Traffic cop injured when rebels strike in Rajouri Kadal

Traffic cop injured when rebels strike in Rajouri Kadal

A traffic policeman was on Wednesday evening injured after suspected militants opened fire in the Rajouri Kadal area of Srinagar. Official sources told that the militants fired upon a man in blue identified as Muhammad Abdullah in Rajouri Kadal when he was performing his duty in the evening. Abdullah, as per them, has been rushed to SMHS hospital here where he is undergoing treatment. An official in the hospital said that the injured is being operated upon at present, adding that he has received a bullet in his left cheek.…

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Orphans kids from Kashmir up for sale in in Delhi

Orphans kids from Kashmir up for sale in in Delhi

Children who lost their parents to the pandemic might be falling prey to illegal adoptions, and possibly trafficking, as an India Today investigation found several unscrupulous elements offering Covid orphans for sale. According to a Lancet study, around 1.16 lakh children in India may have lost a parent to the disease from March 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. The breakdown showed an estimated 25,500 children losing their mothers, some 90,751 their fathers, and 12 both parents to Covid-19. An assessment by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights…

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Why is BJP Predicting doomsday for J&K 2 Years after article 370 Abrogation?

Why is BJP Predicting doomsday for J&K 2 Years after article 370 Abrogation?

Contrary to their earlier stand that abrogation of Article 370 has improved the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and has brought development to the region, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are now predicting a doomsday scenario for the Valley in the coming days. At a time when senior politicians like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti are raising concern over alleged fake encounter killings and seeking judicial probe in such cases, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in J&K has come up with a statement that…

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Hurriyat expresses concern over allotment of land to CRPF in Pulwama

Hurriyat expresses concern over allotment of land to CRPF in Pulwama

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed serious concern after a group of locals from Woukho Kakapora of Pulwama district staged a protest at the press enclave against the allotment of their agricultural land for the establishment of CRPF Camp in the area. In a statement, APHC said that authorities are set to take over a large tract of agricultural land in Woukho village of Pulwama district for setting up a big CRPF establishment. “This has put their livelihood in great peril which the locals are resenting,” APHC said that…

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Rigorous testing of travelers on arrival: Demand Srinagar’its

Rigorous testing of travelers on arrival - Demand Srinagar'its

Amid fear of a possible threat that the new COVID-19 variant Omicron could pose, residents of Srinagar Monday urged the authorities to rigorously test and screen arriving travelers, especially foreigners. The residents said that the travelers from South Africa and other countries, who were “at-risk”, needed to be screened and put under necessary quarantine in case of symptoms. A group of residents of Dalgate said that they saw few tourists arriving in vehicles roaming freely without being screened on their arrival. “We inquired from them if they had been screened…

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40 Civilians killed, 1678 Migrants returned to valley post Article 370 abrogation: GoI

40 Civilians killed, 1678 Migrants returned to valley post Article 370 abrogation: GoI

The Centre informed Parliament on Tuesday that 40 people were killed and 72 were injured in terror-related events in Jammu and Kashmir this year. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also stated that in the last five years, 348 security personnel and 195 civilians were killed in terror-related events in J&K. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Nityanand Rai said 40 civilians were killed in 2017, 39 each in 2018 and 2019, and 37 in 2020. He said 80 security personnel were killed in…

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506 Inquiries, Zero Reports: How Kashmir’s ‘Probes’ have little meaning

506 Inquiries, Zero Reports: How Kashmir's 'Probes' have little meaning

Around 506 magisterial probes have been ordered by the administration, of which only one is completed. Ishfaq Reshi Following the massive outrage over the killing of three civilians in an alleged Hyderpora gunfight on 15 November, Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha-led administration swung into action and ordered a magisterial probe into the killings on an immediate basis. This was not the first time that a probe was ordered to bring justice to victims killed by security forces. In the past, hundreds of such cases have been reported in the region, but…

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Why is anger rising over secretive militant burials in Kashmir?

Why is anger rising over secretive militant burials in Kashmir?

Families of militants killed by Indian forces are decrying a ban on returning the bodies. Authorities have cited COVID-19 and fears of new recruitment as reasons for burying those killed in remote border areas. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani cried out for public support after Indian security forces refused to return the body of his teenage son, who was killed in a controversial operation on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir. “Today it’s about my son. Tomorrow it will be your son as well,” Wani shouted while he was being taken…

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Restoration of Article 370 linked with future generations of Kashmir, NC will fight for it alone: Omar Abdullah

Restoration of Article 370 linked with future generations of Kashmir, NC will fight for it alone - Omar Abdullah

Former chief minister of J-K and the National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Monday said that restoration of article 370 was linked with the future generations of Kashmir and the NC will fight for its restoration all alone. Addressing a public gathering at Kishtwar, Omar said that it was unfortunate to see the silence of the parties who were otherwise expected to raise voices for the restoration of Article 370. “Let me tell you that restoration of Article 370 is linked with Kashmir’s future generations. Now that other parties are silent,…

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Proxy parties in J&K created to help BJP and create rift within: Mehbooba Mufti

Proxy parties in J&K created to help BJP and create rift within: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the aim of “proxy parties” created by the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir is to make the unconstitutional decision of August 5, 2019, as constitutional decision through them in the assembly. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party convention in Bandipora, she said that the policy of BJP has been to create division among regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir. “First they attacked PDP and created ‘proxy parties’, which everyone…

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