APDP asks members to boycott elections

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) members today resolved not to engage with and not vote in the election process in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a statement, APDP has appealed other families of the disappeared and all persons who have suffered at the hands of the Indian State must not engage with […]

Ayaz, Bhat Held

SRINAGAR: The Huriryat Conference (G) today said that a police team arrested its chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar from Hyderpora and shifted to Parimpora police station.  The authorities  have also  slapped PSA on Abdul Gani Bhat, district president Baramulla of Tehreeek-e-Hurriayt Kashmir,” a spokesman of Hurriyat (G) said.  Leader and Salvation Movement (JKSM) Zaffer Akbar Bhat […]

Poll Eve Crack Down, 400 Held

SRINAGAR: Police has launched  crackdown against what it called trouble-makers across Kashmir picking up around five hundred of them ahead of polls for Srinagar and Baramulla constituencies. Police initiated action to identify the trouble makes and stone pelters soon after poll day in South Kashmir on 24th April. So far it has arrested 70 of […]

Can’t Do Anything: Omar

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that he is not in a position talk about the ‘arrest spree’ of youth in Kashmir Valley. Responding to a question about the random arrest of youth from all corners of Kashmir Valley, Omar Abdullah said that it is the question for Director General of Police as law […]

Lone Missive To EC: Arrest Spree Pre-poll Rigging

SRINAGAR: People’s Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Monday sought intervention of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to put an end to the fresh spate of arrests of youth in Kashmir. Lone said in a statement that the National Conference- Congress and PDP have invented yet another method of pre -poll rigging. “First the ruling […]

70 More Quit Panchayats

56 resign in Kakapora Block Alone SRINAGAR: Panchayat members, terrified by the murder of at least three Village heads in South Kashmir this month, are quitting in droves. The fear has mounted as mysterious warning posters have appeared on mosque walls, lamp posts and shop shutters at different places in the three adjacent districts of […]

Role of men in uniform can’t be ruled out: NC

SRINAGAR: Pointing fingers at the government forces, a senior leader of ruling National Conference (NC) Monday said the involvement of uniformed men cannot be ruled out in the recent attacks in Kashmir. Talking to local news gathering agency the GNS, Mustafa Kamal, the additional general secretary of NC, said: “We can’t rule out the hand […]

Omar dares Modi to visit Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday dared BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to visit Kashmir for the election campaign- stating he (Modi) doesn’t have guts to campaign for BJP candidates here. Omar also stated that he and his party was thankful to Modi that he again made Dr Farooq (Abdullah) a national leader. “We […]

He wasted no time to become minister in NDA: BJP

SRINAGAR: Taking strong exception to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s criticism of Narendera Modi, BJP national executive member and former president of state unit Shamsher Singh says that Modi will visit Kashmir and National Conference and Congress were ‘hitting left, right and the centre just to conceal their misgovernance and corruption.’ “You will see Mr […]

Rs 10 lakh for family: ECI

SRINAGAR: A day after a polling officer was killed by the unknown gunmen in South Kashmir’s Shopian area, Election Commission of India (ECI) Friday announced ex-gratia relief for the employees killed or injured during the polling duties.   According to the reports received by Kashmir News Service, if an employee during the polling duty is […]