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  • Kashmir unrest: 1.3 million pellet guns used in 32 days

    It’s been more than a month since Kashmir reamains paralysed by a wave of protests erupted in the wake of killing of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujaheedin commander. Hundreds have been injured and according to an official data, 66 people have died in clashes between security forces and protestors. The[Read More…]

  • PoK an integral part of India: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Modi, announced in the all-party meeting on Friday that Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir is a part of Jammu and Kashmir. He also added that “there can’t be any compromise on national security but we have to win confidence of people” while chairing the meeting. Former PM Manmohan Singh assured “full-cooperation” by Congress party.[Read More…]

  • Kashmir CRPF top-cop compares pellet guns to “wife beating”

    Central Reserve Police Force DG Durga Prasad, who finds himself embroiled in a lot of controversies after the usage of pellet guns in Kashmir has again courted controversy by a scathingly misogynist remark. On being interviewed by a Dainik Bhaskar correspondent about the use of pellet guns on protestors in Kashmir,[Read More…]

  • Supreme Court to hear petition for governor’s rule in Kashmir

    The Supreme Court on Friday has agreed to hear a public interest litigation filed by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party seeking imposition of governor’s rule in the state. The petition has been filed under a provision of the Jammu & Kashmir Constitution. The bench headed by chief justice T S Thakur has agreed[Read More…]

  • No more pellet-scarred lives in Kashmir

    In an update to Kashmir unrest, central government has decided to review the usage of pellet guns in Kashmir. Addressing the Lok Sabha on Thursday, home minister Rajnath Singh said that an expert committee will be constituted which will recommend alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir. The much criticised weapon,[Read More…]

  • Civil society demands recognition of political rights of Kashmiris

    New Delhi: Civil society raised its voice to break the silence on Kashmir and bring the voices of the Kashmiris in the limelight. In a press conference-cum-public meeting held in New Delhi on Tuesday by Campaign against Fascist Attack on University (CAFAU), noted journalists, filmmakers and academics unanimously demanded that[Read More…]

  • Press freedom in peril in Kashmir as government clamps down on media

    As the tension in Kashmir shows no sign of abating, mobile and internet services continued to remain suspended for the eighth day on Sunday while trains were also off the  tracks in the valley as a precautionary measure. What is more worrisome is that the state government seized newspapers and[Read More…]

  • Major media crackdown in Kashmir, government raids printing press, detains employees

    In a blatant attempt to gag the media in Kashmir, authorities allegedly raided some media offices and detained a few of their employees while seizing printed copies, reported PTI. In what is seen as almost ‘emergency like censorship’ the police conducted midnight raids at printing presses of major Urdu and[Read More…]

  • Eye surgeons rushed in to help pellet victims in Kashmir

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday sent a high-level team of eye surgeons to Jammu and Kashmir where over 100 youth are in danger of losing their eyesight after suffering from pellet injuries during protests over the encounter of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. A three-member team of eye specialists from[Read More…]

  • Umar Khalid does it again, compares Burhan with Che Guevara

    Umar Khalid, the sedition accused in JNU case has once again courted controversy by comparing, the slain Hizbul Mujahideeen terrorist Burhan Wani to Che Guevara. In a facebook post, he showed his support to Burhan and condemned the killing by the “Indian state.” Quoting Che’s famous words, Khalid writes, “I[Read More…]

  • Rajnath Singh assures Mehbooba Mufti of central aid

    The death toll following the Srinagar protests is now 21. Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, assuring central assistance to the state government if needed. Mehbooba chaired a high-level meet on Sunday evening to take stock of the situation. Mehbooba[Read More…]

  • Hizbul Mujahideen ‘poster boy’ Burhan Wani killed in joint encounter

    Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy and top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was among the three militants killed by security forces in Anantnag, Jammu-Kashmir on Friday. J&K police chief K Rajendra confirmed that Burhan was killed in an encounter between security personnel and militants. The exchange of fire between the forces[Read More…]

  • RSS affiliate withdraws Iftar invite to Pakistan

    The Rashtriya Muslin Manch has withdrawn its invitation to Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit to attend its Iftar party at the Parliament Annexe on July 2. In the wake of the Pampore attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, the RSS-affiliate body did a quick U-turn citing Pakistan’s failure to condemn the[Read More…]

  • Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypolls

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday won the Anantnag by-polls by more than 12,000 votes, driving home the point that her popularity remains unaffected even as the Peoples Democratic Party’s allies with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir. The Peoples Democratic Party President polled nearly 17,000 votes[Read More…]

  • Around 150 insurgents active, militancy spikes in J&K: Govt

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday, while responding to a query, said nearly 150 militants are active in the state including 54 foreigners and over 4,500 youths have crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training in last 30 years. Police said the involvement of locals in militancy has[Read More…]

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