Army flex muscles on peaceful protesters in Bandipora; Five booked under PSA

Army on Saturday allegedly beat up residents of Saderkote Bala in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Witnesses said that residents had gathered near SK Bala chowk and were protesting peacefully when the army men went berserk. “In the meantime, army men armed with lathis started beating up locals without any provocation,” they said. They alleged that the men from 13th RR stationed at Manasbal beat up the residents ruthlessly. An army spokesman in Srinagar, however, said their men were not active in the area. “Our men are not active in the area. We…

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Amidst shutdown ‘Azadi’ slogans raised in Kishtwar; Zuhr prayers offered on road in Bandipora

Amidst complete shutdown a massive protest rally was underway at bus stand Kishtwar which was attended by more than two thousand people on Thursday to show solidarity with Kashmiris. Reports said that people raised anti-India slogans during the rally. “Enthusiastic protesters raised Azadi slogans as well,” sources said. Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was being observed in Kishtwar against the civilian killings in Kashmir valley at the hands of government forces. Hundreds of people offered congregational Zuhr prayers on road in Kaloosa area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Thursday. Soon after…

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Zee telecasts ‘Army supported programme’ to create divide, say Gurez residents

‘Few pro- Indian political workers recorded statement inside BSF camp’ Enraged over what they call “anti Kashmir propaganda” people here in this remote border area of Bandipora are protesting against the Zee News Network from the last three days after the network telecasted the few ‘selected’ statements during an evening programme on Tuesday. Gurez and Tulail area observed complete shutdown following the protests from Wednesday to express their anger against what they call “army sponsored, biased and communal” reporting by Indian Zee News Network. Locals said that representatives of Zee…

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Gurez protests against Zee News biased reporting

Hundreds of people Thursday morning took to roads in Gurez area of Bandipora against the “biased” reporting of Zee News which according to locals telecasted propaganda news on Tuesday evening. Angry locals said that Zee reporter bribed few pro-Indian politicians and army workers to record anti-freedom statement which were later telecasted on Zee News. Locals said all the statements were recorded inside a BSF Camp. They said besides having presence of more than 60000 troopers, amid 32000 population, Gurez has always supported Kashmir cause. Gurez has also observed three day…

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High Court issue notices to Govt, NHPC

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notices to the state government and the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on a petition by inhabitants of two villages in Gurez tehsil of Bandipora in north Kashmir which are getting dislocated by the ongoing construction of the 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydroelectric project. While issuing notices, a division Bench of the High Court directed the respondents to file their response to the petition, which has now been treated as a public interest litigation by the HC, within four weeks. The NHPC’s Kishanganga hydroelectric…

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‘Hindustan Construction Company polluting our water resources’

Bandipora village bears costs of Kishanganga Power Project Inhabitants of a Bandipora village are up in arms against Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) for polluting the water resources of the area. Residents of Pazalpora village told Kashmir POST that the company has polluted the main source of water from where the water is supplied to the village for drinking purpose. “Since the work on construction of the 330 megawatt Kishanganga power project started the water resources of the area either started depleting or they got polluted by the heavy machinery used…

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Govt departments oppose Army firing range in Gurez

Allotment of alternate site in Leh subject of Home department clearance Several government departments have strongly opposed the setting up of the proposed field firing range in Gurez area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district citing serious consequences of any such move. The state government is exploring possibilities of setting up field firing range (FFR) for Army’s artillery exercises after the army submitted a detailed proposal for the allotment of a huge chunk of land in Gurez Valley for this purpose. Departments including PHE, Tourism, Forest, Wildlife, Executive Engineer Special Sub-Division…

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Tension erupted at Kanzalwan village in Gurez area of Bandipora when hundreds of villagers, including women halted work on 330 Megawatt Kishenganga Hydro Electric Power Project. The villagers were protesting the setting up of a stone crusher unit in the forest area. The residents of more than three habitations gathered to protest against Hindustan Construction Company’s (HCC) decision to install a stone crusher in Kanzalwan habitation in close proximity of dense forest area. Though the Hindustan Construction Company claimed that installation is temporary but the villagers opposed setting up of…

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NHPC raises relief amount for Kishanganga Project

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has granted much higher compensation than the market rate to those families whose land was acquired for constructing run of the Kishanganga project in Gurez area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district as part of its “commitment to serve the state and its people”, according to sources. Official sources told Kashmir POST that the NHPC had given between Rs 60 lakh and Rs 70 lakh to each family for the land acquired for the project to help them seek alternative places of rehabilitation. “This amount…

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SRTC starts bus service for Gurez

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today flagged-off bus service for the remote area of Gurez in Bandipora district. While flagging-off the 25-seater bus the Div Com said the administration is taking steps to make the journey risk free and will further take steps to ease the travel on the road. On the occasion, Managing Director SRTC informed the Divisional Commissioner that the department has kept fare of Rs 250 per person. He was further told that SRTC is also taking steps to connect far-flung areas of the…

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