CM in Kupwara, says civilian killings unacceptable

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday flew to Kupwara and chaired a high-level meeting to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation that has arisen in wake of protest demonstrations, triggered by Wednesday’s incident at Handwara.She also met with the victims’ families to offer her condolences and held an interaction with the prominent members of […]

Mother rejects video, says daughter forced to make statement

SRINAGAR: The family of minor Handwara girl, who was allegedly molested by an army soldier earlier this week, rejected the video statement in which the victim had denied molestation bid by any security personnel, saying “She deposed under immense police pressure.”Pertinent to mention here that army had on April 12 released a video of the […]

Kashmir shuts for 5th consecutive day over Handwara killings

Srinagar: Kashmir observed a shutdown to mourn the civilian killings for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut while skeletal movement of traffic was observed on road.   Authorities had imposed strict restrictions in the areas falling under seven police stations in Srinagar that include MaharajGunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, […]

AI seeks release of detained teenager

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir authorities must immediately release a teenage girl, her father and aunt who are being detained in “protective custody” by the police in Handwara, Kupwara district, Amnesty International (AI) India chapter said in a statement issued on Saturday. “Pending their release, they must be granted prompt access to their family and lawyers,” the statement said. […]

Authorities foil news conference of rights body in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Police Saturday barred Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) from organizing a press conference related to alleged molestation bid by Army in Handwara town of frontier district Kupwara. Spokesperson JKCCS in a statement to CNS said that police laid siege around their Srinagar based office and prevented family members of the ‘victims of sexual […]

Kargil expresses shock over innocent killings

Kargil: Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil Saturday denounced the innocent killings in the Kashmir Valley. Addressing a press conference here, chairman IKMT, Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Lutfi said that on behalf of the people of Kargil, IKMT strongly condemns the spate of killings of innocent people of Kashmir following the April 12 incident in Handwara.     […]

Khyber served fresh closure notice after pumping milk in market

Srinagar: Despite Government order of recalling of milk and all milk products manufactured by Khyber Agro Farms and directions that these products should not be supplied in markets till further orders, the Company has been violating the law and is busy in pumping milk products in the market. The government on Saturday issued fresh notice […]

Kupwara Killings and the Kashmiri condition: Why and how violence must stop?

A certain hiatus and pregnant expectation defines the collective conscious and emotional landscape of Kashmiris as the division enters the 5th day of disturbance. Six people have been killed in the latest saga but as of now violence has not spilled over beyond the centre of gravity of the district- Kupwara.  Yes: there is a spill […]

Betwixt and Between: Reflections on the Partition

Zamindar combines her fieldwork with impressive archival scholarship conducted mainly in Delhi and Karachi, trawling through unnoticed government records, accounts by contemporaries, of nationalists and contemporary newspapers such as the Jang using some of its perspicacious cartoons.

Killing Spree Continues

SRINAGAR: A teenage youth has been killed in Natsuna village in Kupwara district on Friday afternoon, while three more have been referred to Srinagar hospital. According to the reports reaching here, Indian troops opened fire on a group of protestors in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district this afternoon. It was not immediately ascertained whether the latest […]