Pakistani Wives Of Ex-Kashmiri Militants Seek Citizenship

SRINAGAR — Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri militants, who returned from across the Line of Control under a rehabilitation scheme for surrendered militants, Saturday appealed the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government to either grant them citizenship or deport them.  The women sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj […]

Malik A Respected Leader, Not A Criminal: Rashid

SRINAGAR — Former legislator from Langate constituency in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district Sheikh Abdul Rashid Saturday said the Centre would be responsible if anything bad happens to JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik who is in Tihar Jail. “Malik is not a criminal. He is a leader, a soldier of the people who respect him. […]

Div Com Reviews Durbar Move Arrangements

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city to inspect all arrangements and face lifting works being put in place for ensuing Durbar Move. He visited Secretariat road, Jehangir Chowk, Lal Chowk, M.A Road, TRC, Raj Bagh, Lal Mandi, Iqbal Park, Ram Bagh, Barzullah, Hyderpora, Airport Road and other […]

BJP Leader Shot Dead, Govt Had Withdrawn Security

Srinagar: District Vice President of BJP was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his home in Nowgam village of Verinag in Anantnag district. BJP state spokesman Altaf Thakur cinfirmed the news and said Gul Muhammad Mir (60) alias Atal was fired upon by suspected militants at his home Saturday evening.  BJP senior leader and former MLC […]

Mehbooba Appeals GoI for Ceasefire in Ramazan

SRINAGAR — PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed the Centre and the militants to announce ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir for the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan so that the “people get some relief”. “The month of Ramazan is starting after a couple of days and so, I appeal the Government of India that […]

‘Some Parties Using Police To Pick Up Youth, Release Them For Votes’

SRINAGAR — National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that some leaders from other parties are using police to pick up youths and later get them released on the assurance of votes from their families. Addressing the rally, Abdullah said the election in Anantnag seat was “unique” as the polling in one constituency was […]

Bombers Visited Kashmir For ‘Training’: Lankan Army Chief       

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka Army’s chief has said that some of the suicide bombers who carried out the country’s worst terror attack on Easter Sunday visited Kashmir, Bangalore and Kerala for “some sorts of training” or to “make some more links” with other foreign outfits. It is the first time that a top Sri Lankan security […]

How Was Unauthorised Absence Of JKPCC MD Overlooked?

SRINAGAR — Based on the report of the Fact Finding Committee looking into various aspects of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corp (JKPCC), the Government has decided to hand over to the Crime Branch of JK Police the matter relating to the manner in which the unauthorised long absence of Vikar Mustafa Shonthu was regularised. […]

HC Notice To GoI: Ensure Treatment Of J&K Cancer Patients  

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued a notice to Government of India through Secretary to Government Health and Family Welfare Department for ensuring treatment of cancer patients in the Jammu and Kashmir. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Tashi Rabstan passed the orders after […]

Why Is This Non Kashmiri Contesting Election From South Kashmir

Shamas Khwaja, a supreme court lawyer, is the first non-state subject candidate to fight an election in J&K. He is a candidate from volatile South Kashmir parliamentary constituency of Anantnag.  A resident of New Delhi, Khwaja’s grand father Khwaja Abdul Wajid was the associate editor of Al-Balagh, an Urdu weekly published by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.  In an […]

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