STONE PELTERS

  • Football transforms lives of youth in Valley November 14, 2011

    Srinagar: A group of young football fans in Kashmir has transformed themselves from being known as a bunch of rowdy stonepelters to being the future of sports in the state. The six young faces have done Kashmir proud and are now headed to the football mecca of Sao Paulo where...
  • J&K govt releases young stone pelter Faizan Rafiq April 6, 2011

    Amnesty International and human rights groups had launched a Free Faizan campaign with Faizan's family. ...
  • 'Kashmir stonepelters funded by Pakistan' October 25, 2010

    Srinagar: Kashmir stonepelters were funded by Pakistan, says the outgoing Director General of the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir, as interlocutors prepare to talk to all sections. The DG of the CRPF, says stone pelting in the Valley was multidimensional and even had large scale monetary support of...
  • Stonepelting separatist arrested in J&K October 19, 2010

    Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir police have arrested Masrat Alam who is believed to have spearheaded the stone pelting protests in Kashmir. Alam has been working underground for the past four months and is considered close to hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. A video released by Massarat Alam last...
  • Jawans to get cash rewards for restraint in J&K September 28, 2010

    Srinagar: After the Centre's eightpoint proposal to ease the Kashmir crisis, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is making efforts with their own initiative. The CRPF has announced rewards for jawans who exercise restraint in the face of violent mobs. To be able to control violent protests on the streets...
  • AFSPA to stay: govt; curfew relaxed in Srinagar September 21, 2010

    Srinagar: Even as the allparty delegation is trying to gauge the views in the Kashmir valley on AFSPA the Ministry of Defence is coming out in full support of the Army. MoS for Defence Pallam Raju said Tuesday that the Army was being made a scapegoat and unnecessarily being demonised. Curfew...
  • Stonepelters attack again, violence in Srinagar August 13, 2010

    Stone pelting on security forces in Khanyar area of Srinagar. No one reported injured. ...
  • Police firing claims another life in Kashmir August 3, 2010

    Srinagar: Spiralling violence in the Kashmir Valley claimed another life on Tuesday and left five others injured as security forces opened fire to quell protestors who clashed with them in Srinagar and Budgam districts. With Tuesday's death, a total of 23 people have been killed in incidents of violence in the...
  • Unrest returns to Valley, 3 killed in police firing July 30, 2010

    Srinagar: Fresh violence erupted in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after days of relative calm with security forces opening fire to quell stonepelting protesters who clashed with them at several places, leaving three persons dead and 70 others injured. Strict restrictions were imposed on the movement of people following a call...
  • Govt considers using tasers on rioters in JK July 26, 2010

    It hopes the use of electric guns in a nonlethal way could prevent the loss of lives during protests. ...
  • CRPF to raise force to fight stonepelters in JK June 6, 2010

    This is being done to reduce collateral damage and use minimum force to deal with protesters. ...