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A south Indian’s ‘fascinating’ holiday in Kashmir

A south Indian’s ‘fascinating’ holiday in Kashmir

‘The travel dispelled many myths. Though Kashmir witnesses conflicts and natural disasters, people show hospitality and kindness to travellers like me’           Photos and text: Sharada Balasubramanian   I received a phone call from my friend in Srinagar, and he said, “There is curfew here, and it may not be advisable […]

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

‘Pak leaders don’t have time to discuss Kashmir’

Photo: Faisal Khan   Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the main constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference, is counted among the uncompromising faces in the resistance camp of Kashmir. After differences with his parent organisation Jama’at-e-Islami, Sehrai, 78, detached from it in 2003 and joined Geelani, his lifelong friend, to take his resistance […]

Interference with Article 35A unacceptable: PSAJK

Interference with Article 35A unacceptable: PSAJK

Private Schools’ Association Jammu and Kashmir held a peaceful protest demonstration at Lal Chowk on Saturday against attempts to revoke Article 35A. The protest march started from The Bund and ended at Press Enclave. The executive members of the Association briefed the media about the pros and cons of the scraping of Article 35 A. […]

No civilian death during Shopian gunfight: Police

No civilian death during Shopian gunfight: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday rubbished the reports that stated a civilian was killed during a gunfight in Kiloora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which five militants were killed. “Initially, it came across that one civilian had lost his life in cross firing but subsequent investigation confirmed that no such civilian death had […]

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Four out of the five militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Kiloora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have been identified. An official identified them as Arshad Ahmad of Ganowpora Balpora, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh of Malikgund, Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lousdanew and Umar Malik of Malikgund, local daily Greater Kashmir reported. […]

Shopian Gunfight: Forces kill civilian during clashes, injure 20

Shopian Gunfight: Forces kill civilian during clashes, injure 20

Government forces killed a civilian today near the gunfight site in Killora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which five militants were killed, a local news portal reported.  The civilian has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed, a resident of Kundalan area, the report added. Massive clashes had erupted in the area after five militants, believed […]

5 Lashkar militants killed in Shopian gunfight

5 Lashkar militants killed in Shopian gunfight

At least five militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter between government forces and militants, which started on Friday night in Killora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The militants are learnt to be from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, reports said.  The government forces had cordoned off the area last night following specific intelligence inputs about […]

Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests

Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests

Supporters and opponents of a ban in Denmark on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, are clashing verbally as the law takes effect, Guardian reported. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party Venstre, said the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women was “strongly oppressive”. Sasha Andersen of the “Party […]