Amid Kashmir tensions, Pakistani prisoner stoned to death in Jaipur jail

A Pakistani national lodged in Jaipur central jail was allegedly killed on Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners. “A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly murdered today in the central jail. The matter will be investigated by a judicial magistrate and also by the police,” Rajasthan Director General of Police Kapil Garg told PTI. The killing in Jaipur prison has been reported amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack. An official said Shakrullah (50), who was from Pakistan Punjab’s Sialkot, was hit with a large stone…

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Release detained youths or situation will turn worse, threatens Dogra group

The Jammu Province People’s Forum (JPPF), an organisation advocating cause of Dogras, Wednesday threatened agitation if police do not immediately release over 100 boys allegedly detained in Jammu during protests against Pulwama attack. “100 plus innocent (boys) are detained for none of their fault. We request the administration to release the detained innocent youths of Jammu otherwise situation will become bad to worse”, Working President of the Forum, M S Katoch said Wednesday here. The JPPF, which supervised the agitation for the Central University Jammu (CUJ) and AIIMS and forced…

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India at risk of communal violence before LS election: Dan Coats Director National Intelligence

The comment on India’s upcoming general election is part of the US intelligence community’s assessment of worldwide threats in the year 2019 and was presented in the form of a written document to the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence. “Parliamentary elections in India increase the possibility of communal violence if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party stresses Hindu nationalist themes,” Coats told members of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Coats and heads of other top American intelligence agencies…

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Loss of studies weighs heavy on the mind of Kashmiri students leaving for home

Amid concerns for their safety that are forcing them to return home, loss of academics is weighing heavy on the minds of Kashmiri students who are leaving for Jammu from Mohali in batches. Kashmiri students had taken shelter in Mohali following alleged retaliatory attacks on them in Ambala and Dehradun after the fidayeen killing of 40 CRPF men in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on February 14. While most of them left for Jammu on Monday, 110 reached the Phase 3B1 gurdwara on early Tuesday morning, and left for Jammu in…

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Post Pulwama​ fidayeen attack, Tensions on rising between India and Pakistan, but Washington seems least bothered

Last week, 40 paramilitary police officers were killed in a terrorist attack in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory that both India and Pakistan claim in its entirety. The attack, the worst in the territory in decades, quickly spiraled into a major standoff between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to avenge the fallen. “We will give a befitting reply, our neighbor will not be allowed to destabilize us,” Modi said. Jaish-e-Muhammad, a militant group based in Pakistan, asserted responsibility for the attack, but Pakistani Prime Minister…

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Nineteen​ Kashmiri students outside JK expelled post-Pulwama​ Fidayeen Attack

7 Students suspended at Quantum University, Dehradun 3 Students arrested in Bengaluru from Spurthy College and Chinai College Bengaluru 1 Girl rusticated from SGT University of Gurgaon, Delhi 2 Students of SUS Engineering College Tangori Jharkhand suspended 4 Female paramedical students of NIMS slapped with sedition charges after suspension at Jaipur 2 Students of Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University arrested from Solan, HP At least 19 Kashmiri students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir have been expelled from various colleges following the Fidayeen attack at Lethpora Pulwama in which 40 paramilitary…

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Doctors in Kashmir plan to boycott Macleods, Intas Pharma for suspending Kashmiri employees

Doctors in Srinagar have planned to boycott pharma companies that have suspended Kashmiri employees accused of posting “anti-national” comments on social media after Pulwama attack. The Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has issued a show-cause cum suspension notices to three Kashmiri sales executives all working from Srinagar. “It has been reported that you started posting hateful messages on your Twitter handle in the wake of Pulwama attack. Your tweet is insensitive in nature and has brought disrepute to the image of our organisation,” reads one of the…

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