Grenade attack on parlour in Pulwama two girls injured

Two girls suffered minor injuries after militants lobbed a grenade towards a beauty parlour near Shaheed Park in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this afternoon. The police said the attack took place around 3.45 pm and was aimed at Rani Beauty Parlour. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the district said a girl identified as Shubeena was brought to the Pulwama District Hospital with a minor injury on her arm. The CMO said she was discharged after treatment. Confirming the incident, Pulwama Senior Superintendent of Police Mohammad Aslam Choudhary said the…

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Protests in Tral, Pulwama against killing of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of people Monday lodged a protest in Tral town of Pulwama district against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. After the culmination of Zuhur (noon prayers) at Khankah-e-Faiz Panah Tral here, hundreds of people including children assembled at main Aabghar chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military. People from all walks of life while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military joined the protests. The protesters shouted slogans in favour of Turkish government which…

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Nocturnal raids in Pulwama, Youth beaten to pulp, Nightlong protests rock Tral

A youth was critically injured after army allegedly tortured him in custody in Tral area of Pulwama district on Sunday. Sheikh Murtaza Bashir, 29, according to his family members, was called to 42RR camp in Nader village of Tral to collect his identity card taken by army following stone-pelting protest yesterday. A witness said the incident had occurred in village Batagund, where soldiers allegedly snatched the identity proofs of many youth. “The youth were asked to collect the IDs from the 42 RR camp,” he said. “After Murtaza went there…

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Scores of Bikes & Cars seized by police in Pulwama ahead of Burhan Anniversary

Police on Thursday seized about 50 bikes and cars in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district ahead of first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Police along with SOG had laid nakas at several key points leading to main town Pulwama. They check points were set up at Shopian road near jail complex Pulwama, Tahab circle road, Pinglina near petrol pump, and at Neva road near degree college Pulwama, where SOG personnel were checking documents of vehicles coming from different areas of Puwama. “It is a fact that our district…

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Civilian injured in Army firing in Pulwama

A civilian was injured after army men allegedly opened fire in Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. The injured civilian, identified as Altaf Ahmad Zargar of Aglar village, was taken to a local hospital for treatment where from he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. According to local residents, some army men were travelling in a Tata mobile pickup truck and while passing through the village opened fire at Zargar without any provocation. However, police officials claimed that the incident occurred when army personnel, who…

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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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Epicentre of new militancy : Pulwama

In south Kashmir’s Pulwama, a semi-urban district that borders Srinagar’s south-west edge, a new generation of militants backed by sympathetic locals is quickly eroding the long-held influence of the ruling party and engaging security forces in a gruelling fight. The district has emerged as the epicentre of Kashmir’s new war which is spearheaded by groups of young militants, who have overshadowed the traditional separatists and are backed by the never-ending crowds of stone-throwing protesters. The new generation of militants has flourished in this district mainly because of the unprecedented support…

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Gunmen loot 2 banks in 2 hours in Pulwama

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday looted cash from two banks within a span of two hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district which has been witnessing attacks on financial institutions for the past three consecutive days, police said. A police official said three masked gunmen entered Wahibug branch of Ellaquai Dehati Bank at about 1:30 pm and looted Rs five lakh on gunpoint. “After collecting the cash, they (gunmen) managed to escape from the spot,” he said. Soon after the incident, police and army reached the spot and questioned the employees and…

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Protest in Pulwama schools against arrest of students; 5 more detained

The clashes led to closure of all shops and traffic was off the roads. Police detained six more students from the town for their alleged involvement in protests. Amid shutdown, clashes erupted today in Pulwama town between students and security forces. Reports said that students of government boys higher secondary school Pulwama today staged protests inside the school demanding release of some students who were detained yesterday. The students later marched towards main town. As they reached near police station, they were stopped by police. In retaliation, the students pelted…

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Cordon & Search Operation called off after Stone-pelting in Pulwama

Government Forces on Monday night called off their operation against ‘hiding militants’ when people in large number hit to roads and resorted to stone-pelting in Newa area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources told news agency CNS that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in Lonepora Newa area, 55 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 183 Battalion CRPF cordoned off the area at around 10 pm on Monday. Police sources said there were inputs about the presence of some top Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in the area.…

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