Bashaarat Masood


Hizbul commander warns cops, informers
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The video shows Bhat, a close associate of killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, holding a machine gun.

Jammu and Kashmir human rights activist Khurram Parvez freed
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Khurram Parvez was released from Jammu’s Joint Interrogation Centre, a day after he was shifted from the Kotbalwal Jail.

Two militants killed in Bandipore, new Rs 2000 notes recovered
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Though police haven’t identified the two slain militants, they claimed that the duo belonged to Pakistan.

After 130-day shutdown, life back on streets in Valley
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Being hit perhaps the hardest by the shutdown, transporters had demanded the full day relaxation from separatists.

J&K cop killed in Sopore encounter
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Police said that as the joint team was cordoning off the area, militants opened fire.

Board exams in Kashmir: 95 per cent students appear on Day 1
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

From early Monday morning, a large number of police and paramilitary personnel were deployed outside exam centres. Security on roads was also beefed up.

Board exams today, hope, fear in Valley: ‘Can’t lose year’
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The state government has promised foolproof security and transport arrangements.

With ban on Internet in Valley, plastic money is unusable too
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Internet services in the Valley have been suspended since July 8, when Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed and protests began.

Kashmir: Separatists to continue strike, hint at relaxation
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The decision was taken following a meeting of the separatist leaders with various “stakeholders”, including traders, transporters and civil society members.

Fire attacks: J&K government tells teachers to guard their schools
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Less than 20 percent of schools in Kashmir have chowkidars for the night.

NC slams Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, says he ‘dines with high and mighty of the intel establishment’
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

"A man who dines with the high and mighty of the intelligence establishment in New Delhi should at least try to stay away from podiums of morality here," National Conference spokesman said.

Diwali, in Kashmir
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

As they prepare for the festival today, Hindu families tell about the relationships — both defined by the Kashmir story and defying it —which keep them safe. And which ensure they are here to stay

Yashwant Sinha-led delegation in Kashmir Valley, reaches out to Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

“Our aim was to hold talks and we have succeeded in our aim,” Sinha said after meeting Geelani.

J&K to prosecute 9 men for raising Islamic State flag
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The nine have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or UAPA.

J&K police, govt face twin challenges: On margins of protests, spurt in militancy
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

J&K Police records show that less than 70 local militants were active in south Kashmir before the protests began. The number has doubled in three months.

UN experts demand immediate release of Kashmir rights activist Khurram Parvez
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Authorities charged Parvez under the Public Safety Act, which allows detentions of up to six months without trial.

100 days of Valley ferment: Over 400 detained under PSA
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Defending the arrests, J&K government spokesman said that this was done because they found themselves in an "unprecedented situation".

Pampore: Militants holed up inside EDI building, encounter underway
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Police sources say that two to three militants could be present inside the multi-storey concrete building.

Kashmir witnesses biggest crackdown in two decades, more than 446 arrested in a week
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The official figures show that in the four districts of south Kashmir – Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama – the epicenter of current protests, more than 1821 civilians have been arrested and more than 500 detained under preventive detention.

Valley journalists protest against ban on Kashmir Reader
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), which termed the ban as “against the spirit of democracy and freedom of press”, sought intervention of the Press Council of India.

Amid LoC heat, peace bus continues to ply in Srinagar
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The bus hit the Srinagar-Baramulla-Muzaffarabad road despite a militant attack in Baramulla on Sunday evening, in which a BSF constable was killed.

J&K govt bans Kashmir Reader, calls it a threat to ‘public tranquility’
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone on Sunday evening issued the order asking the newspaper to stop its publication forthwith.

J&K govt bans Valley newspaper Kashmir Reader, calls it threat to peace
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The Deputy Commissioner in his order invoked Section 144 of CrPC, Section 3 of Newspapers Incitement of Offences Act 1971 and Section 10 Press and Publication Act of 1989.

Kashmir: At least 20 injured in protests over crop-burning
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

While villagers in Hawoora, Mishpura, Redwani and Khudwani alleged that cowsheds, several houses and shops were ransacked by security forces, a police spokesman said “miscreants” were behind the incidents.

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
Wed, Oct 12, 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
Wed, Oct 12, 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.