Tag Archives: Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: Mobiles down, Valley queues up for landlines

A view of Lalchowk in Srinagar. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi) For years they were considered obsolete. But after a fortnight of communication restrictions across Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre scrapped the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, the Valley is queuing up outside telephone exchanges — for landline telephones, new and old. Over the… Read More »

J&K Bank case: I-T dept raids Kashmir business group, seizes Rs 1.28 crore assets

The Income Tax Department said on Tuesday that it has conducted raids against a Kashmir-based business group and seized unaccounted assets worth Rs 1.28 crore in connection with its tax evasion probe against entities linked to the financial operations of J&K Bank. Alleged irregularities in loan disbursal activities and appointments at the state-owned lender came to light recently… Read More »

Kashmir: Social media gag on government workers slammed

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Government workers in Indian-administeredKashmir have decried a government ban prohibiting them and their families from expressing political opinions on social networking sites. Under a new order issued on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir government employees were barred from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The region’s… Read More »

Even though Islam gives rights to transgender people, they are oppressed: Kashmir scholar Aijaz Bund

Transgenders Abdul Rashid, left, and Shabnam Subhan at the book launch | Aijaz Bund The government thinks there are only males and females in Kashmir, Shabnam Subhan, a transgender Kashmiri, told a gathering of academics, journalists and civil society figures in Srinagar. “No one cares about us, as if we don’t exist,” he said. Transgender Kashmiris speaking publicly about… Read More »

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet services were cut 28 times over the… Read More »