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Survivors of Poonch massacres stage protest; justice delayed since last 17 years

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: Relatives of victims of the Sailan massacre that happened in border district of Poonch in Jammu lodged a strong protest on the 17th anniversary of the incident protesting the “inaction of the CBI and the violence of Indian army and Jammu and Kashmir Police.”

The protest demonstration was held on Monday at Srinagar’s Press Enclave where the relatives of the victims decried inordinate delay in justice and vowed to continue their struggle for bringing the accused to book.

Tension in Kolkata following detention of 62 Madrassa going children

Hajjan Ahmed shows Madrasa students identity card

By Staff Reporter


Civilian killed in Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Jammu: One person was killed and another injured on Tuesday due to heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

They also fired at 12 Indian positions on the International Border, police said.

"A civilian identified as Sanjay Kumar was killed due to shelling by Pakistan Rangers in civilian areas today (Tuesday) morning," a police officer told IANS.

The injured has been identified as Sandeep Chowdhary.

Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India

[Editor’s Note: This is First in 3 part series based on a chapter ‘Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India’ by Dr Arvind Das in a forthcoming book Religion, Politics and Media: German and Indian Perspectives, Edited by: Detlef Briesen, Sigrid Baringhorst & Arvind Das, published by Palm Leaf Publications, New Delhi]

Dr Arvind Das,

Why send us to only Pakistan?

By Marghoob Mohsin

Dear BJP leaders, Praveen Togadia, Sakshi, Sadhvi, Mukhtar Naqvi and all those who are endorsing Pakistani tourism,

I have a question to you and I need an answer.

Muslims are living in every corner of the world, 56 nations in particular. I must ask why you people find only Pakistan for all of us who are opposing your policies and a solution for all your problems. Why don’t you send us to Malaysia, Singapore, rich Gulf nations, Albania Algeria, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, beautiful Iran and Turkey, Uzbekistan and other Muslim countries?

“Development is not possible without the progress of its minorities,” AMU PVC

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Pro Vice Chancellor Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (Retd) has said India’s development is not possible without the progress of its minorities.

Hindutva Talibanisation is increasingly visible in our public sphere: Ali Jawad

“Vindictive conspiracies being launched against social activist Teesta Setalvad,​”​ resolution passed​

By, Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Poet-scientist Professor Harjinder Singh Laltu has said the scientific traditions in the country have also suffered because people’s language of expressions built on local contexts has been wiped out.

Case was watertight for Yakub to expect any clemency from all quarters

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Possibly for the first time in India, intellectuals, advocates, politicians, social activists and even some judges prayed for mercy for a man convicted under terrorism charges for the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. But this was not enough to claim clemency for Yakub Memon due to a strong judicial stamp that established his pivotal role in the case.

Survivors of 1998 Kashmir massacre accuse CBI of 'inaction'

Srinagar: Seventeen years after 19 members of three families were kil1ed in Jammu and Kashmir's Salian village, survivors and relatives of the victims on Monday protested here, accusing the CBI of "inaction and cover-up".

On the intervening night of August 3 and 4, 1998, 19 people, including 11 children and five women, were killed allegedly by security forces in their homes in Jammu region's Poonch district.

Heavy rain damages houses, crops in Leh

Srinagar: Heavy overnight rain has damaged houses and crops in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh district, an official said on Monday.

"Incessant rain caused panic last night in Leh. Chuchot, Thicksey, Saboo, Phyang, Shey and Nyuma valley are worst affected areas in the district," an official told IANS.

He said the gushing water seeped into the Leh airport during the wee hours of Monday. "The runway has been cleared now and flights are operating as per the schedule.