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UNMOG Has No Link To Kashmir Issue: Omar

SRINAGAR: Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday backed New Delhi on withdrawing the UN Military Observers Group in Kashmir, saying that the mission had played no role in reducing Indo-Pak tensions across the LoC, and had no bearing on the Kashmir issue. “The presence of the UN Military Observers in the state has no connection […]

Mirwaiz Spites NC To ‘Ridicule’ Delhi’s UNMOGIP Stand

SRINAGAR: A day after India called for winding up the UN Military Observers mission in Kashmir, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M) ‘ridiculed’ the demand, and launched an attack on mainstream parties. “Kashmir is an internationally-acknowledged political issue over which the UN has passed several resolutions,” the Mirwaiz said at a Milad function at the […]

Hizb Militant Fleeing Pak Held With 3 SPOs: Police

SRINAGAR: A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant fleeing Karachi on a false passport along with the mother of another Pak-based militant and her grandson, have been arrested near Banihal together with three Special Police Officers (SPOs) while heading for the Valley, the police said on Tuesday. The arrested group also includes relatives of the Hizb militant and his […]

KSCDS Submits Details Of Violence Against Women in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Hameedah Nayeem, Chairperson Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS), today submitted details regarding incidents of rape and sexual violence that have taken place over last two decades in J&K state before the Justice Verma Committee in Delhi. The Committee has been set up by the Govt of India to receive recommendations from […]

Pulwama Firing Probe Extended

SRINAGAR: An official probe into last month’s firing in Pulwama has been extended by another month after it failed to submit its report on the due date. The additional district development commissioner of Pulwama had been directed to submit his report by January 11 after inquiring into the incident in which a number of civilians […]

Distorting Names of Allah

On 14 December 2012 Friday, the Interior Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Abdur-Rahmaan Malik, visited India. The media started broadcasting the news item regarding this visit a few days prior to the arrival of the minister while calling his name as ‘Rahmaan Malik’ instead of Abdur-Rahmaan Malik. Suddenly, All India Radio broadcast the same news while […]

Who Needs the Taliban?

It is the year 2020 and the Taliban having accomplished its dream of ‘invading’ India, has decided to ‘cleanse’ the country of all social ills. So, the Taliban chief (TC) calls his ‘Moral Brigade’ Chief (MBC) and the transcription of their meeting goes something like this: TC: MBC, it is time to check the waywardness […]

Facts, Not Fiction

A grim scenario has been projected for Kashmir in relation to the incidence of tobacco-related cancers in the coming decade, with activists fearing that the rate could be “alarming” by 2025. A top official of the Voluntary Health Organisation of India (Kashmir chapter) has gone to the extent of suggesting that the deadly disease could […]

GAW KADAL, SRINAGAR: Elegy for a Bridge

You are eleven cement pillars and thirty nine rusted banisters.   You are a small kid who dropped his freshly painted kangri and ran away once the first of the one thousand fifty six bullets were fired. And he didn’t look back to see what happened. Otherwise he would have celebrated his twenty first death […]

Want Peace? Talk To Your Enemy!

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies” I came across two pieces of news lately, first was on 7 th January where it said Indian Army Crossed LOC and attacked a Pakistani Check post and killed one soldier and in retaliatory fire they left a […]