‘Tell us, where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance, Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery

Majid Maqbool

“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired of giving statements. We only want our son back,” she says.  The family is unwilling to talk More

What Mumtaz left behind

A family in Bandipora village grapples with the loss of their lone breadwinner

Aamir Manzoor

Four years after his death the cricket uniform of 23-year-old Mumtaz Ahmad Bhat is still hanging on the wall of his room that is painted in green. Mumtaz was one among the three youth allegedly killed in 2008 uprising by the government forces on August 12 in Aloosa village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora More

  • Kashmir

KCSDS seminar presses for stringent laws

Speakers Say Cops Must Focus On Investigation, Stop Moral Policing

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 10: The Valley-based civil society members and students Thursday launched a crusade against the violence inflicted on women to push the government for making stringent laws to prevent such More



  • Srinagar City

Police raids unjustified :CCA

Srinagar, Jan 10: Coaching Centres’ Association (CCA) on Thursday called on Director Education MS Rather and discussed various issues confronting them including raids by police.   In a statement More




  • Jammu

Cabinet approves draft ordinance

NEW RECRUITMENT RULES

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 10: The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday accorded approval to an ordinance on amending some of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services, Decentralization and Recruitment Act More



  • News

43 killed in 4 bomb attacks in Pakistan

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Jan 10: Forty-three people were killed and over 120 others injured in four bomb attacks in the restive Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa today, with terrorists targeting More



  • Islamabad

Old town demands marriage hall

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 10: Residents of this south Kashmir town have urged the authorities to construct a marriage hall in the town.  “Residents of old town face tremendous problems during marriage More



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