Zanskar Calm After 3 Days of Anti-Muslim Violence

Srinagar, Oct 26: Curfew was relaxed in the Zanskar region of Ladakh on Friday after three days of tight unbroken restrictions following anti-Muslim violence. The Paddam area of the town had been rocked by severe riots leaving many injured in the wake of several Buddhist families converting to Islam. The police today said that authorities […]

Foreign Minister Krishna Resigns Ahead of Cabinet Reshuffle

New Delhi, Oct 26 — External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna resigned Friday, two days ahead of a cabinet reshuffle, triggering speculation about his successor in the key position. The 80-year-old Krishna, a Congress stalwart and a former chief minister of Karnataka, sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an official in the Prime Minister’s […]

Hurriyat, JKLF Leaders Placed Under House Arrest

Srinagar, Oct 26: Following their announcement to offer Eid prayers at Eidgah and other major public places in the city, the State Government tonight placed top separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik under house arrest. According to reports, Mirwaiz, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah and […]

Man Behind Gaw Kadal Massacre

On 24 October 2012, the news of the death of former Deputy Inspector General [DIG] Allah Baksh broke out. Politicians, government officials, business groups, and certain elite sections of the Kashmir valley shamelessly competed with each other in offering condolences. It is a shocking phenomenon which JKCCS condemns as Allah Baksh was notoriously known for […]

For God’s Sake!

If today the ongoing movement for the ‘right to self determination’ in Kashmir enjoys international support, then it is primarily because it is seen as the struggle of a people and not a particular community. So, the announcement by the Hurriyat (G) Chairman SAS Geelani that he would launch an agitation after Eid-ul-Azha to protest […]

Khamenei To Muslims: ‘Beware Of Enemy Plots’

Tehran, Oct 25: Iran’s most powerful authority, Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei, on Thursday accused the United States and Israel of fomenting divisions among Muslims to undermine “Islamic uprisings” across the Middle East. “By exploiting inattention … corrupt American, NATO and Zionist agents are trying to divert the deluge-like movement of Muslim youth and bring them […]

Kargilis In Sgr Demand Security For Violence-Hit Zanskar Muslims

“Phone Links Snapped, Anxious About Families, Ladakhi Ministers Unmoved” Srinagar (ONS) – Following violence and tension in the Zanskar area of Ladakh, Kargil residents living in Srinagar held protests in the city centre on Thursday to demand security and protection for the Muslim community in the region. Anxious about the safety of their families back home, […]

Geelani To Offer Eid Prayer At Hazratbal

Warns Of Grave Consequences If Siege At His House Not Lifted Srinagar – Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Thursday announced he would offer Eid-ul-Azha prayers at Dargah Asar-e-Sharif Hazratbal on Saturday warning the government of “grave consequences” if the police siege around his residence at Hyderpora was not lifted immediately. “Geelani will offer […]

Valley Witnesses Muted Shopping Ahead of Eid

Citing Inflation, People Reluctant To Splurge Srinagar – Commercial activity picked up somewhat in Srinagar and outlying towns a day ahead of Eid on Thursday, with streets and bazaars humming with vehicles and shoppers. But the rush paled in comparison to the shopping frenzy witnessed in the last days of Ramzan in the run-up to […]

On Eid-Eve, Food Safety Nobody’s Concern

Srinagar – At a time, when people gear up for Eid shopping, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has only 10 food safety officers to detect contaminated food items in the market. It is a Herculean task for them to check 850 registered butcher shops in the city even as they have to check not only the […]

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