A Tale of Two Kashmirs

The reported protests and the resultant police brutality in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) illustrates that all is not well in the Kashmir that calls itself ‘Azad’ (free). Coming at a time when the “Kashmir banega Pakistan” (Kashmir will become part of Pakistan) chant is resounding in ‘other Kashmir’ (Indian administered Kashmir or IaK), this development […]

Why I can no longer laugh at Arnab Goswami

When does a joke stop being funny? Arnab Goswami has always been something of a joke. For Anglophone India, its highest-rated newsman has always been entertainment – less a real person, more a parcel of self-righteous hot air trapped inside an awful suit. When he comes up in conversation, we roll our eyes. “Too much […]

Now nocturnal raids unleash terror, spark fresh protests

Srinagar: As if the chronic siege of Kashmir since July 8 was not enough, the police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF)  have started nocturnal raids –to apprehend youth –furthering widespread protests across the restive Valley. In the last two days, the government forces raided over two dozen residential areas across Kashmir, particularly the summer […]

Stop attacks on medical staff: DAK

Srinagar: While condemning the repeated attacks on medical staff by security forces, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that such acts of savagery are unacceptable. Expressing outrage over increasing attacks on hospital staff, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that stopping medical personnel from attending sick and wounded is intolerable. Doctors […]

Day 22:Protests Fail to Die Down, SOG Opens Fire In Shopian

Srinagar: More than three weeks of curfew and restrictions have failed to dampen the rage sweeping Kashmir valley with reports of protests and clashes pouring in from various parts of the Valley.At least three persons, including a woman, were injured when armed forces opened firing in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.One report said a […]

Hurriyat Issues New Protest Calendar

Srinagar: The ‘united resistance leadership’ issued a new protest calendar on Saturday.  The protest program is, as issued by Hurriyat Conference, reproduced here: 1st August,  Monday: People, particularly youths will express their sentiments by writing slogans like “We want Freedom”, “Freedom for all, Freedom for Jammu Kashmir”, “Go India Go Back”, “Hum Kya Chata Hain […]

Tengpora Killing Case:Non-bailable Warrant Against SSP Srinagar for Disobedience

SRINAGAR:A local court here Saturday issued non-bailable warrant against Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Amit Kumar for  defying orders whereby he was directed to lodge FIR against a Dy SP Shaheed Gunj, Yasir Qadri accused of cold-blooded murder of a youth here in the ongoing unrest. While rejecting the application on behalf of SSP Srinagar […]

Yasin Malik Shifted To Central Jail

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was shifted to central jail Srinagar on Saturday.He was arrested by police on 8th July 2016 and since then remained in police custody at police station Kothibagh.“He was kept in solitary confinement, cut off from the rest of the world, because of which his health deteriorated […]

US ‘Concerned’ Over Kashmir Unrest

Washington: The United States has expressed concerns over the recent unrest in Kashmir and called on “all sides” to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to the issue. Protests broke out across Kashmir Valley on July 9, a day after militant commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in south […]

Decoding United States’ ‘Concern’ over Kashmir

Srinagar: The United States has expressed “concern” over the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and called on “all sides” to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to the issue. “We encourage all sides to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to Kashmir unrest,” state department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters. Kirby said the US was in […]

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