GoI creating shadow IS to flex muscle in Kashmir: Aga Ruhullah

‘Ideologies and people like Zakir Musa created after meeting Mosad’ Government of India (GoI) is creating a shadow Islamic State to flex its muscle in Kashmir, opposition National Conference (NC) leader Aga Ruhullah said Tuesday. Speaking at a programme ‘J&K – The Road Ahead’ organised by Centre for Peace and Progress (CPP, Ruhullah said, “New Delhi is trying to create a shadow Islamic State to create an excuse for flexing its muscle.” He said this was being done to create ideologies and people like the former Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Zakir…

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No let-up in Protests against Student’s Arrest

Students of the University of Kashmir today held a protest demonstration demanding the release of varsity’s journalism student Tahir Hussain Mir, who has been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Students assembled on the campus and started sloganeering against the detention of Mir, a resident of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. They demanded the intervention of Vice Chancellor of the varsity Dr Khursheed Andrabi for taking up the release of Tahir with the state government. Mir, 24, was arrested in September last year for allegedly “disrupting law and order and…

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Students clash with security forces, 4 held

Four students were arrested today after hundreds of them clashed with security forces as a part of the continuing protests in educational institutions in the Kashmir valley. Dozens of students came out onto the roads in the Baba-Demb locality of Srinagar, chanting anti-India slogans and threw stones at security personnel. Students of Gandhi Memorial College and MPML Higher Secondary School in the Baba-Demb area blocked the vehicular traffic and resortedto sloganeering. The security forces deployed in the area resorted to lathicharge to disperse the students. However, after intense stone-throwing by…

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Shutdown, Restrictions affects life in Kashmir

The authorities here today foiled the proposed Eidgah march of separatists to commemorate Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone on their death anniversaries. Meanwhile, a shutdown called jointly by the separatists hit life across the Valley. In view of the separatists’ call to march to Eidgah, where the two leaders are buried, the authorities had imposed restrictions in the areas falling under the police stations of Khanyar, Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Rainawari and Safa Kadal in Srinagar. District Magistrate, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone said the restrictions were imposed as a…

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Kashmir a problem of three and a half districts: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir was not widespread but centered around just “three and a half districts”, and the central government was formulating a “course of action” to resolve the situation. Shah also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “made more efforts to improve relations with Pakistan than any other government.” Addressing an Aaj Tak Editors roundtable on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s completion of three years in office, Shah said the BJP government was making every effort to bring peace to…

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Man shot dead in Pulwama, Militants offer gun salute

Clashes in Anantnag for second day A 45-year-old man was found dead with multiple bullet wounds on his body on Friday in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. SP Pulwama, Muhammad Aslam, said body was found lying on the banks of RomshiNallah, on outskirts of Newa village in Pulwama district. The slain was identified as Muhammad Yousuf Lone son of Sanaullah Lone of Gadoora village of Pulwama. Sources, close to the family, told Kashmir Post that Lone left his house late Thursday evening after receiving a phone call and did not return…

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Protests, Clashes erupted at many places across Valley

Protests and clashes between people and forces were reported from different parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday. The Joint Hurriyat Camp had called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the slapping of PSA on Aasiya Andrabi, her aide Sofi Fahmeeda and to press for release of political detainees. Aasiya and Fahmeeda were booked under the public safety act (PSA) on Monday and have been shifted to Amphalla Jail in Jammu. Dukhtaran-e-Milat in a statement termed the slapping of PSA on the duo and shifting them to Jammu Jail, a…

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Students clash with forces in Kulgam, Pellet terror continues, scores injured

At least 14 students and a video-journalist were injured when government forces fired teargas shells and pellets on students protesting inside college premises in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, even as locals clashed with forces in neighbouring Anantnag township after policemen allegedly roughed up a shopkeeper. Kulgam Witnesses said the students of Government Degree College Kulgam assembled in the college campus this afternoon and staged a pro-freedom protest. The forces guarding the nearby official residence of Superintendent of Police, Member Parliament and Court Complex fired teargas shells and pellets…

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Mirwaiz Umar farooq defends Kashmiri stone-pelters, says govt forcing students to take up stones

Coming out strongly in defense of stone-pelters Kashmiri students, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that it was a way adopted by them to vent their anger against the system that is inimical and hostile towards them. Mirwaiz called for “blanket ban” on the freedom of expression and absence of student activism in the educational institutions was the primary factor for the ongoing students agitation in Kashmir. “There is a blanket ban on freedom of expression, even inside school premise, let alone in colleges and universities. Student activism…

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South Kashmir residents accused security forces of ransacking property

The residents blamed the Army and the police for using force to disperse protesting villagers Residents of south Kashmir’s Heff and Shirmal villages on Wednesday accused the Army and police of ransacking their houses during a cordon-and-search operation on Wednesday. Even as the search was in progress, they protested and blamed the security forces for manhandling relatives of youths, who have joined militancy. The operation continued for several hours before it was called off. The residents blamed the Army and the police for using force to disperse protesting villagers. The…

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