In a second such attack in less than a fortnight, a group of hooligans assaulted four Kashmiri traders and allegedly looted their merchandise after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and anti-Pakistan slogans in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand state.
Veteran Kashmiri leader and iconic figure in the separatist political camp Syed Ali Shah Geelani was buried at a local graveyard near his Hyderpora home in Srinagar in the wee hours on Thursday in a quiet funeral organised by authorities, amid tight security and restrictions with internet services by and large snapped in Kashmir.
A BJP leader was shot dead by militants on Tuesday in broad daylight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, second such incident in the last eight days in the Valley.
Police and paramilitary forces on Saturday carried out surprise checks, rampant frisking and identification parades in most parts of the Kashmir Valley on the eve of I-day celebrations amid apprehensions of militant attacks.
At least ten civilians, including two women were injured on Tuesday in a grenade blast in the busy Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) in the heart of this capital city.
A policeman and a civilian were injured on Tuesday in a militant attack in Khanyar area of the city; just a day after police released the list of ten wanted militants active in Jammu and Kashmir.
Unidentified militants on Tuesday opened fire upon a police vehicle in Saida Kadal area of the city; however no one was injured in the surprise attack.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday sacked eleven government employees, including Hizbul-Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin’s two sons besides two policemen in its ongoing crackdown against the people allegedly engaged in ‘terror activities’.
Dozens of mourners were injured on Sunday and many others detained as government forces used force, including shot gun pellets to break-up Ashura procession in the old quarter of the Srinagar city.
The department of sheep husbandry has declined army’s offer to purchase a huge chunk of land in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, days after a letter of interest was shot by the former to the government.