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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Youth held for ‘Spreading Rumours’ via Social Media

In pursuance of leads available related to circulation of ‘fake news and malicious propaganda for provoking people’ by using social media, one individual namely Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, resident of Wandina Shopian has been arrested, police said in a statement. Police said that investigation of the case was going on in accordance to the relevant provisions of law. “Further considering the activities of the said individual, under relevant provisions, he has been detained under PSA by the competent authorities,” SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem told Kashmir Post. He appealed to the general…

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Shopian witnessed fresh clashes injuring 9 Persons; Rallies held across south Kashmir

Nine persons were injured during clashes between the protesters and forces personnel in Imam Sahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, witnesses said. Clashes erupted in the area after forces tried to break up protests against civilian killings in the Valley.  Separately, rallies were held in Kaimoh-Khudwani area of Kulgam district. Bike and car rallies were taken out in Duchnipora villages of Bijbehara. Huge congregation of people assembled at Jablipora village of Bijbehara to protest against the recent killings. Thousands of people Tuesday assembled at Tungdana, area of Kulgam…

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Hizb men pose Burhan-style for new poster

Fourteen days after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, a poster showing a group of Hizbul Mujahideen militants, announcing they “would  continue to the challenge the enemy”, appeared in Shopian district. The poster, which shows eleven militants holding AK-47 assault rifles and wearing army fatigues, sitting in what looks like an orchard, is similar to the one in which Burhan posed with 10 of his associates, the majority of whom were killed in gunfights. Burhan’s picture, also shot in an orchard, went viral on social media networking sites last…

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Insha (14 year old) lost her left eye vision to pellets

Ninth class student Insha Malik has lost vision in her left eye that was pierced by pellets fired by forces, and doctors say there are “zero chances” of the teenager regaining vision in her right eye, also badly damaged by the pellets. 14-year old Insha, one of more than 100 pellet victims, is lying unconscious in the Surgical ICU of general specialty SMHS hospital here. Her face and neck resemble a wire-mesh with dozens of holes made by pellets therein. “The pellets have ruptured her right eye and it has…

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67 Persons held for Enforcing Shutdown in Shopian post Abu Qasim’s Death

Amid spontaneous shutdown and clashes, thousands of people, including women, today turned up for the funeral of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Kashmir chief, Abu Qasim in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Eyewitnesses told Srinagar-based news agency that soon after the news about the death of Abu Qasim spread, thousands of people from Kulgam and other districts of south Kashmir including Pulwama and Shopian rushed towards Bogam so that they could have a glimpse of the slain commander and can participate in it. Within no time, the Bugam village – where Qasim’s funeral…

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KPs throng Nagbal Shopian to participate in annual Kapal Mochan Shradh

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir State thronged Nagbal Shopian Wednesday to participate in annual Kapal Mochan Shradh- a festival observed “to seek liberation of souls of deceased, especially for those who die young”. Scores of Pandit families including migrants KPs took part in a Havan at Shiva Temple Nagbal. The village is around one and a half kilometers from Shopian district situated on the banks of nallah Rambiara. A Havan was organized on the eve of the main Puja that is celebrated each…

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3 Boys Slapped with PSA; Half a Dozen Detained in Last Fortnight : Shopian

In South Kashmir’s Shopian, which is on edge at the moment, three boys were slapped with controversial public safety act (PSA) in one last fortnight. Among the trio, interestingly, one is Sarpanch. One among the other two is the brother of the Hizb commander whose house was attacked with a grenade early Thursday morning. Notably, some unidentified men lobbed a grenade on Hizb’s district commander, Waseem Ahmed Malla’s house Thursday morning, which didn’t explode and was later diffused by a police team. Malla’s brother Saboor Ahmed Malla along with Mohammad…

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Army search party came under militant attack in South Kashmir

Hizb claims responsibility Two Indian Army personnel were injured, one of them critically after militants fired upon a search party near Trenz area of Imam sahab Shopian in South Kashmir on Wednesday. Police sources said that after receiving inputs about the presence of a group of militants in Trenz area, a joint party of 44 RR Army, Special Operation Group and CRPF cordoned a part of village, however, soon before the cordon, militants targeted search party resulted in the injuries of two Army personnel. An army official from 15 Corps…

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