Bhadarwah, Kishtwar observes shutdown aganist Shopian Killings

Normal life was affected Tuesday in Bhadarwah and Kishtwar as the twin towns of Chenab valley observed a shutdown called by Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah and Imam of Jamia Masjid Kishtawar to express resentment over the killing of civilians during the recent bloody encounters and clashes in Shopian district. Shops, other business establishments and some private schools remained closed, but government schools, offices and banks remained open. President Anjuman Islamia Bhadarwah, Pervaiz Ahmed Sheikh said the strike call was issued to lodge protest against the killing of innocent civilians in Kashmir.…

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Avalanche alert in Bhaderwah belt of Doda, Schools closed

Authorities ordered closure of all schools up to 8th standard and appealed to general public not to venture in slide prone areas and near streams. Authorities on Thursday ordered closure of all schools up to 8th standard and sounded a high alert in the entire Bhaderwah belt of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir due to apprehension of avalanches after heavy rains since early morning, an official said. In the wake of inclement weather predictions by the meteorological department, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Bhadarwah Imam Din Kitchlo ordered closure of…

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Two more braid cutting incidents reported in Doda

Two more braid-cutting incidents were today reported in Bhaderwah town of Doda district, raising the number of such cases to six in less than a week, officials said. Shipa Devi (22) of Pounra-Manthala and Romesha Devi (36) of Thubba claimed that they felt dizzy and became unconscious. After coming to their senses they found that their plaits have been cut, a police official said. “We have increased vigil, especially in rural areas. But we are still clueless as none of the victims have seen the accused. Except for braids being…

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NC calls for two-day bandh, protests across Doda against abrogation attempts

BJP rubbishes opposition parties’ claims The tug of war continues between the opposition parties and the Bharatiya Janata party over the attempts being made to abrogate the Article 35 (A) of Indian constitution. To gain public support against the abrogation of the provision, Opposition National Conference kick-started an awareness campaign in Doda district with its district senior vice-president, Doda, Dr Raiz Bhaderwahi asking party functionaries here to mobilise public support to defend the state subject laws. He also called for a two-day strike and massive protests across Doda district on…

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Chenab Valley witness season’s first snowfall

Most parts of the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar today received season’s first snowfall, ending a long dry spell in the region. The snowfall was witnessed in the Kailash mountain ranges, Asha-Patti, Seoj Dhar, Chattargala, Dheraja, Mothala, Thanala, Dessa, Bhatta, Mangalthatha and many upper reaches of Kishtwar since last night. Mohammed Abbas, a local resident, said, “It is a great respite for the people who had been facing a dry spell for more than two months. The dry grass caught fire in many areas, resulting into massive damage to…

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RSS Rally in Doda worries majority community

NC lashes out at Govt for ‘promoting communal divide’ A war of words has broken out between opposition National Conference and the ruling BJP over the recent RSS rally in Doda which is being seen by locals as a “move to incite passions” in the Chenab Valley district. RSS activists donning khaki trousers and carrying sticks, marched through streets of main town of Doda on October 2, raising “provocative slogans.” “What has led to fear among people is that both local administration and police are seen tacitly supporting them (RSS)…

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Baglihar HEP putting lives at risk in Doda region

Govt in slumber as threat of mountain collapse looms large over area along the banks The Jammu and Kashmir Government seems to be in deep slumber in addressing the woes of people living on the bank of the Baglihar hydroelectric project reservoir as the threat of mountain collapse looms large over the area. Stagnant water of the reservoir, after entering the loose soil, is bringing down rocks and soil slowly, which has created a situation which can lead to sinking of a huge portion of the mountains. Geological experts have…

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Violence spills over to Jammu region from Kashmir; 47 hurt

A magistrate, an SSP and three other police officers were among 47 people injured on Friday as stone-pelting incidents spilled over from Kashmir to Jammu region where violence took place in Doda district. Meanwhile, the authorities extended curfew to many areas of Kashmir and snapped mobile telephony as part of a bid to foil a march called by separatists. In the valley, more than three dozen incidents of stone pelting were reported from different districts including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara and Bandipora, a police spokesman said. 35…

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Doda, Kishtwar observed Bandh over killings of civilians in Kashmir

The majority community in the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar today observed partial bandh over the killings of civilians during the Kashmir unrest following the gunning down of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. In Doda, protests were held at two separate places, Ghat and Doda town, this morning in which pro-Pakistan and pro-azadi slogans were allegedly raised by protesters. Around hundred youth took out the protest march in the town by raising slogans against the killings. Shops and other business establishments of the majority community remained closed in the…

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Govt revokes PSA order of ‘lunatic’ Doda youth

The J&K Government on Thursday evening revoked the Public Safety Act of a “lunatic” Muslim youth who was arrested for allegedly desecrating a temple in Jammu last week. The prompt action from the Government after the issue echoed in the Legislative Assembly this morning. “The detention order Mo 08/PSA of 2016 dated June 20, 2016 is not justified…and hence has not been approved,” said an order issued by Home Department, disapproving PSA detention of the youth. As per the Home Department order, accessed by Kashmir POST, Yasir Alfaz doesn’t have…

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