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Promise v/s Performance part 1: PDP MPs fail to deliver.

With the parliamentary election round the corner, it is time to assess the performance of regional parties in the Parliament. We start the series with J&K PDP, which had won all the three parliamentary seats in the valley in 2014.In its election manifesto for Lok Sabha elections, “Mandate for a ...

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JRL urges UN to resolve Kashmir issue.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Sunday that the United Nations must play its role in resolving the Kashmir dispute.In a meeting at Geelani’sHyderpora residence, the JRL urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to implement its report on ...

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65 bills lapsed after governor dissolved assembly in J&K.

A crucial bill that could have put an end to transfer of immovable property to non-state subjects in Jammu province is among some 65 proposed legislations that lapsed after the governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the state assembly on November 21 last year. An official in the J&K assembly secretariat ...

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LD hospital incident inhuman, intolerable: Syed Ali Geelani.

Doctors and paramedics in Kashmir are rendering praiseworthy services to the people in Kashmir but “inhuman acts” like denial of admission to a lady in Srinagar’s LD hospital are intolerable, the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said on Sunday. In a statement, the veteran resistance leader said: ...

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Alienation main cause of radicalization in Kashmir: Ex DGP Khoda.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief  Kuldeep Khoda on Sunday said that “alienation” is main cause of radicalization of Kashmiri youth. In an interview with “The Kashmir Magazine” the former director general of police said, “Usually, radicalization and alienation have largely remained inter-connected. When alienation breeds it gives way to ...

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Mehbooba Mufti’s politics based on conviction: Mehboob Beg.

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Senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party and former parliamentarian Dr Mehboob Beg on Sunday said that politics of the former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is based on conviction. In a statement Dr Beg said that “there is consistency and perseverance in Mehbooba Mufti’s politics, no matter if ...

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Kashmiri detainees facing ill treatment in prisons: Jamaat.

Jamaa’t-e- Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday expressed deep concern over the deteriorating conditions of the political detainees lodged at various jails in and outside the Valley. In a statement a Jamaat spokesman said that “detainees are subjected to ill treatment and physical and mental harassment by the hostile jail ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after fresh snowfall.

The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday following fresh snowfall in the Bannihal area that saw nearly two-feet deep snow accumulate on the strategic route, a Traffic Department official said. No vehicular movement would be allowed on the highway during the day keeping the safety of travellers in mind. The ...

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Gaw Kadal massacre anniversary: JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested.

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Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested on Monday to prevent from leading programmes on Gaw Kadal massacre anniversary, said a spokesman. He said Malik was arrested from his residence in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday morning.Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz ...

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Gunfight breaks out in Charar-e-Sharif woods in central Kashmir’s Budgam.

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A gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in Hapatnar area of Charar-e-Sharif of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. Quoting reports,  reported that a joint team of army and the state police cordoned off the suspected spot following “credible input” about presence of some militants in ...

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