Naveed Iqbal

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Kathua gangrape and murder: Kunan Poshpora rape victims ask, ‘What is stopping Mufti from helping us?’
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

One of the victims said, “When I heard about what happened with the eight-year-old in Kathua, I felt the horror that I underwent repeat itself in my mind. No one can understand the pain that the little girl would have gone through better than us.”

Kathua victim’s mother: ‘The girl who loved horses, meadows… now in a lonely grave’
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Sitting under a bridge, just short of Manwal near Udhampur, on way to Kargil, the Bakerwal woman says looking at any of her daughter’s possessions would leave a lump in her throat.

Kathua rape case: On the Bakerwal migrant trail, a long march under death’s shadow
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Kathua rape case: Around 90 km away, up a dirt track in Udhampur, the victim’s biological father is busy attending to what’s left of his family. His wife is away, collecting firewood. Her eyes well up as she returns to where the horses were grazing.

Kashmir SHO airlifted to Delhi after stone hits him
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

The SHO was rushed to Srinagar’s Police hospital with a skull fracture and an eye injury. He was then treated at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences as his injury was reported to be critical.

Anantnag: Minutes before son was killed in encounter, a mother’s plea for surrender
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

On Wednesday, the fourth day since Rouf Khanday was killed in the Dialgam encounter, his mother is a portrait of composure. He was one of two militants in the house of Mohammad Asadullah Khan in Dialgam village on Saturday evening.

J&K: Injured in Anantnag militant attack, police officer’s wife yet to be told he is dead
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Fareeda is the wife of special police officer (SPO) Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, who was shot inside their home at Katsoo in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on March 29.

Of 34, 33 hit by pellets: In Srinagar hospital, encounter injured mostly have pellets in eyes
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Of the 34, 33 had pellet injuries, ‘mostly in the eye’, while one was brought with a bullet injury, medical superintendent Salim Tak told The Indian Express.

J&K: 318 children killed since 2003, most shot dead, reveals report
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Eight children were killed due to pellet shotguns, seven were killed due to injuries by tear smoke shelling and one child reportedly died due to asphyxiation caused by Pelargonic Acid Vanillylamide (PAVA) shell, which are chilly-based munitions.

J&K: Dineshwar Sharma meets six delegations in Tral
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Dineshwar Sharma’s mandate in Kashmir was “to initiate and carry forward a dialogue with elected representatives, various organisations and concerned individuals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir”.

Our country has left Kashmir alone, says Mehbooba Mufti
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Mehbooba Mufti added that the diversity of Jammu & Kashmir is unmatched and while “we are placed like a crown on the map of India, the crown has lost its shine in the last few years”.

J&K Report: Srinagar wetlands dwindling, Assembly panel calls for remedial steps
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

J&K has 3,600 water-bodies and wetlands and environmental experts suggest most are shrinking or hit by encroachment.

Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf back home: ‘I was reading the newspaper, found I had been granted bail’
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

In January, the NIA filed a 13,000-page charge sheet, naming Kamran as one of 12 accused for alleged terror funding and stone-pelting in the valley, alongside Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salauddin.

J&K govt set to change session in its schools, holidays to be reduced by 50%
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

The Department of Education will also release an educational calendar, currently in the making, reducing the number of holidays for schools and colleges across the state.

After School: Separated by exodus from Kashmir, united years later by online initiative
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

While that search is still on, Raabta has connected several friends, neighbours and a student with his teacher over the last two months. In February, Ashima Kaul put out a message looking for her friend and neighbour from Baramulla, Abbas.

At Sri Sri Srinagar event, slogans, quick exits
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Sri Sri was was speaking at an event, ‘Paigam-e-Mohabbat’, on the invitation of J&K Coordination Committee (JKCC), seeking to find “a lasting solution to the age-old Kashmir conflict”. He was barely seven minutes into his speech when people began to leave. Thereafter, the event was abruptly ended by the organisers.

Civilians were killed in Shopian crossfire, says J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

On Monday, two more bodies, of a militant and a civilian, were recovered from near the encounter site, taking the toll in the shootout to six. The civilian’s body was found in his car, a few hundred metres from the site.

Shelling Zone: They can fight their war, but what will be left behind are ruins’
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

At the school serving as the relief camp, where more than 1,500 people stayed cramped, the villagers were afraid of going back.

Fugitive LeT commander surfaces in video with Hizbul Mujahideen militants
Sat, Mar 03, 2018

It is believed Jat has since joined HM since LeT has not named a commander since the death of its former commanders Abu Qasim, Abu Dujana and Abu Ismail.

Valley students hear PM’s exam advice, say opportunities must be expanded
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

State Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari said, “A hundred centres were designated for students to view the event.”

Militant’s escape: Jail lapse claims exaggerated, wasn’t given additional forces, says former DG (prisons)
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The seniormost IPS officer in J&K was removed from the post on Thursday, two days after the Pakistani prisoner’s escape and amid a major reshuffle of top police officials.