India protests: UN terms PaK as ‘Azad Kashmir’, Lashkar, Jaish as ‘armed groups’

India protests: UN terms PaK as ‘Azad Kashmir’, Lashkar, Jaish as ‘armed groups’

In strongly objecting to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on human rights violations in J&K, India has cited departures from internationally-accepted terminology in the report, the Indian Express reported. The report has termed militant organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as “armed group” 38 times, Pakistan-administered […]

Shujaat Bukhari killing: Police arrest youth who picked up slain guard’s pistol

Shujaat Bukhari killing: Police arrest youth who picked up slain guard’s pistol

Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth in connection with the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari. Police earlier in the day released a video in which the arrested youth was apparently trying to help the injured in Bukhari’s car after gunmen fired at his vehicle killing him and his two guards. This […]

Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army killed a civilian and injured two others after they opened fire on protesters in Nowpora village of Pulwama district on Friday. Reports said that army troopers of 55 RR opened fire after the residents resisted their attempts to vandalise the property of a local militant Saju Mir. Three persons, including a girl, were injured […]

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari’s funeral in Baramulla

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari’s funeral in Baramulla

Thousands of mourners on Friday attended the funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari at his ancestral hometown of Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, local journalists and other members from all sections of the society […]

Srinagar Police seek help to identify the suspects involved in Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

Srinagar Police seek help to identify the suspects involved in Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

Srinagar police have released pictures of suspected gunmen involved in the killing of Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two bodyguards Thursday evening. “In connection with the today’s terror attack at Srinagar, police requests general public to identify the suspects for the purpose of police investigation,” the police said. “Any information regarding these suspects […]

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 […]

Armyman kidnapped in Shopian, manhunt launched

Armyman kidnapped in Shopian, manhunt launched

An army personnel who was reportedly posted as PSO of Major Shukla was kidnapped from a private passenger vehicle near Kalampora between Shadimarg and Shopian on Thursday afternoon, local reports said. A local report identified the abducted army personnel as Aurangzaib, a resident of Pir Panchal region. The report said that Aurangzaib had gone on […]

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 […]