Shiv Sena settles foot in Valley, 200 People joined party at Bandipora

Right Wing Shiv Sena Hindustan claims that 200 people from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district joined it on Thursday. Abdul Khaliq Bhat, the Mumbai-based party’s Kashmir President, said the people joined the party at Sumbal, Nowgam. “More people were willing to join us, but due to lack of space, only 200 people were able to join Shiv Sena. These people were earlier associated with NC or PDP,” Khaliq told The Kashmir Post. He claimed that these people joined Shiv Sena because they were “deceived by NC, Congress, and PDP since 1947”.…

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NHPC’s Rehab Plan for Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project in doldrums

Affected people allege non-utilization of funds meant for rehabilitation The delay in implementation of Rehabilitation Plan by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has affected health of people and environment here in Kralpora Mantrigam area in Bandipora, where the work is in progress on 330 Megawatt Kishenganga Hydro Electric Power Project. The residents demanded probe into the utilization of funds meant for Rehabilitation Plan. Affected villagers said that all is not well with the Rehabilitation Plan meant for development of the affected area. Panicked by growing destruction, people affected by the…

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7 Dead, 9 Injured after BEACON vehicle plunges into gorge in Bandipora

At least seven persons died after a Beacon vehicle carrying labourers met with an accident in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday. Five bodies were recovered from the site of the accident in Tragbal late last night. The vehicle was on its way to Bandipora from Gurez when the accident took place. A police official said that 17-18 persons were travelling on the ill-fated vehicle. He said seven persons have died while nine others have suffered injuries, adding that all the injured have been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar…

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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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