His killing didn’t hurt but what they had done to his face did: Saqib Bilal’s Mother

Mehbooba, the mother of Saqib Bilal Sheikh, one of the four youngest militants to have been killed by government forces in gunfights recently, picks up her son’s costly watch and kisses it repeatedly. “This is what he has left for me,” she said, sitting in a room where Saqib would study. Sitting in the room also are about 30 of Saqib’s friends, many of whom were hunched over their smartphones watching his pictures and videos of his funeral. A few were arranging his books on a shelf. Mehbooba thanks God…

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Govt Notifies 75 Services in J&K now ‘Online Only’

The Jammu and Kashmir government December 14 declared 75 services in various departments to be ‘online only’ as a part of Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) under ease of doing business (EoDB), an official spokesman said. “The Government has decided to provide services having direct bearing on the business environment in ‘Online Mode’, to the extent possible, so that the stakeholders can avail such services in a hassle-free manner,” an order issued by the General Administration Department said. It said the initiative is aimed at providing transparent, efficient and hassle-free…

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Hiba was not carrying gun or stone, why was she deprived of her eyesight: Yasin Malik

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday visited Mujgund on Srinagar outskirts where three militants were killed in a gunfight with the forces on December 9. He expressed solidarity with the families whose houses were destroyed during encounter. “Kashmir is burning and Kashmiris are being brutalized by Indian aggression. Mayhem at Mujgund is actually a minuscule example of Indian aggression in Kashmir which is killing, maiming, destroying and oppressing Kashmiris at will. “All this aggression is continuing in the name of operation all-out which is aimed to…

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GOI using every weapon to muzzle our voice: Syed Ali Geelani

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani today alleged that New Delhi was using every weapon of oppression to muzzle the voice of people of Jammu Kashmir to stop them from pursuing their cause of right to self-determination. “New Delhi is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice but has utterly failed to do so. No power on earth can deter us from achieving our cherished goal of right to self-determination,” Geelani said while addressing mourners telephonically at the residence of 14-year…

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Saqib Bilal, teen who did a cameo in ‘Haider’ turned rebel, shot dead in Mujgund encounter

Saqib Bilal and another boy, a Class 9 student from Hajin Bandipora, were killed along with a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in an 18-hour gun battle with security forces in Mujgund on the outskirts of Srinagar on December 9. He was a theater artist and had even done a brief role in a Bollywood movie. That was before he disappeared along with another boy in August. Saqib Bilal and another boy, a Class 9 student from Hajin Bandipora, were killed along with a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in an 18-hour gun battle…

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Armed forces, Govt departments, Police, Bureaucrats, Legislators major power defaulters in Kashmir: RTI

Kashmir’s own government departments are defaulting on power bills. As per the official figures, the consumers who are among the top power defaulters in Kashmir are police, bureaucrats, legislators and government departments. The CRPF is a major defaulter with outstanding in crores of rupees. The figures available lying with the Kashmir Post reveal that the CRPF-157 Battalion (BTN) camp near Tatoo Ground has to pay power dues amounting to Rs 2 crores, CRPF-23 BTN camp near Assembly Complex have also an outstanding of Rs 2 crores. Similarly CRPF-23 BTN camp…

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Kashmir Problem cannot be solved by force: AS Dulat

Former Indian spymaster AS Dulat on Monday claimed that Pakistan has given up on Kashmir and the message coming out from Kashmir is that the stakeholders want peace and a dialogue with New Delhi, reported The Tribune. “Kashmir problem cannot be solved by force because it is not a military issue but a political one, the report quoted Dulat as having said. “The only way forward is to engage and talk with the stakeholders,” according to the report he said. “Today we have a situation where a former Norwegian Prime…

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Late Marriages – a root cause of all evils in the society

Marriage which you can also call it Wedlock, wedding, but most preferable term used is NIKKAH, which means the joining of two hearts, and two different families via Nikkah. Nikkah was first celebrated in heavens, the Nikkah of our Father Adam and our Mother Hawwa. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيراً وَنِسَاء وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيباً O men, fear your Lord who created you from a single soul, and from it created…

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Hizb issues open threat to KU VC, accuses him of ‘Working with BJP-RSS’

In a latest bid to cause unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has purportedly issued a threat to the Vice Chancellor of Central University pf Kashmir. As per reports, the terror outfit has released a letter, in which it has targeted the Vice Chancellor of the varsity, Mehrajuddin Mir. The Hizbul Mujahideen has reportedly claimed in its letter that the Vice Chancellor was furthering his own agenda in the university and was “working for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh”, Times Now reported. Reportedly,…

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Killers of policemen called terrorists in Kashmir, eulogised as heroes in UP: Omar Abdullah

Reacting to the mob frenzy and killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr, former chief minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh eluogises the killers of policemen as heroes while in Kashmir they were dubbed “terrorists”. “In Kashmir people who kill cops & snatch weapons are called terrorists. In UP the ruling party will fete & eulogize these killers as heroes,” tweeted Omar while re-posting an NDTV story which detailed the killing of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh by a mob protesting over alleged cow slaughter. A…

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