Kashmir

#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

#Kashmir: Biscoe school declared ‘no longer safe’ after Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Valley’s leading missionary school Tyndale Biscoe School, situated in the heart of Srinagar, has been declared “no longer safe place after the killing of Editor Mr. Shujaat Bukhari” who was shot dead by gunmen in broad daylight at Kashmir’s Press Enclave, stone’s throw from the school, on 14 June along with […]

Woman injured in Hajin knife attack succumbs

Woman injured in Hajin knife attack succumbs

A woman who was injured in a knife attack by unknown gunmen at Bandipora’s Hajin on Sunday evening succumbed to her injuries today.  Unknown gunmen barged into the house of PDP worker Abdul Majeed Dar of Shahgund area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Sunday evening with an intention to kidnap him, a local […]

South #Kashmir: Forces kill 3 civilians in Kulgam

South #Kashmir: Forces kill 3 civilians in Kulgam

Srinagar: Three civilians including a teenage girl were killed by government forces’ action during clashes in Redwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. A senior police officer told local news agency GNS that army’s patrolling party opened fire upon a group of youth after they pelted stones on them in Hawoora area of […]

Asiya Andrabi shifted to Delhi by NIA

Asiya Andrabi shifted to Delhi by NIA

Asiya Andrabi, Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Milat, and two of her associates were shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, reports said. Andrabi and the two were taken from Srinagar Central Jail to the Srinagar international airport by NIA officers for being shifted to Delhi, police sources said. The NIA would be producing the […]

South #Kashmir: Policeman kidnapped, killed by militants in Shopian

South #Kashmir: Policeman kidnapped, killed by militants in Shopian

A police constable who was kidnapped by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday has been found dead. His bullet-ridden body was found this morning in Dangam in Shopian, reports said. Militants barged into the house of constable Javed Ahmed Dar kidnapped him. He was kidnapped from Kachdoora, the village where security forces had killed […]

In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

By Bilal Handoo As he fell on the afternoon of 8 July 2016, a 20-something girl exploded in ire, confronting the army soldiers with stones. It was the first protest of that smouldering summer, erupting hours before the passage would send the entire Valley in mass mourning, and in cycle of rage. The dissenting girl […]

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Kupwara Police today took the DNA samples from Srinagar man who claims that a militant killed in north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara forests on Friday is his son.  Ghulam Mohammad Bhat from Srinagar’s Old Barzulla area was asked by authorities to reach the frontier district to have his DNA samples. “Our […]

3 Yatris die during Amarnath yatra

3 Yatris die during Amarnath yatra

Three Yatris, including two from Andhra Pradesh, died today en route to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas due to various causes, taking the death toll in this year’s yatra to six. Thota Radhnam, a 75-year-old woman from Fiwalayam in Andhra Pradesh, died of suspected cardiac arrest in a community kitchen at […]

31,085 people certified as disabled across Kashmir during PDP-BJP rule: Report

31,085 people certified as disabled across Kashmir during PDP-BJP rule: Report

In three years to 2017–when the coalition government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power in Jammu and Kashmir–31,085 people were certified as disabled in the 10 districts in Kashmir valley, up 74% from 17,898 people in the three preceding years, information based on RTI shows. According […]

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