Soldiers Thrash JK Cops After Vehicles Stopped at Checkpost

Srinagar—At least seven Jammu and Kashmir policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured late Friday night when Army personnel stormed a police station, thrashed the policemen there and ransacked it for allegedly holding some soldiers who had been earlier found traveling in civil dress in private vehicles at a checkpost in Gund, Ganderbal. Sources said that […]

Omar Abdullah Demands Action

Srinagar—Former chief minister Omar Abdullah has demanded action against the army personnel for allegedly thrashing and injuring seven policemen in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. “Why would the army beat up J&K police personnel in a police station? This requires immediate clarification/action by the authorities,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

Beerwah Shuts to Mourn Killing of Youth

Budgam—A day after the killing of a young boy in army firing, Central Kashmir’s Beerwah town observed a complete shutdown to mourn his killing. Tanvir Ahmed, a tailor by profession was killed when Army opened fire on alleged protesters. Another youth Muhammad Ibrahim was wounded and has been going under treatment in the hospital. Eyewitnesses […]

Another Indian Soldier Killed on Kashmir LOC

Srinagar—An Indian army man was killed and another injured late Friday afternoon in Pakistan firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district, army said. Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Sunderbani sector at 6.05 p.m last evening, said an official. “One soldier identified […]

Inconsistency Yes, But No Change in Kashmir Policy: US

Srinagar—The United States officials have said that there has been inconsistency in the American description of Jammu and Kashmir, but insisted there was no change in its policy saying the “pace, scope and character” of any discussion on Kashmir is for India and Pakistan to determine. “Our policy on Kashmir has not changed,” a State […]

‘Kashmir will become Syria if US, China intervene’

Srinagar:— Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dismissed suggestions that the US, China or any other country should mediate in Kashmir issue and said India and Pakistan have to resolve the issue bilaterally. “Be it America or China, they should mind their own business. Wherever America intervened, you see (the situation in) Afghanistan, Syria and […]

SC Paves Way for Govt to Select New Agency for 850MW Rattle-Project

Srinagar—The Supreme Court of India has dismissed a plea by GVK Ratle hydro electric project Pvt. Ltd. to pave the way for government to select a new agency for construction of 850 Mega Watts Ratle Hydroelectric Project on the River Chenab in Kishtwar district. The foundation stone for the Ratle project, which was estimated to […]

Kashmir Police can revolt against state over atrocities: Rashid

Srinagar—Asking Jammu and Kashmir Police to learn lessons after six of its personnel were attacked by “uncontrolled goons of the Army” at Gund Ganderbal Police Station resulting in injuries to many 6 of them, incumbent Langate lawmaker, Er Rashid on Saturday said that the incident is yet another proof to conclude that India treats every […]

How Faith Continues to Shape Our World

A book is, and has to be, the consciousness of a necessity, thus Shi ‘as ofJammu and Kashmir written by Justice (Rtd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain is to be assessed as the consciousness of three necessities: i) assertion of the identity of the community, ii) fighting the prejudice strengthened by the vested interest, and iii) emphasis […]

Beyond Doklam: Why China offered to mediate in the Kashmir dispute

China’s offer to mediate in the dispute over the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, amidst its border stand-off with India in Doklam, has evoked political speculation, positive interest and even some war-talk in the northern state. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has cited it to spur Delhi into initiating dialogue on Kashmir in order to thwart the “foreign hand”. […]

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