State News

Geelani welcomes Pakistan’s decision to allow UNC for assessment of HR in PaK


Srinagar, June 22: Chairman Hurriyat (G) Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, on Friday welcomed the decision of Pakistan to allow United Nations Commission for assessment of human rights in Pakistan administered Kashmir. “While it’s a welcome development that Pakistan has agreed to allow UNHRC to visit Azad Kashmir as proposed in a recent UN report to Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Geelani welcomed the office ...

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Hizb owns Tral grenade attack


Srinagar, June 22: Militant outfit Hizb ul Mujhadeen has claimed the responsibility for Tral grenade attack that left nine forces’ personnel wounded. Hizb’s operational Spokesperson Burhanuddin, according to newsgathering agency CNS, said that the attack was carried out on the forces “when they were on way to suppress people.” “In the attack over a dozen forces personnel were injured, some of ...

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DC Srinagar places 24 employees under suspension

Srinagar, June 22: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, surprise inspections were conducted at several government offices in the district. During the inspections, 10 officials at Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, nine at Gousia Hospital Khanyar and five at Chief Education Officer Srinagar were found unauthorisedly absent and were placed under immediate suspension. The DC ordered ...

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ISJK chief Dawood Salafi among four militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Srinagar, June 22: Four militants, including the chief of IS in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. The slain, according to an official, were identified as ISJK chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, Majid Manzoor Dar from Talangam Awantipora, Ashraf Itoo from ...

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BJP demands action against Azad for ‘army operations killing more Kashmiri civilians’ remark


New Delhi, June 22: The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about “the Indian Army operations kill more civilians rather than militants” in the state, and demanded action against him. The party said that Azad’s statement was “irresponsible, shameful and deeply regrettable” and asked the Congress leadership ...

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Srigufwara Gunfight: Army version


Srinagar, June 22: Army on Friday issued a statement regarding the gunfight in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The spokesman said that based on specific intelligence, a joint operation was launched in the early hours on Friday by Army, JKP, CRPF in Naushera, village of Srigufwara. “While the search of the area was being carried out, government forces came ...

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Forces launch CASO in Mehand village, firing resumes in Srigufwara

Srinagar, June 22: Government forces on Friday cordoned off the Mehand village of Islamabad after receiving the inputs of the presence of militants in the area. An official said that firing has resumed in Srigufwara village in Islamabad after a brief lull. The gunfight in Srigufwara started on today early morning, so far, a civilian, policeman and four militants have been ...

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‘Kashmiris prefer to be independent’: Congress’ Saifuddin Soz speaks in Pakistan’s language, sparks row


Srinagar, June 22: Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, has made a shocking statement. Soz has suggested that Kashmiris would prefer to be “independent” if allowed to exercise “free will”. He has claimed in his upcoming book that former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s assessment about 10 years ago that the people of Kashmir would ...

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