Curfew Extended To Jammu, Kishtwar Toll Mounts To 3

JAMMU/KISHTWAR: Situation continued to be grim in Jammu division of the state, two days after communal violence rocked Kishtwar town. On Sunday curfew was extended to other towns of the division including Jammu city, Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi and Lakhanpur. In curfew bound Kishtwar itself situation was described as serious as one more person, injured in […]

Strike hits normal life in Valley

SRINAGAR: Normal life was disrupted Sunday in Valley due to a strike call extended by Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest against the Kishtwar communal clashes that has left three persons dead and loss of property worth crores. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps remained closed. Though public transport was off the […]

Omar Appeals People To Help Restore Normality

‘Some political parties keep party benefits above human interests’ SRINAGAR: In his fervent appeal to the people to help the administration in restoring peace and tranquillity in the areas which witnessed clashes between two groups of the community, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked them not to fall prey to the propaganda being propagated […]

JKLF to take out peace march on Monday

Election Politics Responsible for Communal Clashes: Malik SRINAGAR: Calling for a peace march on Monday against Kishtwar incident, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Sunday blamed mainstream political parties for igniting communal and sectarian clashes in the state for deriving political mileage in the forthcoming elections. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference […]

VDCs Root Cause Of All Problems: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Expressing shock over the communal clashes in Kishtwar and other adjacent areas, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has appealed both the communities to maintain mutual brotherhood and thwart the evil designs of sectarian elements. In a statement, Hurriyat Chairman while castigating the role played by VDC members in Jammu region said […]

Admin, Police United to Suppress Muslims: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday expressed anguish and grief over the mounting strife and violence in Kishtwar. Lashing out at the mainstream parties in J&K, Mirwaiz said that the situation in Kishtwar is a ‘result of ruthless, Machiavellian politics played out by these mischievous mainstream parties for electoral gains and appeasement […]

‘BJP, Shiv Sena, VHP, Bajrang Dal have no place in J&K’

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has blamed jingoistic communal parties for Kishtwar riots and demanded an immediate ban on all such “so called” social and political parties in the state. In a statement a spokesperson of the KCSDS said, “We believe that the parties like BJP, Shiv Sena, VHP and Bajrang […]

Strike hits normal life in Kashmir Valley

BJP extends Jammu bandh call for another 48 hours SRINAGAR: Normal life was disrupted Saturday in Valley due to a strike called by Hurriyat Chairman (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest against the Kistwar communal clashes that left two persons dead and dozens of shops and business establishments in ruins. Shops, business establishments and […]

Mirwaiz demand disbanding of VDC

Condemns communal clashes, appeals for brotherhood SRINAGAR: Demanding the disbanding of Village Defense Committees (VDC) Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said that VDCs are the root cause for communal disharmony in the State. He condemned the Kistwar incident and appealed people to maintain historic brotherhood. “We strongly condemn the communal clashes and demand […]

Geelani Calls For Statewide Shutdown

SRINAGAR: After monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and rest of the Jammu province and keeping in view the present position in the town of Kishtwar where strict curfew has been implemented and five hundred military and Para-military personnel have been called from Jammu to control the situation in this small town and people especially those […]