Muharram processions foiled curbs imposed

Muharram processions foiled curbs imposed

Severe restrictions were imposed in eight Police Stations of Srinagar on Sunday to prevent congregations of Shia mourners on the eighth of Muharram. Police regretted the inconvenience caused to the public and said, “Unlike last year no case was registered as the overall situation remained completely peaceful.” The administration had on Saturday decided not to allow Muharram processions in and around Srinagar. Restrictions were imposed in and around Lal Chowk with concertina wires and barricades at several stretches to prevent Shia congregations. Shia mourners would traditionally organise processions on the…

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Mainstream Kashmiri leaders demand restoration of Special Status

Mainstream Kashmiri leaders demand restoration of Special Status

As the abrogation of Article 370 and creation of two Union Territories from the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir completed three years on Friday, mainstream political leaders in Kashmir said they will continue to struggle for restoration of J&K’s special status. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti held protest demonstration for restoration of Article 370 outside the party office in Srinagar on the third year of abrogation of the Article 370 by Indian Parliament. Three years ago, on August 5, Article 370 was revoked by the Parliament and…

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Torrential rains lash Kashmir trigger flash floods in Jammu

Torrential rains lash Kashmir trigger flash floods in Jammu

Houses, roads damaged MeT cautions against flash floods, landslides Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic in the morning due to landslides and shooting stones in Ramban district Torrential rains continued to lash Kashmir on Wednesday night resulting in damage to residential houses and roads while the Metrological Department predicted more precipitation during the next 24 hours and cautioned against flash floods and landslides. After the heavy spell of rains on Wednesday evening, an intermittent spell of rains continued across Kashmir during the night while various places also witnessed scattered…

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J&K recorded 697 fresh infections; Kashmir 416 & Jammu 281

J&K recorded 697 fresh infections; Kashmir 416 & Jammu 281

For the first time in over last five months, the daily Coronavirus cases took a big jump in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as 697 more people tested positive for the deadly infection, even as no fresh fatality was reported from the Union Territory during the last 24 hours. Kashmir Valley reported the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases after a gap of over five months, with 416 people confirmed infected by the virus, officials said Tuesday. In Jammu, 281 new cases of Coronavirus were detected, taking the total number…

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Har Ghar Tiranga: Shopkeepers, Teachers, Students in J&K told to pay flag fee; Admin denies orders

Har Ghar Tiranga - Shopkeepers, Teachers, Students in J&K told to pay flag fee; Admin denies orders

As part of a nationwide programme for Independence Day, shopkeepers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag were told to pay Rs 20 as a “deposit fee” for the tricolour or face action. Subsequently, a senior district official clarified that the flag campaign was purely voluntary. On Friday, the Anantnag Chief Education Officer (CEO) issued a circular for schools in the district, asking students and teachers to pay the Rs 20 fee. This circular was withdrawn after being shared widely on social media. The announcement for shopkeepers was made from a loudspeaker-equipped…

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J&K admin forcing people to buy National Flag under Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign: Mehbooba Mufti

J&K admin forcing people to buy National Flag under Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accused the Jammu and Kashmir administration of “forcing” people to buy the national flag for the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign while asserting that patriotism comes naturally and cannot be imposed. The campaign has been launched to encourage the citizens to hoist the national flag in their homes from August 13 to 15 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. In a purported video shared by Mufti on Twitter, a public announcement is being made from a loudspeaker fixed atop a vehicle of the…

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Dynasty politics over in J&K, concerned should find other means for survival as the political business has come to an end for them: Shahnawaz Hussain

Dynasty politics over in J&K, concerned should find other means for survival as the political business has come to an end for them: Shahnawaz Hussain

J&K dynasts should find other means for survival, process for conduct of assembly polls started by ECI, will be held soon, says National Spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that those from the dynasty politics in Jammu and Kashmir will have to find some other means for survival as the political business won’t help them anymore. Addressing a presser, here at a local hotel, Party’s National Spokesman, Shahnawaz Hussain, said that the time for dynasty politics has come to an end. “Those who are part of…

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Seeking ‘Fair Trial’ Yasin Malik begins hunger strike in Tihar Jail

Seeking ‘Fair Trial’ Yasin Malik begins hunger strike in Tihar Jail

Jailed Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik has begun a hunger strike in Delhi’s Tihar Jail seeking a fair trial in his case, said prison officials. The chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), undergoing a life term in a terror-funding case, had moved an application with the central government seeking personal appearance in two cases. The separatist leader is facing trial in cases related to the 1989 abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF)…

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J&K recorded 78 Civilians, 104 Armed forces personnel killing in 2020-21: GoI

J&K recorded 78 Civilians, 104 Armed forces personnel killing in 2020-21: GoI

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) India on Tuesday said 182 civilians and armed forces personnel were killed in the militancy-related incidents in 2020 and 2021. In a written reply, a copy of which is in possession of Kashmir News Observer, the MHA said 437 militancy-related incidents were reported in 2020 and 2021. In these two years, 104 armed force personnel and 78 civilians lost their lives, the Ministry said. In 2020, 244 militancy-related incidents took place in which 62 armed forces personnel and 37 civilians lost their lives. In…

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Fair Trial: Yasin Malik to go on hunger strike from July 22 says JKLF

Fair Trial: Yasin Malik to go on hunger strike from July 22 says JKLF

Incarcerated chief of now banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik will be going on a hunger strike from July 22 in Tihar jail if his demands of a fair trial and ensuring his physical presence in the courts is not fulfilled, a JKLF spokesperson said in a mailed statement. Malik has been serving life sentence in a terror-funding case while trials against him and his aides is going on in two other cases – kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed…

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