‘Trespassers would be shot dead’ army warns people in Kulgam; Flag march in Pulwama

Army personnel from 9 Rashtriya Rifles have drawn a warning line on the road with the directions that those who will cross that line will be shot dead at Chewalgam area of district Kulgam. Reportedly, the line drawn with wax is a message to people not to cross it otherwise they will face bullets. Meanwhile, a strict curfew has been imposed in the entire district on the first death anniversary of Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani in district Kulgam. However, no reports of stone pelting were received from any part of…

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PDP’s Convention stoned in Kulgam, 2 workers injured

Two workers of ruling Peoples Democratic Party were injured after youth attacked the party’s convention in Chawalgam village of southern Kulgam district on Sunday. The convention was held at Dak Bungalow-cum-Rest House in Chawalgam amid stringent security arrangements. Senior PDP leader and Minister for Rural Development Abdul Haq Khan, Member Parliament Nazir Ahmad Laway and MLA Noorabad, Abdul Majeed Paddar were present at the convention. Reports said as the convention was on, some youth appeared on the scene amid pro-freedom sloganeering and started pelting stones from backside of the Dak…

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Pellet Victim of 2016 uprising dies in Kulgam, Probe begins

Cause not known yet, say doctors; Natural death, say police A 26 year old youth of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district who had sustained multiple pellet injuries during last year’s uprising died Monday morning at a local orphanage, the ambulance of which he used to drive. While doctors said they could not establish the cause of death, police maintained that initial investigations reveal he died of “natural causes.” Wasim Ahmad Thokur S/O Haji Mushtaq Ahmad Thokur of Schuch village of Kulgam, according to family and eyewitnesses, was found dead in the…

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Resistance March to Kulgam foiled

With the deployment of the police and the CRPF personnel in large numbers in sensitive areas, separatists’ proposed march to Kulgam was foiled while clashes between protesters and the police erupted in some areas of south Kashmir today. The clashes took place at several places in the Pulwama area where the youths attempted to take out the march to Kulgam. The police lobbed teargas shells to chase away the protesters indulging in stone-throwing. Restrictions were imposed in Kulgam district to prevent the separatists’ march for paying tributes to the two…

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Situation tense in Kulgam, dozens injured during violent protests, Geelani, Mirwaiz stages sit-in, lashes out at UN

 25 injured reach Kulgam Hospital, situation very tense Reports from Kulgam in south Kashmir suggest that situation is very tense and more than 30 persons have sustained injuries in the ongoing clashes in the district however officials were not available for comments. District Hospital Kulgam sources told Kashmir Post that they received 25 injured persons who have different sorts of injuries. Intense clashes erupted in Adeejan area of the district after thousands of protesters were stopped from marching to DH Pora. Local people had called a prayer meeting at DH Pora in…

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Massive clashes erupt in Kulgam, 04 Persons injured in forces action, Pro-freedom march in Pahalgam

At least four persons sustained injuries when forces fired tear smoke canisters and pellets to disperse the protest rally at Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s  Kulgam district  on Wednesday, reports said. Massive clashes between government forces and protesters Wednesday erupted in Kulgam district after police and Para-military forces stopped people from reaching DH Pora. Earlier, a large number of people from dozens of areas in district Kulgam assembled and started their march to DH Pora to pay homage to those killed recently at the hands of government forces. Sources said…

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Police official’s family tenders public apology for ‘atrocities’ committed by son

In a first such case, a family of a senior police official posted in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district Friday tendered a public apology for the ‘wrong doings’ of their son. “I apologise on behalf of my son and our family,” the police official’s father Bashir Ahmad said during Friday congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Bijbehara today. The official is posted as the Station House Officer (SHO) in main town Kulgam. There have been allegations against the police official for allegedly committing atrocities in Kulgam town. It was alleged and speculated…

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On behest of a non-local Army goes on rampage in Kulgam village

Locals accuse man from Haryana of eve-teasing, ask him to leave village Army men allegedly ransacked the Kulpora village in Kulgam district here and thrashed dozens of villagers hours after a non-local was asked to vacate the village. Villagers said that a non-local from Haryana, Ram Lal, was turning out to be an eve teaser and an indecent person after a couple of years of his stay in the village. “Besides, the locals had inputs that he worked for the Army and informed them about stone pelting youth and other…

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Two devotees hurt in stone-pelting incident as thousands of Kashmiri Pandits throng Kheer Bhawani Temple

Mehbooba, who visited the shrine, used this occasion to reach out to the pandits. Two women devotees were injured in a stray stone-pelting incident even as thousands of Kashmiri Pandits thronged the shrine of Mata Kheer Bhawani to participate in the annual mela at Tulmula village in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Police said unidentified miscreants were pelting stones on a new police post when a bus carrying pilgrims to Mata Kheer Bhawani shrine was passing by at Wanpoh village in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Friday evening. “A stone…

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Militants disarm policemen, decamp with four riffles in Kulgam

Police have launched a massive manhunt to nab the militants behind the incident. Militants disarmed heavily armed policemen and decamped with four weapons when they stormed into a police picket guarding the minority Hindu inhabited Adijan village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday night. Police said the incident occurred when a group of heavily armed militants overpowered the cops in the bunker and fled with four weapons including two INSAS and two SLR riffles along with six magazines full of bullets. “Four policemen were deployed in the picket. They…

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