65 members of Whatsapp groups held in past 3 weeks in Pulwama

65 members of Whatsapp groups held in past 3 weeks in Pulwama

Srinagar: Whatsapp groups have sent 65 persons in Pulwama to police custody. Police say they have arrested these persons as a security measure. The arrests have likely been made to prevent unrest in the lead-up to the Lok Sabha by-elections in Anantnag and Srinagar. “The arrests were made in the past three weeks,” Senior Superintendent […]

Conditional Talks?

Conditional Talks?

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has stated that “”We are ready to talk to everyone… The entire nation wants the situation to normalise in Kashmir. We are ready to cooperate with everyone and have taken all initiatives in this regard. Rajnath added, “”Pakistan should, at least, make a beginning and say it is willing to […]

Militants attack police vehicle in Shopian

Militants attack police vehicle in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Suspected militants on Thursday morning attacked a police vehicle in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem told Kashmir Reader. He said militants fired upon a police Rakshak of Deputy SP Shopian near Harmain Hajipora on Anantnag-Shopian road. Police also fired some shots in retaliation. However no one was injured. He said the […]

Unite against communal, polarizing forces: Dr Farooq

Unite against communal, polarizing forces: Dr Farooq

SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday called for a united front to foil the ‘machinations of communal and divisive elements’ saying that the spirit of inclusiveness alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir out of the prevailing morass and political instability. Stepping up his electoral campaign for by-polls to Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency during […]

Budgam villages cordoned off

Budgam villages cordoned off

By Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Acting on a specific input on movement of suspected militants, a joint team of army and SOG of J&K police laid a cordon in Dharmon village of Budgam district on Wednesday evening. “After some inputs regarding the presence of militants in the village, a cordon was laid,” police sources said. The […]

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

New Delhi: A total of 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016, the highest in the past six years, parliament was told by the government of India on Tuesday. At the same time, it said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “improved to a large extent” this year. In written replies to two separate […]

Court asks police to probe 18-year-old murder by Ikhwan

Court asks police to probe 18-year-old murder by Ikhwan

Srinagar: A court in Ganderbal has directed police to set up a special investigations team to investigate the murder of one Ghulam Mohammad Lone by government sponsored Ikhwan militiamen 18 years ago. In a statement, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said Lone was killed by members of the Ikhwan led by Nazir Ahmad […]

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