Kashmir Valley experiences Arctic conditions, Drass coldest at -19.7°C

Most places in the Kashmir division experienced season’s coldest night on Friday, even as the mercury continued its downward spiral in the Valley and the Ladakh region, MET officials said. The minimum temperature across Kashmir, barring Pahalgam, dropped due to a clear sky last night, they said. The officials said Kargil town recorded a low of minus 10.2 degrees Celsius. Drass in Kargil district had a low of minus 19.7 degrees Celsius and was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius.…

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Post civilian killings GOI in spot over its Kashmir Policy

Delhi is caught in a spot over the killing of seven civilians in violent clashes in the aftermath of an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning that also raised a question about its policy on Kashmir. Three militants and a soldier were killed in the gunfight that spurred the violent protests with heavy stone-throwing at the soldiers from a very short distance. That created a situation that All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq described as the “continuing terror and trauma unleashed by the Indian security…

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Massacre: Forces killed 7 Civilians, injured 100’s near gunfight site in Pulwama

Seven civilians were killed and three dozen others injured in trigger-happy force personnel’s firing on protestors near encounter site at Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants including an army deserter and an army man were killed in the gunfight.A police official said a joint forces comprising 55 Rashtriya Rifles, 182 and 183 Bn of CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police laid siege around Sirnoo village at around 4 am. He said as the search parties approached a spot in village orchards between Sirnoo…

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