‘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 repeatedly 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

Tabinda Gani Case: 5 yrs on, family awaits justice

‘Rapists Should Be Hanged Without Any Leniency Whatsoever’

SHAHID RAFIQ

(Langate) Handwara, Jan 14: For the more than five years, the family of 14-year-old Tabinda Gani, who was allegedly raped and murdered here, is awaiting justice: punishment to the culprits. Tabinda More



  • Srinagar City

Police accused of harassment at Old Barzulla

Aggrieved family stages sit-in at Press Enclave

Srinagar, Jan 14: Alleged harassment by police at Old Barzulla triggered massive protest here on late Monday evening. Police has taken cognizance of the matter and assured to look into the allegations More




  • Jammu

Omar reviews status, says BDC elections soon

DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO PRIs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 14: Indicating that elections to the Block Development Council of Panchayats would be held in next few weeks, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday reaffirmed his government’s “sincere commitment More



  • South Asia

Pak PM sacks Balochistan govt after brutal killings

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad/Karachi, Jan 14: Yielding to protests over the killing of nearly 100 persons in Quetta, Pakistan Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf today sacked Balochistan government and imposed Governor's Rule in More



  • Bandipora

Kaloosa Bridge misses 6th deadline, ERA fails to keep promise

Bandipora, Jan 14: Even after many assurances from the authorities, Kaloosa bridge-vital link connecting Bandipora with Sopore has missed the sixth deadline. The work going on the bridge at snail More



  • GK Features

‘Tell us, where is our son?’

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

KASHMIR’S DISAPPEARED

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 More



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