Bollywood biopic on girl whose stone-pelting photo went viral

Bollywood biopic on girl whose stone-pelting photo went viral

Aakash Hassan Srinagar: A biopic will be made on the Kashmiri footballer, Afshan Ashiq who hit headlines in April this year after her photograph hurling a stone at government forces during student protests in the valley went viral on the internet. Bollywood filmmaker Manish Harishankar, who has directed a number of films including Ajab Prem […]

Police arrests street vendors, blames them for Soura stone-pelting

Police arrests street vendors, blames them for Soura stone-pelting

Srinagar: While launching a crackdown on alleged stone-pelters in Soura locality, Police Station Soura has detained half-a-dozen street vendors over the last four days and has directed all other vendors not to install their carts and stalls in the market. As per the vendors, who have been sitting idle for the last four days, the […]

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

Police ‘torture, humiliation’ forcing youth to take arms: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said police torture is pushing youth to the wall and compelling them to join armed resistance. Malik made these remarks while visiting the bereaved families of slain militants, Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhatta, Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal, and Aaquib […]

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Police make contradictory claims on slain Hizb militant Sajad Gilkar

Srinagar: Was slain Srinagar militant Sajad Gilkar involved in militant activities before becoming a militant? That is what police apparently claimed. In a statement issued after his killing along with two other militants in Redbug Budgam, police said that Sajad Gilkar “played key role in the murder of Dy SP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith of security […]

Motivations of a stone-thrower: ‘Fighting on streets is part of my life’

Motivations of a stone-thrower: ‘Fighting on streets is part of my life’

Sopore: The hometown of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, Sopore recorded nearly 500 incidents of stone throwing, the highest in any town of Kashmir, during the 2016 uprising. According to the records of Sopore police, more than 250 FIRs were registered last year against local youths for stone-pelting incidents in the main Sopore town of […]

MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

MP tribals want to counter Kashmiri stone-throwers with their slingshots

Srinagar: The government of India has been offered a fresh strategy for countering rocks thrown on government forces in Kashmir. Bhil youth in the Madhya Pradesh’s tribal-dominated Jhabua district have said they can use gofan (slingshot) against Kashmiri youth to save the “hapless” forces. In a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the […]

Every stone pelter is not the same: Abdullah

Every stone pelter is not the same: Abdullah

JAMMU: Virtually defending stone-pelters in Kashmir, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Thursday claimed that all stone-pelters are not the same and questioned whether the nation is concerned about them and their future. Abdullah lost his cool after a volley of questions by journalists at a function here over his tacit support to stone-pelters and […]