Political turmoil, Killings, Controversies mark Kashmir in 2016

The year began on a tragic note for the PDP and the coalition government as then Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who had paved way for the first BJP government in the state in alliance with his party, lost battle for life at AIIMS on January 7 following brief illness. If political uncertainty and controversies over Sainik colonies and Pandit townships marked the first half of 2016 in J&K, the civilians killings and longest ever shutdown were the dominating discourses as the curtains fell on the year which saw PDP…

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Strict Restrictions, Shutdown continue across Valley on 77th Consecutive Day

Kashmir remained shut for the 77th consecutive day on Friday as authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar city to prevent a separatist called protest march. “Restrictions have been placed in three police station areas in Srinagar, parts of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam,” a senior police official said here. Ever since the present unrest began on July 9, clashes have erupted in different parts of the Valley after the afternoon congregational prayers on Friday. Although tensions continue across the Valley, the situation has shown some signs of improvement during the last four…

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Life remained crippled for 76th day, Arrest, Protest, Clashes continued

40 Injured as Clashes, Protests continue Curfew imposed in Anantnag town to foil ‘Freedom March’ 57 more persons arrested in 24 hours, says police Clashes in many downtown areas Govt enforced curfew in parts of Srinagar Banihal remains shut for 2nd day At least 40 people sustained injuries in fresh clashes between protesters and forces on Thursday, even as strict curfew was imposed in southern Anantnag town to foil a pro-freedom rally. North Kashmir Eight persons were injured after intense clashes broke out between youth and police following a police…

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Amid Jamhuriyat, Insaniyat Kashmir celebrates 60 days of Curfew, Shutdown, Protests & Killings

75 Killed in last 60 days More than 10,000 injured, 100’s permanently disabled 60 days of curfew, shutdown, killings, Protests Internet Gag continues Pellet guns continue to hunt  100’s arrested & booked Army, Police, Paramilitary continue to unleash terror The residents of Rangreth area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday said that the government forces barged into their homes and ransacked their belongings. A local told Kashmir Post that the forces entered their homes early Tuesday and thrashed the inmates without any provocation. A bank employee said that the…

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Curfew, Shutdown continue to cripple life on 50th Consecutive Day; Youth drowns to death in Anantnag after being chased by forces

Kashmir Celebrating 50 days of #Curfew, #Killings, #Protests, #CommunicationGag The death toll cross 70 mark Normal life in Kashmir Valley remained paralysed as curfew and shutdown continued for the 50th consecutive day Saturday in the wake of violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani last month. All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses are closed since July 9. Earlier, authorities arrested several top separatist leaders and extended curfew to large parts of the Valley to foil a separatists’ march in Srinagar. The death toll in the…

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