No Justice for Sangrampora pandits

No Justice for Sangrampora pandits MUKHTAR AHMAD Two decades have passed since the massacre in Sangrampora habitation 19 kilometres away from central Kashmir’s district Budgam, where seven pandits were gunned down by unidentified gunmen on 21 March1997, on the day of Novruz. “The unknown gunmen killed seven pandits leaving some others injured fled from the…

Kashmir theatre struggles for existence

Kashmir theatre struggles for existence ‘Youth not fond of this medium’ Ufaq Fatima Theatre, which once would be the sole source of entertainment in Kashmir, is now battling for survival, courtesy changing habits of audience. Even as theatre is struggling hard to make a comeback in the Valley, it has failed to reconnect with people,…

Sand extraction keeps children out of school

Mudasir Bhat While sand extraction of River Jhelum has generated employment among youth of Awantipora in Pulwama district, it has concurrently given rise to child labour in the region. Many children and teenagers are leaving their studies mid-way to take up the job of sand extraction and support their families. Earlier the task was carried…

Another civilian succumbs at Pulwama hospital

Another civilian succumbs at Pulwama hospital, death toll 4   Awantipora, Mar 09 A civilian who was injured in clashes around the Padgampora encounter site on thursday succumbed to his injuries at district hopital Pulwama. According to reports, the person has been identified as Jala-ud-Din of South Kashmir’s Tahab village of Pulwama District. After locals…

Padgampora ecncounter update

2 rebels, teenager killed, several injured in Padgampora encounter Two rebels and one civilain were killed during clashes near encounter site at Padgampora village of Pulwama district on Thursday, Police said. Police sources identified civilian as Amir Nazir (16) of Begumpura Kakapora who had suffered bullet injury in the clashes with government forces who were…