Gunfight rages in Hajin, Militants managed to escape, Clashes erupt during search operation; Internet suspended

Gunfight has broken out in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin area of Bandipora district between militants and government forces. As per reports, intense clashes are going on in the area between locals and the government forces. A local police official told this reporter that a militant is probably killed while the gunfight is on. Following the gunfight the internet services have been suspended in the area. Meanwhile, Four militants have reportedly escaped after a gunfight broke out in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin earlier today. Following clashes in the area the militants have escaped,…

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Supreme Court adjourns Article 35A hearing to last week of August

SC adjourns hearing of petitions challenging Article 35A, next date of hearing 27 August The Supreme Court of India on Monday adjourned the hearing of the bunch of petitions challenging Article 35A of Constitution of India, which bars outsiders from buying immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported. The apex court said the next date of hearing of Article 35A is 27 August, it said. Meanwhile, life across the Kashmir Valley remained adversely affected for the second consecutive day due to an unprecedented shutdown on Monday. Separatist conglomerate, Joint…

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Shutdown continues across Kashmir Valley as SC to hear pleas on Article 35A today

The Supreme Court is set to start hearing petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution on Monday. The matter will be taken up amid a statewide shutdown declared by Kashmiri separatists and a number of organisations. Article 35A – which confers special rights on permanent residents – disallows outsiders from settling permanently, buying immovable property or availing of state-sponsored scholarships in Jammu and Kashmir. Separatists believe that removal or dilution of the law will enable “the country’s right-wing groups to change the demographic character as well as…

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Man making forced entry into Farooq Abdullah’s house in Jammu, shot dead

A man was gunned down by security personnel on Saturday after he forcibly entered Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s house in Jammu, police said. “The intruder breached the main gate and went inside. He had a scuffle with the duty officers there. Duty officer was also injured. After that he entered the residence. Subsequently, he was shot dead,” SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta said. Prima facie it didn’t appear to be a terror attack, Gupta added. Farooq Abdullah’s son, also a former CM of the state, Omar Abdullah…

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Police to ‘Allow’ peaceful protests against Article 35A Row

The police have decided to allow peaceful protests against petitions challenging Article 35A in the Supreme Court. The police will, however, keep a close watch on protests and ensure no demonstration takes an ugly turn. “We will allow peaceful protests. A protestor is well within the rights to stage a peaceful protest,” director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid told Kashmir Post. “Those protesting against (petitions) challenging the article 35A will be dealt with sympathetically,” he said. A slew of petitions challenging Article 35A would be heard by the apex…

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Two Rebels, Youth killed scores injured in Shopian Gunfight

An 18-year-old youth was killed and over 50 others suffered injuries during intense clashes between government forces and protesters near encounter site at Kundalan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. Two militants were killed during the encounter in the initial phases of which two soldiers including an officer suffered injuries. Reports said that Tamsheel Ahmad Khan (18) son of Khursheed Ahmad Khan of Vehil, Kachdora sustained a critical bullet wound in his head in forces action during the clashes in Kundalan. Khan was shifted to District Hospital Shopian…

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One Dead, Scores injured as forces open fire in Pulwama

One youth was shot dead by the government forces near the gunfight site at Chatpora area of district Pulwama on Friday. The deceased youth has been identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Gani Khan of Ladoo, Khrew area of the district. A medico at District Hospital Pulwama confirmed the killing of Faizan. “Faizan was brought dead to the hospital. He had received a bullet injury in chest,” he said. Over a dozen of youth have been injured in clashes at Chatpora gunfight site. Three to four militants are…

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Jhelum approaching danger mark at Sangam, I&FC declares flood alert

Fear of flood is again haunting the Srinagar residents, as the water levels is continuously increasing in Jhelum due to incessant rains in the Valley. As per the Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir there is a possibility of flood like situation in the city. Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Mir Muhammad Shahnawaz told Kashmir Post that: “The Liddar Nallah, Vishow Nallah including the Sangam have crossed the danger level. After crossing the line of 21, we are declaring the flood alert. The way it is raining it…

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Shutdown against civilian killings today: Joint Resistance Leadership

Expressing concern over resumption of Operation All-Out and CASOs in Kashmir which has resulted in killing of four civilians in past one week, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a complete shutdown against “planned genocide of Kashmiri youth” on June 25. In a joint statement, the JRL said the forces have resumed the Operation and when people resist to forces’ harassment action they are met “showered with pellets and bullets with a sole aim of killing them”. “We…

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Four militants among six killed, Scores injured in Anantnag gunfight

Four militants, including ISJK chief Dawood Salafi, a policeman and a civilian were killed and dozens others injured after a gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. A police official confirmed that four militants were killed in the gunfight. He said the slain include ISJK (Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir) chief Dawood Salafi of HMT Srinagar. He identified the other slain militants as Majid Manzoor Dar from Talangam Awantipora, Ashraf Itoo from Hatigam Srigufwara and Adil Hassan Mir…

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