Two rebels killed in Nowgam gunfight; School work, Internet suspended in Srinagar, Budgam

Two militants were killed and six forces’ personnel wounded in a fierce gun battle in Sothu Kothair area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday morning, police said. Reports said that the gunfight broke out around 2 AM in the area following a search operation. Two militants have been killed and six forces’ personnel wounded in the gunfight, said DIG central Kashmir VK Birdi told reporters. Quoting sources, news agency GNS identified the slain militants as Sabzar Sofi of Sangam, Anantnag and Asif Ahmad Gojri of Anantnag. However,…

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Fresh incidents of braid chopping in Ganderbal, Budgam

Two incidents of braid-chopping were reported from Ganderbal district on Sunday evening, triggering scare among the residents, especially women. Locals said that braids of two teenage girls were found chopped off at Rabitar and Naraian bagh villages on Sunday evening. A police official told Kashmir Post that a girl, aged 15, at Rabitar area alleged that some unknown persons chopped off her braid while she was in her room. The girl claimed that after chopping off her braid, the braid chopper jumped over the two-storied building of her house and…

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Clashes rock Anantnag, Sopore, Hajin, Budgam, Pulwama areas post Friday Prayers

Clashes between forces and civilian protesters erupted on Friday at several places including Pulwama, Budgam and Hajin. In Budgam, the central part of Kashmir, reports said that clashes erupted between forces and protesters in Batapora, Kanihama area of Budgam district. Witnesses said that 10 youth have been arrested from Batpora and 5 from Kanihama areas of the district during nocturnal raids. They said that hundreds of protesters assembled after Friday prayers and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.They were raising slogans against the nocturnal police raids and arrests. The protesters pelted stones on…

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Curfew relaxed in Kashmir after 51 days, Shutdown continues for 52nd day; Protests, Clashes erupt in Srinagar, Budgam, Bandipora

Clashes erupt in Srinagar parts Pellets, tear shells fired on protesters in Kremshore, Budgam Er Rasheed alleges manhandling as police foil his anti-army protest Curfew was relaxed in parts of Srinagar and other districts in Kashmir, while shutdown continued for 52nd straight day on Monday. The 51 day long curfew was lifted from Anantnag town of south Kashmir while it remained in force in some parts of Srinagar under the jurisdictions of police station Maharajganj and Nowhatta in Srinagar. Expressing regret and remorse over the loss of lives in the…

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