‘Instead of admitting in Soura, Malik shifted to Central Jail’

Srinagar: Incarcerated JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik was Thursday again brought to a private hospital for medical checkup after he felt ill in the central jail Srinagar. “Malik was brought to a private hospital at Chanepora where doctors advised police officials to admit him at SKIMS Soura,” a JKLF spokesman said. However, Malik was instead […]

Police re-arrest Jamaat Spokesman

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) vehemently condemns the re-arrest of its spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali under a baseless case and termed it brute violation of human rights. In a statement issued to media, JeI said, police today took Advocate Zahid Ali before Executive Magistrate in a case wherein the said authority had not said […]

Airport authorities seek no construction around Srinagar Airport

Srinagar: The Srinagar Airport authorities have written to the administration for imposition of restrictions on constructions of buildings and other structures in 100 meter area around the airport and 900 meter around any ammunition depot and declare it “no construction zone”. The letter dispatched by Air force Station Srinagar to Deputy Commissioner Budgam reads that […]

Govt Imposing Draconian PSA Wholesale

SRINAGAR: With protests in Kashmir having entered its 104th day on Thursday, the Jammu and Kashmir government has arrested several youth under the Public Safety Act (PSA) that provides jail for up to six months, without a court trial, on charges of being a threat to the state security. Under the act, an individual can […]

Major Police Crackdown After Durbar Move In Offing

Srinagar: In a major offensive against the mass uprising in Kashmir, the state government is contemplating “biggest ever” crackdown in the summer capital of Srinagar, while around 500 youth are feared to be arrested, Kashmir Observer learnt from reliable sources. The crackdown, likely to be executed jointly by the state police and the paramilitary CRPF, […]

AI Asks Govt To Release 2 PSA Detainees

SRINAGAR: Amnesty International has urged government to release two boys who were detained under controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), a statement issued by Srinagar based JKCCS said on Thursday. The human rights watchdog has pleaded either the release or the usage of appropriate laws and provision of fair trails of young boys. […]

Day 104: Situation By And Large Peaceful

Srinagar: Increased movement of traffic on main roads of Kashmir and the city’s civil was witnessed on a curfew-free Thursday even as the other facets of life in the valley remained suspended for the 104th consecutive day as separatists extended the shutdown till October 27. The separatist-sponsored strike in Kashmir completed 104 days yesterday but […]

Despite Surgical Strikes, Militancy Not Waning in Kashmir: Lt Gen Dua

Srinagar: The Indian Army said on Tuesday that despite surgical strikes carried out by its forces across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir last month, the presence of militants along the LoC is still intact and many “desperate attempts” by militants trying to sneak into Kashmir valley have been foiled. General Officer Commanding of Army’s […]

Exam in Lock-up- Edu Minister’s ‘Incurable Morbidity’: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: Describing to the statement of the Minister of Education, Naeem Akhtar to conduct examination of the detained students as ‘shocking’, Hurriyat (G) Thursday said ‘Kashmir would be the only place in the world to convert police barracks and interrogation centres into examination venues’. “Our so-called education minister is too much educated that without using his […]

Pakistan Warns India On Indus Water Treaty Breach

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday warned of “appropriate action” if India violated the Indus Water Treaty and said it was closely monitoring the situation, amid reports that New Delhi might revisit the key water sharing accord. “Appropriate action will be taken in line with the Treaty in case of any violation by India,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson […]

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