Curbs, Clashes, Protests, Shutdown cripple life for 74th day across Valley

Bullet hits Bandipora youth Chenab Valley to observe shutdown today Women stage rallies in Sopore, other places House gutted in Shopian, bike set afire in Batamaloo 64 more youth arrested in 24 hours: Police At least 50 people including some women were injured when forces foiled pro-freedom rallies and beat up inmates at various places in Kashmir on Tuesday, reports and witnesses said. A 20-year-old youth was hit by a bullet in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district during clashes, they said. South Kashmir 30 people were wounded when forces personnel allegedly…

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Life still paralysed on 73rd day, Girl dies of cardiac arrest taking death toll to 87, Scores injured

Over 80 injured in fresh clashes across Kashmir No let-up in pellet firing, teargas shelling 45 more stone-pelters arrested in 24 hours: Police Postpaid mobile service restored A 13-year-old girl died of cardiac arrest during protests and clashes in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the ongoing uprising to 87, even as more than 80 people were injured in fresh clashes that erupted in several areas during the day, reports and witnesses said. Over 13,000 people have been injured, so far, in the past 73…

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Fear of prolonged violence grips Kashmir as Centre fails to break the ice with separatists

The refusal of separatists to engage in talks with All Party Parliamentarian Delegation has given rise to fears in Kashmir that the present phase of political uncertainty and turmoil will drag on. Although there was no hope of any major breakthrough or announcement from the delegation, the delegates were expected to break the ice with the Hurriyat and calm tempers in the valley. But with separatists hardening their stand and Home Minister Rajnath Singh accusing them of going against the ethos of Kashmiryat, insaniyat and even jhamooriyat, the hardening of…

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In Power, BJP must find solution to Kashmir Issue; G N Azad

‘All-party delegation to take a call on dialogue with separatists’ Ahead of the all-party delegation visit to the Valley, the Congress today said the BJP could find a “better solution” to the Kashmir issue as the party was in power now. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the BJP, when in the Opposition, would always create impediments whenever the Congress tried to take steps towards the resolution of the Kashmir issue. “The BJP can find a better solution because during…

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Curfew lifted at dawn, Back by dusk; Protests, Shutdown continue on 52nd Day

Fresh clashes prompt re-imposition of curfew in many parts Many injured in fresh pellet firing 90 injured in forces’ action Huge freedom rallies held in South Kashmir, Srinagar areas Shutdown in Doda, Bhaderwah against ‘arrest spree’, civilian killings Girl hit by teargas shell in Kangan Elderly man among 30 ‘beaten to pulp’ in Bandipora Thousands attend rally in Batengoo, Anantnag Night curfew imposed in Srinagar Minor incidents of stone pelting reported from Srinagar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Sopore, Kupwara and Bandipora: Police Authorities on Monday lifted curfew from Kashmir valley except Pulwama…

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Hoping for Eid respite, PDP fights fault lines within

And with the 51-day curfew, the longest such spell in the Valley, coming to an end on Monday — except in Pulwama town and a few areas of Srinagar — the PDP hopes that Eid on September 13 will mark a thaw. THERE is a tiny island in the heart of this city, around Zero Bridge that links the posh Rajbagh area to the centre. It hasn’t seen any protests. At 10 am on Sunday, a spool of concertina wire blocks the bridge and police send back people who want…

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Shutdown, Curfew, Protests continue for 51st day; Pellet terror continues

Huge freedom rallies held in South Kashmir areas amid rains Protests, curfew continue elsewhere Bhaderwah to observe shutdown today Mirwaiz remains lodged at Cheshmashahi Sub-Jail Doda advocate booked under PSA No restrictions, except in Pulwama town and some Srinagar areas, from today: Police At least 60 people including some women sustained pellet injuries in South Kashmir areas and Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday when forces foiled pro-freedom rallies there, witnesses said. Locals, according to witnesses, had called for ‘Dangerpora Chalo’ in Budgam district and people from various areas including…

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‘Give Me One Chance’ Mehbooba appeals to protesters in Kashmir; Centre forming Track 2 team for dialogue

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today and discussed the situation in the Valley, which has been under curfew for last 49 days following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. “I appeal to all those protesting in the streets. You may be angry with me, I may be angry with you, But please give me one chance,” she said, blaming Pakistan for fuelling the unrest in Kashmir. Ms Mufti said agenda of alliance between her party PDP and the BJP…

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50 Day of Unrest: Kashmir is where it was on July 8

The ground situation remains grim in Valley, sliver of hope emerges with PM’s intervention When Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed a press conference on Thursday with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti by his side, he said it was for a first time that a Home Minister had visited Kashmir twice in just a month to assess the situation. This depicts the grim situation on the ground zero in Kashmir where the state and Central governments in an effort to calm the protesters and contain the situation, have resorted to massive…

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Another life lost, death toll 71, Violent Protests across Valley injuring 100’s of protestors

Kashmir Celebrating 50 days of #Curfew, #Killings, #Protests, #CommunicationGag  Teenager Shakeel had bullet injury in chest: Doctors Govt foils Eidgah Chalo with stringent curfew Pellets continue to hit protester’s eyes Geelani, Mirwaiz detained Minor hit by pellets in Handwara Despite heavy rains, huge pro-freedom processions held in South Kashmir villages A teenager was killed at Haal village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district when forces fired bullets and tear-gas shells at protesters on Friday, triggering massive anti-India and pro-freedom demonstrations. At least 200 protesters were injured in the forces’ action on…

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