Male Hypocrisy and the Lies About Islam

Given the touch-me-not attitude one experiences in Kashmir, I have observed that many rational voices steer clear of indulging in talking about controversial topics, especially those related to religion and politics.Several months ago during my annual visit to Kashmir, I had expressed an objection to the extensive use of loud speakers for broadcasting religious sermons […]

Kishtwar Judicial Panel Favours Arming Muslims

Holds DC, police officers responsible for negligence SRINAGAR: Giving a clean chit to former MoS Home, Justice (Retd) Gandhi Commission, probing August 9, Kishtwar communal riots has recommended formation of Muslim Village Defense Committees (VDC’s) on the pattern of such committees comprised of Hindus. Meanwhile Sajad Ahmad Kichloo who had resigned as MoS Home is all set to […]

NC terms UN resolutions relevant

SRINAGAR: Endorsing  pro-freedom camp, National Conference Friday said that the resolutions adopted by the United Nations in past seeking plebiscite in Kashmir have relevance. “The UN resolutions are still relevant and that is the reason that we see the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group (UNMOG) here in valley since last six decades. […]

Geelani Shocked At Pak Stand on Mulla Qadir

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his anguish and shock over the statement of Pak premier’s advisor Sartaj Aziz that the execution of Mulla Abdul Qadir was an internal matter of Bangladesh. The statement hurt our sentiments as Mulla Abdul Qadir was executed for his love for Pakistan and Islam. While […]

If Togadia Is Restricted, How Geelani Can Be Above Law: DGP

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police (DGP) Mr Ashok Prasad on Friday said that for the security forces the challenges ahead of polls in Jammu and Kashmir are the same but there will be huge requirements to maintain the security in assembly polls in the state.   “The security challenges are same for us. There […]

SMC Vows To Make Srinagar Adulteration Free

SRINAGAR:  Srinagar Municipal Corporation Friday reiterated that it was committed to make Srinagar an adulteration free city. The Corporation said that it has already sent samples of food items of various companies to Kolkata and claimed there was every possibility that some more brands would be declared unsafe for consumption. Health Officer SMC, Dr Shafkat […]

Kanwal says SMC report fabricated, aimed to defame company

SRINAGAR: Four days after Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) reported that fennel (sounf) powder manufactured by M/S Kanwal Agro Food Industries contained unsafe coloring agents, Kanwal group Friday challenged the report saying it was fabricated and aimed to malign the image of company. Addressing a press conference here Managing Director of the company Farooq Ameen said […]