellets can inflict multiple injuries on a single person— potentially 615. On Friday, three brothers from Chandkoot village of Baramulla were admitted to three different hospitals after being hit by pellets, making it difficult for their family and relatives to attend to them. Mohammad Aslam Ganai, 25, Umar Ganai, 19, and Farooq Ahmad Ganai, […]

With FIRs filed this year only, Govt says Khurram has ‘long history with secessionists’

With FIRs filed this year only, Govt says Khurram has ‘long history with secessionists’

SRINAGAR: The ruling PDP-BJP government has said that noted human rights activist Khuram Pervez has ‘long history’ of affiliation with secessionists, notwithstanding its own claims that four FIRs against him were registered this year alone. Interestingly, only one copy of the FIR has been appended with the dossier, a copy of which was shared on […]

Boy injured by pellets has mysterious seizures

Boy injured by pellets has mysterious seizures

SRINAGAR: Doctors at SKIMS hospital here are puzzled over a new symptom they have encountered in a patient with pellet injuries: seizures. Twice during Thursday night when he was admitted to the hospital, a 16-year-old boy named Tauseef began to shake rapidly and uncontrollably while he was unconscious. Doctors told his parents that the boy […]