The separatists tried to stage a sit-in against the “harassment of people especially in south Kashmir” and “ill-treatment” of youth languishing in jails in the valley and outside.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and other areas in the plains across the valley received rains during the night, the spokesman said, adding the city recorded 2.2 mm of rainfall.
Officials said the militants could be foreigners. The area where the encounter took place is close to forests, which the militants are using as a transit point.
Nitish Kumar was responding to a query on a statement of National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “Till now, political parties have run the government. But, no one had run the country. Now, Narendrabhai is running the country with an aim of development for all. He has taken tough people-centric decision(s), whenever it is necessary.”
At the Kashmir World Film Festival’s opening ceremony, Naeem Akhtar, senior PDP minister and spokesperson, called for the re-opening of the cinema halls.
On Tuesday, Dineshwar Sharma is expected to meet approximately 80 people from different delegations.
Sharma’s Kashmir visit: Former IB chief Sharma is the fourth interlocutor appointed by the Government of India since 2002.
The cross-border firing of July 10, which followed shelling from across the border on July 8 and 9, led to the suspension of trade and a bus service. Some of the shells had landed inside the premises of the trade centre.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police chief said a major tragedy has been averted as the militants were part of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT).
Speaking at the Express Adda on Friday, Mufti said, “The DNA of India is not going to change. It is secular and I have faith in the people of the country, and that is the reason we chose India and aligned with a party.
J-K: The landslide took place around 3:15 am in Ramban district’s Rattanbas area, blocking the 300-km road’s Banihal stretch, he said.
If seeking autonomy mandated by the Constitution is anti-national, then we are, says ex-CM
Article 35A is a provision in the Constitution that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature to define permanent residents of the state.
J-K: The Civil Secretariat, Raj Bhawan and other major offices alternate between the two capitals every six months, functioning from Srinagar in the summer months and from Jammu in winter, as part of a pre-Independence practice called the ‘Darbar Move’.