Shutdown in Kashmir to mark Afzal Guru’s eighth death anniversary

Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Tuesday due to a shutdown to mark the eight death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 2013, officials said. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, while public transport was largely off the roads, the officials said. However, they said, private cars, auto-rickshaws and cabs were plying in the city. The officials said similar reports…

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‘Won’t allow Israeli-type Settlement’: Militant body warns ‘RSS Agents’ against ‘Usurping J&K Land’

The spokesman of the People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) alleged the “Hindutva terrorists” were scheming to throw Kashmiris out by usurping their land and cutting their orchards on one pretext or another. n its new released video, militant organisation People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) has threatened to ‘execute’ those RSS agents who are planning to settle down in Jammu and Kashmir in the ‘guise of civilians’. “We won’t allow Israeli-type settler colonies in Kashmir and Indians who want to settle in those colonies will become its legitimate target,” a masked man warned…

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Property of Dr. Farooq worth 12 Crores attached in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached assets worth Rs 11.86 crores of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) money laundering case. The properties which were attached by the Enforcement Directorate include three residential houses at Gupkar Road in Srinagar, Tanmarg and Sunjwan village. Lands owned by Farooq Abdullah at four different places in Jammu and Kashmir has also been attached by the ED officials. The Enforcement Directorate in its statement also pointed out that residential property attached…

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Two security personnel killed in a militant attack in Parimpora

‘Car being chased by security forces; Initial investigations reveal JeM is behind attack, by evening we will ascertain all details’ Inspector General of Police Kashmir range Thursday said that three militants carried out the attack on army men at HMT on Srinagar-Baramulla killing two army men. “Initial reports said that three militants were travelling in a Maruti car and two of them were carrying weapons, who fired indiscriminately at the army men leaving two of them seriously wounded. Reportedly, both injured soldiers have succumbed,” he said as per news agency.…

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Four militants killed, Policeman injured in gun battle in Nagrota

Security forces gunned down four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad in a gunfight near Nagrota town in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, officials said. A policeman was also injured in the gun battle, which started around 4.50am near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Officer of the Special Operations Group–Kuldeep Raj, 32, of Akhnoor in Jammu district was injured in the exchange of fire. He was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu with injuries on the neck.…

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Non-Kashmiris warned against setting up businesses in J&K: J&K Students Youth Forum

Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum put up posters across the territory warning the Indian industrialists and non-Kashmiris against settling or establishing their businesses in JK. The Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum in a statement issued in Srinagar also called upon the people of JK to resist non-state subjects’ incursions into their motherland with full might as like erstwhile East India Company they would grab their lands and ultimately enslave them besides changing the demography of the occupied territory. The Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum vowed to fight…

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Three security forces personnel among six killed in Pak shelling along LoC

Three civilains including a woman, a Broader Security Forces (BSF) sub inspector, two Army troopers were killed and two others sustained injuries after armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire across the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s frontier sectors- Hajipeer Uri in Baramulla district and Karnah sectors in Kupwara district Friday. Official sources said that Indo-Pak armies exchanged gun fire in Hajipeer sector north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation. “A woman from Balkote and three persons from Kamalkote got killed in heavy…

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Today Kashmir Valley is observing Complete Shutdown against new laws

A complete shutdown is being observed across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday against new laws being implemented in J&K. Most shops, business centres, petrol pumps, banks and offices remained closed. Traffic is mostly of the roads. The Hurriyat Conference has called for peaceful protests on Saturday against the new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Hurriyat leaders said the government of India had been issuing incessant anti-people orders at frequent intervals to intimidate and psychologically torture the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)…

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Against “Imperial Laws” Mirwaiz Led Hurriyat calls for shutdown on 31 October

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for a shutdown on 31 October, Saturday, to “register strong resentment against anti-people law”. The statement by the AHPC, led by chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, senior leaders Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari, said: “People of J&K are not some dumb driven cattle who will yield to these imperial laws. People have proved by the strength of their unfailing will and their immense sacrifices, that they are not a dead but alive and determined nation…

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Citing Mehbooba Mufti’s actions and words TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan & Hussain A Waffa resigns from PDP

Three leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resigned citing Mehbooba Mufti’s “actions and undesirable utterances”, according to news agency ANI on Monday. The PDP leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan and Hussain A Waffa, who resigned from the PDP, wrote to party president Mufti citing their reasons. According to ANI, they said in the letter that they are “feeling quite uncomfortable over some of her actions and undesirable utterances especially which hurt patriotic sentiments”. Mufti had said last week that her party’s members would not raise the tricolour unless…

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