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Blast kills 40 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir

India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers in Kashmir

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February 14, 2019


Seven dead as Indian troops fire on protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir

Dozens of protesters were also injured in the clashes

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December 15, 2018


Kashmir’s living ‘saint’ who heals people’s eyes

Saja Begum just uses her scarf and thumb

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September 27, 2018


Ban on Ashura processions: Indian police arrest scores of mourners in Srinagar

Indian govt has imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar

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September 21, 2018


Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Veteran journalist and the editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari and his assistant were shot dead outside newspaper’s office in Srinagar, the Indian media reported on Thursday. According to the Times of India, Mr. Bukhari was leaving his office for an Iftar party when unidentified men opened fire on his car. A police guard and…

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June 14, 2018


Complete shutdown in held Kashmir after 4 protesters killed in Kulgam

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed today against the martyrdom of civilians by Indian forces in Kulgam district. Call for the protest has been given by Joint Resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. On Wednesday, students protested against Indian rule at Srinagar’s largest university,…

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April 12, 2018


Hurriyat forum condemns house detention of Mirwaiz

ISLAMABAD: Hurriyat forum has condemned the puppet authorities for placing its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest once again and turning the territory into a military fortress. The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it had become the regular feature of the puppet regime to repeatedly bar Juma prayers at…

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December 9, 2017


Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests called by separatists against ‘braid chopping’

NEWS DESK: Restrictions were imposed in various parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent protests called by separatists against increasing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir, reported Hindustan Times. Police said these prohibitory orders were in place in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud. Divisional commissioner of Kashmir Basheer…

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October 13, 2017


Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions

ISLAMABAD: The puppet authorities in Indian occupied Kashmir, continue to impose strict restrictions in held Srinagar on the second consecutive day, Saturday, to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions. According to Kahsmir Media Service, the authorities have deployed Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city to stop the…

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September 30, 2017


Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has its own Shah Rukh Khan!

NEWS DESK: While Shah Rukh Khan has fans across the globe, Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has its own King Khan – younger and better! Twenty-two-year-old Haider Maqbool from Srinagar has taken social media by the storm with his numerous pictures that look exactly like SRK. Let’s take a look at the pictures: We wonder if…

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August 1, 2017


Kashmir’s stone-pelting protesters face off against pellet guns

SRINAGAR: Security forces using pellet guns to disperse crowds of stone-throwing young protesters in the Indian-ruled region of Himalayan Kashmir have killed more than 100 people, blinding hundreds and maiming thousands over the past year. The protests have unleashed a political crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, governed for the first time by a regional party…

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July 7, 2017


Indian troops kill four Kashmiri youth in IOK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism in Indian occupied Kashmir, martyred four Kashmiri youth in Bandipore district on Monday. Indian police claimed that the youth were killed during an encounter with Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Sumbal area of the district, KMS reported. The police said that the youth…

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June 5, 2017


Video: Kashmiri protester tied to jeep, used as human shield by Indian army

SRINAGAR: A video showing a Kashmiri protester tied to the front of an Indian army jeep to be used as human shield against his comrades went viral on social media and incited anger among the masses. The Indian Army has been condemned time and again by human rights agencies for their brazen disregard for human…

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April 14, 2017


Troops on duty wonder at Kashmir and themselves

ISLAMABAD: Personnel of Indian paramilitary forces, especially brought from India to guard polling booths in Indian occupied Kashmir, were bemused by the public boycott of the sham parliamentary by-elections in Srinagar, Badgam and Gandarbal districts. According to KMS, inside most of the booths, the troops were making enquiries as to the reason behind the boycott….

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April 10, 2017


Girls help preserve Kashmir’s Sufi music traditions

SRINAGAR: When Kashmiri teenager Shabnam Bashir first took up classical Sufi music three years ago, she had to practise singing in secret because all the men in her Muslim family opposed her new passion. Now the 14-year-old is a proud member of what her teacher Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh says is the first mixed Sufi singing…

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April 5, 2017


Indian troops martyr four youth in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their stepped-up state terrorism killed four youth in Kulgam district, today. Deputy Inspector General of Police talking to media confirmed that youth were killed in the crackdown operation launched jointly by Indian Army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in Frisal area of the district. Two troops were…

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February 12, 2017


Yasin Malik in ICU after deteriorating health in custody

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader Yasin Malik has been shifted to Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Srinagar after his health condition deteriorated under custody. He was being kept in solitary confinement after his arrest in July. Mishal Malik, wife of Yasin Malik, fell unconscious after hearing the news about deteriorating health condition…

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October 23, 2016


Hurriyet leadership extends protest calendar till Oct 20

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, a protest rally will be taken out in Srinagar on Friday, October 14. The protestors will march towards Governor House where a letter will be handed over to the Governor, asking him to vacate Jammu and Kashmir. The marchers will offer Friday prayer along Dalgate-Boulevard- Shalimar roadway. Call for the march…

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October 14, 2016


China urges Pakistan, India to solve differences over Kashmir

BEIJING: China on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbours after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Himalayan region. China “hopes that Pakistan and India will strengthen channels for dialogue, appropriately handle any differences, improve bilateral relations and together protect…

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September 28, 2016


Pakistan lashes out at India for state terrorism in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva, took India to task for sponsoring state-terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), at the Human Rights Council. Ambassador Janjua underscored that the life and liberty of Kashmiris were governed by draconian laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that allowed…

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September 19, 2016


Pellets continue to blind youth in IOK

ISLAMABAD: As use of lethal pellet guns by Indian forces continues, the number of youth with ruptured and bruised eyes due to pellet wounds is rising with each passing day in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). On Friday, at least 20 youth were hit by the deadly pellets across the Kashmir Valley following clashes between protesters…

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September 17, 2016