2 Days After Attack,10 Killed in Uri

SRINAGAR: Eleven persons including an army soldier were killed in two separate encounters in Uri and Nowgam sectors of North Kashmir on Tuesday. “Two infiltration bids by militants from across the Line of Control(LoC) have been foiled in Uri and Nowgam sectors today. At both places the operations are in progress,” an army spokesman said […]

Alert sounded as militants ‘sneak’  into Srinagar

Srinagar: Amid revival of militancy in the restive Valley, at least half a dozen militants are believed to have sneaked into the summer capital of Srinagar –putting the security agencies on tenterhooks, Kashmir Observer has learnt from reliable sources. Official sources said the police have received credible inputs that a group of heavily-armed militants has entered […]

Bunkers to make a comeback in Srinagar

Srinagar: Reports quoting security sources indicate that paramilitary forces are likely to set up bunkers in various parts of Kashmir, specifically in Srinagar. The development signals an end to the process of dismantling bunkers and camps of security forces, installed following the 2010 ‘unrest’ in which more than 120 civilians were killed. Mumbai based DNA […]

Day 74: Valley Remains Shut 

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley remained shut for the 74th consecutive day on Tuesday with authorities deploying security forces in Srinagar and other districts to maintain law and order. According to officials the curfew was lifted across Kashmir, except from six police station areas of Srinagar, in view of the ‘improving’ situation. Curfew remained in force in […]

The rise and fall of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) emerged or was encouraged to break the monopolistic political structure of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Prior to PDP’s emergence, the National Conference dominated the political scene of the state for decades. It may have been felt in certain quarters that lack of political pluralism in the sense of […]

Despite Court Order, Police Continue To Detain Khurram: CCS

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) on late Tuesday evening said that court has ordered release of noted human rights activists Khurram Parvez. However, the rights defender group said that police continue to detain the rights defender. “Late this evening, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, set aside the detention order of […]

Despite Court Order, Police Continue To Detain Khurram: CCS

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) on late Tuesday evening said that court has ordered release of noted human rights activists Khurram Parvez. However, the rights defender group said that police continue to detain the rights defender. “Late this evening, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, set aside the detention order of […]

Kamal: Army involvement in civilian affairs dangerous

Srinagar:  Top National Conference leader Tuesday hinted at involvement of army in law and order duty and other civilian affairs like the much touted “Sadhbawna” scheme since 1990 as being the cause for attacks on it.“We must admit that because of this diversion of the Army from its mandated job, vigil on the borders, has […]

MiG-21 Crash lands at Sgr Airport

Srinagar:  Srinagar International Airport was briefly shut after an air force jet “over shot while landing”. Sources said that an air force Jet MIG 20 landed ahead of the run way but the pilot was ejected safely. Sources said that all flights which were scheduled to take off and land were cancelled in view of […]

Mehrishi discusses measures to restore normalcy with Mehbooba

Srinagar: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today discussed with Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti the measures to be taken to ensure early return of peace and normalcy in Kashmir, where life remained crippled for the past 74 days due to restrictions and strike. They also discussed the fidayeen attack on Army […]

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