Pakistan Observer

Kashmir

Civilian killings unacceptable: DAK

Srinagar—Doctors Association (DAK) Sunday condemned in strongest words killing of a youth at Narbal area of Budgam district. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to media said that Kashmir is turned into a slaughter house where everyday innocent civilians are slaughtered. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

MUST convocation on April 23

Mirpur—Brisk preparations are afoot to hold first convocation by the world-class state-run Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur here on April 23.. AJK President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the varsity, will preside over the ceremony besides the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman, (Sitara e Imtiaz), the Varsity’s spokesperson and Chairman Electrical Engineering Department Prof. Muhammad Shabir Mirza told reporters here Sunday. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Govt employees condemn youth’s killing

Srinagar—The Jammu & Kashmir govt Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) and CAPD employees’ president, Ajaz Ahmad Khan, has condemned the killing of a teenager in forces firing in Narbal and has expressed his heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family.Khan told media that due to AFSPA and other “black laws” the forces indulge in these kinds of acts. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Sanctifying Cannibalistic Ambitions

INDIAN diplomatic jargon and proleptic dialectics regarding professed pluralism and latitudinarianism cannot befool, bluff and baffle the humanists who are looking askance at and casting aspersions on the Indian establishment which miserably failed in honouring the commitment and pledge of Pandit Nehru, former Premier, which envisages an initiative to facilitate free and fair referendum and plebiscite in Kashmir to determine the political future of Kashmiris as a distinct ethnic community wedded to Sufism. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Two cops accused of killing teenager arrested

Srinagar—A teenager was shot dead in police firing in Narbal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district triggering massive protests in several areas of Kashmir. In the wake of massive public outcry over the killing, police arrested two cops after investigation revealed they opened fire on the 16-year-old Suhail Ahmad Sofi of NarbalGhat and violated the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Malik begins 30-hour hunger strike

Maisuma, Ihk—Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has started his 30-hour hunger strike against the proposed construction of separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. ... Monday, April 20, 2015 Details

Composite Society, not Composite Townships!

THE idea of composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley has renewed tensions between the communities rather than create an atmosphere conducive for their return. Kashmir has a 5000 year history but one of the unique attributes of the local people has been tolerance and peaceful communal living. Some of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad ideologues recently observed that the Pandits owned Kashmir for 5,000 years in the past! It is true; Kashmiri Pandits (Brahmins) did constitute the ruling elite of Kashmir for its 5,000 year old history. There is a written record, the only of its kind in the sub-continent, in the form of Kalhana’s Rajatarangni which in Sanskrit means the “River of Kings”. ... Friday, April 17, 2015 Details

Status-quo no answer to Kashmir problem: Omar

Washington—Asserting that the current status quo is not an answer to the Kashmir problem, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for converting the Line of Control (LoC) into an international border that allows free movement of people and goods. “One thing is certain. Status quo is not the answer. If India is going to continue to maintain that the parts of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan have to be vacated and till then there would be no solution and if Pakistan continues to insist that Jammu and Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the 1947 partition then they are going nowhere,” Omar said. ... Friday, April 17, 2015 Details

Clustering KPs

PAMPERED Natives: The return of the pampered natives has, once again, become a hot debate. Not that they really want to return, but because of their animosity for Muslims and their allegiance to the fascists, KPs have made their demand for a ‘homeland’ more audible with the BJP’s backing. By asking for a separate piece of land, they are disconnecting themselves from ‘maej kasheer’ which they’ve been talking much about. ... Thursday, April 16, 2015 Details

Killing of Youth: Pulwama observes shutdown

Pulwama—A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday against the killing of a local youth in Tral town on Monday. The call for shutdown for whole Pulwama district was given by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other separatist leaders. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while in a bid to prevent protesters from coming on roads, police and CRPF personnel sealed the Bus Stand area of Tral town and restricted the free movement of the people. The town had witnessed massive protests and clashes on Tuesday resulting in the injuries of scores of people. ... Thursday, April 16, 2015 Details

Gilani accorded warm welcome at Srinagar airport

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, was accorded a warm welcome at Srinagar airport on his arrival from New Delhi, on Wednesday. Syed Ali Gilani was received by a large number of people includgilaniing Hurriyet leaders and activists at the airport. He was taken to Hyderpora in Srinagar in a big procession amid slogans, Pakistan Zindabad, Hum kia chahtey – azadi and Go India go. People also raised Pakistani National flag. ... Thursday, April 16, 2015 Details