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Friday Fear: Kashmir Gagged

PROTESTS REPORTED FROM ACROSS VALLEY; POLICE POST TORCHED IN BANDIPORA; PRAYERS HELD FOR GURU

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/SUHAIL AJMAL

Srinagar/Bandipora, Feb 15: Government Friday imposed strict curfew across the valley to foil protests against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru. However, defying the clampdown, protesters took to streets at several places demanding the body of Guru, who was hanged and buried in New Delhi’s Tihar More


Omar defends clampdown

Srinagar, Feb 15: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has defended imposition of curfew in the Valley saying restrictions would not have been needed if “no one tried to create trouble” after the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.“Even these restrictions would not have been necessary if we didn’t have amongst More


PROTESTS ROCK CHENAB VALLEY

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 15: Normal life across Chenab valley remained disrupted Friday as all the major towns across the region observed shutdown to protest hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.While Chenab region observed bandh and witnessed protests, large number of people offered prayers in absentia for Afzal More


HURRIYAT (G) EXTENDS STRIKE BY TWO DAYS

‘NO SHUTDOWN FROM MONDAY’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 15: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday extended strike call by two days against the arrest of youth and strict curfew in the valley in the wake of Afzal Guru’s hanging. He also said there would be no strike from February 18 but the Hurriyat will follow one-point More


Afzal denied opportunity to challenge rejection of mercy plea: Lawyer

Rajiv Gandhi’s Killers Informed 28 Days Before Hanging, Got Court Stay; Case Still In SC

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 15: Afzal Guru’s counsel ND Pancholi Friday said that Guru was denied opportunity to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition by keeping him and his counsels in dark over the rejection of the petition.“As per the rules, Afzal, his wife and his counsels should have been communicated More


You erred on Guru: Academics tell Pranab

New Delhi, Feb 15: Over 200 academics, writers, artists and filmmakers have written to President Pranab Mukherjee saying that he erred over the hanging of Afzal Guru and expressed deep “anguish and outrage”.In the letter submitted to the president Wednesday, they said: “We believe that you made More


Execution has outraged collective conscience: JUH

‘Indian Muslims Feel Let Down By Double-Standards, Discrimination’

GK NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi, Feb 15: Strongly condemning the “secret execution” of Muhammad Afzal Guru, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) has said “the collective conscience” of the society has been outraged over the manner in which execution was carried out. He said the Indian Muslims have been let down the way Guru execution More


Police on Valley-wide arrest spree

Around 200 Youth Rounded Up

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 15: Police have rounded up around 200 youth across the valley since Saturday creating panic among the people especially the youth who have started going into hiding following the widespread police raids.Most of the youth have been arrested in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Budgam More


‘Mirwaiz not allowed to offer prayers’

Srinagar, Feb 15: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, who is currently under house arrest in Delhi, was not allowed to offer Friday prayers today.“The Muslims in Kashmir were barred from offering Friday prayers at Central Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Khankahs, Budgam Imambara More


Rains, snow lash Valley

Temperature Dips

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Feb 15: The upper reaches of Kashmir got fresh snowfall while the plains were lashed by rains, bringing down the day temperature across the Valley by couple of degrees.Kupwara town and Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir and Pahalgam in south Kashmir witnessed snowfall on Thursday night More


No curfew today: DGP

Srinagar, Feb 15: Declaring that there will be no curfew on Saturday, Director General Police, Ashok Prasad Friday said that overall situation in the Valley is under control. “Baring sporadic incidents, situation is the valley remained peaceful and we have decided not to impose curfew or restrictions More





  • Briefs

Er Rashid released

Srinagar, Feb 15: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad on Friday said that MLA Langate was released this evening.        “He has already left for his home,” More



  • National

SAR Geelani leads Kashmiri students’ protest in Delhi

AFZAL HANGING

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 15: Hundreds of Kashmiri students studying in Delhi on Friday held a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail. The protests march coincided with the Eidgah Challo call given More




  • Opinion

The specter of `collective conscience'

It's a bottomless pit. More lives you feed to it, hungrier will it feel. History speaks

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

What a travesty, in the name of justice, the highly flawed theory of 'collective conscience of the society” has been invoked. What is 'collective conscience of the society', who defines it, is it more More



  • GK Magazine

Article 370 must go

There’s never going to be a plebiscite, so why persist with it

POINT

BHARAT KARNAD

Dipping political fortunes amidst an economic downturn in the run-up to the 2014 general election and the fear of Narendra Modi galvanising the majority community with charges against the Congress Party More




  • Editorial

Law and order

The aftermath of Muhammad Afzal Guru's execution has embroiled Kashmir and parts of Jammu beyond the anticipation of policy establishment in New Delhi. It has somehow eroded the trust in mainstream political More



  • Business

Amid curfew,ATMs dry

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 15: While the continued curfew in Kashmir has kept bank branches closed, the ATMs have disappointed the people. Bank customers from various areas told Greater Kashmir that they could not More



  • Sports

Pistorius breaks down in court

AGENCIES

Pretoria, Feb 15: South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, broke down in tears on Friday after being formally charged in a More



  • Kashmir

Muzaffarabad: Protest rally against Afzal hanging

Barrier Separating Kashmiris Will Crumble Like Berlin Wall: Yasin Malik

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 15: People in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Friday, on the call of PaK premier Chaudry Abdul Majid, held a protest rally at Muzaffarabad against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru in More



  • Srinagar City

Restrictions trigger humanitarian crisis in Shaher-e-Khaas

Inhabitants suffer for want of essential items, medicines

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Feb 15: Strict curfew and restrictions put in place in various areas of Shaher-e-Khaas since past week have triggered humanitarian crisis.    Inhabitants of Khanyar, Bohri Kadal More




  • Jammu

JK: Proposal to amend Prevention of Corruption Act shelved?

High-Level Panel Fails To Meet For One Month

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 15: The state government’s proposal to bring amendments in the Prevention of Corruption Act-2006 and giving more teeth to the anti-corruption bodies seems to have landed in cold storage as the More



  • South Asia

Pak soldier killed on LoC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 15: In yet another incident of cross-border skirmish, a Pakistani soldier crossed into the Indian territory and was killed by the Army in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) More



  • World

Over 700 injured by meteor blast over central Russia

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Moscow, Feb 15: Over 700 people, including 159 children, were injured today in a freak incident when a meteor weighing about 10 tonnes streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains, creating panic More



  • PaK

K-issue getting int’l support: PaK Prez

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad Feb 15: Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan on Friday claimed that international support to Kashmir cause was on the rise, subsequently brightening the More




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