Protests For Justice Continue

Srinagar—Kashmir High Court Bar Association among others took to the streets on Monday to protest against the rape and murder of an eight year-old in Kathua in Jammu in January this year. Demanding death sentence to the guilty in the minor’s rape and murder, Kashmir High Court Bar Association President Mian Qayoom demanded that High […]

Her Grave Was Closed Halfway Into Digging As Rasana Refused-Land For Burial

Jammu—When body of 8-year-old minor girl was discovered on January 17, her foster father, who had adopted her when she was a toddler, wanted to bury her on a piece of land in Rasana in Kathua district. The girl was gang-raped inside a temple, where she was confined using sedatives, and brutally killed later. It […]

Govt Welcomes Statements By India, Pak Army Chiefs

Jammu—Welcoming the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that gun was not a solution and neither the Army nor the militants would achieve their goals through it in Kashmir, the State Government on Monday said this is the pertinent expression of the overwhelming sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir. “It is a welcome announcement coinciding with […]

Guv Accepts Resignations Of 2 BJP Ministers

Srinagar—Governor NN Vohra on Monday accepted the resignation of the two BJP ministers who had participated in a rally in support of the people accused in gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. “The Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of (i) Mr. Chander Parkash Ganga as Minister for Industries […]

Army Man From South Kashmir Joins Hizb

Srinagar—An army man who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen group, police officials said today. Idrees Mir, who was posted in the Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) unit, joined the group yesterday, a police official said. The official said Mir had gone missing from Shopian. […]

SPO Among 2 Injured In Shopian

Srinagar—A special police officer (SPO) and a youth were injured after suspected militants opened fire at Bungam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday. Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the SPO Bilal Ahmad at Bungam at around4:22 pm, resulting into severe injuries to him. One of the bullets also hit a […]

Kathua Rape And Murder: No CBI Probe, Says SC

New Delhi—The Supreme Court on Monday did not favour handing over the investigation into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua from the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police to the CBI as her father expressed satisfaction over the investigation carried out so far. “In the absence of any allegation, why should we […]

Amarnath Cave Shrine Not ‘Silence Zone’: SC

New Delhi—The Supreme Court on Monday set aside an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that declared a “silence zone” in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the “Shivalinga” at the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta stayed the December 13 order of […]

‘Our darkest hour’:49 former-IAS officers write open letter to PM Modi

New Delhi—In a strongly-worded open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a group of 49 ex-bureaucrats’on Sunday asked him to check the nations “free fall into anarchy” by acting tough against the culprits of the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and the perpetrators of hate crimes across the country. Holding Modi responsible “more than anyone […]

BJP needs to do more for atonement

It appears that following the belated national outcry over the Kathua rape and murder case, a sense of stability has returned to Kashmir. The BJP after trying an overreach in support of the accused in ghastly rape and murder of an eight year old child has re-adjusted its politics over the crime following the outrage. […]