In Pictures: KTK protests against Women’s rights violation in J&K

In Pictures: KTK protests against Women’s rights violation in J&K

Srinagar: Kashmir Tehreek Khawateen (KTF), an all-women pro-freedom organisation, led a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave against the women’s rights violation on Women’s day today.  The protesters carried placards displaying pictures of slain women by the government forces. “Justice for Maisara,” read a placard. Maisara was killed by the Army in December last year. The […]

Sri Lanka: Fresh anti-Muslim violence breaks, mosques, shops set ablaze

Sri Lanka: Fresh anti-Muslim violence breaks, mosques, shops set ablaze

Buddhist mob came by the hundreds, screaming at the top of their lungs and carrying sticks, stones and petrol bombs, as they descended on the hill town of Ambatenna in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported today. Some two dozen policemen and soldiers watched helplessly, according to residents, as the mob vandalised and set […]

Isreal to strip residency of Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Isreal to strip residency of Jerusalem’s Palestinians

The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of a “breach of loyalty” to Israel, Al Jazeera reported today. The bill, ratified on Wednesday, will also apply in cases where residency status was obtained on the basis of […]

Thousands of Pakistanis detained, sentenced to death in Saudi denied rights: Report

Thousands of Pakistanis detained, sentenced to death in Saudi denied rights: Report

Thousands of Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and dozens sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia have been denied their legal rights to a defence, a report in Islamabad warned Wednesday. Saudi Arabia executes more Pakistanis than any other foreign nationality annually, nearly all for heroin smuggling, according to the study by Justice Project Pakistan and […]

Civilian killings a setback, forces must show restraint: Interlocutor Sharma

Civilian killings a setback, forces must show restraint: Interlocutor Sharma

Amongst the districts in south Kashmir, Shopian is particularly alienated and angry Srinagar: The Indian government’s interlocutor on Kashmir on Wednesday appealed to the government forces to “show restraint” in the Valley and put an end to “civilian killings”, describing the recent spate of violence in the region as a “setback”, the Hindustan Times reported […]

Police vehicle kills elderly pedestrian in Baramulla

Police vehicle kills elderly pedestrian in Baramulla

Srinagar: An elderly man was killed after hit by a police vehicle in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday evening.  A police statement said that Abdul Aziz Ahangar, 60, S/O Ghulam Ahmad Ahangar R/O Delina was hit by a police vehicle near Delina, Baramulla. He was taken to District hospital Baramulla where he succumbed to […]

Protest in KU’s Zakura campus against Shopian killings

Protest in KU’s Zakura campus against Shopian killings

Srinagar: In wake of a call to march to Shopian district where four civilians and two militants were killed by the Army on Sunday, Kashmir University students in Zakura campus protested against the killings and tried to start the march towards the south Kashmir district on Wednesday.    Boarders of Sheik-ul-Alam boys hostel in KU’s […]

Asad forces kill 70 civilians in Syria’s Ghouta in 2 days

Asad forces kill 70 civilians in Syria’s Ghouta in 2 days

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the bombardment of the enclave has killed more than 70 civilians since Monday evening, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday. A humanitarian aid convoy has not been able to unload supplies to residents trapped inside Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, as government warplanes resumed bombarding the enclave, killing at least […]