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Sunday, April 05, 2020

Bashaarat Masood


Restore statehood, conduct elections: Omar Abdullah on domicile law
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

“It is high time the people of J&K get to decide the laws that will govern them rather than being subjected to the whims and fancies of the centre where orders are issued in the morning and changes to the same order issued in the evening," Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Coronavirus impact: At Srinagar quarantine facility, over 40 students crammed in two rooms
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The selective quarantine triggered protests at the airport on Thursday while police cane-charged few of the visitors flying into the valley and their relatives waiting for them at the airport.

After PM Modi, Amit Shah assures J&K party: No demographic change
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Amit Shah assured the political leaders that delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir would be unbiased.

New J&K party meets Modi, says he has assured no demographic change
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

One of the founders of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, Ghulam Hassan Mir, said, “The Prime Minister was categorical that people should not think about demographic change. He called it propaganda."

J&K High Court dismisses plea against pellet gun use
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

In Wednesday’s judgment, the court also reiterated its decision on the prayer seeking action against security force officials for injuring people with pellet guns.

At helm of new J&K outfit, one of Valley’s richest politicians; in ranks, leaders with links across parties
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Bukhari was expelled from the PDP in January 2019 following allegations that he ‘inspired and led dissent in the party’.

In J&K, police invoke stringent UAPA in FIR against social media use
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The FIR was filed a day after a video of the ailing Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani was uploaded on social media by different users.

Afghan envoy: Valley media urges govt to restore broadband
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Qadiry tweeted, “In our interaction with Kashmiri media outlets, media people seriously urged the govt to restore internet broadband as it is causing them so much problems to report and broadcast.”

In PDP leader’s PSA file: Referred to Geelani book, criticised Amit Shah
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Naeem Akhtar, a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is among those detained since August 5 last year, following the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370.

PSA dossier on Mehbooba only slander; no solid argument: daughter Iltija
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Iltija said the police dossier and the “grounds of detention” under the stringent PSA should be objective, with solid arguments.

Explained: Who was Kota Rani, likened to Mehbooba Mufti?
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

PSA dossier compares former J&K Chief Minister to 14th-century Kashmir queen; a look at her life & times.

PSA file indicts Omar Abdullah for getting people to vote, refers to Mehbooba Mufti as ‘Daddy’s girl’
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

While hailing the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370 as a “historic decision”, the dossier has accused Abdullah of trying to stoke public anger to trigger violent protests.

PSA dossier against Mehbooba: Daughter rebuts charges, why did BJP form govt with PDP?
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

In response to the dossier citing “confidential reports” by intelligence agencies that Mehbooba has supported separatism in the Valley, Iltija dared the government to place the evidence in public domain.

J&K ex-minister booked under PSA, 2 NC leaders freed
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar was on Saturday shifted to a house in the high-security Gupkar neighbourhood of Srinagar after being booked under PSA.

J-K: Detained since August, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti hit with stringent PSA
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The administration has also invoked the PSA against NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and PDP leader Sartaj Madni. Sources said bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal is also likely to be detained under PSA.

Sajad Lone, PDP youth wing chief out of jail, now under house arrest
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The move comes a day after the J&K administration released former PDP legislator Ajaz Ahmad Mir and business leader Shakeel Qalander from detention.

Poet Nirmala Sitharaman quoted: Kashmiri, Leftist, close to Abdullah
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoted a verse from ‘Myon Watan (My Country)’, a poem by renowned Kashmiri poet, late Dina Nath Kaul ‘Nadim’, to emphasise that “everything the government does is for this beloved country”.

Davinder Singh shifted to Jammu as NIA conducts raids
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

On January 11, a team of J&K Police arrested Singh, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq and his associates Rafi Ahmad Rather and advocate Irfan Shafi when they were travelling to Jammu.

Deradicalisation camps: Good sign if any such facility comes up in Kashmir, says J&K DGP
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

On Thursday, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat said that “girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalised” in Kashmir, and that those who are “completely radicalised” need to be “taken out separately” and put in deradicalisation camps.

Police may hand over J&K DSP Davinder Singh, militants to NIA custody today
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

According to the police, Singh was arrested on January 11 while he was accompanying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq and his associates to Jammu.