‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

‘90s-style crackdown in Hajin, but no trace of militants

Hajin (Bandipora): Despite being a hub of the government-sponsored Ikhwan militia, militants have been successful in gaining a foothold in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The entrenched presence of militants in Hajin is clear from the major search and cordon operation that government forces launched on Wednesday in the town and adjacent areas. […]

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

Geelani suspects govt forces’ hand

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed deep concern over the increasing “lawlessness, harassment, bullying by forces personnel” and incidents of braid chopping. He suspected the involvement of government forces and said in a highly militarised zone, the culprits go unnoticed. In a statement, Geelani said the silence and incapability (of authorities) […]

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Pro-freedom leadership terms forces’ actions heartless

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leadership on Sunday said that police was subjecting civilians to “worst” possible treatment and disregarding their fundamental rights. In a joint statement issued by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday, the leadership criticized authorities for their “heartless approach” against civilian population. “Police authorities are unnecessarily harassing and […]

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: There was panic in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Saturday when police and paramilitary forces launched a cordon and search operation early afternoon near Court Road to nab suspected militants. Eyewitnesses said that at about 12:15 in the afternoon, CRPF, police’s special operations group (SOG) men cordoned off the entire Court Road area to conduct […]

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Pro-freedom groups condemn forces’ action in Heff, Wokai

Srinagar: The pro-freedom parties have sharply reacted to the government forces’ action in Wokai Kulgam and Heff Pulwama, where at least 30 persons were injured during clashes between protesters and government forces. Dozens others, including women, were beaten up by forces during house to house searches. Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and All parties Hurriyat Conference […]

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

SRINAGAR: Women attending a women empowerment function at the SKICC on Tuesday raised pro-freedom slogans and protested the presence of the chief minister in a fresh embarrassment for Mehbooba Mufti. The protesting women told reporters that they were invited to the function on the promise of free gas connections. About 15,000 women from all districts […]

@Shopian Siege

@Shopian Siege

Syed Suhail Yaqoob & Quadri Shugufta South Kashmir is virtually out of control. Recent killing of five policemen, robbing banks and snatching weapons are all inklings.  The severity of the situation is indicated by the fact that the Election commission of India placed the Anantnag by-polls on hold.  The Central and State governments have conveyed […]