Tag Archives: Ihk

Pakistani militants killed in IHK

Indian security forces have killed four militants in two separate gun battles in the restive region of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), including a ‘most wanted’ commander from a Pakistan-based group, police said. In

Shutdown in IHK against killing of Maulana Showkat

Srinagar – Complete shutdown is being observed on Saturday against the killing of a leading Kashmiri religious scholar and the President of Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadith, Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah.
He was martyred in a blast outside a mosque at Maisuma in Srinagar when he was on his was to offer Juma prayers.
Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and Jammu Kashmir

IHK traders suspend cross LoC trade for two weeks

SRINAGAR – Traders in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) have suspended cross Line of Control (LoC) trade for the next two weeks due to unnecessary harassment by Indian Commercial Tax Department. Per details, over 30 traders involved in cross LoC trade said in a statement issued after a meeting in Poonch that they had decided to suspend their activities for two weeks to protest against the Commercial Tax Department.
The traders also took out a protest rally later.
They said according

AJK PM concerned at dams’ construction in IHK

GUJRANWALA – Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad has expressed concerns over Indian intentions to construct some 250 dams in occupied Kashmir and urged the government of Pakistan and the international bodies to take measures to stop India from doing so.
“There is no room of any non-state political party in Azad Kashmir and if democracy failed yet again in Pakistan then nobody would be blamed but the politicians,” he said this while talking to journalists during his

No need for jihad in IHK, says AJK student

LAHORE – A student from Azad Jammu and Kashmir joined the Indian Republic Day celebrations at Rajouri district in Indian-held Kashmir, and was all praise for democracy in the state, according to a report in The Hindu newspaper.
A university student of political science, Faisal Iqbal, now visiting relatives in Indian-held Kashmir, expressed a desire to witness the celebrations and the administration extended a formal invitation, said GA Khawaja, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri.

UN envoy calls for repeal of IHK security laws

NEW DELHI – A UN envoy on a human-rights mission this month to India on Friday called for reforms including the repeal of laws giving security forces wide powers of arrest in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK). Margaret Sekaggya, the UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders, told a news conference in New Delhi that, during her 11-day tour of five Indian states, including Kashmir, she had been told of many abuses. “I heard numerous testimonies about male and female rights defenders, and

UN envoy arrives in IHK to monitor human rights situation

SRINAGAR – United Nations special rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya arrived in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) Wednesday to review the working conditions of human rights defenders in the disputed Himalayan region.
Sekaggya, appointed UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in 2008, said she would submit a report to the UN Human Rights Council after her two-day fact-finding mission in Kashmir.
She told reporters in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, that she

‘India to cut IHK forces by 25%’

NEW DELHI – Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai said on Friday the country was planning to reduce its security forces by 25 percent in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) in order to ease conditions for the local people in one of the world’s most militarised areas, but India’s Army chief ruled out any reduction in forces in IHK, AFP reported.
Speaking at a university seminar on IHK in the Indian capital, Pillai said the government was looking at cutting troops by “25 percent in 12 months from

Stone-pelting leads to two deaths in IHK

SRINAGAR: Two people were killed on Saturday when their truck overturned in Indian-held Kashmir after anti-India protesters stoned it, police said on the first day of US President Barack Obama’s tour of the country.
Four people have now been killed in Kashmir by stone pelters since protests against Indian-rule started in early June. A police statement said that the incident occurred in southern Shopian district on Saturday when “miscreants were enforcing a strike and resorting to

16 injured as protesters defy curfew in IHK

SRINAGAR: A clash between police in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and protesters who defied a curfew to demonstrate against the arrest of a Hurriyat leader left 16 people injured Tuesday.
Masarat Alam, 44, who is known for his fiery denunciations of Delhi, was arrested by police on Monday in Srinagar, after evading capture for four months. Thousands of security forces on Tuesday implemented a strict curfew in parts of IHK to try to pre-empt protests over Alam’s arrest.
Police

Top