Funeral of Shujaat Bukhari tomorrow in Baramulla

Funeral of Shujaat Bukhari tomorrow in Baramulla

The funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari will be offered at his ancestral graveyard at Kreei Baramulla at 11 a.m. on Friday. Shujaat Bukhari was shot by unidentified gunmen as he left his office in Srinagar. Bukhari, who was a group editor for three daily newspapers and a weekly, including […]

Kashmir: Indian forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings, says first-ever UN human rights report

Kashmir: Indian forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings, says first-ever UN human rights report

The main focus of the report is the human rights situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 – when large and unprecedented demonstrations erupted after Indian forces killed the leader of an armed group – to April 2018. There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights […]

Rajnath takes ‘no hartal’ on his visit as cease-ops dividend

Rajnath takes ‘no hartal’ on his visit as cease-ops dividend

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has considered the recent decision of pro-freedom leadership not to call for hartal on his recent visit to Valley as a dividend of Ramazan cease-ops announced by the Delhi government on 16 May.  “As my vehicle passed on the road in Srinagar, I waved at people and they responded with […]

Watch : 2 Muslims assaulted after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Watch : 2 Muslims assaulted after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Two cleric brothers were brutally assaulted when they were returning home after offering Traweeh prayers on Sunday night in Ranchi, reports said. A group of 20-25 people confronted the brothers in Agru village around 10 PM, hurled communal abuses at them and allegedly asked them to chant Jai Shri Ram. When they refused to chant, […]

Villager shot dead in PaK in cross-border firing by Indian forces

Indian troops on Tuesday shot dead a resident of a border village of Pakistan-administered  Kashmir (PaK) in the latest incident of cross-border firing, residents and officials said, Dawn reported. Muhammad Shakil Qureshi, a resident of Taroti Dharamsal village in Abbaspur tehsil of Poonch district, became the victim of “targeted killing”, since he was sniped by […]

Kashmir: 2 Cops dead, 10 soldiers injured in separate attacks

Kashmir: 2 Cops dead, 10 soldiers injured in separate attacks

Two policemen were killed and another injured after militants attacked a check-post at a court complex in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The militants fired at the police guard post in an attack shortly before dawn this morning and stole the rifles and ammunition of the two policemen and fled. The two policemen were identified […]

Kashmir: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath

Kashmir: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Thursday said cases against minors and those  “misled into stone pelting”  stone pelters in the Valley will be withdrawn, reports said.  The Union Home Ministry late last year had ordered to withdraw cases against youths involved in stone pelting. Singh appealed […]

Barkha Dutt gets ‘chilling veiled threats’, asks ‘Is this my country?’

Barkha Dutt gets ‘chilling veiled threats’, asks ‘Is this my country?’

Senior Indian journalist and editor Barkha Dutt Thursday posted a series of five explosive tweets on micro-blogging social media website Twitter, saying she had received chilling veiled threats and “messages” from powerful people in the Establishment that she and her family were under surveillance. Received chilling veiled threats and "messages" from powerful people in the […]

Kashmir sex scandal: Ex-DIG, four others to spend 10 years in jail

Kashmir sex scandal: Ex-DIG, four others to spend 10 years in jail

A special court on Wednesday sentenced five convicts—two high-ranking police officers among them—to 10 years imprisonment for raping a minor in a 12-year-old case from Jammu & Kashmir, reports said.  KC Padhi, a former deputy inspector general of the Border Security Force, and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, former deputy superintendent of police, were among those who were found guilty in […]