Police constable Zahir Abbas was killed in the gunbattle, a police official said.
Congress seeks to differ from ‘opinion of individual’, BJP slams former finance minister P Chidambaram.
If this is confirmed, Dar would be the second policeman from Shopian to join militant ranks this year
Last held in 2011, rural polls in the state were scheduled for the 2016 summer but were delayed due to the unrest in the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July 2016.
“The government has appointed him. Let him work. His appointment is not going to affect Army Operations,” Rawat said, adding that “the situation (in the Valley) has improved with “infiltration on the decline”.
Mehbooba Mufti said that “reconciliation between people of two regions was the sole reason for our party to come together with the BJP and form a coalition”.
Centre’s initiative on Kashmir offers hope. Let the dialogue process also engage the Hurriyat
India on Monday appointed former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma as its special representative for a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.
The vast majority of the population in Kashmir was yearning for peace for the sake of the future of their children, Sethi said.
The announcement was welcomed by Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Twitter as a “positive step”, as well as by former chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, who said it was “a defeat of those who could only see use of force as a solution”.
The first-time event, however, was not without its share of drama with two youth leaders and their supporters engaging in a verbal duel, accusing each other of “financial and moral corruption”.
Militants on Sunday hurled grenade at the residence of a National Conference leader in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district
J-K: Once seen as the ‘ground zero’ for militants, who used to roam openly in the area, problems started after April this year with security forces facing resistance in entering Heff Shermaal area in the Shopian district.
“The government knows who the real culprits are but still continues to maintain silence on this conspiracy, ” National Conference leader claimed.
An official said the Army was giving a ‘strong and befitting’ response to the Pakistani firing in J&K’s Kamalkote area