Police Burst Teargas Shells on Muharram Procession

Srinagar: Government forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse 9th Muharram (Tasua) procession in Srinagar on Tuesday sparking protests from the mourners and condemnation from religious and political groups. Key Muharram processions in Srinagar are banned since 90s while smaller ones are allowed within the confines of select Shia populated areas. However […]

Day 95: Shutdown, Curbs Cripple Life

Srinagar:  Life remained suspended on the 95th consecutive day with no let up in protest strike and authorities enforcing curfew in the interior areas of Srinagar city on Tuesday. A police official said that the curbs on the movement of people in the jurisdiction of police stations of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Maharaj Gunj […]

Authorities allow RSS rally in restive Kishtwar

Kishtwar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers Tuesday took out a rally in communally sensitive Kishtwar town of Chenab valley.    The RSS Pracharaks wielding lathis and donning new uniform marched through the streets, sparking anger and resentment among Muslim community. A police official said that the RSS march started from Vidya Mandir School and it culminated […]

Time to Settle Hindu Sharnarthis,Bring Back KP’s: RSSĀ 

Srinagar: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Tuesday asked the PDP-BJP led ruling government to fulfill former leader and NC founder Sheikh Abdullah’s assurance of granting citizenship rights to Hindu refugees in Jammu.  He also batted for and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. “Many issues continue to hang fire. During the partition and subsequently many Hindu refugees were displaced […]

Pampore Operation in Day 2:Army Plans to Demolish EDI Building

Pampore: The ongoing encounter at the EDI complex at Pampore has entered the second day with armed forces on the job bringing in heavy weapons to launch the final assault.   “As of now the forces have been finding it tough to enter into the big building and fight the holed up militants whose number […]

Dissolve BJP-PDP Govt, Hold Fresh Polls: Aiyar

New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday asserted that in order to solve down the Kashmir issue and bring normalcy in the Valley, it would be better if the BJP-PDP government dissolves in the state and a new government is formed which has one view over the Kashmir issue. Speaking to ANI, Aiyar […]

Muharram mourners draw parallels between Karbala and Kashmir

Srinagar: The picture of the bruised eye of a pellet-victim, who has emerged as the poster boy of the prevalent “humanitarian crises” in Kashmir, looked conspicuous on the hoardings signifying commencement of the month of Muharram in the restive Valley. His picture on the black and red banners, alongside verses paying glowing tributes of Karbala Martyrs, […]

Disallowing Muharram processions in Kashmir:Double Standards or State Paranoia?

Muharram (especially days preceding Ashura) when Imam Hussein (AS) attained martyrdom is a significant and holy day for all Muslims. While the nature of Ashura is significant for all Muslims, it is form in which the day is commemorated that differs.  Shia Muslims commemorate the day by enacting an elegiac passion play along the lines […]

Hit By Army Vehicle, Youth Dies in Kulgam

Kulgam: J&K Police on Tuesday evening said that a youth who was injured in a road accident succumbed to his injuries this evening. “Today one Owais Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sheikh, resident of Ghasipora Kulgam was hit by an Army vehicle at Wanphow Kulgam,” police said in a statement issued this evening. “The […]

95 Days of Uprising

Like elsewhere in India, the surgical strikes inside Pakistan Administered Kashmir has left Kashmir agog at the prospects of a major confrontation between India and Pakistan. The continuing cross-LoC exchange of fire and the attacks at Army camps and police stations in Valley have  only heightened these fears. However, these extraordinary developments have made a little […]

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