Dal Dwellers Seek Rehabilitation

Srinagar: Dal Dwellers Thursday alleged that Government has been doing nothing to mitigate their sufferings. “For years we have been awaiting proper land allotment for rehabilitation and compensation for the houses destroyed in 2014 floods, but year on year, we face new hurdles. We are still running from pillar to post to get our demands […]

69 Years On, Electricity Yet To Reach 9 Kupwara Villages

Kupwara: Manigah, comprising of eight villages with a population of 10,000, is barely 8 kilometers  from the district headquarters of Kupwara in North Kashmir. Shortage of water, dilapidated roads and absence of health centres and educational institutions are a stark reality here and residents tread miles to seek such facilities but it is absence of electricity […]

Nocturnal Raids Trigger Shutdown in South

Pulwama: A complete shutdown was observed on Thursday in Tahab area of Pulwama district against the killing of a woman and arrest of dozens of youth during a nocturnal raid. A woman died allegedly due to suffocation caused by intense teargas shelling by government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Reports said that […]

Tral Shuts in Memory of Khalid Muzaffar Wani

Srinagar: The restive Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday observed a complete shutdown to commemorate the second  death anniversary of Khalid Muzaffar Wani, the brother of militant commander Burhan Wani who was killed by Army in the town in 2015.   His death had sparked violent protests in the town. Though family had claimed […]

Court Issues Non-bailable Warrant Against Zakir Naik

Mumbai: A special PMLA court today issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in connection with a money laundering case. The Enforcement Directorate had earlier moved an application in  the court seeking  NBW against Naik, on the grounds that despite repeated request and summons issued by the investigating agency, Naik had failed to appear before them […]

Oppression Can Never Change Kashmir, Kashmiris: Malik

Srinagar: Terming the statement of Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh as ‘provocative and ridiculous’, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday said that anyone dreaming to change Kashmir and Kashmiris by ‘oppression’ is living in fool’s paradise. Malik said, “Kashmiris from 1947 have been witnessing and enduring Indian aggression, oppression, suppression and […]

Those who brave bullets can’t be cowed down by threats: Shah

Srinagar: Strongly reacting against the statement of Home Minister, Rajnath Singh wherein he warned Kashmiri youth of consequences, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday said those who brave bullets cannot be cowed down by such threats. In a statement, Shah termed Rajnath’s remarks as ‘frustration’ and said Kashmiris […]

Kargil Bound Passengers Stranded in Zanaskar

Kargil: More than 15 government employees from Kargil district are stranded in Zanaskar subdivision since last two months awaiting help for their evacuation. Speaking on phone from Zanaskar a stranded passenger told Kashmir Observer that they are facing huge trouble since last month. “We have been regularly approaching  liaison officer but he is continuously ignoring our […]

‘Make Budgam Chalo Success: Hurriyat 

Srinagar: Terming the commitment of the Kashmiris as ‘inevitable for the success of freedom struggle’, the Hurriyat (M) spokesman Thursday said that the courage and the resolve of people to take the movement forward has given birth to new Kashmir struggle. The spokesman appealed people, Hurriyat activists and workers to make the Budgam chalo call […]

Arbitrary recourse to internet curbs

Government snapped mobile internet and broadband in Valley on the eve of the polling in Srinagar on Sunday. The Government rationale, according to DGP S P Vaid was that suspending internet helps the cause of peace. How? The reasons are not far to seek. Disconnecting the service shuts down social media and access to online […]