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

All government claims to justify abrogation of Article 370 proved wrong: Omar Abdullah

All claims made by the BJP-led Central government to justify the abrogation of Article 370 proved to be wrong as Jammu and Kashmir still faces militancy, separatism, destruction and injustice, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said on Sunday. The former chief minister said militancy spread to even those areas, including summer capital Srinagar, which … Read more

Kin of civilians killed in encounter removed by police from protest site in Srinagar: Officials

The family members of two civilians killed in an encounter in Srinagar‘s Hyderpora, who were staging a sit-in at the Press Enclave here, were forcibly removed by police around midnight and a few of them were detained, officials said on Thursday. The protesting families were on a sit-in since Wednesday morning and held a candlelight … Read more

J&K political parties condemn killing of cop, his family

Mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday condemned the killing of a special police officer (SPO), his wife and daughter in Pulwama district, calling it “dastardly and cowardly” and a blot on the security scenario in the valley. “I unreservedly condemn the dastardly & cowardly militant attack on the J&K police SPO Fayaz … Read more

Delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir has to happen quickly so that polls take place, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ongoing delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir has to happen quickly so that polls can be held to install an elected government that gives strength to its development trajectory. In a series of tweets after a three-and-a-half-hour-long meeting with 14 political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, Modi … Read more

Farooq Abdullah gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who is Lok Sabha member from Srinagar, on Tuesday got his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Srinagar, officials said. Abdullah, 85, was given the first dose of the vaccine at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, the officials said. Omar Abdullah, son of the NC … Read more

Reprehensible, savage, act of cowardice: J-K leaders condemn killing of cops by terrorist

Jammu and Kashmir political leaders, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, condemned the killing of two unarmed policemen by a terrorist in an upmarket Srinagar area on Friday. Abdullah, who is also the National Conference vice president, said the attack was “reprehensible” as the two policemen were unarmed and shot from behind. … Read more

Electoral process resumed in reorganised in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020 with DDC polls

Maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections in the fag end of 2020 marked a resumption of political activity in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of special status and reorganisation of the erstwhile state last year. The year 2020 began amid uncertainty as most of the mainstream political leaders continued to be under various forms of … Read more

Centre should listen to the voice of people of J-K: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR: The Centre should listen to the people’s voice against the abrogation of Article 370 since it has itself termed the DDC polls as a victory of democracy, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. Addressing party workers at NC headquarters Nawa-i-Subah, he said the people have made clear their view by supporting … Read more