The Afzal Petition – A Quest For Justice

A book detailing vital information about Afzal Guru’s case, a Kashmiri Muslim facing execution for alleged role in attack on Indian Parliament The book, ‘The Afzal Petition: A Quest for Justice’ detailing vital information about Afzal Guru’s case has been uploaded. This book will serve as reinforcement to the Afzal Guru campaign and contains important […]

SAC Closes Inquiry Against Finance Minister

JAMMU: State Accountability Commission today closed the inquiry against Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather. SAC today closed ongoing inquiry against Mr Rather regarding an allegation leveled by Yuva Shakti Mission in which, inter-alia, it was alleged that the Minister had given Smart Card contract to his son, an official spokesman here […]

Manner Of Guru Execution Vindicates Apprehensions Of Kashmiris: Tarigami

SRINAGAR: Describing the process of execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru as “indecent,” the MLA and state secretary of the CPI(M), Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, on Wednesday repeated his demand of returning  Guru’s mortal remains to his family, and lashed out at New Delhi for denying justice to the people of Kashmir. Tarigami also demanded lifting of […]

Lawyers Take to Streets, Demand Afzal’s Body

SRINAGAR: Members of the Kashmir Bar Association took out a protest march in Srinagar during curfew break Thursday, demanding mortal remains Afzal Guru, who was hanged and buried at Tihar Central Jail in Delhi on February 09.  “We are demanding the mortal remains of his (Afzal) body. This is our prime demand at this juncture,” […]

Day 5: Govt Tests Waters With Breaks in Curfew

20 Injured As Protests And Clashes Continue After Guru’s Hanging SRINAGAR: With tentative relaxations in a few areas in outlying districts, and nearly a day-long break in central Srinagar and peripheries, curfew continued to remain in force in the Kashmir Valley for the fifth day running after the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru, even as […]

Facing Heat Haksar, Pancholi Quit As Guru Family Lawyers

NEW DELHI: Citing suspicious attitude of some political groups in Kashmir and hostility shown by Indian authorities, advocates ND Pancholi and Nandita Haksar on Saturday announced withdrawing as counsels of the family of Afzal Guru, executed on February 9. They announced the decision a day after approaching the Tihar authorities seeking handing over of Afzal […]

Omar Splits Hairs On Kashmir Media Gag

SRINAGAR: With Kashmir newspapers unable to appear for four days after Muhammad Afzal Guru’s execution and all major news channels yanked off the cable network, the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, on Wednesday denied any ban on publication, claiming that dailies had chosen not to print as “restrictions” made distribution impossible. “There is no ban on […]

No FIR Against Us In Watergam Firing: IG CRPF

SRINAGAR: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday denied that the police had filed a case against its personnel in the Watragam firing incident that left one person dead and four others injured on Sunday. “The police has lodged a first information report (FIR) against protestors and not against our men,” the inspector general […]

Police Asked To Exercise Maximum Restraint: IGP

SRINAGAR: The inspector general of the police (IGP) for Kashmir, SM Sahay, on Wednesday said that his force had been directed to exercise maximum restraint while tackling any law and order situation. He said that decisions on relaxations in curfew-bound areas would be taken at the local level by district authorities, after evaluating the situation […]

PM Asks Shinde About Guru Letter Delay

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday sought an explanation from the Home Ministry for the delay in informing the family of Afzal Guru about the execution of the 2001 Parliament attack convict. Guru had been secretly hanged in Tihar jail on early Saturday and the news about his execution broke later in the […]