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At least one person was killed and more than hundreds were injured when a few devastating tremor shocks were continuously felt in Kishtawar, Doda and Bhaderwah districts of Jammu and Kashmir State. Tremors were felt in the Indian capital and large parts of north India, including Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla, Chandigarh and Punjab as well.
Among thousands people including men, women, and children of all ages, the body of a local militant, lies on a bed and wrapped in a shroud. They (people) are desperate to have a glimpse of the Shabir Ahmad Shiekh, who is now a “martyr” for the people of his ancestral village.
In yet another twist to Papa Kishtwari case, slain man’s son Zahoor Ahmad Mir Tuesday alleged that Kishtwari, a counter-insurgent of Kashmir, resorted to abusive language against him inside the court and threatened to kill him. Mir said that irony is that all this was going in front of the Judge and no action was taken against the SPO.
By News Desk | Srinagar Terming the claims of the Jammu and Kashmir government that no minor is in police lock up and no Public Safety Act (PSA) has been slapped on any teenager as white lie the Hazratbal family Wednesday claimed that their 16-year-old son has been booked under PSA by the authorities. The [...]
Photographs by Shahid Tantray | Srinagar, Kashmir Five people have got injured in the protests and stone throwing post Friday prayers in Srinagar’s downtown area. The protests started soon after the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference led a protest demonstration around the central mosque of the summer capital. Mirwaiz was released after 45 days [...]
By Mudasir Yaqoob | Srinagar In a move that took people by surprise, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of India on Thursday removed one of its oldest bunkers at Eidgah Srinagar. However, CRPF vehicles couldn’t ferry the materials and belongings till late in the evening from area due to heavy stone pelting in adjacent [...]
By Xinhua | Srinagar Life across Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir remained affected for the second straight day on Tuesday due to protests and shutdown over the death of a Kashmiri student in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Mudasir Ahmed Malla, pursuing PhD at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, [...]
By Fahad Shah | New Delhi The Jammu and Kashmir will be having a shrine board for the Chandi Mata Machail Dham pilgrimage in Kishtawar. The board will be constituted if the bill, placed in the legislative assembly by a Congress party member, will be passed. The pro-freedom leaders, however, have been demanding the dismantling [...]
By News Desk | Photographs by Shahid Tantray | Srinagar, Kashmir On the call of Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat – a joint forum of resistance groups, complete shutdown was observed in Kashmir valley today. The groups has been demanding the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, and Muhammad Afzal Guru, who were hanged and then buried in [...]
By Sheikh Usman | Srinagar, Indian-Controlled Kashmir “For us, Azadi (independence) means not just getting rid of foreign occupation of our beloved motherland but also to remove hunger, poverty, ignorance and disease and to overcome economic and social deprivation. One day, we shall achieve that Azadi.” The man, who quoted this statement, worked and lived [...]
By Beenish Khan The extent of suffering of Kashmiri children and youth under the occupation is shocking and unreported. We need to shed light on the shattering consequences of the occupation upon them; psychologically, emotionally, physically, and economically. It is important to note here that this occupation is itself unethical, unjustifiable, and inhumane; it denies [...]
By Fahad Shah Indian-Controlled Kashmir In Kashmir- a disputed region, the first girls’ rock band performed in public during a “Battle of Bands”, in the capital city Srinagar, on December 22, 2012- hosting different local bands. Two days after the performance, the band members started receiving threats and abuses on social networking sites. Since then [...]