Kashmir News

Shopian: Family, locals reject police claim, maintain Shahid was civilian

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

Locals on Sunday rejected police claims regarding civilian Shahid Manzoor Mir, one of the two persons killed during an encounter in Khudpora, Gagran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The other slain has been identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat son of Ali Mohammad of Bandzoo Pulwama at present Gund Haadu, Memendar, Shopian. In a statement,



Will take Kashmir movement to its logical end: Awami Action Committee (AAC)

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Sunday renewed its pledge to support the ongoing movement for right to self determination and termed the present situation in Kashmir highly “sensitive and explosive.” In a statement here an AAC spokesman said that party leaders and activists participated in an important meeting at party headquarters Rajouri Kadal here and



Ten policemen resign in Jammu and Kashmir in two days after fresh wave of attacks on cops

Oct 30th, 2018 | By

On 31 November last year, security forces zeroed in on the village of Futlipora minutes after four militants entered into a house for hiding. After long gun battle, which started in the evening and continued till the next day afternoon, three militants were killed while one managed to escape. But, Mohammad Lateef Bhat, a resident



People sacrificing lives for dignified Kashmir solution: Waza

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and the Kashmiri people are sacrificing their lives for a dignified solution to the dispute. Mukhtar Ahmed Waza while addressing a public gathering at Ashmuqam in Islamabad district said, neither New Delhi nor can



Modi’s visit to Kashmir: Joint Hurriyat calls for Lal Chowk chalo on May 19

May 16th, 2018 | By

The Joint Hurriyat leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Monday called for Lalchowk Chalo on Saturday May 19 against the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The leaders, as per a statement, strongly condemned the atrocities committed against people throughout the Kashmir. “The proposed visit of the Indian



JKLF founder Amanullah Khan: First Kashmiri to address press conference at UN’

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

Paying rich tributes to the JKLF founder Amanullah Khan, senior leader Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said he was a symbol of struggle and his tireless work for Kashmir would remain a corner stone of the struggle for ages to come. “He (Khan) was a noble son of soil who from his youth till the



Until Kashmir issue is resolved, ‘dance of death and destruction will have no end’: Geelani

Apr 27th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that the peace, stability, and development of whole South Asia are connected to the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “For peace and development of the region, 5 million people of the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have to decide their future political destination,” Geelani



At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Dozens of protesters who came out in support of the rebels are wounded in clashes with Indian security forces. by Rifat Fareed Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with



Kashmir students clash with India police

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Students protesting Indian rule in disputed Kashmir clashed with government forces on Thursday . Government forces fired tear gas to stop students from marching at several colleges in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. The students chanted anti-India slogans and marched on the streets in the city center while demanding an end of Indian rule



The systematic use of rape as a weapon of war in Kashmir

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

Rouf Dar The rape and murder of Asifa Bano contains within it the story of Kashmir’s marginalised communities. On January 10, Asifa Bano, an eight year old Muslim girl from the Bakerwal community was abducted from Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir. It was later found that she had been drugged, tortured and raped while