Four civilians killed, 30 injured as Shelling spreads along entire IB in Jammu Region

Almost the entire stretch of the 198-km-long International Border — barring the “chicken neck” area of Akhnoor — saw heavy shelling by Pakistan and retaliation by the Border Security Force on Tuesday, resulting in injuries to 20, including a BSF jawan. The local authorities have got more than 100 border villages vacated and shifted the residents to shelter camps. Bunker vehicles have also been put into service. After Sunday, Pakistan Rangers intensified shelling in Arnia late on Monday night and also targeted the Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Kathua, Rajbagh, Suchetgarh…

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Ahead of Modi’s Visit, Resistance Camp Caged, Internet suspended, Shutdown observes across Valley

Kashmir is witnessing a complete shutdown against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. All the shops, business establishments and schools remain shut across the Valley. Meanwhile, heavy deployment of government forces has been put in length and breadth of Srinagar city to thaw the Lal Chowk Rally called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). Kashmir Post’s Bandipora correspondent informed Newsroom that the district is witnessing a complete shutdown while traffic is also off the raods. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq…

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Policeman guarding Kashmir University attacked by miscreants, rifle snatched

Unidentified people allegedly snatched a rifle from a policeman guarding the Kashmir University in Srinagar on Wednesday. Police said the policeman was attacked while he was manning a guard post at the institution located near Rumi Gate. He was on deputation from the armed police. A spokesperson said security personnel were searching the area, and suspects were being identified. “The policeman is doing fine,” said Kashmir inspector general of police SP Pani. Earlier in the day, government forces and suspected militants exchanged fire in the forests of Tral in Awantipora…

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March to Lal Chowk on Saturday to protest Modi’s visit: Joint Resistance Leadership

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for ‘Lal Chowk chalo’ on Saturday, May 19 to protest the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir. PM Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Tuesday appealed people to march towards the historic Lal Chowk on Saturday to protest the PM’s visit. The leaders, in a statement, also called for a shutdown on May 21 on the anniversaries of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Gani…

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CRPF jawan killed in encounter with militants in Pulwama, Militants managed to escape

Militants believed to be three in number managed to escape following a fierce gunfight in which a CRPF trooper was killed at Bargam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday wee hours. Official sources said that a gunfight started between militants and government forces including 55 RR, SOG and CRPF at village Chinar Bagh, Mohalla Takya, Bargam at around 12:30 am. They said that the gunfight continued for some time during the course of which a paramilitary CRPF trooper namely Mandeep Kumar of 182 bn sustained critical injuries and…

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BJP opposes unilateral ceasefire, says army having an upper hand

Coalition partners of People Democratic Party (PDP), the Bharatiya Janta Party has opposed unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir in view of holy month of Ramzan and the Amamrnath Yatra as it asserted that militants would get a chance of regrouping. “Like Vajpayee era, there was a unilateral ceasefire. Similarly, a ceasefire should be announced in the month of Ramzan. It was not discussed nor we agreed on this,”BJP’s spokesperson, Sunil Sethi told media at the BJP headquarter in Jammu. “We want government to deal with the stone-throwers with stern action. Unilateral…

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Civilian death toll mounts to six as another teen succumbs, Youth clash with forces in Pantha Chowk

A teen injured during weekend’s clashes in south Kashmir’s Shopian district succumbed at SMHS hospital on Tuesday, taking the civilian death toll to six. Quoting family and hospital sources, GNS news agency reported that Sufail Ahmad Bhat (17), son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Dachoo village of Nagbal passed away at the SMHS hospital. Bhat, according to the report, had suffered bullet wounds in his abdomen after the government forces fired into the protesters near the site of a gunfight in Badigam village on Sunday. Five militants and five civilians…

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Continue shutdown tomorrow against ‘Kashmir bloodbath’: Joint Resistance Leadership

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday announced that strike across Kashmir will continue on Tuesday also against the “bloodbath in Shopian district on Sunday.” JRL asked the people to observe strike against what they called genocide of Kashmiris and the bloodbath in Shopian for the third day on Tuesday. Meanwhile, strongly condemning the government’s decision of foiling the protest marches of lawyers, traders, and employees towards the civil secretariat, the JRL said imposition of curfew in entire downtown and caging the…

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Complete shutdown observed across Kashmir Valley, Internet blockade continues, Train services remain suspended

As killings continue in Kashmir, the Valley observed a complete shutdown on Monday to mourn the killings. Traffic is off the roads while all the business establishments remain shut. All the educational across have also been closed across Kashmir. Kashmir Post’s Anantnag correspondent informed that a complete shutdown is being observed across the Anantnag district while traffic is also off the roads. He said that heavy deployment of government forces has been made in the district to thaw any protests. Kashmir Post’s Bandipora correspondent informed that a complete shutdown is…

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PDP activist G N Patel killed, two PSOs injured in Pulwama attack

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist critically injured in a suspected militant attack at Rajpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday has died. An official said that gunmen fired at the vehicle of PDP activist Ghulam Nabi Patel at Rajpora chowk, leaving him and his two PSOs – Imtiyaz Ahmad Zargar and Bilal Ahmad Lone – injured. Patil, a resident of Dangerpora Shadimarg, who was formerly associated with the Congress Party, later succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. A police spokesman, in a statement, said that the…

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