Nobody is ‘thekaydar’ of the movement; Jamiat-Ahle-Hadees has not committed sin by demanding land from government: Mushtaq Veeri  

Nobody is ‘thekaydar’ of the movement; Jamiat-Ahle-Hadees has not committed sin by demanding land from government: Mushtaq Veeri  

Srinagar: Firebrand leader of the Jamiat-Ahl-e-Hadees, Moulana Mushtaq Veeri, has defended the Jamiat’s decision to approach the government for allotting land for an Eidgah, and is trying to silence critics by stating, ‘nobody is thekaydar (contractor) of the movement.’ Veeri, who is known for his fiery sermons while speaking at religious gathering in uptown locality of Chanapora, Srinagar, […]

Exclusive: Extension of the “unilateral ceasefire” expected to come around Eid

Exclusive: Extension of the “unilateral ceasefire” expected to come around Eid

Srinagar: The decision whether to extend the ceasefire or not will come around Eid, top government sources have said. “Home Minister Rajnath Singh has taken feedback from the government and security agencies during his recent visit,” government sources said. “The police have pitched for the extension of the ceasefire. Through power point presentations, they tried […]

Messengers of Death

Messengers of Death

  Tufail Matoo, a teenage student was killed on this day, July 11, 2010 in old city Srinagar. He was coming from tuitions when he was hit by a tear gas canister fired allegedly by the police. The incident happened when police was dispersing the pro-freedom protesters who were demanding that a probe should be […]

On directions of Chief Minister, government to allot land to Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadith for Iddgah purpose

On directions of Chief Minister, government to allot land to Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadith for Iddgah purpose

  Srinagar: Following the strict directions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the government has issued an order asking revenue officials to identify land to be allotted to Jamiat-e-Ahle-Hadith. The government is identifying land so that it can be turned into Idd-Gah and allotted to Jamiat on permanent basis. “The secretary general of Jamiat-e-Ahl-e- Hadees, J&K […]

Exclusive: Kashmiri youth continue to join militant ranks despite ‘Ramzaan ceasefire’   

Exclusive: Kashmiri youth continue to join militant ranks despite ‘Ramzaan ceasefire’   

Srinagar: There seems to be no end in militant recruitment in Kashmir despite a unilateral announcement regarding cessation of anti-militancy operations in the Kashmir Valley in Ramzan by India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh, At least ten Kashmiri youth have joined the militant outfits in past twenty days of Ramzaan, police officials said, adding, a total […]

Exclusive: ‘Back channel dialogue to be set in motion with resistance leaders soon’

Exclusive: ‘Back channel dialogue to be set in motion with resistance leaders soon’

Srinagar: After the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said that Delhi should come clear on the nature of talks, the government has decided to first open up back channel dialogue with the leadership before extending formal invitations to them, official sources said. Sources said that the talks will be supervised by Delhi’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma, […]

Big News: Hurriyat (G) will respond to Delhi’s dialogue offer after consultations with the JRL in coming two days

Big News: Hurriyat (G) will respond to Delhi’s dialogue offer after consultations with the JRL in coming two days

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) led by octogenarian Syed Ali Geelani has said that the amalgam will decide about the dialogue with New Delhi only after due consultations with the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. “This time we have decided we will take a joint decision whether […]

Exclusive: International pressure, border tensions, civilian protests inside Kashmir compelled Delhi to halt operations and initiate peace talks

Exclusive: International pressure, border tensions, civilian protests inside Kashmir compelled Delhi to halt operations and initiate peace talks

Srinagar: It was after intense international pressure, escalating border tensions, worsening situation within Kashmir coupled with a realisation that New Delhi’s muscular Kashmir policy was not working to pacify rebellious Kashmiri population that compelled India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh to announce a halt in operations, top government sources have revealed. Not only that, the sudden […]

Exclusive: What is behind J&K chief secretary’s ‘Mysterious Extensions’?

Exclusive: What is behind J&K chief secretary’s ‘Mysterious Extensions’?

  The Jammu and Kashmir Government has granted yet another extension, this time a one-year-long, to Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas after “tweaking rules” to provide a longer-term tenure to him. This was done, as reported by sections of the media, on “state government’s recommendations”. Is there something more to his ‘extensions’ than just “recommendations” […]