Kashmir News

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



Senior APHC leader Sehrai For Kashmir Settlement Under UN Resolutions

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has said that the Kashmir dispute should be resolved by granting the Kashmiris their right to self-determination in line with the relevant UN resolutions. According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in an interview in held Srinagar said, “We



Kashmir: Thousands hit the streets after army killings

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

Tens of thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets throughout Indian-controlled Kashmir, hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans after soldiers killed four civilians and two suspected fighters. Many protests on Monday centered around the town of Shopian, where the shooting occurred. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries during the demonstrations, which



Kashmir Valley shuts down after woman killed in Shopian encounter

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

By Peerzada Ashiq Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after authorities imposed restrictions in view of a bandh call given by separatists to protest killing of a woman during an encounter between security forces and militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Most shops, offices and business centres remained shut



Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the Trump decision

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the Trump decision of announcing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and appealed the Islamic Countries to act. “People of #Kashmir strongly denounce the US Presidents move to announce #AlQudsAlSharief (Jerusalem) as the so-called capital of Israel, we urge the UN to take action in accordance with



An earthquake measuring 5.1 struck north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck 111 km north east of Thang, Jammu and Kashmir today in the early morning hours. There was no immediate report of any injury or destruction in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Further details are awaited. Yesterday, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale jolted



The US Dilemma

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired) The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the war in Afghanistan a little too hot for its liking and why not; it was a war that remained in search of strategy and failed to find it. It’s not that I



Dear America: It’s Your Turn to ‘Do More’

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Ishaal Zehra “We need to give attention to the important role Pakistan plays in the Afghanistan issue, and respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and security concerns”, said the Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi over a telephone conversation with US State of Secretary Rex Tillerson on August 23. “China stands ready to keep communication and coordination with