‘Fight against terror, not Kashmir’: Modi denounces attack on Kashmiris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday denounced reported attacks on Kashmiri youths in some parts of the country following Pulwama terror attack killing at least 40 soldiers on February 14. PM Modi said Kashmiri youths should not be targeted anywhere in the country. Speaking at a public rally in Rajasthan’s Tonk, PM Modi said, “Our fight is against terror, the enemies of humanity… Our fight is for Kashmir not against Kashmir, not against Kashmiris.” “What happened to Kashmiri youths in the last few days…It does not matter whether the incident…

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Security cover for 18 Separatists, 155 Politicians withdrawn

Among the leaders whose security was downgraded or withdrawn were Sayed Ali Shah Geelani, Yaseen Malik, Abdul Gani Shah, and Mohd Musadiq Bhat. The administration said that after the move, about 1,000 police personnel and 100 vehicles are freed up to be redeployed. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday downgraded or withdrew the security cover provided to 18 separatist leaders from the Hurriyat, including SAS Geelani, days after a similar move followed a suicide bombing in Pulwama that killed 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The…

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‘Boycott Kashmiris’: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy’s tweet sparks row, Omar Abdullah hits back

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy has sparked a controversy again with his tweets. Citing a retired colonel, without disclosing the officer’s identity, Roy said he is “inclined to agree” to boycott Kashmiri traders in other parts of the country and tourism in the state. Roy wrote on Twitter, “An appeal from a retired colonel of the Indian Army: Don’t visit Kashmir, don’t go to Amarnath for the next 2 years. Don’t buy articles from Kashmir emporia or Kashmiri tradesman who come every winter. Boycott everything Kashmiri. I am inclined to agree.”…

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Harassment of Kashmiris continues in parts of India

Hundreds of Kashmiri students studying outside move to safer places, some return home Two more Kashmiri students arrested in Haryana Fearing attacks by violent mobs, hundreds of Kashmiri students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir have moved to safer places from Dehradun, Haryana and Chandigarh while many of them have also returned home.After killing of 40 CRPF men in suicide bombing at Lethpora, Pulwama on Thursday, Kashmiri students are facing harassments and life threats in different states.Many of them have been suspended by some college authorities.One of the Kashmiri students Adil…

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Curfew continues in Jammu, Arsonists move freely in curfew-bound areas; Wreak​ havoc in Janipur, properties of Kashmiris attacked

Curfew imposed here in Jammu and Kashmir was not relaxed on Saturday two days after 49 CRPF troopers were blown up in a suicide attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama by a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, although authorities claimed the situation was under control.“Curfew will continue till further orders. We will take a call later in the day after assessing the overall law and order situation,” said an official here. The mobile Internet suspension started on Friday and continued on Saturday, as well. Speed of fixedline broadband connections has also been…

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After weeks closer​ Highway opens for one way traffic, No livestock inspection point on new highway

The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained open for one-way traffic on Wednesday as around 3357 vehicles crossed over to Srinagar from Jammu. IGP Traffic, Alok Kumar told Kashmir Post that the one-way vehicular movement had been restored from Tuesday. “We allowed around 1500 trucks carrying essential commodities, cooking gas, petroleum to cross the highway till 5 am on Wednesday. In addition, 450 other vehicles also crossed,” he said. Alok said, besides, all passenger vehicles that were stranded in Jammu including the trucks on the highway, especially at Ramban stretch, were allowed on…

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Highway remain shut for seventh consecutive​ day, Fruit growers suffer losses worth crores of rupees

A top traffic police official Monday termed the condition of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, which remained closed for the sixth straight day, as “disastrous”. “The condition of the highway is disastrous,” inspector general of traffic police Alok Kumar told Kashmir Post, when asked about chances of re-opening of the 300-km-long road, the only surface link of Kashmir with rest of the world. The situation along the highway is unpredictable because nobody knows when there will be landslides or shooting stones, particularly between Ramban and Ramsu, he said. Kumar said frequent shooting…

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Stranded passengers crying for help as highway remains shut for fifth day, Valley faces shortage of essentials

The chances of re-opening of the Srinagar-Jammu highway which remained closed for the fifth consecutive day are bleak as massive landslides hit the road on Sunday, officials said, even as the local meteorological department predicted another three-day-long spell of snow and rains from Tuesday evening. “We could not re-open the road today,” inspector general of traffic police Alok Kumar told Kashmir Post. He said a 150-meter-long massive landslide hit the road at Maroog. The highway was closed Wednesday following landslides triggered by incessant rains and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir.…

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Snow wreaks havoc across Kashmir, Admin ‘Buried’ under few inches of Snow, Help each other: Mirwaiz Plea to Kashmiris

A man died after a snow avalanche hit his residential house in Sanbradi Magam village in Kokernag area of southern Anantnag district on Thursday evening, officials said.An official said a massive avalanche hit the residential house of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, son of Noor Mohammad.The house owner Bashir died in the incident while his wife is still trapped, he said.Earlier, officials said they rescued two of the family members.Deputy commissioner Anantnag Muhammad Younis Malik told Kashmir Post that the rescue operation is still in progress. Highway Closed, Flights CancelledWhile the Srinagar-Jammu…

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PDP’s breaking up, should not be taken seriously: Governor Satya Pal

Former Chief Ministers Mufti, Omar slam Malik over his ‘political’ statement Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was breaking up and its president Mehbooba Mufti shouldn’t be taken seriously. He alleged that Mufti had come to power by doing politics of going against forces and she was again doing the same. “It is election time and Mehbooba might be facing some problems. Just show some sympathy towards her. The PDP is breaking up. The party is in a mess and basically, she came to…

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