‘It was mayhem’

‘It was mayhem’

Srinagar: More than a dozen friends and relatives of the cousins Sajad Ahmad Bhat, 27, and Amir Ahmad Bhat 21, waited anxiously at SKIMS Soura when the duo was being operated upon by doctors on Thursday. The cousins had both received bullet injuries a few hours ago when government troops opened fire on protesters in […]

Mehbooba grieved

Mehbooba grieved

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish and grief over the killing of a 15 year old Amir Nazir in Padgampora village of Pulwama district today. Extending her sympathies to the bereaved, the Chief Minister said it was highly unfortunate that youth are caught in the vicious cycle of violence in the state […]

A Tale of Two Cities and My Kashmir!

A Tale of Two Cities and My Kashmir!

By Wajahat Qazi An eminent Western academic who has done substantive and even path breaking work on Kashmir once told me that “there was certain heaviness about and in Kashmir”. A colleague of mine who , on his return to Kashmir from vacations , looked rejuvenated and fresh ,  said almost the same thing. Calling […]

Good governance and political process to go together, Mehbooba tells British envoy

Good governance and political process to go together, Mehbooba tells British envoy

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told a delegation of British diplomats that her government was keen to initiate political process along-with aggressive developmental governance in the State. She said it is her firm belief that good governance and political dialogue together can get the state out of the difficulties it is presently in. Mehbooba interacted […]

Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

Handicapped prisoner’s wife battles hard to see him free

By Saqib Mugloo SRINAGAR: Ever since 27-year-old Ishrat’s handicapped husband Tanveer Ahmad War was arrested on October 21, 2016 and subsequently booked under public safety act (PSA) for his alleged role in the public uprising, the impoverished family is fighting a tough battle to pursue the legal process for his release. On every hearing scheduled […]

DGP issued open threat to civilians, says Hurriyat (G)

DGP issued open threat to civilians, says Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday termed the state police chief SP Vaid’s statement as “an apparent threat against unarmed civilians”. “The statement is irresponsible and illustrates their ill will and obviously proves their sponsored terrorism against peaceful civilians”, Hurriyat said in a statement. Since last 28 years, the pro-freedom activists, families and their relatives […]

Joint resistance calls for shutdown, protests

Joint resistance calls for shutdown, protests

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership has called for complete shutdown on today against the killing of a teenager Amir Nazir Wani in Pulwama. In a joint statement issued here, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik asked people to observe complete shutdown and hold protests after Friday prayers. Expressing grief over Amir’s […]

Karra condemns civilian killings

Karra condemns civilian killings

Srinagar: Condemning the killing of two civilians in Pulwama today, Senior Congress leader and former minister Tariq Hameed Karra today said the PDP-BJP government is responsible for genocide of Kashmiri youth. “It is irony that on one side Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) is bartering jobs against peace with youth and on the other side she […]

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Trigger-happy forces killed another teen: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Thursday condemned the killing of another innocent youth at Padgampora Pulwama by ‘trigger-happy Indian forces’. In a statement Malik said that while on daily basis young boys, pushed to the wall by police and forces, embrace martyrdom our children are also being targeted by […]

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

Home Secy likely to visit JK next week

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir next week and review the security situation in the state. The visit bears significance as Election Commission has announced by-election to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies where polling will be held on April 9 and 12 respectively. During the two-day […]