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 […]

Decline in stone pelting after NIA raids: CRPF DG

Srinagar: CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar Saturday said the investigation and raids being conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has led to a decline in stone pelting in Kashmir Valley. “There is an effect following the actions by all the agencies. There is also an effect because of what NIA is doing. The […]

NIA arrests photographer, farmer for stone-pelting

NIA arrests photographer, farmer for stone-pelting

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a photographer and a farmer from Kashmir, identifying them as stone-pelters. Kamran Yousuf, a photographer working for the the past couple of years and a resident of Pulwama, is one of the arrested. He contributes photos to the daily newspaper Greater Kashmir. The other arrested person is […]

Stone-pelting in Pampore after army beats Tavera driver

Stone-pelting in Pampore after army beats Tavera driver

PAMPORE: Government forces allegedly beat up a Tavera driver, sparking protests that included some stone-pelting and a nearly half-hour traffic jam on the Jammu-Srinagar highway at Drangbal, Pampore, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday afternoon. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that an army vehicle hit a Tavera vehicle, after which the army thrashed the driver of […]

Over 400 injured in traditional `Gotmar’ festival

Over 400 injured in traditional `Gotmar’ festival

CHHINDWARA (MP): As many as 462 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, in the annual `Gotmar’ (stone-pelting) festival at Pandhurna in the district on Tuesday, police said. Three persons, whose condition was critical, were rushed to Nagpur for treatment, District Superintendent of Police Gaurav Tiwari told PTI. Police also fired teargas shells when people […]

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Stone-pelting has declined due to NIA: Rajnath

Lucknow: Incidents of stone-pelting have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. He said incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend in the last three years. “You have seen role of the NIA in Jammu […]

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Srinagar: Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said Wednesday. The DG said strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated. “Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a […]

Stone-pelting at Pahalgam school with Naeem Akhtar inside

Stone-pelting at Pahalgam school with Naeem Akhtar inside

Anantnag: Police had to use tear smoke shells on Saturday to quell intense stone throwing at a school in Saalia area of Pahalgam where Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar was on a visit. Akhtar was accompanying Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on a one-day tour of Anantnag district. The CM took stock of several ongoing […]

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