Violence sees new high across Kashmir Valley in last three years: MHA

Violence sees new high across Kashmir Valley in last three years: MHA

A total of 256 incidents of violence — a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 — have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed. Minister of...
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Ram Madhav’s upcoming Jammu visit fuels ‘Alliance’ rumours

Ram Madhav’s upcoming Jammu visit fuels ‘Alliance’ rumours

Amid rumours of the BJP trying to stitch an alliance with the rebel legislators of its erstwhile partner PDP, saffron party’s national general secretary Ram Madhav is reaching Jammu on a two-day tour on July 21. During his two-day stay,...
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UN Human Rights Chief Hits Back on Claims of Bias on Kashmir Report

UN Human Rights Chief Hits Back on Claims of Bias on Kashmir Report

Over a month after UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein released a report which was greeted by claims of personal “prejudice” from New Delhi, his office has denied any collusion with Pakistani activists. It also said that the...
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Joint Resistance Leadership urges global rights bodies to visit Kashmir prisons

Joint Resistance Leadership urges global rights bodies to visit Kashmir prisons

Expressing strong resentment over the extension of judicial remand for Asiya Andrabi and her two associates, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said all the leaders and activists bo...
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Hear all states on cop’s power to book Army men: J&K urges SC

Hear all states on cop’s power to book Army men: J&K urges SC

At loggerheads with the Centre on the Shopian firing incident, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday requested the Supreme Court to hear all states and Union Territories (UTs) to decide whether a state police can register an FIR against an Army...
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Government orders major reshuffle in administration

Government orders major reshuffle in administration

Owais is DC Shopian, Hashmat Special Secy to Governor, Zubair Chairman JKSSB Anayatullah is FC Revenue, Razdan CEO ERA, Jeelani Director Tourism, Sarwar Director R&D Kashmir The government Monday ordered massive reshuffle in the civil administration by ord...
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From Stones to Guns — Kashmir’s vicious cycle of violence

From Stones to Guns — Kashmir’s vicious cycle of violence

The road to Tral in a remote sub-district in south Kashmir crisscrosses wet rice fields and icy streams as the Himalayan Mountains arch high on the horizon. An insurgency against Indian rule has been resurrected here in recent years. On...
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PhD scholar Mannan Wani writes open letter, justifies move to join militancy

PhD scholar Mannan Wani writes open letter, justifies move to join militancy

Mannan Wani, a PhD scholar who went missing in January and later surfaced on social media after joining the ranks of militants, has written about why he chose to join the separatist movement in Kashmir. The 26-year-old research student of...
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Teachers detained in Baramulla for allegedly glorifying militancy

Teachers detained in Baramulla for allegedly glorifying militancy

Thirteen teachers of a private school in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town were detained last week for allegedly ‘glorifying militancy’ and motivating students to become militants. Videos doing the rounds on social media showed 13–14-year-old boys being e...
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Rebels release another group photo 2 months after last of ‘Burhan’s Boys’ killed

Rebels release another group photo 2 months after last of ‘Burhan’s Boys’ killed

The new group photo came just a week after Hizbul flooded the social media with individual pictures of around 18 young men holding guns on the second death anniversary of Burhan Wani on July 8. Jammu and Kashmir police are...
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