Mehbooba Mufti

Exposing The Hindu Ekta Manch: Local Heroes or Opportunists?

"Around 500 members of the Hindu community congregated at the Parsurama temple on National Highway 44 on 23 January, to voice only one demand – that …

India

We never supported Kathua lawyers who tried to block chargesheet, claims Jammu bar association memo

Lawyers of the Jammu and Kathua bar associations are being investigated by the Bar Council of India for allegedly obstructing legal processes.<p>In a …

Pakistan

J-K govt orders closure of coaching centres in Kashmir, triggers anger

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday ordered the closure of coaching centres across Kashmir valley for next three months angering students, …

Education

One or two incidents of rape should not be hyped: Union Minister Santosh Gangwar

Hack:<p>Union Minister Santosh Gangwar has made a shocking remark over rape incidents in the country<br>• Santosh Gangwar said that It is not okay to make …

India

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomes death penalty for child rape

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi/Files)<p>J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday welcomed the …

India

Fresh trouble for Chaudhary Lal Singh: Former J&K forest minister accused of bending rules to supply cutch wood to factories - Firstpost

BJP MLA and former Jammu and Kashmir forest minister, Chaudhary Lal Singh, who was forced to resign from the state government following his …

India

Today's Top News Headlines And News Updates: Morning Must-Know On Sunday, April 22

Here are the top stories this Sunday (April 22, 2018) to keep you updated on your Current Affairs:<p>Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti says …

India

After protests on Kathua rape case, Centre passes ordinance to introduce death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years - Firstpost

The Union Cabinet on Saturday has approved an ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to introduce the …

India

Kathua rape and murder: Communal tension erupts in Jammu as politicians play petty politics over tragedy - Firstpost

<b>Jammu:</b> The city is sitting on a powder keg. Since the arrest of eight alleged culprits in the brutal gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl …

India

8-year-old Asifa’s heinous rape and murder in India fans the flames of nationalism

Screenshot from YouTube<p>Early in January 2018, Asifa, an 8-year-old Muslim child from the nomadic Bakarwal community in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir in …

Liberal View

‘Hate Splitting India’: Ex-Bureaucrats Warn PM of ‘Dark Times’

<b>Video Editor:</b> Vishal Kumar<p>With horrifying cases like the Kathua and Unnao rapes making news, India is in her darkest phase since the Independence …

India

The politics of horror

The swelling public outrage and protests nationwide against the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir is what it …

India

J&K Soldier Joining Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Is a Story of Love and Rage

In the summer of 2006, a group of young men gathered outside Sabina Hamid Bulla’s home in old-city Srinagar, and began to tear it down with axes and …

Pakistan

No 'Anti-National' Posts, Criticism of Policies on Social Media, J&K Government Tells Employees

<b>Srinagar:</b> For Jammu and Kashmir government employees, expressing political views or criticising policies and the functioning of the government on …

Social Media

Watch: Omar Abdullah Heckled By Kashmiri-American Protesters At University Of Berkeley

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s was confronted with Kashmiri-American protesters at the University of Berkeley in the United …

Pakistan

Kathua and the narrative of Good Hindus saving Good Muslims from Bad Muslims

Indians must squarely face up to the complicity of their political leaders and various organs of the state in the murder and rape of a child.<p>In a …

Religion

Kashmir’s Cricket Bat Industry Dodges a Bullet as BJP Ministers Exit Mufti Govt

<b>New Delhi:</b> As Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti accepted the resignation of two BJP ministers, Lal Singh and Chander Parkash Ganga, …

India

Defensive shuffle

April 20, 2018 00:15 IST<p>Updated: April 19, 2018 22:47 IST<p>more-in<p>On Kathua, the BJP is presenting one narrative to Jammu, another to the rest of …

India

Kathua rape case widens rift between Jammu and Kashmir: Victim's family 'satisfied' with police, villagers seek CBI probe - Firstpost

As the Kathua rape and murder incident continues to shake the nation, <i>Firstpost</i> travelled to Rasana village in Jammu to speak to people who are …

India

How can someone harm the living form of mata? Mehbooba Mufti 'alarmed' by Kathua rape

Terming the Kathua rape incident as "alarming", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed anguish that "a living form of the …

India News

Shaken to the core in Kathua

The tragic and gruesome rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu, with a blatantly communal agenda (as suggested by the details …

India

The big news: President says Kathua rape and murder is shameful for India, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The Tamil Nadu governor drew criticism for patting a reporter’s cheek, and former PM Manmohan Singh asked Narendra Modi to speak up …

India

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath backs death penalty for rapists of minors, as per sources. Will write to Centre

Hack:<p>UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has backed making the death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors, as per sources<br>• According to sources, …

India

CBI will probe Kathua case whether or not Mehbooba Mufti wants it, says sacked BJP minister

BJP MLA Chander Parkash Ganga, who resigned as a minister in Mehbooba Mufti-headed NDA government in Jammu and Kashmir following uproar over Kathua …

India

Kashmir erupts over Kathua rape and murder case

The campaign for justice for the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case is gaining momentum across Kashmir with students and people …

Justice

Jammu and Kashmir people have shown courage in face of many challenges: President Ram Nath Kovind

Praising the people of Jammu and Kashmir, President Ram Nath Kovind has said that they showed courage, fortitude and resilience in the face of …

India

India: Today’s news in pictures

British Prime Minister Theresa May (R), speaks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their bilateral meeting at 10 Downing Street, London. Modi …

India

As Kashmir Unrest Continues, Forces Have No Empathy For the Injured

As reinforcements are being flown in to help Mehbooba Mufti’s beleaguered coalition manage the unrest that has already killed 44 people and sent …

Pakistan

Trade and Business Bodies in J&K Are Taking on Communal Forces

As communal tensions ferment in the Jammu region following the arrest of eight persons accused by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch for the rape and …

India

Murder of eight-year-old in India tied to nomadic land rights, activists say

The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India, highlights nomadic tribes’ vulnerability and lack of land rights<p>By Rina …

Land Rights