Bashaarat Masood


Ramzan ceasefire successful so far, law and order better, says J&K DGP
Wed, May 23, 2018

An official from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs also said that only five incidents of stone-pelting were reported in the state in the first five days of suspension of anti-militancy operations during May 17-21.

J-K: Shutdown in Valley, march to Eidgah foiled
Tue, May 22, 2018

All business establishments remained shut and public transport was off roads in response to the shutdown call given by the joint separatist leadership.

Protest during Iftaar: Four civilians injured in aerial firing by Army, says J&K Police
Tue, May 22, 2018

While Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express that they are “ascertaining the details”, Superintendent of Police, Shopian, Shailendra Mishra said he “can’t talk anything beyond” the press release.

Kashmir ceasefire: PM Modi calls for peace, CM praises the ‘difficult decision’
Sun, May 20, 2018

Speaking after CM Mufti, who again called for dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, the PM said, “The PDP-BJP coalition government, under the leadership of Mehbooba Muftiji, and the NDA government at the Centre, is continuously trying to bring such youth into the mainstream who, influenced by false propaganda, are attacking their holy land.”

In Valley, hope for peace up as PM Modi lands today
Sat, May 19, 2018

The separatist leadership in the Valley has called for a march to Lal Chowk to protest against Modi’s visit and also announced a shutdown on Saturday.

Ramzan ceasefire: Order a cruel joke, say separatists
Fri, May 18, 2018

The separatist response came after the three separatist leaders met Thursday at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence to deliberate on the ceasefire announced by Delhi for the month of Ramzan.

In Kashmir, doubts on how Ramzan ceasefire pans out
Fri, May 18, 2018

The officials say that while the cordon and search operations to trace militants would stop and the forces would “not initiate any combat operation”, there is need for clarity on whether they would carry out “sanitization” and patrolling.

How earlier ceasefires in Valley, announced by militants and govt, fared
Thu, May 17, 2018

The appeal came after the idea was floated at an All-Party Meet called by the Chief Minister in Srinagar to discuss the situation in the Valley. This, however, is not the first time that the Valley has seen a cessation of hostilities.

New Delhi responds to Srinagar’s call, announces Ramzan ceasefire
Thu, May 17, 2018

Hoping for a positive response from Pakistan, Mehbooba Mufti said: “I personally thank our Prime Minister Modiji and Home Minister Rajnathji. They showed personal interest in it (ceasefire).

J&K govt removes officer who issued order for Kashmiri Pandits visiting Kheer Bhawani temple
Tue, May 15, 2018

On May 10, Sidha issued an application format and asked people from Kashmiri Pandit community intending to visit temples in the Valley to register themselves.

J&K BJP leaders’ land row: Omar Abdullah seeks probe into Army’s concerns
Sun, May 13, 2018

Referring to the Army’s concerns over the construction, Omar said: “The truth is that had these (Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta) been Kashmir-based politicians, and the Army had said this about us in the Valley, BJP people would have been screaming from the skies.”

Ramzan here, Amarnath Yatra starts next month, declare ceasefire: J&K parties to Delhi
Thu, May 10, 2018

The Congress too supported the unilateral ceasefire demand: “All Opposition parties said about it (ceasefire). We had said it in the previous all-party meeting as well that there should be unilateral ceasefire as happened previously.”

J-K parties, separatists condemn tourist’s death, CM Mufti says ‘heartbreaking’
Wed, May 09, 2018

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed it as a “heartbreaking” tragedy, and called for a “sustained and meaningful dialogue and outreach” from the Centre.

Jammu-Kashmir: Tamil Nadu tourist killed in stone-pelting on the road to Gulmarg
Tue, May 08, 2018

This is the second incident this month in which tourists were targeted by stone-throwing protesters. On May 1, five tourists were injured when three vehicles were stoned at Aishmuqam in Anantnag.

Need middle path to end Jammu & Kashmir violence: CM Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, May 08, 2018

On Sunday, Mufti had called the killings “depressing” and had pitched for a dialogue to resolve the Kashmir problem.

Kathua case trial in Pathankot: Valley parties welcome decision, BJP says creates ‘wrong impression’ about J-K
Tue, May 08, 2018

CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court in the Kathua case.

Shopian encounter: Till two days ago, professor taught at Kashmir University
Mon, May 07, 2018

The 32-year-old Rafi, who completed his doctorate in sociology last November from Kashmir University, had qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice and was a Junior Research Fellow.

Kashmir University professor among five militants killed in Shopian encounter, five civilians die in protests
Mon, May 07, 2018

On Sunday morning, a joint team of the J&K Police, the Army and paramilitary forces cordoned off Badigam village in Shopian based on inputs about the presence of four top Hizbul Mujahideen commanders and the assistant professor who had joined the militants only 36 hours ago.

J&K encounter: Among five civilians killed, two teenagers
Mon, May 07, 2018

Five people were killed and over a hundred injured in the clashes between the security forces and the protesters — thousands of youths from Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag had rushed to the encounter site allegedly to help the Hizbul militants escape.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two abducted, killed by militants in Bandipora
Sun, May 06, 2018

At least five people have been abducted and killed in a similar way in Hajin this year.