NC says arrest soldiers involved in Shopian shotout, BJP wants FIR withdrawn

The National Conference (NC) on Monday demanded the arrest of soldiers named in an FIR in the killing of two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, while the ruling BJP demanded withdrawal of the FIR. “Politics apart, this cycle of killings must end. We all have to end this bloodshed,” former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in the state assembly. “As per news reports soldiers, including a Major, have been named in the FIR. “Bullets have been fired at chest height, which means the forces were…

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‘Drunken Banter’ – Video of an army officer boasting of bloodshed goes viral

The video shows the man in military uniform in a hilly place much like Kashmir in winter saying he is not satisfied till there is bloodshed, and how people should worship weapons and not gods. A video showing a man in military uniform boasting about bloodshed and worship of weapons was widely shared on social media in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday when tension was already running high over the killing of two men by security forces. The authenticity of the clipping could not be independently verified and the officer…

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Drugs, Sex, Stress: Why Kota may be a bad place for your child

Self-harm, substance abuse, bullying, sexual experimentation and the possibility of pregnancy, sleep-related issues, loneliness, weight loss, acidity and anxiety are common among students in Kota, the coaching class capital of Rajasthan famous for offering preparatory courses to IIT hopefuls, a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has said. The report, submitted recently to the Kota district administration which had commissioned a study to find out reasons for student suicides, has a crucial suggestion for parents who aspire to send their children there: “Do an initial recce, if possible,…

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Civilian killings in Shopian rocks J&K Assembly

Civilian killings in Shopian of South Kashmir rocked the J&K Assembly here on Monday. Opposition parties moved an adjournment motion and pressed for adjournment of the House business. They created uproar and raised slogans. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti intervened and urged Speaker Kavinder Gupta to allow discussion in the House. Later, the Speaker allowed the discussion. No question was taken in the Assembly. NC’s legislator Ali Mohammad Sagar started the discussion.

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