A group of militants, whose exact number could not be known immediately, stormed the BSF camp located just outside the main gate of the high-security Srinagar International Airport at 4:00 am.
The group, led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, noted that the recent statements issued by government functionaries “hold promise for the Kashmiris”.
Officials said the services were suspended on Independence Day as a precautionary measure.
The families gathered in Srinagar and protested under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010’.
Many in the Valley see the lynching as another instance of a fast deteriorating situation where the decades-old conflict has taken a huge human toll.
As vegetarianism makes makes steady inroads into the community, Kashmiri Pandits find their own culinary tradition coming under strain
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
Many people in Kashmir see the government ban on social media sites as a sign of the state’s weakness in the face of continuing protests.
Farooq Ahmad Dar says he was beaten with gun butts and wooden sticks, and paraded through many villages while tied to the jeep.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
Several polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency had to be closed due to protests, and eight protestors died in security force firing.
The army was called out to help security forces control a mob which pelted stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze.
“What was done to me should not happen to anyone… The years that I have lost in prison will not return now.”
A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted Mohammed Hussain Fazili and Mohammed Rafiq Shah of all charges while the third accused, Tariq Ahmed Dar, was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail.
Environmentalists blame a badly-planned hydropower project for the extent of flood-related destruction, while families are still waiting to be compensated.
Very few Kashmiris define Azadi as a complete break up of ties with India and a vast majority of them do not want to join Pakistan
The suicide attack comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from Baramulla, killing 19 soldiers.
Separatist groups are spearheading the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and have been announcing weekly protest programmes with periodic relaxation on some days.
Separatists have extended the protest programme till September 29 but have announced periods of relaxation on some days unlike last week.
Naseer Ahmad Mir was killed as security forces tried to chase away a large number of protestors in the Seer Hamdan area of south Kashmir.
The separatists, who are spearheading the ongoing agitation, have extended the shutdown programme till September 8.
The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir has reached 69. Fresh clashes occurred even as authorities lifted curfew from all areas of Kashmir after 53 days.
Even the curfew passes issued to journalists by the government fail to impress security forces who often react with force
The crisis in Kashmir continues with protesters holding an ‘Azaadi march’ to the district headquarters, today, even as curfew remains in place.
An army official said they were collecting details about the incident and would soon issue a statement.
We prayed for a peaceful Friday, hoping that no one dies of bullet injuries and nobody is blinded by pellets, but that was not to be. An eyewitness account.
Section 144 that prohibits assembly of more than four people is still operational.
“After I regained consciousness many hours after the operation was over, I was told that the police officer let the ambulance go only after he felt that by the time we would reach hospital we would not be alive.”
A Kashmiri Pandit reflects on exile, loss and inherited memories of his family home in Akura.
An artist’s attempt to trigger tactile memories of a shared sky under which the Valley once breathed, in the hope of new tentative gestures across the chasm
At the tarmac, from the windows, one can see men in khaki and olive fatigues, with INSAS and AKs and heavy bullet-proofed jackets protecting their chests; eyes poking out of their helmets, searching and examining every corner. Even at first glance, Srinagar feels quite foreign. Even the architecture looks […]