Arrest Spree: Wither the Battle of Ideas?

Arrest Spree:  Wither the Battle of Ideas?

The administration has gone on an arrest spree- especially in districts of South Kashmir.  Many youth have been arrested and if South Kashmir serves as a bellwether, it may well be that the saga of arrests would be replicated elsewhere.  The obvious reason(s) for the arrests are the Parliamentary by polls that are slated to […]

Court upholds bail to Alam

Court upholds bail to Alam

Srinagar:  A Bandipora court on Monday rejected a review petition filed by ruling PDP-BJP government against Chief Judicial Magistrate’s February 21 order granting bail to Muslim League chairman and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat in a case registered against him in a police station Sumbal in 2010. Allowing the contention by Alam’s counsel […]

Maimed by a bullet, Hajin man arrested for ‘stone-pelting’

Maimed by a bullet, Hajin man arrested for ‘stone-pelting’

Srinagar: A family from north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district on Monday alleged that police arrested their physically challenged son on charges of stone-pelting and they are being denied a meeting with him in the police station. Police according to family members arrested Muhammad Afzal Parrey son of Muhammad Maqbool, a resident of Mirmohalla […]

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SJM Gillani has told Kashmir Reader that the police will take all necessary steps, including the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists, to ensure that the Lok Sabha by-elections in Srinagar and Anantnag are conducted in free and fair manner. When asked if the police will take pro-freedom […]

Geelani condemns arrest of resistance leaders

Geelani condemns arrest of resistance leaders

SRINAGAR: Chairman Huriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday slammed authorities for shifting the JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik to central jail and placing Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif Ullah, Raja Meraj ud Din and Mohammad Ashraf Laya under house arrest. In a […]

Pakistani national arrested under PSA in Jammu, sent to jail

Pakistani national arrested under PSA in Jammu, sent to jail

JAMMU: A Pakistani national, awaiting deportation after completing jail term for illegally crossing the border, has been slapped with Public Safety Act and sent to Kotbalwal Jail in the district, police said on Sunday. The Jammu and Kashmir Home Department had issued a warrant under the Public Safety Act (PSA) against the Pakistan national Khalid […]

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