Majid Kapra

Human-shield victim holds sit-in protest demanding punishment to Major Gogoi

Human-shield victim holds sit-in protest demanding punishment to Major Gogoi

Srinagar, May 24: Day after an Army major was held with a local girl in suspicious circumstances from a local hotel, Budgam human-shield victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar today held a sit-in protest demanding arrest of Major Gogoi, whom he termed as “habitual offender”. Joined by local rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, Dar who had gagged […]

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Police foils CPW march, several injured

Police foils CPW march, several injured

Qayoom Wani, others detained

Srinagar, May 23: Scores of Contingent Paid Workers (CPW’s) of education department were injured while dozens others including EJAC President, Abdul Qayoom Wani arrested after police foiled their proposed ‘Secretariat Gherao’ on Wednesday. Demanding fifty percent share from recently issued circular of appointing 20,000 watch and ward staff in government schools across the state, hundreds […]

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Farsi scholars demand steps to save language

Farsi scholars demand steps to save language

Srinagar, May 22: Lamenting the government’s failure to restore Farsi language in the state, the valley based Farsi Scholars today staged protest here demanding government to take tangible steps in introducing the momentous language with new aura. The scholars who assembled at Press Enclave here this afternoon held peaceful protest against the government for failing […]

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SSA teachers protest; police act; several injured

SSA teachers protest; police act; several injured

Tarigami, Congress denounce govt for using force on teachers

Srinagar, May 14: At least a dozen people were injured when police used batons and water cannons to disperse a group of teachers who were protesting against the non-payment of their salaries at the Maulana Azad road here today. The teachers, engaged under centrally-sponsored scheme Sarva Shikshya Abhiyaan (SSA), had assembled at Pratap Park on […]

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Army Chief’s statement provoking and misleading: Sagar

Army Chief’s statement provoking and misleading: Sagar

  SRINAGAR: Opposition National Conference (NC) on Friday termed Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat’s statement regarding Kashmir as ‘misleading and provocative’. Talking to reporters at Nawai-Subh party headquarters here, NC General Secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar said Army Chief’s assertions are aimed at threatening ‘peace loving’ people of Kashmir. “Kashmir is a political issue and […]

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Sudrebal residents lament poor drainage

Sudrebal residents lament poor drainage

Srinagar, May 10: The residents of Kanitar, Sudrebal on the city outskirts have expressed serious resentment over poor drainage system in the area which they claimed has become a cause of concern for the people living around. They alleged that the authorities have never carried repair work of the drainage in the area thus making […]

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Ehsaas appeals government to protect rights of half-widows

Ehsaas appeals government to protect rights of half-widows

Srinagar, May 5: A consensus was evolved today on ‘remarriage’ and equal rights of destitute half-widows whose spouses have disappeared and whose whereabouts and status, whether alive or not, are not known. Ehsaas, a policy group which has been working for rights of half-widows, after thorough deliberations with cross section of the society including Ulema’s, […]

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JKLF stages protest against ‘unabated killings’

JKLF stages protest against ‘unabated killings’

  Srinagar, May 4: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday held protest here against ‘unabated’ civilian killings at the hands of government forces in Kashmir. Shouting pro freedom slogans, dozens of JKLF activists following the call of Hurriyat leadership took out a protest march from Maisuma to Budshah Chowk here after Friday congregational […]

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Fulfill demands or face strike: DAK to Govt

Fulfill demands or face strike: DAK to Govt

Srinagar, April 30: Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) on Monday threatened to go for an “indefinite strike” after Eid-ul-Fitr in case their ‘genuine’ demands including ‘Special pay band 3’ are not met. Demanding immediate fulfillment of their demands, members of DAK amid sloganeering assembled at Press Enclave here this afternoon and staged demonstrations to protest […]

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APDP faction seeks whereabouts of disappeared persons

APDP faction seeks whereabouts of disappeared persons

Calls for DNA profiling to ascertain identity of those buried in unmarked graves

Srinagar, Apr 28: Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), an organization seeking whereabouts of those subjected to enforced disappearances in Kashmir, held monthly sit-in here today, demanding DNA sampling of unmarked graves. Protesters, mainly females from different parts of the Valley, carrying placards in their hands which read “what lies beneath, stop enforced […]