Speaker suspends 2 NC legislators
The National Conference members raised slogans against the beef ban and what they termed as "interference in religious matters".
Over the past 24 hours, Kashmir has witnessed three gunfights between militants and security agencies resulting in the killing of four soldiers and three militants.
On Sunday afternoon, security personnel cordoned off the Hariparigam village in Tral after receiving information about the presence of militants there.
In a bid to prevent communal violence, Jammu & Kashmir police have detained most separatist leaders ahead of Eid. Most of these separatist leaders had asked people to defy the High Court order to ban slaughter and sale of beef in the state. Police is also planning to monitor social networking sites on Eid to […]
The decision to suspend internet for three days — starting Thursday — was taken after the internet service providers told the police that they can’t slow down the internet speed.
The three-year-old was in the lap of his father when unidentified gunmen opened fire outside their house at Sagipora. Both father and son were killed in the shooting on Friday evening.
On Friday, VHP had threatened to launch a massive agitation and enforce an economic blockade of Kashmir if the state Assembly allowed a discussion to revoke the Act that bans slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in the state.
"He (Geelani) will try his level best to represent the voices and concerns of the subjugated Kashmiris," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.
Family members of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat blame security forces.
The politics of food runs deep. Delhi-based social activist Shabnam Hashmi says that in India, home to various religions and divergent cultures, it is believed that we are what we eat.
The half marathon was organised by Big 92.7 FM and was participated by some international professional runners.
Khursheed Ahmad Malik, a BJP leader from south Kashmir, says he will invite Hindus and Muslims to the party to send a 'message of religious tolerance'.
The slain militant Irshad Ghanie, a resident of Kakapora of Pulwama about 40 kms south of in Srinagar, was wanted for killing of eight Army men in Hyderpora in June 2013.
The slaughter of bovines and sale of beef is banned in Jammu and Kashmir since the pre-Partition era when the then princely state was ruled by the Dogra rulers.
‘We are slaughtering this cow in accordance to what Allah has ordered. We reject the Indian law,’ Andrabi says in the video.
The development has come six months after Pakistan pushed for unity among the separatists and asked them to unite under one umbrella.
IPTK and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons released a report ‘Structures of Violence’ highlighting the “patterns of violence” and identifying the “structure, forms and tactics of violence of the Indian state” in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Time had come to revive the peace initiatives, both on internal and external fronts, and mark a new beginning in and around Jammu and Kashmir on political and economic fronts," Mufti said.
The court had directed the insurance companies to immediately release 95 per cent of the amount where the insured sum is Rs 25 lakh or less and release 50 per cent of the amount where the insured sum is more than Rs 25 lakh.
Families of victims claim those involved in encounter were never punished because they became high-ranking Army officials.
The iron first approach of the government to deal with any kind of protest in the valley is symptomatic of a dictatorial approach by an elected government.
Coalition of trade associations calls for protest, says state and central governments did not fulfil promises.
On Thursday, the Jammu District Magistrate slapped the PSA against Alam after which he was shifted to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail.
That Bhat has again been elected as the Jamat-e-Islami chief by a majority vote, however, can now formalize the Jamat’s exit from Hurriyat Conference.
Two petitioners had made former chief minister and the then JKCA President Farooq Abdullah as a respondent in the case.
Ghulam Mohammad Bhat was the first Jamat chief to openly distance his party from militancy in the state
After 5 years of being kept confined to his house, the Hurriyat chairman admits he is “bored”. He may swear by BBC Urdu still, but he is eager to give the new LED set in his room a try.
Residents have questioned why the army itself laid the building’s foundation and why such rules are not applied to other religious places in the cantonment.
Rahul, who is on a three-day visit to Kashmir, took a dig at the BJP for calling his visit to Jammu and Kashmir a “tourism” trip.
In a departure from the practice of sending statements to the media, this is the first time a militant commander in the Valley has addressed people directly through a video message.
On Friday, Khanday had asked the government to delay the meet by a day, citing death of his relative. But the cabinet went ahead with the meet and ordered massive transfers in the state administration.
CM Sayeed said he was disappointed over the abrupt cancellation of bilateral meeting between India and Pakistan NSAs and that he wants to see both the countries "walk the bridge of trust together".
Terming the police action as "state terrorism", TeH said that the government in the state is run by NSA Ajit Doval and the Mufti government is a mere "spectator".
The separatist leaders were told that "restrictions have been imposed on their movement in the national capital" ahead a possible talks between Aziz and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, official sources said.
A heavy contingent of police is camped outside the 84-year-old separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hyderpora residence and nobody else is allowed inside the residence.