Kashmir News

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

UN asks India to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

The United Nations has asked India to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, saying it had no role to play in a democracy. This comes amid clamour for withdrawal of AFSPA from Kashmir. A United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur today urged India to repeal the controversial law that gives its military special powers

Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday in the Kashmir Valley. “Curfew shall continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama districts while restrictions will remain in force in parts of Srinagar, Sopore and Kupwara,” a senior police official told IANS. An unruly mob on Monday torched an irrigation department office in Anantnag

Kashmir row: Death toll reaches 44 with deaths due to bullet injuries, with newspaper facility still un-resumed

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Kashmir had to go without newspapers on Tuesday despite the end of a three-day ban imposed by the authorities to quell the unrest that has claimed another life. Sources said the government’s decision to lift the ban came too late on Monday for printing the next day’s edition, adding the newspapers editors association would

Two more killed in Kashmir; toll rises to 43, 2,125 injured

Jul 19th, 2016 | By

Two persons including a woman were killed and seven others wounded when Army opened fire, after allegedly being attacked with stones by an irate crowd at Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir Valley from the south, on Monday evening. With these fatal injuries, the death toll in security forces’ firings and other actions during the days

Solidarity with Kashmiri martyrs being observed

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

In Azad Kashmir, the day of solidarity with Kashmiri martyrs is being observed today to pay tributes to Shuhada-e Kashmir and condemn the Indian state terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In pursuance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s directives, PML-N Azad Kashmir President Raja Farooq Haider has asked all candidates and workers of his party

Curfew imposed in all 10 districts of Kashmir

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Fearing large scale violence after Friday prayers, authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts of the Valley on Friday. To prevent the spread of passion-stoking rumours and posts on social media by anti-social elements, authorities have suspended all internet and mobile phone connectivity in the Valley. For the last six days, mobile phone operations

Kashmir violence: US expresses distress, says it’s a matter of grave concern

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Expressing concern over the violence in Kashmir and describing the death of over 30 people as of “grave concern”, the US said today. “We are very concerned about the deaths of the protesters. I understand it’s over 30 now; that’s of grave concern to us.  We continue to be in touch with the government of