Omar, Mehbooba see LS polls behind govt boycots Pak Day event


Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have said the Centre’s decision to boycott the Pakistan Day function at its High Commission in Delhi was due to the Lok Sabha polls. India has decided to boycott a reception at the Pakistan High Commission to mark that country’s national day as several separatists leaders from the ...

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Omar condemns ‘selective outrage’ in Kashmir

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Srinagar, March 23: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hoped that there was equal condemnation against rights violations by militants in the state as when the security forces are accused of it. His remark comes a day after a 12-year-old boy, who was taken hostage, was killed in a gunfight in Bandipora district’s Mir Mohalla area ...

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JKLF ban unites Kashmiri leaders, shrinking space for peaceful dissent, says Sajad Lone


Srinagar: The Centre has banned separatist Yasin Malik’s Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The outfit has been banned for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. “Central government has today declared Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Yasin Malik faction) as unlawful association under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. This is in accordance with ...

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Kashmir Separatist Invited: India boycotts Pakistan National Day event


Srinagar Following the invitation from Pakistan to Kashmiri separatists on the eve of Pakistan National Day, the Indian government has decided to boycott the event to be held at Pakistan embassy in Delhi. Reports said that officials from the government will not join the occasion (The Pakistan National Day), which is being celebrated on March 23, every year. The decision ...

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Ahead of JRL ‘protest program’, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest


Srinagar Authorities’ on Friday placed the Hurriyat (m) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest ahead of the JRL protest call against the custodial killing of a teacher. Reports said that fearing demonstrations by the people, authorities have placed Mirwaiz under house arrest ahead of the protest “program”. An eyewitness said that historic Jamia Masjid of Srinagar was also sealed ...

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Two militants killed in Shopian encounter, Clashes erupt, Internet suspended


Srinagar Two militants were killed in ongoing operation in Gadapora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. Official sources said that two militants have been killed in ongoing operation.The encounter began after a joint Army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG launched cordon and search operation in Gadapora village. Earlier, an official said that exchange of firing took place after ...

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Militant killed in Shopian encounter


Srinagar One militant has been killed during an ongoing encounter in Gadapora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. An army spokesman Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Life that one militant has been killed and encounter is going on. The encounter began after a joint Army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG launched cordon and search operation in Ratnipora. Earlier, an offcicial  said ...

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Gunfight resumes in Sopore


Srinagar Fresh firing resumes between militants and government forces in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning. SSP Sopore Javeed Iqbal media persons that fresh firing has resumed at encounter site today morning after operation was halted yesterday evening due to darkness. The officer further said that no militant has been killed yet neither any ...

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Kalantara Encounter: Bodies of 2 militants retrieved from encounter site, Police says


Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday evening issued a statement regarding an encounter in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. The spokesman said that based on credible inputs about the presence of militants in Kalantara Payeen area of Kreeri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the area. ...

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