#JusticeForAiman: Protests erupt in Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore

Protests erupted in many parts of Srinagar city on Monday over the rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week. Reports said that protests erupted in Saida Kadal, Gaw Kadal, Almagari Bazar and Shalimar areas of the city. Schools and other business establishments have also been closed in the city while the movement of public transport has been affected. There has been an outrage over horrific rape of a three-year-old girl in Trigam, Sumbal. Police have already arrested the accused, who is a…

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E-Curfew and Digital India

In the era of digital India, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed internet shutdown for more than 197 times in 2018-19. One of the first steps taken by the government for the maintenance of law and order in Kashmir is shutting down the internet to stop the dissemination of provocative content or news. Intermittent internet suspension has been disrupting studies, business, reporting and social life of the residents of the state to a great extent. Digital disconnection and denial of proper, high-value bandwidth, at a time when telecom giants are…

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National Conference leader Devender Singh Rana bats for regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir

National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana Sunday said the regional autonomy to the three regions under the overall superintendence of the state government is the only way forward in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the move is necessary to assuage the political aspirations of the people and address to the political dimensions of the state. “Such a mechanism will provide a sense of political empowerment and end the apprehensions of discrimination among the people,” Rana said at a function in Samba district. He said regional autonomy together with well-structured…

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National Highway blockade chokes Kashmir as traffic remained disrupted for fifth consecutive day

The traffic on the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained disrupted for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday as only stranded vehicles were allowed to move on the road after the clearance of debris of landslides that have hit the highway since Wednesday. Though the traffic was scheduled to be restricted to defence vehicles only on Sunday, the authorities allowed stranded vehicles, mostly trucks carrying essential commodities, to move on the highway. More than 5,000 vehicles were stuck on the highway since Wednesday due to continuous landslides and shooting stones in…

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