No Civilian traffic to be allowed during convoy movement in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

A day after a massive bombing left 49 CRPF troopers dead in southern Pulwama district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said civilian traffic would be stopped during the movement of army and other forces’ convoys. “In the wake of suicide attack on CRPF convoy yesterday, it has been decided that the civilian movement will be stopped for some time when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area,” said Singh while addressing a press conference after laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain CRPF personnel. Singh…

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20 CRPF personnel killed, Scores injured after explosives-laden vehicle rams into a bus in Pulwama

At least 20 CRPF troopers were killed and some 25 others injured on Thursday when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said. In what is being described as one of the biggest attack on the forces in one single incident, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus was ambushed in Lethpora town, about 30 km from Srinagar. The incident took place when some 2,547 CRPF personnel were coming in a convoy of 78 vehicles…

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Clashes erupted after 28 students were injured in a ​mysterious blast in Pulwama

28 students were wounded in a mysterious blast at a school in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.Reports said that a blast took place inside a private school in Narbal area of Kakapora where the students were getting winter tuitions around 2 pm. Medical Officer, PHC Kakapora Dr Wahid told Kashmir Post that fourteen students with splinter injuries were brought to the facility for treatment.“Three among the injured were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” he said, adding that the students had received injuries mostly in their…

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Two soldiers, Hizb rebel killed during Pulwama gunfight

Two army soldiers, including a para commando, and a militant were killed and another soldier wounded in a fierce gunfight in Ratnipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Quoting a senior police officer, news agency GNS reported that a joint team of army’s 50 RR, 10 PARA, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation around 3 am in Ratnipora area following specific inputs about the presence of two to four militants. “During the initial exchange of gunfight, three soldiers suffered injuries and were immediately evacuated to army’s 92…

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Resistance leaders detained in Srinagar, protesting against civilian killings

Authorities on Monday imposed restrictions on people’s movement, detained separatist leaders and sealed the roads leading to Srinagar’s Badami Bagh Cantonment to prevent a march Kashmiri separatists had called to protest against the killing of seven civilians in south Kashmir on Saturday. The seven were killed after security forces fired on civilians when they gathered at the scene of a firefight with militants and allegedly threw stones in Pulwama district’s Sirnoo village. The separatists had called for a three-day strike and asked the people to march towards the cantonment on…

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JRL calls for three-day shutdown, Mobile Internet suspended across Valley

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday called for a three-day shutdown and mourning in Kashmir against the killings of seven civilians and three militants in southern Pulwama district. “From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across,” said the Mirwaiz on Twitter. “Bullets and pellets rain! As Govt of India has decided to kill Kashmiri’s through its #ArmedForces who control us,JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment on Monday 17 Dec to ask GOI to kill all of us at…

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Blood Bath in Kashmir: 7 Civilians, 3 Rebels killed, scores injured during Pulwama gunfight

The civilian death toll in clashes near a gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday mounted to seven as four more civilians succumbed to their injuries.Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of three militants spread in the area. They said that the forces fired live ammunition at the protesters, resulting in seven civilian deaths.An official at district hospital Pulwama said that seven injured youth were declared dead at the facility.He identified them…

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Seven dead, several injured in Reasi road accident

Seven persons including two minors died and three others were injured in a road accident in Reasi district of Jammu late last night. An official said an overloaded car, bearing registration number JK02H 1515 skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Damasgali Bhomag last night, leaving seven persons dead and three others injured. He said the car carrying bharatis was heading towards Chourakote from Sujandhar when the accident took place. The injured, he said, were shifted to GMC&H Jammu.

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11 Dead, 19 Injured in Poonch bus accident

At least 11 passengers died and nineteen others were injured, five of them critically, in a road accident in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. An official said that a passenger bus (registration number JK02W0445) heading towards Poonch from Loran skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Plera around 9:15 am. He said that at least eleven persons travelling on the bus died in the accident while nineteen others were injured. The injured were shifted to sub-district hospital Mandi for treatment.…

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‘Wall of Kindness’ comes up in Srinagar

The ‘wall of kindness’, a charitable initiative for donating clothes to needy and poor, has reached Kashmir. The charity wall, which was introduced in Iran and from there reached Pakistan and several other countries have surprisingly surfaced on The Bund in Srinagar. Behind the initiative, which has received applause from people on social media, is the Kashmir chapter of WhoisHussian, a charitable organization inspired by Hazrat Hussain (RA) and spread in several countries. On the wall, people can keep clothes apart from other articles for the needy, who can pick…

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