Except Bandipora, All districts in Kashmir placed in the Red Zone

All districts of Kashmir excluding Bandipora have been kept in the category of red zones by the J&K Government in view of spike in covid cases. Ramban district of Jammu division has been also declared as red zone. A review of the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was taken Friday by the Chairperson, State Executive Committee, B.V.R Subrahmanyam with the Financial Commissioner Health and Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir divisions. The overall situation was assessed in Jammu and Kashmir, while the trend of new cases particularly the recent…

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Kashmir witnessed 229 Killings, 107 CASO’s, 55 Internet Shutdowns, 48 Properties razing since January 1, 2020

This bi-annual report on the situation of human rights in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir (henceforth J&K) covers the period from 1 January to 30 June 2020. The first six months of 2020 witnessed at least 229 killings in different incidents of violence. The first six months of 2020 witnessed the extrajudicial executions of at least 32 civilians in J&K, besides killings of 143 militants and 54 armed forces personnel. Children and women continued to be victims of violence in J&K as 3 children and 2 women were killed in…

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By introducing new Domicile Laws, GoI is advancing the settler-colonial project in Kashmir

Delhi has introduced new domicile laws in Kashmir that critics say are aimed at bolstering its Hindu nationalist project to change the region’s demographics akin to Israeli settlements in Palestine. By: Haris Zargar Months after India revoked the longstanding autonomy of the disputed Kashmir region, the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced new domicile laws that allows Indian citizens to buy property and become permanent residents in the contested Himalayan region. The decision has been surmised as Delhi’s first move to tamper with the Muslim-majority demographics…

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Hot Summer in Kashmir, Over 100 rebels eliminated this year

On Monday, unknown militants shot at a sarpanch in Anantnag area of south Kashmir. Ajay Bharti was associated with the Congress party. Many such assassinations of panchayat members have happened in the Kashmir Valley but after a very long time a Kashmiri Pandit was targeted. It is proving out to be a rather hot summer in Kashmir. Tensions over militancy and anti-insurgency have been soaring. Close to 100 militants have been killed in Kashmir this year till May. There are clear indications of this being a very active year in…

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We want Kashmir Solution as per UN resolutions: Ashraf Sahrai

APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek–e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kasshmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that the Kashmiris want the solution to the Kashmir dispute on the basis of right to self-determination as envisaged by the relevant resolutions o the United Nations. Muhammad Ashraf Sahrai in a media interview in Srinagar said that if any talks were even held on Kashmir, we would still want a solution to the dispute in which unparalleled sacrifices and fundamental rights of Kashmiris were taken into consideration and freedom of Jammu and Kashmir be the…

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Emergency landing and runway strip coming up along the NH-44 in Anantnag

As the standoff continues between the Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, the government is constructing an “emergency landing and runway strip” along the NH-44 in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. The 3.5-km-long airstrip on the Srinagar-Banihal highway is being constructed along the NH-44 from 246.2 km to 249.7 km. Currently, the earth filling work is being done on the stretch. The work is being executed by a lesser-known construction company — Fetch Constructions — based in the Mirbazar area of Anantnag district.…

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“Kashmir in terrible lockdown within lockdown”: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday questioned the role of the judiciary pointing to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the politicians who are living in a locked down state for nearly 10 months and hoped that the country would “understand the enormity of injustice faced by those in detention”.“As we began Lockdown 4.0 yesterday, my thoughts were with the people of Kashmir who are in a terrible Lockdown within a Lockdown. The worst sufferers are Mehbooba Mufti and her senior colleagues who are still in detention in a…

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Like 2002 Godhra riots, Pulwama terror attack too was BJP conspiracy: Shankersinh Vaghela

Former Gujarat chief minister and NCP leader Shankersinh Vaghela Wednesday alleged that the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed was a BJP conspiracy like the Godhra riots in 2002. “The vehicle with RDX which was used in Pulwama attack was bearing the registration initial of Gujarat — GJ. Godhra was a conspiracy,” news agency ANI quoted Vaghela as saying. He further alleged that terrorism was being used by the BJP government to win elections. “No one was killed in Balakot air strike. Even none of the international agency was able to prove…

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Policemen caught on camera vandalizing private property in Nasrullahpora Budgam

By Tahaa Yaseen Policemen in a village in Jammu and Kashmir were caught on camera damaging shops and houses after one of their senior colleagues was attacked when he tried to stop the Friday prayers last week. The J&K top cop has asked the Budgam Police to submit a report amid allegations of vandalism and harassment by the villagers. According to the Sarpanch of Nasrullahpora Panchayat- represented by the BJP – many, including those struggling for basics during the pandemic, have been targeted during the recent raids by the police.…

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Kashmir continues to suffer as Mobile and Internet Services remained suspended

Like the rest of the world, India is experiencing an especially difficult time in its national trajectory with the coronavirus pandemic taking a toll over the lives of people and the lockdown tossing the economy upside down. But imagine what it is like in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir where phone lines and internet connectivity has been taken away by the administration once again? Recently the security forces killed wanted Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and ever since then, mobile internet connectivity has been snapped in the Valley.  All prepaid mobile…

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