A civilian,who the police claimed was deaf and dumb,was shot dead by Army guards when he allegedly intruded a high-security Army premises housing officers.
One of the most abiding symbols of Kashmiri culture is the pheran.
The Army Chief said the encounter at Poonch is taking time because of the difficult terrain and the force’s strategy to avoid casualty.
In a strange twist of fate,just a day after his nephew took over as the youngest chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Within 24 hours of taking oath as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.
Militants exchanging heavy gunfire with security forces in Poonch are suspected to be from Pak-based JeM,said the Army.
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there was a need to defeat the ideology of terrorism which could be achieved only after delinking religion from it.
As the gunbattle in Bhati Dhar forest in Poonch district entered the sixth day,the army has adopted a ‘wait and watch’ strategy to take on the holed-up terrorists in caves.
Barack Obama’s statement regarding American intervention in Kashmir is his first ‘foreign policy mistake’,a leading US expert on South Asia said.