Naveed Iqbal

Articles By Naveed Iqbal

Jammu and Kashmir: Turnout in Srinagar dips, Udhampur clocks 70% polling

Polling was conducted amid unprecedented security. Barring some incidents in Budgam district, the polls were peaceful.

Mehbooba’s election pitch from J&K Ground Zero: I need to speak for you in Parliament

Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti calls it a “homecoming” and the locals welcome her with applause and cups of nun-chai in Birmer.

In battle for Srinagar, National Conference fires Article 370 warning, Lone party says time for change

Srinagar seat has largely been represented in Parliament by the National Conference by three generations of the Abdullah family and NC patriarch Farooq Abdullah is a three-time MP gunning for re-election.

Moderate turnout, some violence: 35 per cent vote in Baramulla, 72 per cent in Jammu

Baramulla and Jammu together polled 57.35 per cent, compared to 56.7 per cent in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Voter turnout in all states was over 50 per cent, and more than 60 per cent in as many as 14 states.

Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah approached BJP to form govt after 2014 polls, claims Sajad Lone

Delivering his speech in Kashmiri, Lone also spoke about AFSPA and its continued application in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP’s Baramulla candidate says Article 370, 35A can’t be taken away

Maintaining that the BJP’s position is possibly with an eye on votes in other parts of the country, War said the law, which gives special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir, can “never” be annulled.

Five petitions filed in High Court against J&K highway curbs

Apart from the petitions in court, People’s Conference chairman Sajad Lone wrote to Governor Malik on Monday to lodge a formal protest against the order.

Day 1 of J&K highway ban: Parties protest, Mehbooba threatens to take govt to court

“If the Government of India thinks that by doing such things they can suppress the people of the state, they are wrong. We are defying this order and also filing a petition in court tomorrow," Mehbooba Mufti said in Panthachowk on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Mehbooba Mufti files papers: ‘2020 deadline to India if J&K accession conditions removed’

After filing her nomination, Mehbooba said: “2020 will be J&K’s deadline to India if the conditions based on which accession was finalised are removed.”

Modi govt’s approach in Kashmir ‘very, very humanitarian, developmental focused’: Ram Madhav

"You can’t expect the Modi government to act on the same lines as the Manmohan government. It is a different government, it has a different approach. But to describe it as muscular is wrong," Ram Madhav said.

Have to save country from communal forces: Farooq Abdullah

In the run-up to the polls, the NC has sharpened its attack on the Centre and PM Narendra Modi.

National Conference fields former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi in Anantnag seat

The constituency was last held by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti till she resigned to take oath as J&K Chief Minister.

Shah Faesal launches Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement: ‘Will provide new politics to Jammu & Kashmir’

Faesal was flanked on stage by his four-year-old son, former JNUSU students’ union president Shehla Rashid and businessman Feroze Peerzada, who is likely to be the party’s candidate from North Kashmir for Lok Sabha polls.

Will decide on going to NIA if concerns are addressed: Mirwaiz

Without naming the NIA, he said, “Whoever needs to ask us anything can come here and do so. However, we will remain strong on our stand.”

J&K draft of return policy for militants: Rs 6,000 stipend, jobs

The latest proposal comes weeks after Lt Gen K J S Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps, spelt out the approach in dealing with militants.

Rumours to jet streams in the air, Srinagar’s nights without end

In a surreal twist, there is also a sense of relief, since all the speculation over the Centre “doing away with Article 35A” has died down since India announced the airstrike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad facility in Pakistan’s Balakot.

IAF Mi-17 chopper crashes in Budgam, 6 personnel, one civilian killed

Apart from the Air Force personnel, who are yet to be identified, a local resident named Kifayat Hussain Ganaie, 18, died after the burning helicopter crashed on him.

Alarm over flurry of orders; don’t panic, says J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik said there was no need to panic since the “Centre and the state administration will not do anything against the Kashmiri people”.

I was to be on that bus…everyone told me doosri zindagi mili hai: Pulwama attack survivor

Thirty-nine men from CRPF’s 45 Battalion were in the convoy on February 14, when it came under attack. “It was loud bang — a flash of light and shattered glass around us,” the soldiers said.

CRPF officers tell personnel: General public not the enemy

Additionally, cultural norms and dos and don’ts for postings in J&K, as instructed in the pre-induction training to the paramilitary personnel, are being repeated to them.