Sehrai’s son used to say: ‘Yeti kutaah zulum’ after ‘police harassment’  

Sehrai’s son used to say: ‘Yeti kutaah zulum’ after ‘police harassment’  

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: The son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai who joined Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit today was “regularly harassed” by the police, his family alleges. Junaid Ahmad Khan, 26, went missing since yesterday after he left his home to offer Friday prayers. Junaid was “regularly called by the police who had lodged an […]

‘Activism kills journalism’ 

‘Activism kills journalism’ 

Nissar Ahmad, 53, has been telling the story of Kashmir through his lens since the onset of insurgency in the Valley in 1990. A veteran photojournalist, Nissar is an eyewitness to the horrors of the ‘90s. He shares his thoughts with Aasif Sultan When did you start your journalistic journey? I have worked for more than three […]

Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai

Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Veteran pro-freedom leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was on Monday elected as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a powerful constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference faction. “The TehreeK-e-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani today held a meeting at its office in Srinagar and elected senior member Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai as the party chairman”, […]

Zakir Musa terms Pak-backed militant outfits as ‘armies working under Nimrod’s agency’

Zakir Musa terms Pak-backed militant outfits as ‘armies working under Nimrod’s agency’

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Exposing yet another fault line in Kashmir’s three-decade-old insurgency, Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir wing Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind chief Zakir Musa has termed militant outfits backed by Pakistan as “armies working under Nimrod’s agency,” an indirect reference to Pakistan’s intelligence wing ISI.  “… in his [Shabir Ahmad Dar] jihadi journey, every mujahid has a way […]

Police ratify Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind claim, say Eesa Fazili’s associate was Hyderabadi

Police ratify Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind claim, say Eesa Fazili’s associate was Hyderabadi

Srinagar: Police on late Wednesday ratified the claim of Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir wing Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind which had identified a slain militant in the Valley as south Indian from Hyderabad city.  The militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district during the intervening night of 11 and 12 March along with […]

Eesa Fazili’s associate was south Indian, says Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind

Eesa Fazili’s associate was south Indian, says Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind

Srinagar: Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir wing Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind today said that the unidentified militant who was killed in a gunfight in Hakoora village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Sunday evening along with two local militants was a south Indian from Hyderabad.  Mohammad Eesa Fazili of Srinagar and Syed Owais Shafi of Kokernag were the two local militants […]

KU set to redefine English language, says ‘invigilator’ subordinate to ‘assistant supervisor’

KU set to redefine English language, says ‘invigilator’ subordinate to ‘assistant supervisor’

Srinagar: As Kashmir University braces to hold State Eligibility Test (SET) examination 2018 on Sunday 11 March, two bizarre orders have been issued that put teachers as subordinates to non-teaching staff during the conduct of the examination in the Valley.  The two orders, a copy of which lies with Narrator, issued for the “smooth conduct” of […]