Mirwaiz urges UN chief to implement recommendations of UN rights report on Kashmir

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Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday urged the United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres to take consistent action to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Commission report. “While the people of Jammu & Kashmir welcomed the long overdue UNHRC report on severe HR violations in J&K, we urge the UN @antonioguterres to walk the ...

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PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti seeks release of separatist leader Shahid-ul-Islam on ‘humanitarian grounds’


Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday, demanded the release of separatist leader Shahid-ul-Islam on ‘humanitarian grounds’. Citing that Islam’s wife is unwell, Mufti urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he be released from the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) custody on humanitarian grounds. Mufti spoke to Rajnath Singh and urged for Islam’s ...

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NC Committed To ‘Regional Autonomy’: Farooq


JAMMU — National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday reiterated that his party was committed to regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will assuage the urges and aspirations of the people of all the regions “On being given absolute majority in the ensuing elections, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly session with regard to regional ...

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Now DCs Asked To Ensure Employees Attend Jan 26 Functions


SRINAGAR — The governor administration has asked all Deputy Commissioners, all the officers, officials and employees of their respective districts to attend the 26 January function as a part of their official duty. In an order issued here, the government has asked the deputy commissioners to make all the necessary arrangements in their respective districts and ensure that the 26th January ...

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JRL Calls For Strike On Massacre Anniversaries


SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday called for shutdown in Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara to mark the anniversaries of three massacres that took place in January 1990 in these areas. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement asked people to observe complete shutdown in Gawkadal, Basant Bagh, ...

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‘Inhuman’: Mirwaiz On Army 2018 ‘Remarkable’ Year Remarks


SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday described army commander’s statement that 2018 was a remarkable year for them in Kashmir as they killed over 250 militants as extremely “unfortunate and inhuman.” “it is strange that a well trained armed  force meant to fight another well trained armed force is celebrating and patting its back on killing ...

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Avalanche Buries Ten In Ladakh, 5 Bodies Recovered

Srinagar: Ten people travelling in two tippers were swept away by an avalanche in Khardungla Top area of the Ladakh’s  Leh district on Friday morning. Five bodies have been recovered while as many others are feared dead and rescue operation would be resumed on Saturday morning after it was suspended due to darkness on Friday evening. An official said that the ...

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Kashmir University cancels exams after heavy snowfall in Valley


Srinagar, January 19: Kashmir University has canceled all examinations that were scheduled to be held on Saturday after heavy snowfall in the Valley. The weather office has forecast more snow for the next three days. “A western disturbance (WD) is presently active over the state under whose influence moderate to heavy snowfall is likely to occur in the valley till January ...

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Fresh snowfall closes Kashmir highway, disrupts air traffic


Srinagar: Following the fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley, authorities on Saturday suspended the Kashmir highway and air traffic movement of the valley to rest of the world. An official said that due to the heavy accumulation of snow at Jawahar-Tunnel, the Srinagar-Jammu highway has been closed. The historic Mughal road and Srinagar-Sonamarg, Gumri road is also closed. Meanwhile, the air traffic ...

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