Shutdown: Hurriyat calls for Kashmir band on May 21 to pay tribute to Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone

Shutdown: Hurriyat calls for Kashmir band on May 21 to pay tribute to Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone

The Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday called for a bandh in Kashmir to pay tributes to Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on their death anniversary on May 21. The separatist amalgam asked people to visit Eidgah, where the two leaders have been laid to rest, and offer prayers for them. Abdul Gani Lone, a prominent Hurriyat leader, was assassinated in 2002 during a rally to mark the death anniversary of former Mirwaiz of Kashmir Moulvi Mohammad Farooq in Srinagar. Moulvi Farooq, the father of…

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Monitoring Yasin Malik trial very closely: Tariq Ahmad Minister in UK Parliament

Monitoring Yasin Malik trial very closely: Tariq Ahmad Minister in UK Parliament

The British government is monitoring the trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik very closely, UK Foreign Office minister Tariq Ahmad told the House of Lords on Tuesday. Lord Ahmad, however, pointed out that Malik, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was charged under Indian law and therefore part of an independent judicial process. The minister, who is in-charge of South Asia and the Commonwealth in the Foreign Office, was responding to questions in the Upper House of the UK Parliament on a range of issues when…

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Militants strike at wine shop in Baramulla, Killing One and Injuring three persons

Militants strike at wine shop in Baramulla, Killing One and Injuring three persons

One person died and three other civilians were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists at the Dewan Bagh area in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 17, police said. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has been initiated. “Terrorists lobbed hand grenade inside a newly opened wine shop in Baramulla. Four employees got injured. One among them succumbed to his injuries. All are from Jammu division. Area cordoned and search started to nab culprits,” Kashmir Police tweeted. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit…

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Teachers in Kashmir Universities under surveillance, kept in three categories

Teachers in Kashmir Universities under surveillance, kept in three categories

Some may be terminated, others to be counselled After Government officers/officials, teachers and Lecturers, the Intelligence agencies have zeroed-in on some University teachers in Kashmir who were engaged in propagating secessionism and few of them are likely to be terminated shortly while keeping others under surveillance. The Intelligence agencies which have been assigned with the task of identifying pro-terror elements within the administration and other Government services are understood to have kept teachers of different Universities in Kashmir in three categories—first who require immediate dismissal from services, second who will…

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OIC expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over India’s delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

OIC expresses 'Deep Concern' over India's delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday expressed “deep concern” over India’s attempts to redraw the electoral boundaries of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), altering the demographic structure of the territory and violating the rights of the Kashmiri people. In a statement shared on Twitter, the OIC said the delimitation exercises were in direct contravention of the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention. “Referring to the long-standing and principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and relevant…

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Farooq Abdullah blames ‘Kashmir Files’ for Valley’s law & order situation demands immediate ban on the film

Farooq Abdullah blames 'Kashmir Files' for Valley's law & order situation demands immediate ban on the film

Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, demanded that the Vivek Agnihotri-directed film ‘The Kashmir Files’ be banned, claiming that it has instilled “hatred in the country,” news agency ANI reported. He also branded the film “baseless,” claiming that the incidents depicted in it were all made up. The comments came a day after leaders of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, including Abdullah and PDP head Mehbooba Mufti, met with Jammu and Kashmir’s LG Manoj Sinha to discuss recent violent occurrences in the Valley. Speaking to…

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#KashmirFiles: Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP over Rahul Bhat’s killing

#KashmirFiles: Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP over Rahul Bhat's killing

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti accused the BJP of ‘creating Hindu-Muslim issue to divert attention from other issues’. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday launched an all out attack on the BJP over the Gyanvapi Mosque row, alleging that the saffron party was after the mosques. She also blamed ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie for the killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat. “ They are after all our mosques. Give us a list of all mosques you are eyeing… They are after Gyanvapi…

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Leave Or Face Death: Lashkar-e-Islam threatens Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu & Kashmir

Leave Or Face Death: Lashkar-e-Islam threatens Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu & Kashmir

This comes only days after Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, was gunned down by terrorists inside the Tehsil office in Chadoora town in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday Terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam on Sunday issued a threat to Kashmiri Pandits residing at the Hawal Transit accommodation in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported India Today. “All migrants and RSS agents leave or face death. No space for Kashmiri Pandits who want another Israel in Kashmir to kill Kashmiri Muslims. Double/triple your security, be ready for…

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Will there be an end to targeted killings in Kashmir?

Will there be an end to targeted killings in Kashmir?

By Majeed Ahmad Killing of Rahul Bhat, a government employee at Chadoora Tehsil Office in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists on Thursday, has once again brought to the fore a chilling reminder of the incidents of 1989 and 1990 when Kashmiri Pandits were selectively targeted and forced to leave the Valley. According to highly placed sources much like its perfidious acts of late 1989 and early 1990, Pakistani spy agency ISI has started preparing ‘hit-lists’ of members of minority community who would be murdered to create tension in…

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BJP Councillor Narottam Sharma moves resolution for removal of Illegal loudspeakers

BJP Councillor Narottam Sharma moves resolution for removal of Illegal loudspeakers

Amid controversy over loudspeakers on religious institutions across the country, a councilor of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (MC) is planning to move a resolution against the noise pollution caused by loudspeakers. Narotam Sharma, Councillor, Ward No. 3, has drafted a resolution and is planning to move it in the MC House. “It is a lawful and moral duty of the House to prevent all kinds of pollution, including the noise pollution. Scientific research has proved that noise pollution is responsible for several kinds of health problems, including stress, sleep disorder…

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