“There is no role for any third power to improve the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said at the end of his two-day visit to the Valley.
A seven-member NC delegation, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah met Singh and submitted a memorandum seeking dialogue with external and internal stakeholders.
Interacting with the families of the deceased, Mehbooba appealed for calm and asked people to help the government restore peace and normalcy in the Valley.
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The government’s decision to re-open schools is seen as an attempt to break the separatist-sponsored shutdown in the Valley.
On Thursday, as the separatists announced a several hour relaxation in the shutdown and asked people to “stock essential items”, the J&K government announced a strict curfew.
The death toll rose to 44 after 75-year-old Gul Muhammad, who was injured three days ago in Kupwara, succumbed to injuries at a hospital.
Soon after the meeting with the Chief Minister, editors and owners of print publications met in Srinagar and decided that their printing presses would start again Wednesday night.
According to a court application filed by his father, Abdul Rehman Mir, a police team led by DSP Yasir Qadri barged into their home and killed Shabir.
On Monday, the state government had said there was no ban on newspapers and asked the editors to resume publication.
On Friday night, printing presses were raided, printing machines stopped and their staff reportedly detained as the J&K government sought to enforce a complete information blockade.
The current crisis in the Valley has exposed the dichotomy between Mehbooba Mufti as a leader of the opposition and as a chief minister.
The current crisis in the Valley has exposed the dichotomy between Mehbooba Mufti as a leader of the opposition and Mehbooba Mufti as a chief minister.
Following the protests over militant Burhan Wani’s killing on July 8, the government on Friday night raided newspaper printing presses, seized hundreds of copies and “conveyed” to owners its decision to impose the curb till July 19.
3 civilians injured in firing as protesters try to storm Army camp in Bandipore
J&K govt says the curbs on newspapers, first of their kind, ‘reluctant’ decision to guard against ‘projections in media’.
“This is undemocratic,” Editor Srinagar Times – an Urdu daily published from Srinagar - and noted Cartoonist Bashir Ahmad Bashir told The Indian Express.
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An auto rickshaw driver and a college student are among the civilians killed in protests.
Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah had tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, over a series of tweets, asked for eye and trauma specialists to be sent to Kashmir.
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Amir Nazir Latoo succumbed during the night at SMHS hospital after doctors struggled for several hours to save his life.
Three days into the protests, the Chief Minister herself is nowhere to be seen — she has only issued two statements, appealing for calm — and her own party MLAs are fearful of the backlash.
Appealing for peace, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the government was taking “various measures to restore calm” but she required “people’s support”.
Sartaj is one of many minors to have sustained injuries in the latest conflict.
A 13-year-old boy Asif Ahmad Bhat of Chitragam in Zainpora Shopian was killed on Sunday evening when security forces opened fire on protesters.
Centre calls for calm, state urges parties, Hurriyat to restore peace.
The death toll has risen to 15 since clashes started after the news of Hizbul Mujahideen’s commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani broke out Friday evening.
Wani was finally buried in the “martyrs’ cemetery” at the Eidgah at 3 pm.
Despite the state government putting separatist leaders under house arrest, people took to the streets in several parts of the Valley.
The attack on convoy, third high profile militant attack on the national highway in recent months, has sent the security agencies into a huddle.
Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said, “We live in a multi-religious, multi-cultural set-up. We have a secular fabric (and) no force on any such issue will be accepted. We are not France.”
He saved five tourists, but while retrieving their luggage, lost the fight to the Jhelum, the river that was his home for several decades.
We live in a multi-religious, multi-cultural set-up. We have a secular fabric. No force on any such issue will be accepted. We are not France, adds the J-K”s Education Minister.
Omar said the state government was being run by the RSS by remote control from Nagpur. “Essentially, Nagpur is calling the shots in our state,” he said. “Mehbooba ji is just a puppet.”
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