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Why Kashmir Burns

@HKAdmin : 11-Aug-2010, 11:26 AM

‘Hizbul Mujahidin Zindabad’, some incomprehensible scrawls in Urdu following us until we entered the cantonment. Bunglows and beautiful lawns, tree lined pavements and the olive green of the uniforms- comforting, familiar and welcome. The images of the ghost town receded, but not for long.

It was the year of Kanun Poshpura rapes. Kashmir was ablaze with anger at the alleged mass rape more...

Mulls use of heat ray guns,intolerable sound against protesters

@HKAdmin : 11-Aug-2010, 01:41 PM


While the heat ray gun will be rolled out soon, another sophisticated device, which can produce sound beyond tolerance, has already reached the summer capital.

Greater Kashmir learnt from reliable sources that acoustic device in mounted on some specialized cabs brought along by RAF, recently called to quell Kashmir unrest on the request of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah.


Gandhiji And The Prophet (PBUH)

@HKAdmin : 11-Aug-2010, 07:46 PM

My mission in life is to promote peace and inter-religious understanding and to struggle against religious fanaticism and extremism. As I have deep conviction about teachings of Islam, I am also great admirer of Gandhiji and his philosophy of non-violence. (A.E.)


Gandhiji: I have drawn inspiration from Islam as much as from Christianity. Islam’s emphasis on justice, equal more...

Don’t start 3G mobile service in Valley: Home ministry to DoT

@HKAdmin : 12-Aug-2010, 05:55 AM


“The feasibility of blocking all such services for which there is no demonstrated monitoring capability to provide lawful interception may be explored by DoT. Till a solution is arrived, all telecom service providers may be directed not to provide 3G services, particularly in J&K,” a media report said while quoting the MHA Telecom Secretary P J more...

Autonomy cannot solve Kashmir issue: Mehbooba Mufti

@HKAdmin : 12-Aug-2010, 11:17 PM

She also believes that 'step by step integration' of the Indian and Pakistani Kashmirs in various fields is the way forward as Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a vicious cycle of protests and deaths.

'We had the maximum autonomy for the past six decades. Pacts like the Indira-Sheikh (Abdullah) accord and Rajiv-Farooq (Abdullah) accord have failed to deliver. There is no poi more...

Pak military will not change its India-centric policy: Gul

@HKAdmin : 12-Aug-2010, 11:24 PM


"The kind of terrorism which is going on in Pakistan is due to Kashmir issue," Hamid Gul, the former head of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) who is also believed to have created Kashmiri militants groups claimed in the CNN's "Connect the World" programme.

Gul was responding to the question as to why Pak military remains India centric.

"The second (reason) is b more...

Valley has only 2 critical care ambulances; 1 for CM, 1 for Governor

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 06:18 AM

The lack of such ambulances in the Valley is proving to be costly in terms of the number of lives lost during the past two months. Experts say that if immediate first aid and emergency treatment to the trauma patients would have been available in ambulances, many lives could have been saved.

“In fact we don’t have ambulances here, these are just carriers,” remarked a doctor.


U.S. Leading The Terror In Afghanistan

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 06:23 AM

The U.S.-led war on Afghanistan is like the U.S.-led war on Iraq; to destroy the country and to indiscriminately kill large numbers of Afghan civilians. The aim is to terrorise the civilian population into submission using the so-called “War on Terrorism” as a cover-up for a U.S.-led war of terror.

According to media reports, the number of Afghan civilians killed by U.S.-NATO troo more...

Pak says no to PM’s autonomy talk

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 06:37 AM

"It is important to first acknowledge and summon the courage (to say) that the Jammu and Kashmir issue is there and it can't be addressed unless it is properly diagnosed and a proper prescription is given," Foreign Officespokesman Abdul Basit said at his weekly news briefing.
His comments came in response to a question on Singh's remarks that he was willing to consider autonomy for Jammu more...

India Faces Intifada-Like Revolt in Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 06:54 AM

For decades, India maintained hundreds of thousands of security forces in Kashmir to fight an insurgency sponsored by Pakistan, which claims this border region, too. The insurgency has been largely vanquished. But those Indian forces are still here, and today they face a threat potentially more dangerous to the world’s largest democracy — an intifada-like popular revolt against Indian rul more...

Ramzan won’t buy peace for Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 07:03 AM

The Hurriyat has been issuing a protest calendar every Saturday for the past two months.

The National Conference government headed by Omar Abdullah was hoping for relative calm during Ramzan, when residents of the Kashmir Valley spend much of their time praying and observing dawn and dusk rites. But the Hurriyat is determined not to let popular rage get dissipated.

“Our s more...

Kashmir Now Or Never By Badri Raina

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 01:20 PM

If the prospect, that is, of the secession of the valley—since other parts of the state of Jammu & Kashmir desire, contrarily, not secession but more complete integration with the Union of India-- were not fraught with  incalculable negative consequences not just for India and Pakistan, but for the inhabitants of the valley itself.


To that I shall return.


Kashmir: Why The Anger? By Anuradha Bhasin

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 02:40 PM

There has been not even a minute step to address alienation of the people. Kashmiris reposed their faith in the peace process and hoped for being included with a dialogue and internal confidence building measures aimed to minimize human rights abuse. But nothing happened, leading to their impatience, particularly among the youth – born and brought up in a conflict, having been witness to rigor more...

10th class student killed as CRPF opens fire in Kupwara

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 08:17 PM

According to eyewtinesses, as people were coming out of a mosque after offering dawn prayers at Mirpora mohalla in Trehgam town, they were confronted by CRPF personnel on the grounds that undeclared curfew was in force in the area. This led to an argument between the worshippers and CRPF, upon which the latter opened fire and killed a boy, identified as Mudasir hmed Zargar, S/O Gulam Hasan Zarga more...

Another massacre in Sopore

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 08:18 PM

Sopore: Two more youngsters have been shot to death in north Kashmir's Sopore town as paramilitary CRPF is said to have opened fire on a peaceful procession in the town this afternoon. With these two deaths, Friday's death toll in firing by para military forces on unarmed civilians has reached to 4.

Eyewitnesses told Greater Kashmir that as a pro-freedom procession was being taken out at more...

Kashmir erupts in protests again

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 08:19 PM

In Srinagar, protests and stone pelting have been reported from several localities, including Nowhatta, Saraf Kadal, Gojwara, Fateh Kadal, Eidgah, Safa Kadal, Chattabal, Nawab Bazar and other uptown localities.

Elsewhere in the Valley, protests are reported from Varmul, Pattan, Bandipora, Kupwara, Islamabad, Pulwama, Badgam and other towns.

Further details are awaited.

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Four people were killed on Friday

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 08:33 PM

Dozens of worshippers, coming out of a mosque after the Ramzan prayers, were stopped by the CRPF personnel on the pretext of security restrictions imposed in the area. Officially no curfew was declared in Kashmir on Friday, either on state-owned television or radio stations.

Locals told Hindustan Times over the phone that the devotees of Kupwara's Trehgam mosque entered into an more...

Paying Back To The Madrasah

@HKAdmin : 13-Aug-2010, 10:41 PM

How can we exclude one of the ‘two eyes of the bride’? What will happen to our integration in the larger society? If there is a threat of the Muslims losing their identity why do we allow that in the cases of a huge majority? Why do we have two standards in dealing with Muslim kids? Why do we expect one thing from some of them and another from the rest of them? Why not what is good for one i more...

Why silence over Kashmir speaks volumes

@HKAdmin : 14-Aug-2010, 08:36 AM

Why then does the immense human suffering of Kashmir occupy such an imperceptible place in our moral imagination? After all, the Kashmiris demanding release from the degradations of military rule couldn't be louder and clearer. India has contained the insurgency provoked in 1989 by its rigged elections and massacres of protestors. The hundreds of thousands of demonstrators that fill the more...

6 Million Pakistanis Need Immediate Aid

@HKAdmin : 14-Aug-2010, 12:59 PM

I can barely believe the words I am writing are not a nightmare from which I will soon wake up. A third of Pakistan is now under water, and fresh rainfall threatens two more waves of flooding in the southern Sindh province.

The submerged area of the country is as big as the United Kingdom!

14 million Pakistans have been affected.

2 million have been made altogether hom more...