After Dogra rule, Jummat-ul-Vida prayers disallowed for the first time in Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Government on Friday barred the people from offering the Jumma Tul Vida prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar. All roads leading to the grand mosque were sealed since early morning. Concertina wires were laid around the entry points. Reports said that it is after the “brutal Dogra regime” that the Jumma – tul -Vida prayers were not allowed in the Mosque. Kashmir’s head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that it is for the first time in the living memory of people that they are being barred from offering Juma-tul-vida prayers at…

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Curbs imposed to foil resistance protests in Valley

Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley. “Restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed to maintain law and order in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma police stations,” a senior police officer said here. Under the curbs, there can be no gathering of five or more people at any place. The separatists have called for protests after the Friday prayers against the killing of a…

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Pellet terror continues, scores injured in Kakapora clashes, Resistance group calls for protests

At least 40 persons were injured in clashes between protesters and government forces following the killing of three militants in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday. Hospital sources said that more than thirty persons, with pellet, assault and shell injuries were brought to PHC Kakapora. Around eight persons were allegedly assaulted by forces while they were returning from the funeral of Lashkar militant Majid in Kakapora, they said. “They were also being treated at the hospital,” said an official. Over a dozen were being treated at…

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Civilian killed in Kakapora clashes, Multiple funerals held for slain Lashkar militants

A civilian was killed during clashes between protesters and government forces in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. The deceased, identified as Touseef Ahmad Wani, a resident of Tengpuna village of the district, had suffered multiple pellet injuries, said an official. He was shifted to Sub-district hospital pampore where he was declared dead on arrival. Clashes erupted after youth took to streets against the killing of three militants in a gunfight earlier today. Multiple funerals were held on Thursday for three militants killed in a gunfight with…

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Post encounter massive protests in Awantipora & Pulwama, Highway closed, Internet Services Shut, Colleges closed, Restrictions imposed

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday. An army major was also wounded in the firefight that erupted late last night after militants fired on forces who were laying a siege to New Colony Kakapora. “A joint nakka party of police, army and paramilitary forces observed some suspicion movement near New Colony Kakpora at around 8 pm. Forces cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the militants,” said a police official. “At…

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Observe Jumat-ul-Vida as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir: Joint Resistance to People

The Joint Resistance Leadership on Wednesday asked people in Jammu and Kashmir to observe Juma-tul-Vida as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir. “On this day, voice of protest would be raised in Masjids, Khanqahs, Shrines, Imam Badhas and Shrines across the Valley against the atrocities being committed by Indian forces on people of Kashmir and for reclaiming of Bait-ul-Maqdas and Masjid-e-Aqsa,” the leadership, said in a statement, today. “A resolution in this regard would also be presented in the gatherings for the endorsement of the people.” The leadership has said that while the…

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Two militants killed in Rafiabad encounter

Two militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Pazalpora area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. The gunfight erupted late last night after police, army and CRPF cordoned off the area after inputs about the presence of militants in the village. An official said that the militants opened fire on the search party. “The fire was retaliated, triggering an encounter,” he said. The official said that both the militants belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit were killed during the operation. The slain…

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Shutdown, Restrictions paralyse life across Valley; Thousands participate in multiple funerals for LeT commander

A separatist-sponsored shutdown and restrictions imposed by the authorities paralysed life acros Kashmir valley on Saturday. Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone said restrictions were imposed in the areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal to maintain law and order. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also deployed. Train services between Baramulla and Banihal towns were suspended. Exams scheduled for Saturday were postponed by Kashmir University. Shops, public transport and educational institutions remained closed. The shutdown was called to protest the…

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Clash erupt in Sopore, Pampore, Pulwama, Tral, Srinagar (Downtown) scores injured

Protesters clashed with police and paramilitary forces in Srinagar and Sopore areas of Jammu and Kashmir after Friday prayers. In Nowhatta area of Downtown Srinagar, youth staged protests after congregational weekly prayers. Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area used tear smoke shelling to disperse the stone-throwing protesters, triggering clashes. In Sopore, youth assembled near Markazi Jamia Masjid Sopore and raised pro-freedom slogans. They were protesting against the killing of two civilians in firing by government forces in Rangreth and Arwani areas of Srinagar and Anantnag respectively. Youth pelted…

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Army opens fire in Bandipora, 2 critically injured

Two youths have been critically injured in Bandipora after Army allegedly opened fire on a passenger vehicle in the area. Locals reports said that army opened fire on a passenger sumo near Chek Reshipora. The injured have been identified as Muzaffar Ahmad son of Farooq Ahmad Jan of Qazipora and Fayaz Ahmad Haji son of Gh Hassan Haji resident of Qazipora. The youth have been referred to Srinagar Hospital in critical condition.

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