Lashkar Asks Kashmiri Youth Not to Raise Daesh, Takfiri Flags

Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba Saturday accused New Delhi of ‘deliberately’ trying to disturb the bond between Kashmiri masses and Hurriyat in order to sabotage the Kashmir’s freedom struggle. The outfit Chief Mehmood Shah in a statement to news agency CNS said that India is utilising ISIS (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda as its proxies to spread anarchy in the name of Takfeer (declaring Muslims as kafirs). “It must be understood that the Apostle of Allah SWT (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) forbids killing of believers and whoever is indulging in such inhumane…

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Zakir Musa floats new militant outfit, announces support to Al-Qaeda

Zakir Musa, who quit as Hizbul Mujahideen commander after the terror outfit strongly condemned his threat to Hurriyat leaders, on Friday announced to float a new militant outfit. Zakir Musa, who quit as Hizbul Mujahideen commander after the terror outfit strongly condemned his threat to Hurriyat leaders, on Friday announced to float a new militant outfit. In a new tape released today, Musa floated the new organisation and professed his support to terror group Al-Qaeda. Musa severed ties with the Hizbul Mujahideen last week, hours after the outfit denounced his…

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Hurriyat leaders oppose sending Kashmiri kids to schools, But want the best for their own children

A few days ago, hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had urged Kashmiri parents not to send their children to “goodwill” schools being run by the Army. The Hurriyat hawk had said: “For petty material gains, we are losing our next generation. The institutions run by Army are making our children indifferent towards their religion and specific culture.” Other separatists have been singing the same tune. However, the family members and children of many of such leaders have got the best education, are settled abroad and eventually leading a…

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Scores of Kashmiri Pandits throng Mata Zeshta Devi shrine in Srinagar

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits from various parts of the country thronged the shrine of Mata Zeshta Devi in Srinagar for the annual ‘maha yagya’ for peace and normalcy in Kashmir. Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits from various parts of the country thronged the shrine of Mata Zeashta Devi in Srinagar for the annual ‘maha yagya’ for peace and normalcy in Kashmir. Set amidst a cross-section of Shankaracharya mountain and Zabarvan hills overlooking the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, the shrine of Mata Zeashta Devi has become a “transit home” to the…

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BSF Exam topper gets life threat from militants, seeks help

According to ANI, Nabeel Ahmed Wahi has approached the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi for protection. A Kashmiri youth who topped the recruitment exam for Border Security Force (BSF) has been receiving death threats from militants in the Valley, a media report said on Tuesday. According to ANI, Nabeel Ahmed Wahi has approached the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi for protection. Nabeel reportedly claimed that both he and his sister have received death threat from the militants after he topped the recruitment exam. The news comes days after…

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Lt Fayaz fourth Kashmiri soldier to become victim of militancy

Young Kashmiri Army officer Lt Ummer Fayaz, who was abducted from his home in south Kashmir last week and shot dead, became the fourth serving soldier from Kashmir and the first officer to have fallen victim to the militant violence in the strife-torn region. Lieutenant Fayaz was home on leave to attend the wedding of his cousin. In the early 1990s, when militancy was at its peak, few Kashmiri youth would join the Army. The trend, has, however, changed slowly after the Army started holding massive recruitment rallies across the…

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Chaos erupts in Mehbooba Mufti’s event at SKICC

Chaos erupted on Tuesday in an event where Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was to address a gathering. Chaos erupted on Tuesday in an event where Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was to address a gathering. Mehbooba was to address an audience at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) but the whole event got cancelled as panic was created in the premises. The reason of the chaos is unknown. “Women were present in large numbers and probably a lady fainted. Seeing that others panicked. Hope this programme…

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Kashmiri youth who escaped from custody joins militants, blames injustice

Zubair Ahmad Turray, who escaped from Keegam police station on May 1, says he was in jail for the last 4 years and was charged under the Jammu Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 that allows the state to detain a person without trial for at least 6 months. A 23-year-old man from Shopian, who escaped from police custody earlier this month, has released a video saying he has joined the militant ranks and that “tyranny’ and “illegal detention” led him to become an insurgent. District police authorities confirmed Zubair Ahmad…

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Governor NN Vohra reviews Amarnath yatra arrangements

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today reviewed the preparations, including those related to the security, of the 40-day-long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Himalayas, starting next month. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today reviewed the preparations, including those related to the security, of the 40-day-long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Himalayas, starting next month. Vohra, who is also chairman of the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), directed all the agencies concerned to keep a close watch…

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Valley’s ‘Tulip man’ gets recognition at at int’l fora

When the tulip growers of Turkey recently invited retired district floriculture officer Javed Ahmad Shah to their country, they were impressed with his knowledge of tulips. Shah was then tasked with preparing a report to suggest ways to boost commercial floriculture vis-à-vis tulips in Istanbul, Turkey. Earlier, he was engaged as an expert on an advisory panel in Darjeeling for the cultivation of tulips to boost tourism in the north-east region. Shah is now scheduled to travel to Canada as a part of the World Tulip Summit Society (WTSS) mission…

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