SMC offers cotton bags to discourage use of polythene

Srinagar: In a bid to discourage shopkeepers using polythene, Srinagar Municipal Corporation Saturday offered cotton bags to traders and vendors in Humhama area. The drive against the use of polythene was started by SMC in ward number 33 of Humhama in collaboration with Salsabeel Institute and Orbit School. Ward Officer Shakeel Ahmed Sheikh and Coordinator […]

Authorities foil AAC rally in Old City

Srinagar: Authorities today foiled a scheduled rally of Awami Action Committee (AAC) by imposing curfew-like restrictions in Old City here on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Hawal martyrs. As part of ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ programme, the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Valley’s chief cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was scheduled to lead huge […]

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Srinagar: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that a man charged with penal offence is innocent until proved guilty according to law. But for Indian Muslims, especially Kashmiri Muslims, the declaration is turned on its head: they are considered, and treated as guilty until proven innocent. Hundreds of Muslims who were first charged with terror […]

‘Shame’: After 16 Years in Jail, Court Acquits Kashmiri Scholar

BARABANKI/NEW DELHI — Former Aligarh Muslim University scholar Gulzar Ahmed Wani will walk out of jail after 16 years with an Uttar Pradesh court Saturday acquitting him of all the charge of having orchestrated the Sabarmati Express blast in 2000 that claimed nine lives. Additional Sessions Judge in Barabanki, MA Khan freed 43-year-old Wani and […]

2 Soldiers Among 4 Killed Near LoC

Srinagar: Two soldiers and two suspected militants were killed as troops foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday. Sources said a suspicious movement was observed by the army along the LoC in Nowgam sector, 90 km from here, and an operation was […]

Geelani Suspends Nayeem Khan from Hurriyat

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference Saturday suspended one of its constituent party, National Front from basic membership of the conglomerate. The suspension will come into force with immediate effect in Srinagar and Hurriyat chapter of Pakistan controlled Azad Kashmir. “People in Jammu & Kashmir are following movement as they are performing their other […]

MLA Makes ‘Startling’ Revelations

Srinagar: Independent legislator from North Kashmir’s Langate constituency, Engineer Rashid on Saturday made sensational disclosures and said that even he was approached, with an offer of huge funding, by the so called Indian business tycoons who have now proved to be under cover journalists carrying the so called sting operations of Kashmiri leaders.   Rashid […]

Katju on ICJ Verdict: Pakistan Trapped India

New Delhi: Former Indian Supreme Court Judge, Justice Markandey Katju remarked that India has made a “serious mistake” by approaching International Court of Justice. In a Facebook post, he said that “People are gloating over India’s victory before the International Court of Justice regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav. My own opinion is that it was a serious […]

GOI Mulls Ban on Hurriyat: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday said Government of India was chalking out a plan to ban Hurriyat Conference and that is why Indian media was spewing venom against pro-freedom leadership. Mirwaiz said that ongoing ‘freedom struggle’ in Kashmir was peoples movement and Hurriyat represents peoples aspirations and sentiments.  Mirwaiz claimed in an interview that […]

Troops Search Handwara Forests

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday launched a search and cordon operation in Behak forest area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district after brief standoff with militants. Official sources said that acting on tip off, army’s 6 RR cordoned off the Behak forest area of Zunreshi in Chowkibal sector today morning. Sources said that a […]