Opinion

 Crescent Kashmir

EASING OF RESTRICTIONS  

EASING OF RESTRICTIONS  

Jammu and Kashmir being a Union Territory is directly under the control of MHA. There is the good news for the people of Jammu and Kashmir that MHA has decided to ease some restrictions amid lockdown. MHA from Friday night allowed opening of neighborhood and standalone shops, including those located in residential complexes within municipal […]

 Crescent Kashmir

LOCKDOWN VIOLATIONS  

LOCKDOWN VIOLATIONS  

Police and authorities in Srinagar city have been strictly enforcing lockdown to arrest the spread of coronavirus. Recently police said that they have filed over 1000 FIR’s in Kashmir against people for violating a lockdown orders of the government. On April 23, government in a statement said that they have sealed 10 shops and seized […]

 Crescent Kashmir

TIMBER SMUGGLING

TIMBER SMUGGLING

There have been lot of media reports in the recent past from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir about the growing incidents of timber smuggling despite lockdown and restrictions. Recently district administration of Ganderbal acted when some videos went viral showing how in the forest compartment of Chettergul, green gold was been looted with help […]

 Crescent Kashmir

POLICE VERSES SCRIBES 

POLICE VERSES SCRIBES 

  Ever since central government has decided to go for a massive lockdown in Kashmir including curbs on communication on August 5, last year, there have dozens of instances when local journalists were arrested, some of them bailed and many of them summoned to the police stations and interrogated. In the past two days, three […]

 Crescent Kashmir

SC GIVES TIME

SC GIVES TIME

Supreme Court today asked the government to file a detailed affidavit about the ground situation in Kashmir as, government has said that 2G will remain for the national security. As the people are tossed against the COVID-19 pandemic, J-K struggles with restricted internet connectivity. The internet was snapped in August 2019 when the government scrapped […]

 Crescent Kashmir

EXTENDED LOCKDOWN

EXTENDED LOCKDOWN

  District Srinagar especially Lal Chowk and its adjacent areas will remain under severe restrictions till May 3, 2020 according to any order issued by District Administration. The order has mentioned lockdown period from March 25, while as the fact remains that Srinagar and various other parts of Kashmir valley have been under lockdown from […]

 Crescent Kashmir

LADAKH AT CUSP

LADAKH AT CUSP

Union Territory of Ladakh is at the cusp of being positive and prosperous as very soon, authorities are going to declare it as coronavirus free zone. Most of the patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and have been discharged from Sonam Nurbo Memorial Hospital of Leh. According to the local authorities of the […]

 Crescent Kashmir

LIFELINE OF LADAKH

LIFELINE OF LADAKH

Union Territory of Ladakh has only one lifeline in the shape of Srinagar-Leh national highway as the Manali-Leh road often gets disrupted. Recently after four months of winter disruption, authorities decided to open this highway amid lockdown due to coronavirus threat. UT administration of Ladakh on Friday after taking feedback from the ground decided to […]

 Crescent Kashmir

HOW FAR

HOW FAR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed nation and said that lockdown will continue till May 3, 2020. He did this announcement after lot of consultations with all the stakeholders in politics and bureaucracy. He asked administrative machinery to be very strict while implementing the lockdown from 14 up to April 20, 2020. He indicated that […]

 Crescent Kashmir

DARBAR MOVE HALT

DARBAR MOVE HALT

After about 150 years, there would be no Darbar Move from Jammu to Srinagar for the first time due to COVID-19 virus threat. Whatever the real motive behind this order of administration, it is a decision having far reaching consequences. Started in 1872 by then Maharaja Ranbir Singh, a Dogra king, who made Jammu and […]