Naveed Iqbal

Articles By Naveed Iqbal

For political detainees in Srinagar: ‘Shredded matting, blocked windows’

They are being held in the old part of the hostel, which is “dilapidated, unclean and has barely any heating arrangement” even as temperatures are in single degrees, sources said.

Govt has been harsher than at any time I can remember: Farooq’s sister

Describing the revocation of special status as the “removal of the soul from the body”, Shah said, “We are at least within our homes, look at how they are preparing the MLA hostel for moving those held at SKICC. The windows are being blocked with plyboard sheets. Is this how you keep human beings?”

J&K: Detained leaders may be moved, admin billed over Rs 3 crore

SKICC has been designated a subsidiary jail since August 5, the day the Union government revoked special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

House arrest plea junked, J&K leader says family stopped from leaving home

Shah, son of former J&K chief minister Ghulam Mohammed Shah, told The Indian Express, “No one is allowed to step outside, and no one is allowed to go inside the gates.”

As Ladakh becomes UT, Kargil protests ‘discrimination’

Following the government’s decision, there have been protests in Kargil — the Muslim-majority district of Ladakh region — alleging discrimination.

EU MPs’ day out: Shikara ride amid protests, briefing on J&K

In the document titled ‘Briefing notes and background on Kashmir’, the government provided the visiting EU MPs a condensed account of events that unfolded in the Valley over the past three months.

5 killings in 2 weeks rattle migrant workers, their employers in the Valley

The attacks on non-local civilians are unprecedented, and the residents, whose businesses and livelihoods depend on the work force from outside Jammu and Kashmir, have cause for alarm.

Students return to NIT, some to stay, some to quit

In the days preceding the Centre’s August 5 decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, students were asked to vacate the campus.

Don’t take trucks into interiors: J&K Police to transporters after 3 killed

While a truck driver from Rajasthan was killed in the Valley on Monday, a migrant labourer from Chhattisgarh was gunned down in Pulwama and a fruit loader from Punjab was shot in Shopian in multiple militant attacks on Wednesday.

Kashmir: Despite threats, farmers want to keep old trade links open

Since September 23, when the apple season started in Shopian, approximately 4,200 trucks have carried approximately 1,83,000 kgs of apples out of the district, including those procured by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED).

Mobile phones back in Kashmir valley, SMS stopped after terror attack

Shopian deputy commission Yasin Choudhary told The Indian Express that the militants fired shots in the air to disperse locals and labourers loading the truck and took the vehicle a short distance away before killing the driver and setting the truck on fire.

68 days later, mobile services to return in Valley from Monday

Partial fixed-line telephony was resumed in the Valley on August 17 and by September 4, nearly 50,000 landlines were declared operational.

Stay in Srinagar till transition takes place: J&K to its secys

At least six departments — Home, General Administration, Planning, Finance, IT and Ladakh Affairs — will remain operational from Srinagar until further orders.

Jammu and Kashmir: Only close kin allowed to meet detained leaders

The release from detention, under Section 107 of CrPC, is subject to signing of a bond for maintaining peace.

J&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

Three days before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories on August 5, Malik’s administration had cut short the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave, citing intelligence inputs on terror threats.

PSA against Farooq Abdullah: J&K dossier has 27 charges, 3 FIRs, his quotes from 3 years ago

Abdullah, also a three-term Chief Minister of J&K, was already under detention at his Gupkar Road residence when the PSA order was issued against him by the Srinagar District Magistrate on September 14. His home was declared a subsidiary jail.

Concerns of All-India services officers raised with govt: DGP

Earlier this week, officers from the IAS, IPS and the IFS met Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam at his residence to apprise him of their concerns with regard to “a possible merger of the cadre with the AGMUT cadre or postings to ‘any’ third cadre”.

J&K cadre officers meet chief secy over possible merger, postings outside

Officials familiar with the proceedings of the meet told The Indian Express the Chief Secretary “has assured the cadre that their interest will be safeguarded”.

With 3 panels, J&K admin gears up for transition to UTs

The state’s administration has constituted three committees to chart the necessary administrative steps and legal formalities in the run-up to October 31, when the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act comes into effect.

If we pick up 5, we keep one… just a few hundred with us: J&K DGP

In an interview to The Indian Express over a month after the clampdown in the state, J&K Police chief Dilbag Singh says the detention rate is much lower than the pick-up rate.