Mehbooba talks to GoC, IGP on troops ‘High Handedness’ in Shopian

Tells them to stop such acts as it won’t help restore peace Asks admin to provide compensation to affected people After the Army men allegedly damaged about 60 residential houses in Sugan, Shopian in south Kashmir recently, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has talked to senior Army and Police officers and directed them to stop the “excessive approach, as it will only provoke people instead of obtaining peace”. Reliable sources told Kashmir Post that CM talked to Srinagar-based GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen AK Bhatt and told him that acts of…

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Army enjoys AFSPA, no powers to act against them: DC Shopian Gazanffer Ali

Chief Minister left us at Army’ mercy: Locals Army’s such acts will create more militants: MLA Wachi After an army vehicle was targeted in IED blast in Sugan village of Shopian, the locals have complained that they are living in “fear psychosis” and alleged that “Army Raj” is prevailing in the area and harassments have become order of the day. “No civilian government visible in the area. It is army that dictates terms. Mehbooba Mufti took votes from us, but never looked back. She handed over us in the hands…

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Two militants, Teen laid to rest after five back to back funeral prayers in Shopian

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a civilian in three different villages of Shopian district on Thursday. To accommodate the massive rush of people five back to back funeral prayers were held for the trio before they were laid to rest. The three were killed Wednesday. By early afternoon people participated in the funeral prayers of slain civilian Shakir Ahmad Mir at his native Kalampora hamlet of Shopian. 17 year old Shakir was killed when government forces on Wednesday evening allegedly opened…

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Gowhar Bhat BJP youth leader found dead with throat slit

A Bharatiya Janata Party youth leader was found dead with his throat slit in Shopian district on Thursday, police said. A police official said that the throat-slit body of Gowhar Ahmad Bhat of Bonagam Shopian, the youth district president of BJP, was found from an orchard near Kiloora this evening. Senior superintendent of police Shopian Shri Ram said they are investigating the incident “from all angles.” Soon after the incident, BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav tweeted: “Tragedy strikes at BJP. Gowhar Bhat, district youth president in Shopian in Kashmir…

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Mystery shrouds death of two Rajouri youth in Shopian

Police recovered bodies of two youth from the orchards of Palpora Narwaw area of the south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. The duo were identified as Suhail son of Asif Iqbal,17, and Muhammad Ather son of Abdul Razaq, 20. Both are from Rajouri district of Jammu region. The bodies were handed over to police after which the identity was ascertained. “Two bodies found near Palpora Shopian. No injury mark on bodies. Both identified. Police takes cognizance. Syringes,spoon, powder recovered,” read a tweet of state police. A police official said they…

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Terrorists attack 62 RR convoy in Shopian, two Army jawans injured; area cordoned off

A joint party of Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police were on Thursday attacked by a group of terrorists in the Shopian district of the state. Two army personnel were injured after terrorists opened fire at an army party of 62 RR in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The incident took place at Materbugh area after a joint party of Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police was returning from cordon and search operation. Following the attack, a search operation was launched by the security personnel.…

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‘Remilitarization’ in Shopian: Army sets up new camp, 2 more Coming up

Army has set up a new camp in south Kashmir’s Shopian district while two more such camps would be set up in its “volatile” areas in coming days. Sources told Kashmir Post that soldiers of Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles have set up a camp in a building of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department in Nagisharen village, nearly 10 kms from Behibagh army camp. “The village is located eight kilometers from the Kulgam district boundary. The 62 RR is sharing operational duties with Kulgam as well as Shopian district,” they said.…

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Scores injured as forces go berserk in twin Shopian villages

Government forces went berserk in two villages of south Kashmir’s Shopian district late Monday night, beating local residents and ransacking houses, shops and vehicles. Around 40 people were injured as forces rampaged through Turkwangam village, around 12 kilometres from the district headquarters. According to locals, personnel of Army’s 55 RR and SOG Shopian appeared in the village at around 11 pm. “They didn’t announce any cordon in the area and without any provocation barged into the residential houses and beat up the inmates severely. They didn’t even spare the women…

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Students protest youth’s death in Shopian district

Students held protests today over the recent killing of a college youth in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Dozens of college and higher secondary school students in Shopian came out on roads raising anti-India slogans and pelted stones on security forces, nearly 60 km south of Srinagar city. As soon as the morning assembly was over, students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Shopian, came out on roads. The protest spread over to the local college, where students hoisted a Pakistan flag on the main entrance. Students from both the educational…

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Militants snatch five rifles at Shopian Court Complex

A day after terrorists shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in cold blood in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, militants on Tuesday night snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district court complex in south Kashmir. A day after terrorists shot dead five policemen and two bank employees in cold blood in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, militants on Tuesday night snatched five rifles from police guards posted at the Shopian district court complex in south Kashmir. In the wake of the incident, an alert…

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