Shutdown tomorrow to protest the mass arrest, censorship and any tampering with article 35-A: Joint Resistance Leadership

The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday called for shutdown tomorrow to protest the mass arrest, censorship and any tampering with article 35-A. In a statement issued here the leadership said that the arbitrary arrest of JKLF chairman Yasin Malik and the “mass crackdown and illegal detention” of more than 150 Jamat e Islami cadre and leadership including its Ameer Abdul Hamid Fayaz last night in nocturnal raids across the valley looks to be not only part of the…

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100 Companies of central armed forces rushing to Kashmir

Union home ministry has called for an urgent deployment of hundred more companies of central armed forces in Kashmir. “We have to urgently deploy CAPFs in Jammu & Kashmir. It is requested to provide 100 coys of CAPFs (CRPF – 45,BSF-35,SSB-10 & ITBP 10) to Govt of J&K with immediate effect and till further orders. IG (ops), CRPF is requested to ensure immediate movement of forces in coordination with IG (ops) of all forces,” read a Home Ministry letter to the state government, copies of which have been also sent…

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Protests after 3.30pm against rising mob attacks on Kashmiri’s: Traders Union

With no let up in mob attacks against Kashmiris in various states following a recent militant attack in Pulwama, various trade organisations have called for a complete protest shutdown after 3.30pm in Lal Chowk and Downtown areas on Friday. These organisations, among others, include both factions of the Kashmir economic alliance (KEA), all factions of the Kashmir traders and manufacturers’ federation (KTMF), the Kashmir chamber of commerce and industry (KCCI), Shehar-e-Khaas traders’ coordination committee and Valley-based transporters. Earlier, the trade bodies held a meeting wherein the decision to observe the…

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Omar Questions Modi’s ‘Silence’ on Kashmiri being targeted in various parts of the country

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on Kashmiri students being targeted in various parts of the country. Addressing the media, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also said talks with Pakistan cannot be held in the backdrop of attacks such as the one in Pulwama last week. “Our PM has talked about a ‘muh tod jawab’ but such a reply is not possible in the current situation,” Abdullah said a week after 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a terror…

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Politicians using soldiers as ‘Canon Fodder’ for their Politics, Why do their sons not join army? Riyaz Naikoo

In his latest, 17 minutes video, the chief commander of Hizb ul Mujahideen has blamed the atrocities committed by Indian forces responsible for more Kashmir youth taking up arms. “We do not love seeing blood, we do not want to orphan anyone, neither do we want to see any women widowed, We do not celebrate the death of 45 Indian soldiers.” Naikoo is heard saying telling in this fresh audio while referring to the deadly attack on Indian Forces in Pulwama on Thursday. Nobody likes to die for anything worldly,…

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Army major among 4 killed in an encounter in Pulwama

Four army personnel, including a major, were killed in a gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama early on Monday, days after a major attack in the district killed at least 40 CRPF personnel. State police and Army launched a cordon and search operation overnight at Pingilana village in Pulwama district after a brief exchange of fire, according to a police spokesman. At least two or three militants are believed to be trapped at the site. Heavy firing was going on and announcements were being made…

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No Civilian traffic to be allowed during convoy movement in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

A day after a massive bombing left 49 CRPF troopers dead in southern Pulwama district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said civilian traffic would be stopped during the movement of army and other forces’ convoys. “In the wake of suicide attack on CRPF convoy yesterday, it has been decided that the civilian movement will be stopped for some time when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area,” said Singh while addressing a press conference after laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain CRPF personnel. Singh…

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20 CRPF personnel killed, Scores injured after explosives-laden vehicle rams into a bus in Pulwama

At least 20 CRPF troopers were killed and some 25 others injured on Thursday when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said. In what is being described as one of the biggest attack on the forces in one single incident, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus was ambushed in Lethpora town, about 30 km from Srinagar. The incident took place when some 2,547 CRPF personnel were coming in a convoy of 78 vehicles…

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Clashes erupted after 28 students were injured in a ​mysterious blast in Pulwama

28 students were wounded in a mysterious blast at a school in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.Reports said that a blast took place inside a private school in Narbal area of Kakapora where the students were getting winter tuitions around 2 pm. Medical Officer, PHC Kakapora Dr Wahid told Kashmir Post that fourteen students with splinter injuries were brought to the facility for treatment.“Three among the injured were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” he said, adding that the students had received injuries mostly in their…

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Two soldiers, Hizb rebel killed during Pulwama gunfight

Two army soldiers, including a para commando, and a militant were killed and another soldier wounded in a fierce gunfight in Ratnipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Quoting a senior police officer, news agency GNS reported that a joint team of army’s 50 RR, 10 PARA, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation around 3 am in Ratnipora area following specific inputs about the presence of two to four militants. “During the initial exchange of gunfight, three soldiers suffered injuries and were immediately evacuated to army’s 92…

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