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Indian home minister reviews security on Kashmir visit

Sheikh Imran Bashir Srinagar: India’s federal Home (interior) Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, reviewed the security situation in Indian Kashmir Sunday in the face of months of deadly protests against Indian rule that have left over 100 people dead. According to spokesman, Chidambaram held a series of meetings with Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top security … Continue reading

‘Memories’, dreams engage children at orphanages in Indian Kashmir

Feel dejected and disassociated Nazir Ganaie Srinagar: Since the eruption of the ongoing crises in Indian Kashmir, praying for peace to triumph and playing cricket are the primary engagements of the handful children in Bailtul Hilal orphanage at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Similar scene is witnessed in other orphanages … Continue reading

Curfew, Strike hits normal life in Indian Kashmir

Nazir Ganaie Srinagar: Curfew was re-imposed on Saturday in three towns of Indian Kashmir’s northern side as authorities apprehended breach of peace even as normal life in the rest of the Valley was disrupted due to a strike called by the veteran Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is also spearheading the ongoing ‘Quit … Continue reading

Curfew in parts of Indian Kashmir

Sheikh Imran Bashir Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in some areas of Srinagar and parts of Kupwara and Banidpora districts in north Indian Kashmir as authorities seized protests after Friday prayers. A senior police officer told Agence India press that curfew was being clamped in Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safakadal and Maharajgunj police station areas in old … Continue reading

Eyesight attacked:7 persons lost eyesight in docs’ negligence

Nazir Ganaie Srinagar: Sahiba, 70, of frontier district Kupwara in north Indian Kashmir was elated on hearing that a medical camp was being held in her village, but her joy turned tragic as she lost her eyesight two days after the cataract surgery. Five months long unrest in Indian Kashmir has devastated many homes, families … Continue reading

Solemnizing with Austerity

Unrest turns lavish marriages austere in Indian Kashmir Waheed Yaseen Srinagar: “All those who were invited on marriage ceremony of my son/daughter are informed that invitation has been cancelled, however Nikkah will be performed as per schedule.” This message occupies a fair bit of space in local newspapers and flashed on local TV channels in … Continue reading

Palhallan family levels molestation charges against Police

Charges baseless: Police Nazir Ganaie Srinagar: As if the months long curfew and restrictions were not enough for this volatile Palhallan village of north Kashmir’s district Baramulla on Wednesday it came across with an alleged molestation of two women by police, besides desecration of Quran and other Islamic literature, the charges which police denied. According … Continue reading

Clashes in Kashmir on anniversary of Indian troop arrival

Sheikh Imran Bashir Srinagar: Authorities in Indian Kashmir Wednesday imposed curfew in Srinagar city, and other towns to thwart a march to United Nations local office, proposed by separatist alliance Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference. Separatists observe October 27 as a “black day” and senior separatists had called on residents to hold protests and march to a … Continue reading

Curfew foils another march in Kashmir

Waheed Yaseen Srinagar: Curfew was clamped yet again in the old city areas of Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir in view of a call given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani led hardline Hurriyat asking people to march towards Eidgah Martyrs Graveyard. “In order to maintain law and order, curfew was imposed in the areas … Continue reading

Pakistan has a role in solving Kashmir issue: Omar

Nazir Ganaie Srinagar: Supporting the remarks of one of the interlocutors about involving Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute, Chief Minister of Indian administered Kashmir; Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that Pakistan definitely has a role in solving Kashmir issue. “There is nothing new in the remarks of the Dilip Padgoankar. It is fact. After … Continue reading