Yasin Malik, Jamaat leaders detained ahead of the hearing on Article 35A

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was detained in Srinagar Friday night, ahead of the hearing on Article 35A in Supreme Court which is likely to take place on Monday. Malik who is also part of the Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) was detained in a police station. On February 11, the Jammu and Kashmir government had sought adjournment of hearing on the contentious Article 35 A case in the Supreme Court. About two dozen people associated with the Jamaat-e-Islami were also arrested from central, north and south Kashmir as…

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We support UN resolutions on Kashmir: Saudi Foreign​ Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir has that his country backs the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir and that India and Pakistan should hold talks to preserve the Kashmiri interests.The top Saudi official made the remarks during an interview with India Today in New Delhi where Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman was on a day long visit to India. “We have said there are UN resolutions with regard to Kashmir that Saudi Arabia supports,” Jubeir told senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. Al-Jubeir said…

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Chidambaram points out the ‘Depressing Irony’, We want Kashmir without Kashmiris

Some people want Kashmir to be part of India but don’t want Kashmiris to be part of Indians, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Thursday and asserted that the “irony of the situation is depressing”. The former home and finance minister also took a dig at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy’s statement that he favoured a call for the boycott of Kashmiri products and visiting the state as tourists. “The irony of the situation is depressing. We want Kashmir to be part of India, but we do not want Kashmiris…

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Pleas against Articles 35A, 370 won’t be heard today

There will be no hearing of pleas against Article 35 A and Article 370 in the Supreme Court Thursday, a source said on Wednesday.The pleas did not figure in the final list issued by the apex court registry on Wednesday evening. The case was listed in the advance regular cause-list at serial no 12 from February 19 to 21.“The case does not figure in the final list of February 21 which was issued this evening by the SC registry,” the source told Kashmir Post. Article 35A empowers the J&K legislature…

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Doctors in Kashmir plan to boycott Macleods, Intas Pharma for suspending Kashmiri employees

Doctors in Srinagar have planned to boycott pharma companies that have suspended Kashmiri employees accused of posting “anti-national” comments on social media after Pulwama attack. The Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has issued a show-cause cum suspension notices to three Kashmiri sales executives all working from Srinagar. “It has been reported that you started posting hateful messages on your Twitter handle in the wake of Pulwama attack. Your tweet is insensitive in nature and has brought disrepute to the image of our organisation,” reads one of the…

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Shutdown across​ Valley against harassment of Kashmiris in parts of India

Normal life was hit across the Valley on Sunday due to a shutdown called by the business bodies to protest the harassment of Kashmiris living outside. Following the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy, there have been reports of harassment of Kashmiris living outside the Valley. The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of traders’ bodies, and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders also staged protests in Srinagar, demanding the safety of Kashmiris living outside the Valley. Shops and business establishments remained shut while public transport remained off the roads. Shops…

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Eleven killed as avalanches strike parts of Kashmir Valley

At least 11 people have died in snow avalanches across Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24-hours, including seven in a massive one that buried a police post near Jawahar Tunnel in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Friday. Two more were crushed in landslides on the Ramban highway, while one person drowned. Ten people, eight of them police personnel, were buried under snow on Thursday evening by the avalanche. Two were rescued alive on Friday morning while the bodies of five policemen and two others were recovered. One…

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Scores injured in pellet firing during CASO in Kulgam, 3 Power transformers set ablaze by forces

Eight people suffered pellet injuries and forces allegedly set ablaze two electricity transformers after local residents resisted a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) at Tarigam, Kulgam, on Monday. Police, Army and Central Reserve Police Force jointly launched the operation after specific inputs about the presence of militants, an official said. Reports said that youth took to streets after the CASO was launched. “Local youth resorted to stone-pelting to disrupt the CASO. Forces resorted to teargas shelling and pellet firing,” said a local, Tariq Ahmed. Eight youth sustained pellet injuries and were shifted to…

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‘Chillai Kalan’ 40 day harsh winter begins in Kashmir

Amid biting cold, the 40-day-long period of harsh winter ‘Chillai Kalan’ began in the Valley. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ sets each year on December 21 and ends on January 30. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ is the harshest period of winter in the Valley and is followed by 20-day long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and 10-day long ‘Chillai Bachha’ (baby cold). Last year, Valley did not experience any snowfall during the 40-day period of Chillai Kalan. The Meteorological Department has predicted that the first 10 days of Chillai Kalan this year would remain dry.…

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‘Kill Us All’ Joint Resistance Leadership’s march to army HQs foiled

Kashmir Observes Shutdown On 3rd Running Day Against Seven Civilian killings In Pulwama; Geelani’s House Sealed Of, Mirwaiz, Malik Detained; Internet Remains Shut Authorities imposed curbs to thwart a protest march called by joint resistance leadership to Badamibagh, housing the headquarters of army’s 15 corps, even as protest shutdown against the killing of seven civilians in Pulwama on weekend continued for the third running day on Monday. The JRL comprising Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and besides JKLF headed by Yasin Malik had…

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