In the list of the Valley’s 12 most wanted militants, Shah was one of 11 militants in a group photograph uploaded on social media by militant commander Burhan Wani a year before he was killed in July 2016.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat reiterated the Sangh’s stand on special constitutional status accorded to J-K, the mainstream political parties in the Valley trained their guns on the coalition govt in the state.
As a precautionary measure, the J-K Police have decided to impose restrictions on civilian movement in the areas falling under police stations of Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Khanyar, Safakadal and Rainwari in downtown Srinagar.
The vast majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir fear that the attack on the state’s special constitutional status is an attempt to “change the demography” of the only Muslim majority state in India.
"Our permanent solution is based on five Cs — compassion, communication, co-existence, confidence-building and consistency,” Rajnath Singh told a press conference in Srinagar during his visit to the state.
“I appeal to everybody, if anybody has any complaint, he should talk directly to us. I am ready to talk with an open heart. I haven’t come to Kashmir with a closed heart and mind,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
The Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, issued a five-day protest calendar starting from August 25, calling it an RSS conspiracy to change the state’s demography
A cricket match was being held at the high-security playground of Government Degree College in Khanabal, Anantnag, on Wednesday morning. The college students suddenly entered the playground and started hurling stones at the policemen guarding the venue
Nayeema Mehjoor, chairperson of J&K women’s commission, told The Indian Express that the Valley has seen few cases of instant triple talaq. In the few cases that emerged, “we involved different clerics from different schools of thoughts, and in most instances they refused to validate the talaq”
A joint team of the army intercepted a car carrying Mohammad Ayub Lone, the Lashkar commander. Police officers said the militant, also known as Ayub Lelhari, fired at the forces and was killed after a brief encounter.
While there is no militants by the code name of Mohammad Bin Qasim on the police radar, police sources say that the new commander could be Riyaz Naikoo, the Divisional Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen for south Kashmir.
Speaking to The Indian Express, IG (Kashmir Zone) Muneer Khan described the killing of Yatoo as a “very big success”. “He was one of the top commanders active here. It was a difficult operation in a place surrounded by orchards and nullahs, but we were successful,” said Khan.
Article 35 A is a provision of the Constitution that empowered the J&K Constitution to define “permanent residents” of the state. It was added to the Constitution through “Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954,” issued by the President under Article 370.
Abdullah called the Centre’s position a BJP-RSS conspiracy to erode the state’s special status for demographic change. He urged opposition parties to unite to thwart any such move. . He insisted that it should not be given a regional colour.