Joint Hurriyat Leadership calls for shutdown on Aug 29 to resist Article 35A abrogation

Joint Hurriyat Leadership (JRL) Wednesday called for a complete shutdown on August 29 in view of hearing of a petition against Article 35-A of Indian constitution in Supreme Court. JRL in a statement said “this is a matter of life and death for us and we will spill our blood to safeguard it.” Announcing a comprehensive protest program in view of the Indian Supreme Court hearing about 35 A, on 29th August 2017, United leadership said that on Friday, 25th August 2017, Kashmir Bar association will hold protest. All Civil…

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Clashes erupted in degree college anantnag over tricolor hosting

Massive clashes erupted between the students of Boys Degree College Anantnag and the state government forces on Wednesday after police tried to unfurl the tricolor during a police sports festival event in the College premises. Kashmir Post has learnt that the unfurling of the tricolor irked students who stormed the podium and ransacked chairs, canopies and started pelting stones on the state government force police personnel. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Post that intense pro-freedom sloganeering, stone pelting and tear gas shelling is going on currently inside the campus.

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Zil Hajj moon not sighted, Eid ul Adha on September 2

The first day of Eid ul Adha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 2, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced, saying no credible reports of the sighting of the Zilhaj moon were received on Tuesday. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country, Pakistan media reported. No credible report of the sighting of the moon was reported from anywhere in the country, the central committee said. The Islamic month of Zilhaj will now commence…

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Chenab Valley Shuts against ‘Efforts’ to abrogate Article 35A

A complete shutdown is being observed in Chenab Valley to protest against a plea in the Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A of the constitution. Joint Resistance Leadership has called for Kashmir Bandh to protest the “efforts” to abrogate Article 35-A which confers special rights on residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah, Markazi Seerat Committee Doda, Anjuman Islamia Gandoh, Masjid Committee Thathri and Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar have also issued a bandh call, resulting in a complete shutdown in Chenab Valley by Muslim community. Shops, other business establishments and…

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Kashmir observing Shutdown over Article 35A Row

A complete shutdown in being observed in Kashmir valley in view of a shutdown call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A. Kashmir Post has learnt that shops, public transport and educational institutions have been closed. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been also deployed in strength across the Valley to thaw any protests. Reports of similar of locked down from district headquarters were also received by the Kashmir Post newsroom The entrie Hurriyat leadership has been put under house detention…

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Six Dead, Nine injured in road accident in Puneja district Doda

Six passengers have be killed and nine injured as the tempo, in which they were travelling, plunged into a gorge in district Doda on Friday. With two more persons succumbed to their injuries, taking the death toll to six in a road accident in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Earlier, four persons were killed when a taxi carrying fifteen persons, including the driver, skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Puneja village of Tehsil Chiralla in Doda district. Eleven persons had sustained injuries in…

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7 Dead, 10 Injured as tempo traveller falls into gorge in Reasi

Seven persons were killed and ten others injured in a road accident in Mahore tehsil of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Reports said that a tempo, bearing registration number JK02 AT-0730, rolled down near Shishi Nallah, resulting into on spot death of seven persons. They said one person is feared to have drowned in the nallah and ten other suffered injuries. The tempo was on way to Mahore from Buddan when the mishap took place around 8:45 am. More details are awaited.  

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Three youth injured in Army firing at Saderkoot Bandipora

Three youth were injured after army opened fire in Saderkoot Bala area of district Bandipora on Saturday morning. The injured have been identified as Hilal Ahmed Wani s/o Abdul Ahad Wani, Latief Ahmed Khan s/o Muhmmad Yousuf Khan and Suhail Ahmed Bhat s/o Nazir Ahmed Baht. Hilal has fire injuries in upper leg, Suhail’s both legs have been fired upon and Latief was hit on right ear. An attended accompanying the injured to a Srinagar hospital told Kashmir Post that army resorted to  unprovoked firing on protesting youth following the stone…

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3 LeT militants killed in Sopore gunfight; Schools, Colleges, Cellular, mobile Internet services shut across North Kashmir

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Javed Ahmad Dar of Khanpora, Baramulla and Abid Hamid Mir of Hajin Bandipora are the two slain militants killed in Sopore at the hands of government forces during a gunfight Saturday, officials said. They said that identification of the third militant is being ascertained. “Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Jamia Mohalla, Amargarh locality of Tarzoo in Sopore, Police along with 52…

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Friday prayers allowed at Jamia Masjid after 8 weeks, Clashes erupt in Nowhatta post prayers

The state government led by ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), today allowed the mandatory Friday congregation prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar after eight weeks. All the gates of the historic Masjid that remained locked for the past eight weeks were allowed to open by the state government today. Jamia Masjid is the traditional stronghold of Mirwaiz Family of Kashmir and the Friday sermons are delivered by the present Mirwaiz (head priest) Molvi Umar Farooq. The Jamia Market was also open and shopkeepers were allowed to do the normal business…

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