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OIC appoints special envoy on Kashmir

OIC appoints special envoy on Kashmir

MAKKAH: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appointed Saudi Arabia’s Yousef Aldobeay as its special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir, Express Tribune Newspaper reported OIC reiterated its support for the legitimate right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people in accordance with UN resolutions, the newspaper reported while quoting the Foreign Office. The 14th OIC summit […]

101 militants including 76 locals killed in 150 days

101 militants including 76 locals killed in 150 days

Srinagar: Indicating a sharp spike in violence in Kashmir, around 101 militants were killed in Kashmir in last 150 days. The dead militants mostly comprise of the local Kashmiris whose number touched the 76 mark. “With killing of 05 terrorist & 101 for last five months, an average of 20 each month so far,” the […]

Who was Zakir Musa?

Who was Zakir Musa?

Srinagar: Born in an affluent family of Noorpora village in volatile Tral region of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Zakir Rashid Bhat alias Zakir Musa, succeeded Burhan Muzzafar Wani as the divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir soon after he was killed in an encounter on July 8, 2016. Zakir, who was in his mid-twenties, joined […]

Report on torture in J&K: Case Studies find 70% of torture victims are civilians, 11% die as a result of torture

Report on torture in J&K: Case Studies find 70% of torture victims are civilians, 11% die as a result of torture

Srinagar: Today Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir. The report focuses on torture perpetrated in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian […]

Despite being attached by Govt., Secretary SMC continues to function on his post     

Despite being attached by Govt., Secretary SMC continues to function on his post     

Srinagar: Secretary, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Hilal Dewani, who was attached by the government pending an inquiry, is freely operating from his office. “He is working as usual,” sources told The Kashmir Press. “Despite orders he has not been removed from his post. He continues to function from the office as secretary SMC”. Sources said […]