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  • Another 15-year-old succumbs to pellet injuries in Kashmir, marks 85th death

    Another death in Kashmir has fanned the silent anger of its populace, with hundreds gathering for the funeral of 15-year-old Momin Altaf. After being crippled by unrest for more than two months now, the people of valley are still not ready to give up the series of protests that broke[Read More…]

  • India rejects UN Human Rights Council request to assess situation in Kashmir

    India rejected United Nations Human Rights Council’s demand to visit the troubled valley of Kashmir on Wednesday. This move comes as a blow to India’s diplomatic counter-maneuvering, and marks a success for Pakistan’s efforts to “internationalising” the Kashmir conflict. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said he was awaiting[Read More…]

  • Kashmir: Celebrating Eid-ul-Adha in vigil of drones and silence of curfews

    A man was killed and several people were injured in firing as protesters clashed with security forces on Tuesday morning in Bandipore, less than 70 km from Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar. The death toll in violent clashes in the state since July has now reached 80. With complete curfew[Read More…]

  • Jammu and Kashmir government orders shutdown of internet services

    Following the tense law and order situation in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered shutdown of internet services of all telecom networks and also mobile communications as a precautionary measure. The state government took a review of the of the prevailing law and order situation in the[Read More…]

  • Go after trouble makers and ensure peace in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh to forces

    Speaking on the recent incidents of unrest in Kashmir, home minister Rajnath Singh directed security forces to come down heavily on those instigating violence and choreographing stone pelting mobs in Kashmir. The directive to bring normalcy in the state was issued by him while chairing a high-level meeting in Delhi which[Read More…]

  • Poonch: Militants hauled up inside mini secretariat building, firing resumes

    An encounter between militants and security forces in Poonch is still underway as fresh exchange of fire was reported between the two sides at the mini secretariat building Monday morning. According to updates, some militants are apparently present inside the building and have started firing at intermittent intervals since the early hours[Read More…]

  • Separatist leader Geelani says Kashmiris are close to freedom

    Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday criticised central government saying it has started ‘farce of engagement’ to divert attention from the reality on the ground. “They will come again to ask what do we want. They know the answer to that question. We want freedom,” Geelani said. In[Read More…]

  • Militants ambush Army convoy in Kashmir, 3 soldiers injured

    Early Wednesday morning, militants ambushed an army convoy in North Kashmir’s Handwara injuring three soldiers. According to the latest reports coming in, army has cordoned off the area and have launched a search operation to tracer the militants. The attacks, as informed by the locals took place on the Baramulla –[Read More…]

  • Kashmir is Pakistan’s “jugular vein” says Pakistan Army Chief

    Describing Kashmir as Pakistan’s “jugular vein”, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said, Islamabad will continue to support the people of the valley on the “diplomatic and ethical” fronts. ” He also added, “The solution of the problem lies in the implementation of United Nations resolutions in this regard. Pakistan[Read More…]

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir

    According to latest updates, Pakistan’s troops have violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The troops fired mortar shells along the border and no injuries or casualties have been reported so far. A News 18 report says that[Read More…]

  • Rajnath calls Hurriyat leaders inhuman; toughens stand on Kashmir

    Addressing the media on Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Kashmir is and will always be an integral part of India.” Singh was leading the all-party delegation that was snubbed by the Hurriyat Separatists on Sunday, when the former tried reaching out to them over the violence in Kashmir. Hardening[Read More…]

  • Photojournalists allegedly manhandled by police in Kashmir

    A body of photojournalists has alleged that some of its members were manhandled by policemen in Srinagar. The photojournalists said that they showed the police curfew passes, but policemen declined to acknowledge them. They alleged that over a dozen photojournalists were assaulted while they were discharging professional duties in the[Read More…]

  • Rajnath led all-party team to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Sept 4

    An all-party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Srinagar on September 4 in the wake of the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley. Rajnath Singh went to meet BJP president Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with[Read More…]

  • Valley witnesses freedom from curfew after 52 days of lockdown

    After 52 days of complete lockdown, curfew was lifted on Monday from major parts of Kasmir, except Pulwama. The valley had witnessed violence and shut-down since the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani last month and over 70 people have died and over 11,000 have been injured in violent clashes[Read More…]

  • PAVA to be the new pellet guns in Kashmir?

    After much protests and agitation against the usage of pellet guns in Kshmir, an alternative to the “non-lethal” weapon has been zeroed in. A panel constituted by the home ministry to find an alternative to pellet guns for crowd control has decided to use PAV guns, a chilli-based ammunition, which[Read More…]

  • Angry Mehbooba Mufti walks out of press conference as Rajnath pacifies her

    Addressing a joint session with home minister Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti lost her cool and abruptly ended a press conference. When journalists asked questions about her role in dealing with the current unrest, she suddenly got up, saying “thank you”, after replying to a question even as[Read More…]

  • Fresh death spurs tension in the Valley, as Rajnath lands for talks

    Union minister Rajnath Singh reached Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, his second trip this month, to hold talks on the unrest in the Valley. However, the government maintains that its first priority is to end the violence. As part of Singh’s two-day visit, he will interact with civil society groups,[Read More…]

  • After 12 years, BSF returns to haunt Kashmir

    The troubled valley of Kashmir witnessed the return of Border Security Force (BSF) after a gap of 12 years. After the curfew and raging protests crippled life for more than 45 days since the encounter of Hizbul Mujaheedin commander Burhan Wani, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday deployed Border[Read More…]

  • Burhan Wani’s father says his son was a mujahid, not a terrorist; backs jihad

    Muzaffar Wani, father of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an interview to Hindustan Times says that Burhan would have died even if he had not joined militancy and prefers to call his son mujahid. He said, “Uska raasta theek tha. Jehad is fine. He was a mujahid, not[Read More…]

  • Loss of life in Kashmir distresses us, says PM Modi

    Expressing deep concern over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that those who lost their lives during the unrest are “part of us, our nation”. “Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” Modi told a delegation[Read More…]

  • 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…]

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