Bashaarat Masood


Surgical strikes: Open channels of communication, J&K has greatest stake in peace, says Mehbooba Mufti
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

“New Delhi and Islamabad must open channels of communication and realise the dangerous consequences of any escalation of the ongoing confrontation along the border,” Mehbooba said.

150 govt employees under J&K police scanner, PSA against six
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Sources said that district police chiefs in the Valley have prepared lists of government employees who, they believe, are part of protests or are “instigating” protesters.

PDP stock-taking huddle: ‘Thought all was fine but scene changed overnight’
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The PDP president admitted that she is in a “difficult” situation and sought people’s trust and assured the party leaders that the situation will be overcome.

Rights activist Khurram Parvez booked under PSA, but FIRs do not name him
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The PSA warrant issued by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone refers to four cases registered by police saying that “your role as instigator has surfaced” in these cases.

Militant killed in Bandipore
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army and paramilitary forces cordoned off a village in Aragam on Wednesday night after receiving a “specific tip-off about the presence of militants”.

Another youth rally in Valley — this time for jobs as Special Police Officers
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The recruitment rally began soon after the state government put out an advertisement for SPOs in the first week of August, when the Valley was witnessing massive protests over the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Day after court ‘sets free’ activist Khurram Parvez, J&K govt books him under PSA
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The Public Safety Act was slapped against Khurram after the Principal District & Sessions Judge Srinagar Rashid Ali Dar set aside his detention orders and directed police to release him.

Day after his release, Khurram Pervez slapped with Public Safety Act, taken to Jammu jail
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

While the J-K government had recommended PSA against 205 persons in the first two months of the massive street protests, the number of recommendations has increased to 483 in past 15 days.

Kashmir: Militants snatch weapons from cops guarding PDP leader’s house
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Police sources said that militants fired several rounds in the air to create panic and then barged into Sheikh’s house, where they over-powered the policemen guarding him.

Jump in infiltration attempts since Kashmir unrest
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Infiltration attempts by armed men had been falling steadily for several years before rising sharply this year. As the security setup is focused on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, a number of militants have crossed over.

CM Mehbooba Mufti calls Uri attack attempt to create warlike situation, reviews security jointly with governor
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Besides the state police heads including DGP K Rajendra Kumar and the top brass of the BSF and CRPF, chief secretary Brij Raj Sharma and financial commissioner Bharat Vyas were present at the meeting.

Uri terror attack: Injured brought to Srinagar hospital, 7 said to be critical
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Both Parrikar and Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, who arrived in Srinagar and later flew to Uri to take stock of the situation on the ground, were briefed on the attack.

Protests in Kashmir Valley after body of 11-year-old found with pellets 
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The boy, Nasir Shafi Qazi, a Class VII student, was reported to have gone missing after protests on Friday evening.

Kahsmir protest: 25-year-old stabbed, relatives blame cops
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The victim, Rameez Ahmad Ganai, was taken to the district hospital in Anantnag, from where he was referred to Sher-i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar.

Kashmir protests: Youth killed, villagers allege custodial death
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Lone, a resident of Hardushiva village in Sopore, reportedly went missing on Tuesday, after clashes between protesters and Army personnel following Eid prayers in the village.

First time, shrines, mosques out of bounds for Eid prayers in Valley
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

For the first time in the Valley, the J&K government, which clamped curfew across Kashmir Tuesday to pre-empt trouble on the streets, barred people from offering Eid prayers at major Sufi shrines, mosques and Idgahs.

Four militants killed in Kashmir
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Army foils three infiltration bids across the LoC — stretching from Nowgam to Gurez

Kashmir unrest: Toll 77 as 2 more killed in Valley, over 60 injured
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

The Shopian youth died after police and paramilitary forces raided Tukroo village, where people were planning a “freedom” rally.

Syed Geelani accuses J&K govt of ‘formulating kill list to eliminate people’
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Geelani released an ‘address to nation’ and the text of his scheduled press conference after J&K government didn’t allow him to address the media at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar.

Kashmir unrest: Youth killed in protest, toll 75
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Naseer Ahmad was killed and more than 100 people injured when the police and paramilitary forces fired pellets to control protesters in Seer Hamdan village of Anantnag district.

Hurriyat cold shoulder isn’t Kashmiriyat, says Rajnath Singh, repeats we are open to talks
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Terming the talks with different delegation as “marvelous”, Singh said they met around 30 groups that included “approximately more than 300 people” from different political parties and civil society groups.

What political leaders of Kashmir told the all-party delegation
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

After a briefing from the chief minister, leaders of NC, Congress, PDP, BJP and smaller parties interacted with the all-party delegation.

Kashmir unrest: Police get nod for 174 arrests under Public Safety Act
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Since protests erupted in the Valley, the J&K Police have arrested 1,888 protesters and kept nearly 600 people in preventive custody.

Srinagar: As all-party delegation arrives, many pellet injured patients discharged from hospital
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

On Saturday, the ophthalmology department of the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital discharged 24 injured who were hit by pellets in their eyes.

Kashmir: 23-year-old killed in pellet firing; Mehbooba Mufti faces angry protests
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The victim, Basit Ahmad Ahanger, 23, of Qazigund’s Vessu village, was declared dead on arrival at District Hospital, Anantnag.

Targets for first time in Valley’s unrest, policemen walk faultlines in Kashmir
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Militants see them as traitors, protesters as stooges, while many allege they are not nationalist enough. Photographs by Shuaib Masoodi

Terror funding: NIA to quiz Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son, Hurriyat cries foul
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Nayeem, Geelani’s elder son, is a doctor who was in Pakistan for 12 years before returning to the Valley in November 2010.

Kashmir: Supplies shut, residents help one another with food, money and medicine
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Kashmir unrest: The longest curfew in the Valley will be lifted on Monday.

PDP’s ‘daughter’ appeal earns scorn from Hurriyat, BJP
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The Hurriyat has accused CM Mehbooba Mufti of failing to keep the sanctity of any relationship

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Burhan Wani’s father in Bengaluru ashram
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Sri Sri had tweeted: “Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani, was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues.”

Kashmir unrest: Schools record lessons, post study material online
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

With time ticking away, schools are trying to find ways out. Some schools in Srinagar have prepared CDs and recorded videos of teachers discussing the lessons, and shared them with students.

Kashmir unrest: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested for first time
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Move temporary requirement till normalcy is restored, says state govt

Kashmir unrest: In Valley, a new health emergency called barricades
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

With curfew and restrictions in place for 49 days now, admissions in hospitals in the Valley have come down by 40 per cent, say doctors.

Kashmir’s longest curfew: ‘It is painful when your baby needs milk and you’re helpless’
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Srinagar sees the first light of day at 5.15 am; by 6.30 police and paramilitary personnel are manning every street, lane and bylane of Old City, the separatist stronghold.

Kashmir unrest: Policeman resigns at rally, police say he was coerced
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Over the last few weeks, separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has named several police officers for allegedly “committing excesses” against civilians.

For solution to J&K dispute, India must shun violence and uphold UN resolution: Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

"We understand that the universal principle of Right to Self-Determination is the only road through which peace can be achieved in Jammu and Kashmir," said Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.