Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir: 10 Million Dead Phones and No One to Say ‘Hello’

How does a place look like when 10 million mobile phones and their talkative owners are shut down forcibly for a month and more? How does the place look like when concertina wires are used to block the movement of people to their schools, colleges, offices, courts, hospitals and to playgrounds? When the markets are shut endlessly and the economy has been totally destroyed? When 8 million people stay indoors from fear of arbitrary detention and the stares of impersonal, armed paramilitary forces? 

Then, truly speaking, can this place be called normal? 

BJP walks out of alliance with PDP in J&K

Pulling out of the alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Tuesday blamed PDP supremo and outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for the deteriorating law and order situation and “rise in radicalism” in the state but said once ‘normalcy’ returns, the political process can be again taken forward.

“Continuance of the BJP in the state government (in Jammu and Kashmir) has become untenable, the responsibility for this kind of scenario lies with the other side,” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters here.

Kathua rape: Accused demand narco test, next hearing on April 28

The victim’s father has moved the SC seeking safety and security of his family members and shifting of the trial from Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh

One of the accused in the Kathua gangrape on Monday demanded from the court a narco-test for all those accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal community. However, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has postponed the next hearing of the case to April 28, court sources here told UNI. They also said that the court has directed that copies of the chargesheet be provided to all the accused.