Bashaarat Masood


J&K cop who fled with rifles has joined us, says Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman
Mon, May 22, 2017

“People like Naveed will continue to join our struggle,” he said, adding that the Hizbul Mujahideen “salutes the valour and bravery” of the constable.

Kashmir: PoK anthem played before cricket match
Mon, May 22, 2017

The Pulwama stadium where the match was played is adjacent to the Degree College Pulwama, which has been at the centre of the ongoing student protests in the Valley.

Hurriyat suspends leader who ‘admitted’ taking money from Pakistan
Sun, May 21, 2017

Geelani took the decision after the state government refused to allow a meeting of Hurriyat constituents which he had called to discuss the issue of the sting operation.

A day in the life of police recruitment drive in Pulwama, J&K
Sun, May 21, 2017

There are a large number of men and women at this police recruitment drive, including from Tral, Burhan Wani’s hometown. Despite the stigma, they say, police work ensures a decent salary, a stable job in a state with few options

Azadi slogans force Mehbooba Mufti to walk out of rally
Wed, May 17, 2017

The women, members of Self-Help Groups formed under the Umeed project of the State Rural Livelihood Mission, had been brought to SKICC here for “training” on different arts and crafts.

Kashmiri militant posts video: ‘Oppression forced me’
Tue, May 16, 2017

The youth, Zubair Ahmad Turray, has said in the video that he was in jail for four years under the Public Safety Act on the charge of stone-pelting

J&K: 2 militants killed in Handwara operation
Mon, May 15, 2017

A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operations Group and Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched the operation at Waripora village in Handwara after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there.

Jammu and Kashmir: 1.18 lakh bid for 5,362 constable posts in state
Mon, May 15, 2017

The police had recently issued an advisory to its personnel asking them not to visit their homes, especially in south Kashmir, after militants stormed the homes of a few policemen.

‘Where do the stones come from?’
Sun, May 14, 2017

Once the protesters leave, it is up to Mohd Yousuf and other municipal workers to pick up the stones in Srinagar, and begin another day

PDP reminds BJP about need for talks
Thu, May 11, 2017

“Several unwarranted postures have contributed to trust deficit and alienation leading to confrontation and acrimony at various levels,” said PDP vice-president and Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, Sartaj Madni.

Students and forces clash in Srinagar, Pulwama; 5 schools shut
Wed, May 10, 2017

As the protesting students threw stones, the police fired tear smoke shells to disperse them.

Kashmir struggle indigenous, not like IS and Al-Qaeda, say separatists
Tue, May 09, 2017

The statement comes in wake of a recent incident in which some suspected militants asked people not to carry Pakistani flags and instead asked them to hoist black flags, similar to that of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Mehbooba to channels: Don’t air talks that create hatred against Kashmiris
Tue, May 09, 2017

Referring to stone-pelting youth as “angry” and “disillusioned”, Mufti appealed to television channels not to air discussions that create hatred.

Govt issues orders against beaming of Pak channels
Mon, May 08, 2017

The directive comes a day after the Centre asked the state government to ensure that unauthorised beaming of such channels in Kashmir is blocked.

Lashkar militants give ‘gun salute’ at funeral of associate
Mon, May 08, 2017

On Sunday morning, thousands of men and women took to the streets at Qaimoh village of Kulgam to participate in the funeral of Ahmad who was killed on Saturday.

Kashmiris find VPN way out of social media ban
Mon, May 01, 2017

The government maintained that the step was taken “in the interest of maintenance of public order”.

Amid BJP-PDP tension, Ram Madhav meets Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, May 01, 2017

On his arrival to Srinagar, Madhav drove straight to the CM’s residence for a one-on-one meeting on Sunday afternoon.

Jammu & Kashmir: Aasiya Andrabi arrested
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Police believe that she had a role in instigating recent protests especially those by the girl students.

Second political killing in 1 week: PDP leader shot
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Abdul Gani Dar, 64, was rushed to Srinagar hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries

The Valley on Campus
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

After the stones are flung and slogans chanted, where does the average Kashmiri student head? To depoliticised campuses, where, like many their age, they watch TV soaps and read – but not before holding heated debates on identity, Kashmir.

J&K govt removes Pulwama college principal
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The government has not cited reasons for the action against the principal.

Kashmir: Students hit streets across Valley
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Officials said that the call for Monday’s protest was given by a little-known students’ body, Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU).

Spike in home attacks, J&K policemen told to stay away for now
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

In the latest incidents, suspected militants barged into the homes of two policemen in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and asked them to leave their jobs.

Srinagar bypoll: Farooq Abdullah wins, says impose Central rule for ‘justice’
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

In the 2014 general elections, the NC chief had lost to the PDP from the seat by a huge margin.

Srinagar: 22-year-old man killed in firing at Batamaloo
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The incident triggered protests in Batamaloo, with protesters throwing stones at security forces.

Srinagar repoll: ‘We decided to boycott, don’t want enmity between villages’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

With heavy deployment of security personnel outside booths, the situation was largely peaceful on Thursday.

Two per cent turnout in Srinagar repoll, zero in 20 booths: ‘I voted but govt must understand the anger’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Srinagar repoll: J-K’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu said that only 709 votes were polled in the booths that went for re-poll.

Anantnag bypoll deferred: ‘Time not conducive for polls’
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Mehbooba’s brother questions boycott call, says people were not allowed to vote.

Srinagar poll violence: At least 8 killed, voter turnout 7.14%
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Srinagar bypoll: Official figures put the voter turnout at a record low of 7.14%, revised from 6.5 per cent announced earlier.

Boycott call to define Srinagar by-election result
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The bypolls are seen as a direct contest between NC’s Abdullah and PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Khan.

‘Mentally challenged’ man triggers fidayeen attack scare in Srinagar
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

The sudden gunshots fanned further rumours about a fidayeen attack, and many people closed their shops in Lalchowk, Srinagar’s business centre, and ran for safety.

Three jawans injured as militants attack Army convoy in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

This was the first such attack on Army in the state capital since 2013, when militants had ambushed an Army convoy at Hyderpora area of Srinagar, killing 13 soldiers.

Grief in homes of three youths killed in Budgam: ‘Devastated, he was our only hope’
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Among those killed was a brother of five sisters, a 16-year-old son of a sand digger and a 20-year-old motor mechanic.

In Anantnag, campaign locked in
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Rajpora in Pulwama, where Mir was to hold his rally, was the home of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Shahbaz Ahmad Wani who was killed Sunday by police.

J&K bypolls: In Anantnag, parties campaign locked in
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

With south Kashmir simmering again, leaders of political parties are not venturing out to seek votes on the streets

J-K: Militants ransack policeman home, set car on fire
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

After ransacking the house, the suspected militants threatened Subhan’s family members.