Kashmir Shuts to protest Shopian killings, Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan

A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir while youth continued to engage in clashes with forces through the day in parts of Valley in protest to the killings in Shopian last Sunday in which 13 militants and 4 civilians were killed. Markets remained shut while schools and colleges were closed. There were curbs on movement of people in parts of Srinagar city to prevent protests called by Joint resistance leadership (JRL) over militant and civilian killings in Shopian. Contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed…

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Student protests rock valley, Clashes in four colleges over Shopian killings

Eight students injured in Srinagar Girl students resort to stone pelting in city centre  Protesters burn police picket Kashmir University pupils boycott classes Massive protests rocked Kashmir valley on Thursday as students took to streets and clashed with the forces. A security picket was torched by angry students who engaged in stone pelting with the forces. The protests started from Bemina Degree College Srinagar and spread to other colleges of Srinagar as well. Students from various schools and colleges in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district held protest demonstrations against the recent…

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Bloody Sunday: 12 Militants, 4 Civilians, 3 Troopers killed, 200 Injured in South Kashmir

54 hit by bullets, 38 receive pellet injuries Thousands of people attend funeral prayers of slain militants At least twelve militants, three troopers and four civilians were killed in separate gunfights between militants and forces in South Kashmir on Sunday, triggering clashes in the area. Sources said joint cordon and search operations (CASO) were launched at Dragad and Kachdoora villages in Shopian and Peth Dailgam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. They said army, police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched CASO at Dragad at around 10 pm…

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J&K has been left alone by the Country: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said Jammu and Kashmir is the crown of the country but in the past few years it has lost its sheen. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday the state has been left alone by the country to deal with the difficult situation it is going through. The chief minister made the remarks while addressing the 64th convention and exhibition of Travel Agents Association of India or TAAI in Srinagar. “Jammu and Kashmir is going through difficult times. It has affected tourism not only in…

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Hurriyat Chief, Ashraf Sehrai’s son joins Hizb, won’t appeal for his return: Family

Days after the new Hurriyat chief called ISIS ideology ‘venomous’ and anti-Kashmir, his son went missing Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief decides not to pursue police complaint Junaid Ashraf, son of the newly elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has joined terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir police said on Saturday. The information comes barely 24 hours after the separatist leader filing a missing report for his son. “Junaid Ashraf, the 26-year-old son of Sehrai, has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group,” a police official said. Earlier this week, Sehrai was…

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Get J&K out of bloodbath, Mehbooba urges Modi

Meets shelling victims in Balakote sector Announces construction of bunkers Hands over relief cheques Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the Bhimber Gali area in Balakote sector to console the family, who lost five of its members in the cross-border shelling on Sunday. The Chief Minister handed over cheques amounting to Rs 25 lakh as ex gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased. Mehbooba also handed over cheques of Rs 3 lakh each for meeting the educational expenses of the two daughters of the family, who…

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Three militants killed in Anantnag, Protests erupt at several places scores hit by pellets

 Slain identified as two ex-engg students Syed Owais of Kokernag and EisaFazili of Srinagar Although villagers recall hearing the sound of a few gun shots, the police said the three militants, one of whom might be a non-local, died in a shootout with the forces in the Hakoora village of Anantnag in the early hours of the morning. Out of the three slain militants, one of them, Syed OwaisShafi, belonged to the Vailoo area of Kokernag, Anantnag, who had known EisaFazili for many years since both were students at Ghulam Shah Badshah…

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Angry PDP raps Haseeb Drabu after his controversial statement on Kashmir Issue

Asks state FM to withdraw statement that goes against party’s agenda Explanation sought Two days after state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said “Kashmir should not be seen as a political problem,” his party today hit out at him saying that J&K was a political problem and its resolution formed the PDP’s core agenda. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s uncle and party’s second in command Sartaj Madni asked senior PDP minister Drabu, credited with forging party’s alliance with the BJP in 2015, to “retract the statement immediately if it has been reported…

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‘Peace March’ for CBI probe foiled in Hiranagar, Locals lathicharged, cop held for ‘Destroying Evidence’

Tension flared up in the Hiranagar subdivision of Kathua district after the police resorted to a lathicharge and used teargas shells on locals who were demanding a CBI probe into the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl at Rasana village in January this year. Trouble erupted after the locals tried to take out a ‘peace march’ against the alleged biased and lopsided investigation being conducted by the Crime Branch in the case. According to police sources, around 200 people, including women and several former sarpanches, were allegedly detained…

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Kashmir Shuts over Shopian civilian killings, Authorities imposed restrictions

Attempts by Geelani, Mirwaiz to take out a march foiled Schools to remain shut till March 9 Several injured as clashes continue The authorities in Kashmir today foiled attempts by senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to lead protest marches to Shopian by imposing restrictions in parts of Srinagar and south Kashmir areas. While Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained outside his Nigeen residence by a contingent of the police after he attempted to take out a protest march this morning, Syed Ali Geelani was not able…

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