Kashmir Continues To Bleed -Two rebels, Army soldier killed, two CRPF personnel wounded in Kulgam gunfight, Intense clashes on, scores injured

Two militants and an army soldier were killed and two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel wounded in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday. A police official said that two militants were killed in the gunfight. “The bodies are yet to be recovered,” he saiid, adding that the slain are believed to be affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit. He said the operation is going on. He said that an army soldier, identified as Prakash Yadav, was wounded in the firefight. He was rushed to a hospital where…

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Shutdown, Protests held across Kashmir, Rajouri, Poonch ahead of hearing on Article 35A

Protests were held on Thursday in Tangdhar and Tral township of north and south Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Pulwama respectively to support Article 35-A which has been challenged in the Supreme Court. Reports said that scores of residents of Tral township, including members of Sikh community, staged a protest in the main town against attempts to scrap Article 35-A, which grants special privileges to residents of Jammu and Kashmir. People from all walks of life, including trade unions, took part in the protest. The protesters, carrying placards and banners,…

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Kashmir Shuts against increasing braid chopping incidents, Amid protests, kid hit by stone

Clashes in Batamaloo Curbs cripple Downtown Minor injured in Pulwama Police file FIR against locals for thrashing 2 civilians at Nishat Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Monday against the ‘ongoing’ braid-chopping incidents that have brought the government and the police under fire from people. The call for shutdown was given by the joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The government had imposed strict curbs in MaharajGunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari and Nowhatta areas of Downtown to thwart protests, even as normal life…

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Student’s killing sparks Shutdown, Protests, Clashes in Kashmir

Thousands attend Adil’s funeral at Shopian village The killing of student Adil Farooq Magray in forces firing in a village in Shopian last evening triggered protests and shutdown in Valley while thousands of people attended the funeral prayer of the slain youth. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the 20-year-old boy at Ganowpora village of Shopian district this morning amidst chanting of pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Three rounds of funeral prayers were held due to a massive rush of mourners who marched to the village from several areas…

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Protests, Clashes at several areas across Kashmir, scores injured; Internet services snapped

Spontaneous clashes erupted in several parts of Kashmir after the news of killing of top militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat broke out following an encounter in Saimu village of Tral on Saturday. Initially several people received injuries during the clashes at encounter site in Saimu village in Tral Tehsil in southern Kashmir. Block Medical Officer at Tral Hospital told Kashmir Post that the hospital has received five injuries so far. “They have received minor injuries,” he said. Later, clashes were reported at several spots across Kashmir. As per latest reports clashes were reported…

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Protests, Clashes erupted at many places across Valley

Protests and clashes between people and forces were reported from different parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday. The Joint Hurriyat Camp had called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the slapping of PSA on Aasiya Andrabi, her aide Sofi Fahmeeda and to press for release of political detainees. Aasiya and Fahmeeda were booked under the public safety act (PSA) on Monday and have been shifted to Amphalla Jail in Jammu. Dukhtaran-e-Milat in a statement termed the slapping of PSA on the duo and shifting them to Jammu Jail, a…

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Protests, Clashes erupted across Kashmir (Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Bandipora, Bijbehara) between Students & Forces

8 Students injured in Shopian, 4 in Pulwama At least eight students sustained injuries after government forces allegedly barged into the Higher Secondary School Shopian, premises and fired pellets on protesting students. As per sources, a heavy contingent of police and other forces chased the protesting students during clashes into the government higher secondary school.He said, “Forces entered into the institution and fired pellets on students injuring many.” Meanwhile locals also confirmed that forces even beat one of the teachers in the school. However, police sources strongly denied the allegations that…

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Protests, Functions held on Human Rights Day in Valley

Protests and official functions marked Human Rights Day in the Kashmir valley today. Independent legislator Engineer Rashid was detained when he tried to take out a march towards the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) office here. A spokesman of the Awami Itihaad Party said that Rashid was detained by the police at Rajbagh in Srinagar while he was leading a protest march against “unabated human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.” Pro-freedom leaders and activists of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front were also detained when they tried to march towards…

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Protests, Restrictions disrupt life across Valley on 140th Day, Jamia Masjid holds Friday prayers after 20 weeks

Restrictions were enforced in downtown and other sensitive areas in major towns of the Kashmir valley to prevent protests after Friday prayers amid shutdown, while a relatively thin movement of traffic was observed on 140th day of unrest today. Protest demonstrations were held in downtown Srinagar and some other places after the Friday prayers today. The protesters raising slogans threw stones on the police and CRPF personnel deployed in large numbers in the downtown localities. The police lobbed teargas shells to quell the demonstrators and maintain law and order in…

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Protests, Clashes in Pulwama, Bandipora scores injured; Shutdown extended till Nov 17

Shutdown, Clashes, Protests continued on 125th Day Resistance leaders extend protest program till 17th Nov Protest rally foiled in Ganderbal Aerial firing in Bandipora Amid shutdown on the 125th consecutive day in Kashmir on Wednesday, 10 more persons were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in Pulwama district. Reports said that at least 10 people were injured in clashes that erupted in Pulwama district even as pro-freedom rallies were also held in various South Kashmir villages. Clashes erupted in Tahab village Wednesday morning when some police vehicles on…

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