A crowd of protesters started pelting stones at security forces at Lillhar in the Kakapora area near the encounter site.
Gangster Ravi Pujari has allegedly called up the Hurriyat Conference office in Srinagar and threatened to kill its chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Akbar said Pujari also spoke to a news channel and threatened to kill Geelani, who is currently in New Delhi.
A year after they signed memorandum seeking return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, the Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators call signing of the memorandum a political “compulsion”.
Akhtar, PDP chief spokesperson, spoke to Bashaarat Masood
Mehbooba Mufti’s indecision in forming a government in J&K stems from visible signs of a fall in her party’s popularity after tying up with the BJP, write BASHAARAT MASOOD & MIR EHSAN
Separatist groups have already warned of protests and described the first-of-its-kind move by police as “an attempt to divide Muslims of the state on sectarian lines”.
J&K BJP team in Delhi for talks; NC and Congress welcome Raj Bhawan move
The party’s decision to ally with BJP was an unpopular move in the valley – an acknowledgement for the first time came from the party president Mehbooba Mufti as well.
In Delhi, a senior BJP leader said the party’s central leadership was “unimpressed” by the delay in government formation, and that it would harden its stance.
The NIA had arrested Azhar and the other two suspected of having IS links upon their arrival at New Delhi's international airport Friday.
The section of teachers is miffed over the “anti-teacher” policy of the department and “dictatorship of the bureaucrats”.
Reacting to the IS statement that Pakistan army has used Kashmir for its own ends, Geelani said Pakistan army has been solidly behind the people and “freedom struggle” of Kashmir.
On Thursday, the family held her funeral at the same Rawalpora government school's ground, with hundreds of locals attending it.
Tasaduq's speech assumes significance as he is being slowly drawn into politics after his father's death.
Tasaduq would be the third member of Mufti family to join politics after his father and sister.
Dar, a chemist, was allegedly picked up by security forces on this day in 2002, and the family’s search for him since then took them everywhere — from interrogation centres to army camps and police stations to jails.
“We have picked up many people for questioning,” IGP, Kashmir, Javed Mujtaba Geelani said.
On government formation, the party feels that the agenda of alliance is a sacred document for us and there has been much progress on that under (Mufti Mohammed) Sayeed.
“All he has said is that if any proposal comes from BJP it will be discussed by Working Committee of the party for a decision,” Omar tweeted.
The senior leader asked the BJP and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to dissolve the assembly and call fresh elections if they are not able to form a government.
The party has invited members of its extended core group for the meeting, which is scheduled to be held at the Muftis’ Fairview residence and chaired by party president Mehbooba Mufti.
The PDP has been demanding implementation of the ‘agenda of alliance’ drafted by the two coalition partners for running the government smoothly.
Watal, however, told The Indian Express: “I only met (her) to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of the honourable Chief Minister, her late father, who I held in high regard.”
Calling Gilgit-Baltistan an integral part of J&K, he termed the plan a “violation of the UN resolutions” on Kashmir. He also called it a “betrayal” of Kashmir by Pakistan.
Atta Mohammad had buried more than 200 bodies — mostly of young men, and all of them unidentified — and as caretaker of the “martyrs’ cemetery” of Bimyar in Uri.
In the 87-member J&K House, the PDP has 28 seats (now 27 following Sayeed’s death), BJP 25, NC 15, Congress 12 and others 7.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday had her first meeting with party leaders after the demise of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The meeting is seen as politically significant as BJP, an ally of PDP, has yet not officially extended support to Mehbooba for the Chief Ministership after Mufti's demise.
Bhat said Mufti had his “hand on the pulse of people” of Jammu and Kashmir. “He gauged it well. He knew in which direction it goes,” he said.
For the first time in the Valley, schools have opened their doors for tutorials during the winter vacation. While children like the idea, teachers aren’t so sure
When Mehbooba Mufti takes over as CM, it will complete the transition from one generation of J&K politics to the next, observes.
Mufti's demise is a major challenge for his daughter and party president Mehbooba, who is going to be the new chief minister of the state.
“Islamic State is a terrorist organisation that kills innocent people,” Geelani said while addressing a seminar at his Hyderpora residence.
The Armymen were arrested after the doctor’s sister, also a doctor, identified one of the gang members at the hospital where she works.
“The government has used democracy to control people (in Kashmir) while democracy was for people to control the government,” said professor and writer Dr Dibyesh Anand.
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