Kashmir News

Dissent silenced by pellets, bullets in IOK: Shabbir Shah

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are struggling to achieve the right to self-determination, promised and acknowledged by the world community including India. Shabbir Ahmad Shah said this while talking to an



Gilani concerned over unabated arrest spree

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the unabated arrest spree unleashed by Indian police in the territory for the past five months. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the puppet regime and its bureaucracy have made themselves a laughingstock as they being



Don’t restrict Yasin Malik’s movement; HC to puppet regime

Dec 21st, 2016 | By

Don’t restrict Yasin Malik’s movement; HC to puppet regime In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the puppet authorities not to restrict the free movement of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Font Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. Hearing a petition filed by Muhammad Yasin Malik, a bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar directed the authorities to



Geelani sets demilitarization as pre-condition for dialogue on Kashmir

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By

Geelani said that India is trying all means to “legitimize” its illegal control on Kashmir since 1947. Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that he was not against talks as a means to end conflicts, but the process held over 150 times on Kashmir had failed because of its “deceptive nature” and



Rajnath made a mockery of dialogue: Separatists

Aug 26th, 2016 | By

Separatists on Thursday accused Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh of “making a mockery of dialogue”, while the Congress welcomed the Centre’s move to replace pellet guns. Accusing Mr. Singh of “issuing invitations through Twitter”, incarcerated JLKF chief Yasin Malik said: “Indian leaders are making a mockery of the dialogue process and institution by saying whoever



Right to self-determination only solution to Kashmir dispute: APHC

Aug 23rd, 2016 | By

In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders have rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertions in which he called for dialogue on Kashmir within the Indian Constitution. They said solution to the Kashmir dispute lies in granting right to self-determination to Kashmiris in accordance with the UN resolutions. APHC Chairman,



India to reject UN team’s request to visit Kashmir

Aug 15th, 2016 | By

India is set to reject a UNHRC move to send a team to Jammu and Kashmir, pointing out that the domestic human rights panel was already at work while other institutions like Parliament and the Supreme Court had also discussed the situation in the state. A carefully worded response, while noting that a visit by



In South Kashmir, a month of curfew is taking a psychological toll

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

Apart from causing anxiety and depression, the enforced lockdown has made people angrier, say residents. By Rayan Naqash and Ipsita Chakravarty On July 8, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, bringing a new regime of curfews to the Valley. As protests against Wani’s



Restrictions continue in Kashmir; heavy security deployed

Aug 9th, 2016 | By

Authorities on Tuesday continued restrictions in south Kashmir while heavy deployment of security forces was made at other places to maintain law and order in the Valley. “Restrictions shall remain in force in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns,” a senior police officer told IANS. “Heavy deployment of security forces has been made in Srinagar



Indian authorities re-impose curfew in Kashmir’s main city

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

Authorities have re-imposed curfew in the main city of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir to prevent a protest march to the main mosque called by separatist leaders before Friday afternoon prayers. Residents say government forces visited homes in Srinagar before dawn and asked them to stay indoors. One resident, Bashir Ahmed, says police didn’t allow bakers