Kashmir Journalists Flay Detention of Iftikhar Geelani

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Journalists Corps (KJC) has condemned the police action against senior journalist Iftikhar Geelani and his family in New Delhi. Iftikhar, assistant editor with DNA, and his wife were picked up by the Delhi special cell and taken to the house of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in New Delhi where they were […]

Yasin Malik on Hunger Strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: JKLF chairman Yasin Malik on Saturday began a 24-hour hunger strike here to pressurize Indian authorities to hand over the body of Afzal Guru, hanged and buried in a Delhi jail to his family. “This is a completely peaceful 24-hour protest to demand that Afzal Guru’s body should be handed over to his family. The […]

Omar Can’t Disown Decision: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Describing the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail today as disappointing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today demanded the handing over of his body to the family for last rites. In a statement issued here the  party president Mehbooba Mufti said while the hanging should not have been carried out, the return […]

City Medical Staff Exempted From Curfew: DM

SRINAGAR: As per the orders issued by District Magistrate Srinagar medical staff of all the Hospitals will be allowed to move during curfew hours to perform their duties on production of their valid identity cards.

Guru’s Execution Grave Miscarriage of Justice: Sajad

SRINAGAR: Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone has called the execution of Afzal Guru a grave miscarriage of justice.  Guru’s hanging is a ruthless political decision shorn of any sensitivity. This is yet again an instance of total disregard being shown to the sensitivities and perceptions of the people of Kashmir. Sajad Gani Lone added […]

Decision of Hanging Based on Narrow Considerations: CPI (M)

SRINAGAR: Reiterating his stand that capital punishment was not an effective deterrent against crime, CPI (M) state secretary, M Y Tarigami said the decision of hanging Afzal Guru has been taken keeping narrow considerations in mind. “In principle I have consistently been of this view that capital punishment is not an effective deterrent against any […]

KU postpones exams, interviews

Srinagar:  Kashmir University has postponed all exams scheduled for February 9. According to a statement issued by the PRO Kashmir University, all the Kashmir university examinations scheduled to be held today on 9th February 2013  have been postponed. He said fresh dates for the exams will be notified separately. “Interviews scheduled for various positions in […]

Curfew Keeps Lid On Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley was placed under indefinite curfew Saturday morning and restrictions were placed on internet services and satellite news channels as precautionary step by the state government apprehending a backlash in the wake of the hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru. Even as curfew had been imposed across Kashmir, at least 40 persons were injured […]

Afzal Was Calm, Prayed in Final Moments

NEW DELHI: At 8 am on Saturday, Afzal Guru was hanged and buried after two hours in Delhi’s Tihar jail, three days before the 29th anniversary of the execution of pro-independence leader Maqbool Bhat in the same jail. “He (Guru) was buried near jail number three adjacent to the grave of Maqbool,” news reports quoting […]

Omar Abdullah Appeals for Calm

 SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked people ”to maintain clam” saying it was Center’s decision and the state government had nothing to do with it. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Junior Minister for Home Sajad Kichloo and J&K Director General of Police Ashok Prasad flew into Srinagar from Jammu Saturday morning to supervise the […]