J&K

Srinagar Lok Sabha: 29 Approved, 10 Rejected after approval

Srinagar: On Wednesday, the scrutiny of nomination papers for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat concluded at the Office of the Returning Officer 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency. Out of 39 nomination papers received, 29 were deemed valid by Returning Officer Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, in adherence to Election Commission guidelines. Among the approved candidates are Aga Syed […]

Kashmir’s unheard majority navigating identity, Islamism

When analysts, commentators, and Kashmir experts write that abrogating Article 370 and converting J&K into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh was fraught and that statehood should be restored, native Kashmiris like me wonder what is next.

Supreme Court verdict on Article 370 does justice to ordinary Kashmiris

Abrogation of Article 370 has been upheld, Kashmir is fully integrated into India, the ambiguous, confused identity of Kashmiri Muslims has been solved and they now have the chance to reverse the damage that these thirty years of jihad inflicted on the social fabric of the region.

J&K polls delay is betrayal of assurance by Shah: Omar

SRINAGAR: On December 6th, the vice president of the Jammu Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) Omar Abdullah stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has harmed the bond between J&K and the rest of the country with the abolishment of Article 370 provisions. Omar said, “The delay in holding assembly elections in the Union territory […]

Who will win Ladakh Hill Council elections?

KARGIL: Voting for the fifth Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil (LAHDC-K) concluded on Wednesday with a huge turnout of over 77.61%. This is the first time polls were held since Ladakh was converted into a Union Territory in 2019. Counting will begin on October 8. An electorate of 74,026, including 46,762 women, exercised their franchise […]

Disgraced J&K DSP Sheikh Adil Mushtaq sent to 10-day judicial remand in corruption case

SRINAGAR: Sheikh Adil Mushtaq, the J&K Police officer who allegedly helped a terrorist evade arrest and tried to implicate fellow officer, has been sent to 10-day judicial custody by a Srinagar-based special anti corruption court on Tuesday. The deputy superintendent of police (DSP) rank office will be lodged in the Central Prison in Srinagar till […]

NIA raids LeT OGWs’ premises in Poonch in Dhangri attack case

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday raided the premises of several suspected LeT overground workers (OGWs) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the January 2023 attack in Dhangri village of Rajouri district, in which five civilians were killed and several others injured. “Raids were conducted today at five locations […]

Unmasking Kashmir’s conflict industry

The arrest of Sheikh Adil Mushtaq, a DSP in Jammu and Kashmir Police on in Srinagar came as a shock this month. He has been charged with corruption and destroying evidence. His arrest followed a dramatic incident in which he attempted to escape from his house by jumping out of a window and after allegedly […]

Terrorist, 5 associates arrested in North Kashmir, arms seized

Incriminating material including arms and ammunition has been recovered

TADA court rejects bail pleas of JKLF, Hurriyat workers in terrorism case

SRINAGAR: A special anti-terrorism court in Srinagar has rejected the bail plea of around a dozen of Hurriyat and JKLF activists facing stringent UAPA charges. The separatists were booked following a raid at a hotel by Srinagar Police in July this year under sections 10 and 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and section […]