Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015



Tral death: Cops cite autopsy report to junk torture claim
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

police have said that Khalid Muzaffar Wani died of a bullet injury during a gunbattle between the Army and militants in a forest, and not due to torture as his family has claimed.

J&K books Masarat Alam under PSA, sends him to Jammu jail
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

This is 26th case under the Public Safety Act against Masarat since 1990

Masarat Alam booked under Public Safety Act, shifted from Valley to Jammu
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Masarat Alam was released in March after spending four and a half years in jail under six consecutive PSAs.

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Yasin share stage, call for unity among separatists
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

During the joint rally, the leaders spoke of a 'united stand' on the Kashmir issue.

I feared seeing Burhan dead. Never thought it would be my other son: Tral victim’s father
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Khalid’s death on April 13 was the first casualty at the hands of security forces in J&K since CM Mufti Sayeed took over.

J&K: Eyewitnesses claim police firing was ‘cold blooded murder’
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

The eye-witness also alleged a police official, and not paramilitary forces, had fired at the victim.

Hurriyat leader may switch to Geelani faction
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The leaders have already approached the Geelani-led faction seeking their inclusion into the separatist fold.

Protests in Tral after 25-yr-old killed by Army
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Protesters took to the streets and clashed with police and paramilitary forces. More than a dozen people were injured in the clashes.

‘If my son was killed in encounter why his body didn’t bear a bullet wound?’
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Wani’s son Khalid Muzaffar was killed on Monday evening by the army in the forests of Tral.

‘Militant’ killed in Tral turns out to be a civilian
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Identfied as Khalid Ahmad, he is a brother of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant Burhan who is active from several years.

J&K: Separatists call for protests, shutdown
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Mainstream political leaders too have opposed the move by the state.

Oppn: Rehabilitate Pandits to places from where they left
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The Separatists say they will oppose any move to settle Kashmiri Pandits in separate enclaves.

Sleepless in Srinagar: Met forecasts more rain
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

It has been 20 hours since the rain stopped but the water levels in Jhelum are still a cause of worry.

Kishtwar riots: Final inquiry report changes line, indicts ex-minister Sajjad Kitchloo
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The National Conference said the contradictory reports reflected on the credibility of the Commission.

J&K: Rain lashes Valley, triggers panic
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

J&K Police said that they had evacuated nearly 300 families to safer locations.

No offence in unfurling Pakistan’s flag: Hurriyat Conference
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Hurriyat called for an immediate withdrawal of the case against separatist leader Asiya Andrabi.

Hurriyat files case against Omar, former SSP
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, Bukhari said Omar had paid him Rs 15 lakh for arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam and told him why he didn’t bump him off.

J&K Home Dept official shunted in mass transfers
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Mufti govt sacks principal secretary days after Alam’s release.

Five years ago, the stones that struck
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

The “stone pelters” were mostly teenagers and men in their 20s.

Sunday Story: Being Masarat Alam
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Basharat Masood explains why Masarat Alam is rocking both Parliament and the PDP-BJP alliance.

NC trashes report that Omar asked ex-SSP to ‘bump off’ Alam
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Ex-top cop Bukhari says ‘misquoted’ by website, rights groups express outrage.

SC stays proceedings in Kunan Poshpora case
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Coordinator of the J&K Coalition of Civil Society, which is fighting the case, said this puts a question mark on the the pro-people stance of the state govt

No favour, was freed in usual legal process: Alam
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Referring to the 2008 Amarnath land row agitation, Alam said: “They tried this (demographic change) in 2008, though there was a different government (PDP-Congress) then.

“Nobody on earth can touch Article 370″, says Rashid
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Independent legislator Engineer Rashid “advised Togadia to stop daydreaming”.

Alam seen as likely Geelani successor
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

In 2003, when the Hurriyat Conference split into moderates and hardliners, Alam joined the Geelani-led faction.

After Mufti Sayeed nudge, Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, who organised 2010 unrest freed from jail
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Masarat had become a cult figure in the Valley for issuing protest calendars in 2010.

PDP-BJP work on plan to mollify Sajjad Lone
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Lone was given the portfolio of Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry but refused to take charge.

Hurriyat wants PMs of India, Pak to talk
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat welcomed the Indo-Pak foreign secretary talks, saying a meaningful dialogue should be initiated to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Crediting us for peaceful polls ‘ridiculous’: Hurriyat
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Hurriyat equated the CM’s statement to a “person held hostage with his hand, feet and mouth tied and then to thank him for his cooperation and silence”.

Explained: Identity crisis
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Bashaarat Masood explains controversy surrounding West Pakistan refugees in J&K.

Lone: PDP held out till last minute
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

It was on late Saturday finally that Lone, the BJP’s first ally in Kashmir, was informed about his inclusion in the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah skips oath-taking, not name-taking
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Omar Abdullah chose to skip the swearing-in of the new government on Sunday. Then, after the first congratulatory message, the former chief minister spent his day taking digs at it. His first tweet said, “Congratulations to Mufti Mohd Syed Sb on assuming the office of CM of J&K. I wish you all the very best […]

Don’t let victims’ kin see report: CBI to court
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

1993 Sopore Massacre Case: The TADA court in Srinagar asked CBI to produce the investigation report before it.

Town in the middle hopes for new start: ‘It’s time to move forward’
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

There are voices from both in favour of the coalition, at the same time they talk about climbdown of the opposite.

In J&K coalition in the making, who’s who
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Mir Ehsan, Bashaarat Masood & Arun Sharma look at PDP & BJP leaders set for key roles in new govt.

J&K govt formation: PDP, BJP talks in decisive phase
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.