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PLEA AGAINST CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: HC issues notice to Centre, J&K Govt.

The High Court Monday asked the government of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government to respond to a plea against two constitutional amendments extended to the state vis-à-vis reservation in promotion for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, and reservation for economically-weaker sections of the society in the state. A ...

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Delhi can’t defeat Kashmir struggle, says JRL.

The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday termed as “undemocratic” the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed NaseemGeelani. In a statement, the JRL said: “New Delhi’s dream to defeat ...

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Officers backing early elections browbeaten, threatened’.

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah claimed on Monday that bureaucrats, who backed early Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, were being “browbeaten and threatened” using performance appraisals against them. Abdullah has been outspoken against the Election Commission’s decision to not hold assembly elections in the state simultaneously with the upcoming LokSabha ...

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Had Shah Faesal joined NC, then he was a good man, not Delhi’s agent: Sajad Lone.

Peoples Conference Chairman and former minister Sajjad Gani Lone on Monday said that had Shah Faesal joined  National Conference , then he was a good man, not “Delhi’s agent.” Reacting to the remarks of former chief minister Omar Abdullah that “New Delhi is dividing votes in Kashmir by promoting few ...

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NC biggest beneficiary of conflict, poll boycott in Kashmir: Ansari.

General secretary of Peoples Conference Imran Reza Ansari on Monday said that National Conference has been the biggest beneficiary of conflict and poll boycott in Kashmir.  “Omar Abdullah wants a democracy in which NC is the sole party and it is not surprising. If you look at the record of ...

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Forces launch search operation in north Kashmir’s Sopore.

Government forces on Monday morning launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said a joint team of forces including Army’s 22RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF jointly launched the operation in Lattishart village of Tujjar Sharif area of Zainageer Sopore and ...

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Farooq greets people on Urs of Hazrat Zain Ud Din Wali Reshi (RA).

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has extended warm greetings to the people on the Urs observance of Hazrat Zain Ud din Wali Reshi (RA). NC president while greeting the people said, “By educating the masses about the spiritual concerns of the Muslims and fostering brotherhood, Reshis ...

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Mirwaiz can’t travel to Delhi due to hostile environment: Counsel replies to another NIA summon.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has replied to another notice issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in which he was asked to present himself before the probe agency in Delhi on March 18.“Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has sent a reply to the  NIA summon dated 14th March received on ...

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No soldier prosecuted for rights violations in Kashmir in 28 yrs: US.

The annual report of the US Department of State has painted a grim picture of human rights situation in Kashmir, saying that no prosecution of accused soldiers has been allowed for 28 years as armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) has been in vogue in J&K. The report reads that ...

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Political activities yet to pick up pace in J&K.

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Even a week after the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the poll schedule, political activities are yet to pick up pace in Jammu and Ladakh divisions with most parties busy finalising nominees for the Lok Sabha seats. Voting to elect the 17th Lok Sabha will be held over seven ...

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