Urge your wards to leave path of violence: DGP to families of rebals

A day after Delhi announced the ceasefire in the State, Jammu Kashmir Police Chief DGP Shesh Paul Vaid Thursday urged the families of local militants to shun the path of violence. Vaid wrote on twitter: “Taking advantage of fresh initiative of GOI during Ramadan, families of local militants should urge their sons to leave path of violence & join them to live peacefully . Wish them good luck (sic).” On Wednesday afternoon, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government has asked the government forces not to launch the anti-militancy…

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Ravinder Raina state BJP head invokes Islamic teachings for Kashmiri’s

“I hope and pray that the holy fasting month of Ramazan brings peace for the entire state…. We believe in ‘Hubbul Wattani’ (love for country), which was preached by Prophet Muhammad… We believe in this poem (of Allama Iqbal) that we recite in schools…. It teaches us to love and help the poor and the weak.”— Ravinder Raina, BJP president, J&K Usually known for his outspoken attitude and being a “hardcore RSS worker”, Ravinder Raina, newly nominated BJP state president, on Wednesday invoked Islamic teachings and quoted poetry of Allama…

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Forces to scale down CASO during Ramadan

The forces in Valley have ostensibly worked out a fresh strategy to deal with militants and ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the general public in anti-militancy operations during the holy month of Ramadan. Kashmir Post has learnt that in view of the holy month of Ramadan, the anti-militancy operations would remain limited to based on “specific intelligence information” while the routine Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) would be scaled down. “The anti-militancy operations will be carried out based on intelligence operations. There will be no regular and general…

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Govt. revokes order on Kashmiri Pandit’s pilgrimage registration

Kashmiri Pandits are sons of the soil and they do not need any permission to visit the shrines in the Valley, says Minister. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday removed a senior official and ordered a probe into the official directive asking migrant Kashmiri Pandits to register before embarking on any pilgrimage at the historic temples of the Kashmir Valley. “Migrant Kashmiri Pandits belong to this soil. They don’t need to register for such religious pilgrimages. They don’t require any permission from the government. We cannot have them questioned…

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Security forces issue list of top ten commanders in Valley

After death of several top terrorist commander’s, security forces have issues a new list of top commanders in the Valley. The names were made public with an aim to eliminate them from the region. Among the wanted terrorists, Riyaz, Zakir and Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hanzullah, who escaped from the clutches of the Jammu and Kashmir police. Their escape came as a big blow to the security agencies, which are witnessing a fresh round of unrest. According to the police, all the top ten terrorists have been put…

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Make your children give up violence: Priya Sethi to mothers of “Misguided Youths”

BJP leader Priya Sethi exhorted Sunday the mothers of “misguided youths” in Jammu and Kashmir to convince their wards to give up violence and join the mainstream. The former minister was speaking at a women leadership conclave Pink Marathon: Empowered women Empower women organised by Epilogue Press on the occasion of Mother’s Day. “Today, we are celebrating Mother’s Day and nothing could have been better than this conclave. I ask mothers of misguided youth who have taken up arms to influence their children to shun the path of violence,” Ms…

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Omar seeks probe for harassment & beating of Kashmiri’s Delhi

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Friday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure that the alleged thrashing of a group of Kashmiris, including women, in Delhi was investigated urgently. “@HMOIndia @rajnathsingh Please have this investigated urgently and bring the guilty to book,” the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister wrote on Twitter. Last night in New Delhi’s Sunlight Colony area, a group of 40-50 people surrounded five people, including four women, from Kashmir, and beat them up, according to the police. The victims alleged they were targeted…

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Historic Jamia Masjid sealed to prevent Separatist Protests

The authorities on Friday locked Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, disallowing the weekly congregational prayers. The move was part of the preventive measures to thwart protests called by separatist leaders. The police locked the gates of the city’s largest mosque at Nowhatta. Security forces personnel were deployed in large numbers in the area to prevent protests. Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers a weekly sermon at Jamia Masjid, condemned the restrictions as he remained under detention at his residence in the city. The restrictions were imposed in response to…

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Court seeks report on mowing down of youth by police vehicle

The court of chief judicial magistrate Srinagar has directed SHO Noorbagh to file a status report in the case of Adil Ahmed Yadoo of Safa Kadal here who was crushed to death by a police vehicle on 5 May 2018. The court issued directions after the family of the victim moved an application through counsels advocate Bashir Siddiq and Muhammad Ashraf Bhat. The 18 year old youth was crushed to death by a police armoured vehicle in downtown Srinagar amid protests following a firefight between militants and government forces, a…

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Pune’s former mayor, Rajlakshmi Bhosale faith in Kashmir tourism unshaken

Rajlakshmi Bhosale was on her way to Srinagar when she got the news of the killing of a tourist in a stone pelting incident. But the General Secretary of Nationalist Congress Party in Pune and former mayor of the western Indian city let her earlier experience of travels to Kashmir guide her rather be panicked by the news of the death of 22-year-old R Thirumani of Chennai after he was critically injured near Narbal when his vehicle was caught in a stone throwing protest. Bhosale flew from the hills of…

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