Kashmir not an issue, just problem of 5 districts: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate Bharatiya Janata Party today stressed on changing nation’s narrative on Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a seminar “Jammu & Kashmir: the present scenario, our responsibilities and duties” here this evening, RSS Seh-Sarkayavah, Dr. Krishan Gopal said, “Kashmir problem was result of historical blunders but nationalist forces are fighting to end this.” “Kashmir issue was created by Jawaharlal Nehru for sake of his friendship with Sheikh Abdullah. Had Nehru allowed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to handle J&K, the issue would not have been there.” “Article 35…

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With 42 killed, bloodiest Ramzan in Kashmir in years

At least 42 people, including nine policemen, were killed in Kashmir in June in what could be the bloodiest Ramzan in the Valley in recent years. The toll includes 27 terrorists and six civilian deaths. A senior police officer told TOI that Friday’s lynching has resulted in fear among the lower rungs of security forces. Although the killing drew criticism from all quarters, security forces believe it’s insufficient to deter people from acting against cops. “Although she (Mehbooba) was very hard in her statement against the attack on police ,…

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After Dogra rule, Jummat-ul-Vida prayers disallowed for the first time in Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Government on Friday barred the people from offering the Jumma Tul Vida prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar. All roads leading to the grand mosque were sealed since early morning. Concertina wires were laid around the entry points. Reports said that it is after the “brutal Dogra regime” that the Jumma – tul -Vida prayers were not allowed in the Mosque. Kashmir’s head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that it is for the first time in the living memory of people that they are being barred from offering Juma-tul-vida prayers at…

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Operation All-Out, Starts in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of 258 militants

Top security establishment of India has prepared a blueprint to deliver “a lethal blow to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir with a long term plan for a lasting peace in the trouble-torn Valley”, India Today TV reported. According to the report as many as 258 militants from a clutch of outfits have been shortlisted for “Operation All-Out” that has been launched strategically in parts of the region, the report said. Prime locations of militant activities were mapped well before the exercise got a go-ahead, the report revealed. “Intelligence agencies carried…

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Curbs imposed to foil resistance protests in Valley

Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley. “Restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed to maintain law and order in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma police stations,” a senior police officer said here. Under the curbs, there can be no gathering of five or more people at any place. The separatists have called for protests after the Friday prayers against the killing of a…

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State Cricket Academy to organize mega cricketing event next month

The State Cricket Academy (SCA) is all set to organize a mega cricketing event from next month, in which 160 teams from Kashmir province and 164 teams from Jammu are expected to participate. The event would be held in two phases for which the registration process has started two months ago. “It will be the first major cricket event to be held in Jammu and Kashmir on this scale this season. The top cricketers from all over the state would be taking part in the event,” Director State Cricket Academy…

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Leh erupts over sexual assault on 6 year old boy

Protests erupted in Leh town to condemn the alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy in Shey Lamdon School in the district. The residents demanded serious action against the accused. A peaceful procession was taken out from Chokhang Vihara to Polo Ground. Thousands of school students, including people from all walks of life, carrying placards and banners raised slogans. The Civilian Alliance Society in collaboration with the NGOs working for child rights along with leaders of religions organisations and political affiliations took part in the protest and expressed solidarity with…

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Kashmiri Students booked for pro-Pak slogans in UP college

A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of the Indian cricket team on social media after the ICC Champions Trophy final. Two complaints have been received, one by students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other by Bajrang Dal activists, the police said. The right wing activists have demanded the arrest of the students, the police said, adding that a probe had been launched. The administration of the college, located in…

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Resistance camp mustn’t be involved in dialogue: Panun Kashmir

The Panun Kashmir today asserted that separatists and extremist elements in the Valley could not be stakeholders in talks as they were responsible for the present turmoil. Addressing a press conference, Panun Kashmir president Ashwani Chrungoo said any talks with separatist in Kashmir were tantamount to granting legitimacy to the so-called ‘azadi gang’, inciting violence against security personnel. He emphasised that no government at the Centre was mandated to discuss the issues related to sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. The Panun Kashmir has said that Pandits, who have…

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18 Civilians killed at gunfight sites in Kashmir since last 15 months

At least 18 civilians have so far been killed at gunfight sites by government forces in Kashmir in the past 15 months, official records have revealed. Of 14 civilians killed in the first three months of 2017, eight have died due to firing by J&K police, Central Reserve Police Force and Army near the gunfight sites, the official records accessed by Kashmir Post have revealed. The firing on protesters has almost become a new phenomenon in the Valley where government forces fire upon civilian protesters who storm the gunfight sites…

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