J&K parties, religious bodies hit out at govt for ‘Surya Namaskar’ order

Political and religious bodies across the Kashmir Valley hit out at the J&K administration for its order directing college heads to organise ‘Surya Namaskar‘ event on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival and ensure the participation of students and staff members. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of social and religious organisations in J&K, said: “Muslims … Read more

Flights at Srinagar Airport cancelled, power supply disrupted due to rains and snowfall in Kashmir

Almost all flights at the Srinagar International Airport were cancelled on Tuesday due to fresh snowfall and rains in the Kashmir Valley. Electricity supply was also disrupted in several regions including in the border and rural areas. The meteorological department has issued an ‘orange alert’, warning that the prevalent weather system is expected to intensify. … Read more

PAGD holds meeting; current situation in J&K, delimitation recommendation on agenda

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Tuesday met here and one of its senior leaders said the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission, set up to redraw the union territory’s assembly seats, will be discussed. The meeting of the alliance of five Jammu and Kashmir-based mainstream … Read more

Hyderpora encounter: LG orders magisterial probe

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered a magisterial probe into Monday’s controversial encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar. Four persons, including a Pakistani militant, were killed in the incident. Lieutenant governor Sinha said in Srinagar on Thursday that an additional district magistrate level officer would head the inquiry and the administration would take suitable … Read more

J&K would have become site for political tourism if victims of terrorists were not from Hindu community: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday slammed the Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said had the civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir been of people belonging to any community other than “Hindu”, the area would have become a site for political tourism. “Despite being from the scheduled tribe/scheduled castes, those who … Read more

Congress attacks Modi govt over its ‘failure’ on national security front in J&K

The Congress hit out at the government over its “failure” on the national security front in Jammu and Kashmir after five Army soldiers lost their lives in an operation in Poonch on Monday. The opposition party said the Union territory is burning and terrorists are killing innocent people due to the government’s “weakness”. “This incident … Read more

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs three-hour meet on J&K, overall security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi and discussed the overall security situation across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and anti-drone strategy. In the nearly three-hour meeting, Shah reviewed the internal security matters and discussed the roadmap for the upcoming expected challenges as well as current killings … Read more

Home Ministry report on J&K concocted: PAGD

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Friday said that the recent Home Ministry report on Jammu and Kashmir is concocted and fabricated alleging that hindutva elements want to alter demographic composition of the only muslim majority state in the country like Israel is doing on Palestinian lands. The PAGD said that the claims made … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti says she is under house arrest

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed that she has been placed under house arrest, and said the move has exposed the government’s claims of normalcy. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also posted on Twitter pictures of a security force vehicle blocking the main gate of her Gupkar residence. “Ive (I have) been … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre for NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami, says it has scored ‘self-goal’

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday described the NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir as a “self-goal” for the Centre, saying instead of fighting an ideology with a better idea, the government was crushing contrarian thought with an iron fist. “NIA raids on Jamaat is emblematic of GOI (Government of India) waging … Read more