Afzal Guru’s Kin Hail Hurriayt Unity

SRINAGAR: Terming the ‘unification of Hurriyat groups’ as a tribute to Muhammd Afzal Guru, his family today said that convergence of the separatist leadership on single platform was a long cherished dream of Guru. “It was a dream of Shaheed Afzal to see the Hurriyat leadership united. Family is happy to learn about the setting […]

J&K Police Bill ‘Potential Marshal Law’: PC

SRINAGAR: Peoples’ Conference led by Sajad Lone today lashed out at the Government for the proposed J&K Police Bill 2013, calling it ‘a covert attempt by the State Government to impose Marshal Law in the State by putting civil liberties and rights into permanent abeyance’. After a high level meeting  attended by various PC leaders […]

Kichloo Visits Home of Slain Sarpanch

SRINAGAR : Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, along with Provincial President, NC, Nasir Aslam Wani and District President, NC, Javed Ahmad Dar, today visited Kalantra Payeen, in Baramulla district, to express condolences to the bereaved family of slain Sarpanch and NC worker, Javed Ahmad Wani, who was killed by unidentified gunman last […]

Turtuk deputation presents demands to Governor

JAMMU: A deputation from Turtuk in Nubra area of Ladakh region called on Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan, here today and presented to him a Memorandum of their demands. The demands presented by the 5-member deputation led by Mr. Abdul Ali, Councillor, Turtuk, LAHDC, Leh, included, interalia, opening of Turtuk-Khapulu cross-LoC road, […]

Jammat condemns arrest of Hurriyat activists

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami (J&K) while terming the government actions as autocratic today strongly condemned the arrest of Hurriyat Conference leaders and activists. In a statement the Jamaat spokesman said the government actions are an autocratic and imperialistic method of suppressing the just voice of the people of Kashmir who are expressing their displeasure over the illegal […]

11 Quit in North Kashmir After Sarpanch’s Killing

SRINAGAR: Eleven panchayat members announced their resignation in the Tangmarg area on Monday a day after a sarpanch was gunned down in North Kashmir. With 6 resignations in the southern Shopian district recently, the number of rural representatives quitting in the past four days has gone up to 17. Reports also spoke of a number […]

Azadi Camp’s 1st Call Over Guru, Maqbool : Strike On Friday, Work On Sunday

“HCBA To Protest On Wed, South Kashmir On Thu; Fly Red Ribbons On Sat”    SRINAGAR: Opening its campaign for returning the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, the separatist camp has called for a total shutdown on Friday, and a series of demonstrations around it to voice the demand. In […]

Hurriyat (G) Disassociates Itself From Calendar

SRINAGAR: In an unexpected development, the Hurriyat (G) has disassociated itself from the campaign schedule announced today by the newly-formed United Consultative Council, but said that the faction would not oppose it. “No representative of the Hurriyat (G) was present in the UCC meetings either yesterday or today,” Tehreek-e-Hurriyat spokesman Dr. Ghulam Nabi Ganai was […]

‘Draft Police Bill Formalises Draconian Structures’

Civil Society Wants Provisions Withdrawn, More Time For Public Feedback SRINAGAR: Condemning the state’s Draft Police Bill as a bid to formalize powers to carry out systematic human rights violations, civil society members have raised serious objections to a number of provisions in the document and demanded that the government extend the time limit allotted […]

MLA Moves Resolution for Afzal’s Body

Seeks NC, PDP Support  SRINAGAR: Apprehending that his resolution seeking the return of the body of parliament attack convict, Mohammad Afzal Guru, to his family could be sabotaged, Independent legislator Engineer Rasheed today asked National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party to support the resolution. Addressing a news conference here today  Rasheed said,”Sixty-nine resolutions have been […]