Protests, Clashes Erupt At 2 Encounter Sites In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Intense pro-freedom protests followed by clashes erupted at two encounter sites in Valley on Saturday even as suspected militants escaped from a cordon launched by armed forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. The incidents took place despite stern warning by Indian army chief to pro-freedom protestors recently. Armed forces including army, CRPF, SOG and […]

Alienating Kashmiris Is In Our Disadvantage: Sinha

NEW DELHI: Alienating Kashmiris without solving their issues would only lead to Pakistan taking advantage of the situation, former external affairs minister, Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday. “The road to Islamabad is via Srinagar and not the other way around. It is not to Srinagar via Islamabad,” Sinha said at a book release function where […]

SHRC Orders Fresh Probe Into 24-Year-Old ‘Encounter’

SRINAGAR: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered a fresh probe into the 24 year-old “encounter” in which according to security agencies 20 “militants” had been killed. The encounter had taken place at Puner area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on 17 October 1993 and out of 20 slain ‘militants’ the identity of only 7 […]

Stop Sending More Pellet Guns: Opposition To Centre

SRINAGAR: Terming the authorization to procure more 4,949 pellet guns to Valley by the Union Home Ministry as ‘unfortunate and disappointing’, the opposition political parties on Saturday said that such decisions would further alienate the people of Kashmir with the government. The opposition political parties including Congress, NC and others lashed out at the Government […]

Twin ‘Murder’ Of Mother-Daughter Duo:Politically Backed Accused Roaming Freely,Alleges Family

SRINAGAR: Demanding immediate arrest of accused allegedly responsible for the murder of mother-daughter duo in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, locals from Adlach Magam area of Pahalgam town Saturday staged a massive protest here in Press Enclave Srinagar raising questions over police probe. Pertinently, the bodies of mother-daughter duo missing from Nambal village since February 7, […]

‘Sedition For Azadi Slogan’:’India Emerging As ‘Fascist’ State’

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday while reacting to the statement of union minister for information, Venkaiah Naidu, said that India is “emerging as a fascist and imperialist state”. “… and their claims of being a largest democracy in world stand exposed,” said the Hurriyat Conference in reaction to […]

Many Cops Injured During Student Protests In Jammu

JAMMU: Agitating students of Class 12th who were protesting against the ‘out of syllabus’ Physics paper on Saturday clashed with Police in which 3 students and 3 cops including a Dy SP and a SHO were injured. The clash took place after police resorted to lathi-charge and even lobbed teargas shells to disperse the agitating […]

Illegal Appointments In Assembly Sectt:SAC Seeks Entire Record, Relevant Rules

JAMMU: In a major decision, the Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission (SAC) has sought from the Legislative Assembly Secretariat entire regard pertaining to illegal appointments made by three former Speakers and copies of the relevant rules for detailed examination before proceedings further in this much-publicized case. Reports in the Legislative Assembly Secretariat said that […]

‘GoI Seeks Report On Rohingyas Settled In Jammu’

NEW DELHI: Acting tough, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday sought report from Jammu and Kashmir Government on “illegal settlement” of Rohingyas and Burmese in Jammu region, an issue which is being raised by some right wing BJP politicians. Reports said that during a high level security review meeting at North Block in New […]

Curfew imposed in Tral

Tral: Police on Saturday evening imposed curfew around the encountersite in Nazneenpora village and adjoining areas of the Tral in Pulwama district. Reports said that announcements were made on public address systems and Masjid loudspeakers asking people not to come closer to the encounter site.Meanwhile, reports pouring in from the township said that massive clashes are […]

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