Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir ’

Kashmir Valley without news – Newspapers must observe social contract

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

For the third straight day, newspapers have remained off the streets in the Kashmir Valley. The Tribune’s Srinagar edition was also a victim of the ban on newspapers after the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. The authorities are pulling out all the stops to contain a new trend. Locals would earlier remain behind closed



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



Authorities clamped media as Kashmir violence flares

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

TV and newspapers shut down as part of efforts to control unrest By David Keohane in Mumbai Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have clamped down on the media, shutting newspapers and television stations as they try to control the violence that has flared in the region following the death of a rebel separatist commander last week.



Heroes are not pawns: Army officer’s daughter exposes pseudo nationals

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Donita Angela Jose ‘I love our defence force, but I’m critical about how it functions in Kashmir.’ Just to widen this nationalism versus jingoism debate. I’m the daughter of an Army officer and I would never let anybody undermine the agonies of an Army man who guards his nation by keeping his own body



Kashmir Accession to Pakistan Day

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Every year, Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and Pakistan including rest of the world celebrate July 19 as the Day of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan, as on this very day in 1947, the historical resolution was adopted by the by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference



Another Kashmiri Leader Martyred

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security forces, demonstrations have continued.



Burhan Wani : Kashmir new generation freedom fighter

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Burhan Wani was part of a new generation of young, educated Kashmiri freedom fighters using social media to spread their demands for independence from Indian rule, turning growing Internet use in the restive region into a powerful recruiting tool. Wani, whose death in a shoot-out with government forces has triggered deadly clashes with protesters in



Martyrs’ Day: Genesis of the Kashmir’s Struggle

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat The Martyrs’ Day, known as Youme Shuhada-e-Kashmir is observed on July 13 every year on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world by the Kashmiris to pay homage to 22 Kashmiris who were martyred in 1931 to free Kashmir from the brutalities of despotic Dogra rulers. The



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



Indian terrorism in Kashmir imperil peace, says FO

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Pakistan on Thursday blamed Indian policies in Kashmir for jeopardising the prospect of durable peace in the disputed Himalayan territory which remained under curfew for the sixth consecutive day with the death toll rising to 38. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded an immediate end to what it called the ongoing abrasive human rights