Kashmir is witnessing most dangerous terrorism since 2019: Former R&AW Head A.S. Dulat

Dulat said that he believes this is the work of a professional independent terror cell located in Srinagar, which is linked to Pakistan. By: Karan Thapar In a disturbing interview which paints a very worrying picture of the sharply increased terrorism in the Kashmir Valley, a former head of R&AW and one of India’s foremost security experts on Kashmir has said the Valley is experiencing “the most dangerous terrorism since August 2019”. What’s worse is, this time it’s occurring in the heart of the Valley, i.e. the capital Srinagar. A.S.…

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PDP raises questions on Yasin Malik conviction; Will this solve the Kashmir Issue?

PDP raises questions on Yasin Malik conviction; Will this solve the Kashmir Issue?

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) raised questions in the wake of Yasin Malik’s conviction in the terror case. The party asked how will the conviction help in the resolution of the Kashmir issue. PDP stressed that the Kashmir issue is a political problem and that convictions will not solve it. Terming the latest development as a part of a ‘legal process’, the party averred that such actions haven’t worked in the past and will not work in the future. A spokesperson for PDP stated, “We have seen people being picked, convicted…

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Stay away from parties creating communal rift between communities: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Stay away from parties creating communal rift between communities: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Without naming Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the former chief minister and senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that those joining the non-local parties are never going to bring respite to the people with regard to the local issues they are facing. He also appealed to people to stay away from the parties that are hell-bent to create communal rift between the communities. As per the news agency addressing Congress party workers from Chenab Valley over phone, Azad said that those getting inspired with the outside political parties after witnessing…

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Yasin Malik, senior Kashmiri Separatist leader convicted in terror funding case

Yasin Malik, senior Kashmiri Separatist leader convicted in terror funding case

Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik was today convicted by a Delhi court in a terror funding case. This comes after Malik last Tuesday pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The court asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assess his financial situation in order to determine the amount of fine to be imposed. Malik was also directed by the court to file an affidavit disclosing all sources of his income and assets The court will hear the arguments on the quantum of…

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GoI to deploy additional 15,000 security forces in Kashmir

GoI to deploy additional 15,000 security forces in Kashmir

The Government of India (GoI) has decided to deploy an additional 15, 000 armed forces personnel in the Kashmir Valley in wake of the recent killings in the Valley, official sources said on Thursday. The troop deployment will be in addition to the forces deployed for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, news agency IANS reported. They said that the decision of deploying additional armed forces in the Valley has been taken in wake of the recent killing of a Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat in Budgam district, last week. A view…

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Kashmir is now Cash-Mir; Allege visiting tourists

Kashmir is now Cash-Mir; Allege visiting tourists

Kashmir valley is witnessing a significant increase in tourist arrivals but at the same time “fraud” is on the rise. Tourists and tourism professionals alike are happy, but with this bumper season comes complaints of overcharging and fraud. People associated with tourism say that the process of nexus has increased which is damaging the image of Kashmiri hospitality. A delegation of Tourists while speaking to KIF alleged that there is a complete nexus between Shikara owners and showrooms who work on commissions and are robbing many tourists. We came across…

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