UN Urges India to Lift Social Media Ban in Kashmir

Srinagar: Raising alarm over the impact of internet and social media restrictions imposed by authorities in Kashmir, United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government of India to protect the right to freedom of expression and to pursue an open and democratic dialogue to address the region’s social and political conflicts. The UN […]

No Let Up in Student Protests

Srinagar:  Pulwama traders on Thursday called for a two day’s shutdown after government forces allegedly thrashed some shopkeepers and pedestrians in the town. Students protest and clashes were reported from Central, North and South Kashmir on Thursday. The clashes resulted in the injuries of several students. Reports from Pulwama district said that students of Mehjoor […]

Home Secy Arrives on Mission Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A day after a young army officer was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrisi arrived in Srinagar on Thursday to review security situation in the Valley. Mehrishi arrived here Thursday morning to hold deliberations with State leaders and civil and police officials on the prevailing […]

Forces Conducted Targeted Killings During 2016 Protests: Report

SRINAGAR: “The  BJP  government  at the centre and the PDP-BJP government in J&K are engaged in actions  that  amount  to  a  complete  violation  of  universally  accepted  human  and  democratic  rights  and  of   the   very   Indian   Constitution   they  claim  to  want  to  impose  in  the Kashmir valley.” This  is  the  conclusion  of  a  citizens’  report  released  […]

Kashmir Conclave: Opp Arriving to Invite Kashmir Leaders

Srinagar: The top leaders of many opposition parties in the country are “very soon” coming to Kashmir to invite political leaders, including separatists and civil society groups, for the proposed Kashmir Conclave being held in New Delhi. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the leaders of the opposition parties are meetingon Friday to […]

Indo-Pak Troops Trade Fire, Kill Woman

Srinagar: Two civilians were killed and three others injured Thursday when Indian and Pakistani soldiers traded gunfire and shelled each other’s border posts in Kashmir region, officials from the two sides said. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani soldiers attacked Indian military posts on Wednesday night with automatic weapons and mortars in […]