Wildfire​ spreading badly, Now Kashmiri students attacked in Maharashtra

In the latest incident of assault on Kashmiri students, the students from Kashmir studying in a college in Yavatmal were attacked by members of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, police said Thursday.The attack happened Wednesday night, police said.The students were also threatened, they added.A video of the incident has gone viral on the social media and a case has been registered at the Yavatmal police station. The students were attacked around 10 pm outside their rented accommodation on Waghapur Road, police said. The students were from the…

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Thanksgiving​ messages, offers for Sikh community​ pouring from across Kashmir Valley

Kashmiri students and traders, who reached safely home today, had many a story to narrate on the help extended by members of the Sikh community in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, providing them not only food and shelter in Punjab, but also protection. To express gratitude, hundreds took to the Internet. A cartoon depicting a Sikh extending his arm to a drowning Kashmiri was an instant hit. Cartoonist Suhail Naqashbandi tweeted: “Sardar means a leader and they lead by example. Hats off for being everywhere to help.” A picture…

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Nineteen​ Kashmiri students outside JK expelled post-Pulwama​ Fidayeen Attack

7 Students suspended at Quantum University, Dehradun 3 Students arrested in Bengaluru from Spurthy College and Chinai College Bengaluru 1 Girl rusticated from SGT University of Gurgaon, Delhi 2 Students of SUS Engineering College Tangori Jharkhand suspended 4 Female paramedical students of NIMS slapped with sedition charges after suspension at Jaipur 2 Students of Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University arrested from Solan, HP At least 19 Kashmiri students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir have been expelled from various colleges following the Fidayeen attack at Lethpora Pulwama in which 40 paramilitary…

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Ensure safety of Kashmiris across India urges​ Amnesty International

Amnesty International India Monday urged the government of India and state governments to ensure that common Kashmiris aren’t attacked or harassed in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.Amnesty’s appeal came days after Kashmiri students and other people have been harassed and beaten up in several places across the country following Lethpora militant strike. Amnesty said Central and state government authorities must ensure that ordinary Kashmiri women and men do not face targeted attacks, harassment and arbitrary arrests.Quoting media reports, the watchdog said Kashmiri university students and traders in northern states,…

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Post Pulwama attack, India warns of backlash against Kashmiri Muslims

Kashmiri Muslims are being warned to stay vigilant, amid reports of threats and intimidation after last week’s deadly attack on Indian forces. Isolated incidents of students from Kashmir being beaten up or evicted from their accommodation in northern Indian states were reported in local media. India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) offered help to students in need, but also warned of false reports.The suicide attack killed 46 troops, the deadliest in Kashmir for decades.The bomber used a vehicle packed with explosives to ram a convoy of 78 buses carrying Indian…

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Security cover of five resistance leaders snatched

None of the anti-India leaders whose personal security was withdrawn by the government on Sunday, had ever asked for security, they and their spokespersons said.All these five leaders — Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Ahmad Shah — said that the security was provided by the state government without consulting them.“It is always the decision of the government to keep or remove personnel but has never been an issue for us,” read the statement issued by the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat (M). “With or without these…

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We regret every killing on our soil: Joint Resistance Leadership

A day after the deadliest-ever terror attack targeted a CRPF convoy in the Kashmir valley, the three key separatist leaders on Friday said they “regret every killing” and urged for an end to hostilities. In a joint statement released by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik under the banner of the joint resistance leadership, the three leaders said “the delay in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was wreaking havoc in the region”. “People and the leadership of Kashmir regret every killing that happens on its soil.…

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How a move to end militancy has led to a rise in the number of rebels in Kashmir

The fear of death has not only failed to serve as a deterrent but getting killed at the hands of security forces is now considered glamorous New Delhi’s Kashmir policy of tackling the conflict with iron hands has not just failed in generating desired results, but actually compounded the chaos. Operation All Out, which was supposed to be a master plan to weed out militancy and restore peace, has ended up producing more militants than the ones killed during the year-long offensive in the embattled region. In the middle of…

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‘By the time you see this, I’ll be in Heaven’: Adil Ahmad Dar

Minutes after a ghastly suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Awantipora town of Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the outfit which claimed responsibility for the attack, released a video of the person believed to have carried out the fidayeen strike. Adil alias Waqas of Kakapora in south Kashmir can be seen in the video, sitting in the backdrop of the Jaish flag, brandishing several sophisticated automatic rifles, starting the video by saying, “By the time this video reaches you, I will be in heaven, I have spent one year as a militant…

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Admin issues advisory on meat and poultry products

To combat food-borne diseases, the Governor administration Wednesday issued an advisory on poultry and meat products and advised consumers to remain vigilant. As per an advisory issued by the Commissioner of Food Safety, Dr Abdul Kabir Dar, combating microbial contamination of food was important to prevent food-borne diseases and its adverse effects. “Consumers have to a play a role regarding safe food-handling, storage and cooking practices at home. Improper handling especially of meat, poultry and its products may become a source of food borne infections,” reads the advisory. It asked…

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