Three Years of abrogation: Kashmir Valley witnesses partial shutdown

Three Years of abrogation - Kashmir Valley witnesses partial shutdown

Protests mark anniversary of ‘black decision’ Kashmir witnessed a street protest by the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a partial spontaneous shutdown in Srinagar, as the revocation of J&K’s special status completed three years on Friday. On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha participated in multiple events to promote different projects. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and her supporters held a protest march from the party’s Srinagar office but were stopped from heading towards the commercial hub Lal Chowk. Ms. Mufti said August 5, 2019 was “a…

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Five persons dead, Eleven injured in Ramban accident

Five persons died whereas 11 others sustained injuries when a rashly-driven cab in which they were travelling towards Jammu from Railway Station Banihal rammed into a car and plunged into a gorge at Kelamorh, 4 km ahead of Ramban on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway late Thursday evening. Police said a cab (JK02AP 5338) on its way to Jammu rammed into a car and went out of the control of its driver and plunged into a several hundred feet deep gorge in the Kelamorh area of Ramban, resulting in the death…

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Grenade blast leaves one migrant labourer dead and two injured in Pulwama

One Migrant labourer killed, Two injured in grenade blast in Pulwama

A migrant labourer was killed and two others were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade in the Gadoora village of Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, police said, adding that the area was cordoned off. According to the police, the attack took place in the evening when the labourers were at their rented accommodation in the village. “Terrorists hurled a grenade on outside labourers at Gadoora area of Pulwama. In this terror incident, one labourer died, and two others were injured. Area cordoned off,” J&K Police said in a…

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Three years after losing autonomy, hopelessness and fear grows across Kashmir Valley

Indian government revoked Kashmir’s constitutional autonomy on Aug. 5, 2019 Press freedom, basic rights have since been restricted in country’s sole Muslim-majority region Terrified to step out from his home in Srinagar, Sanjay Tickoo says he has not felt for decades as unsafe as he is now, three years after the Indian government stripped the Kashmir region of its limited autonomy, promising security and reform. A leader of the minority Hindu community known as Pandits, he remained in Kashmir Valley when most Hindus fled after an armed anti-India rebellion broke…

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