Use PSA against land mafia not against HR activists:Pandit Body

Srinagar: A prominent Kashmiri Pandit body on Thursday batted for the release of incarcerated human rights defender Khurram Parvez. Khurram has been detained under notorious Public Safety Act (PSA) and is lodged in Kotbalwal jail Jammu. “The law like Public Safety Act should be used against the people who damage the social fabric within the society […]

Bar Flays Random Arrests, Slapping of PSAs

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Thursday strongly condemned the unabated arrests of youths and putting them behind the bars without consideration to their age, health and other factors. In a statement, Bar asked international Community to get out of their deep slumber and for the sake of humanity, rescue […]

Mirwaiz Among Four Top Influential Muslim Leaders In South Asia

SRINAGAR:Incarcerated Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has once again been listed among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world and among the only four Muslims from South Asia, while the other three are from Pakistan, for the third consecutive time since 2015. Mirwaiz figures in 2017 annual issue of ‘The Muslim-500’, a […]

Protest against ban on ‘Reader’

Srinagar: Journalists working with local and other media outlets on Thursday held a silent protest demonstration at the Press Enclave against the ban on daily Kashmir Reader newspaper.  The journalists demanded revocation of the ban on the newspaper, which completed 12 days on Thursday. Journalist expressed their displeasure by holding placards, banners and posters.  The Srinagar […]

‘I didn’t realise Mehbooba sold her soul to remain in power’ 

Srinagar:Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet approved Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for winter capital, Jammu, main opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s silence over the issue, saying ‘she had to sell out her political agenda to remain in power, but he didn’t realise she sold her soul […]

Day 97: No Let Up In Protests, Clashes

Srinagar: Curfew and curbs remained in force in old Srinagar city as a precautionary measure even as normal life remained suspended in the Valley for the 97th day. A police official said curfew remained in force in five police station areas of downtown Srinagar. Curbs on the movement of people in the police station areas of […]

Authorities Divided Over Exam Dates

    Srinagar: Amid raging controversy over the decision to hold annual exams, authorities are divided over the matter as some of them suggest planned exams of classes 10 and 12 should be deferred till March 2017. There is also divided opinion about the percentage to be given to the students of classes 10 and […]

KU Teachers Against Holding Exams Amid Unrest

Srinagar: The Joint Committee of University Teachers Associations-Kashmir on Thursday condemned the arrest spree and nocturnal raids carried out by the armed forces in Kashmir and Chenab Valleys. “As per reports 300 juveniles have been locked up in jails and police stations and more than 6000 have been arbitrarily slapped with the PSA,” said a statement […]

Union Cabinet Nod for IIM in Jammu

New Delhi: Jammu will have the country’s 20th Indian Institute of Management (IIM) with the academic session starting this year while an out-campus will be set up in Kashmir Valley later, as Union Cabinet today approved the decision under the Prime Minister’s development package for the state. Also, the modernisation of infrastructure in NIT-Srinagar campus will now […]

‘Liberal’ Varsity Forces 2 Teachers To Quit Over Pro-Kashmir Remarks

Srinagar: Another university campus, touted to be a bastion of “liberal education” that lets its students “think critically about issues from multiple perspective”, is making news for reportedly stifling free speech. According to a report in The Indian Express, Ashoka University in Sonepat has allegedly prompted resignation of two of its staff members, who had signed on […]

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