police have said that Khalid Muzaffar Wani died of a bullet injury during a gunbattle between the Army and militants in a forest, and not due to torture as his family has claimed.
This is 26th case under the Public Safety Act against Masarat since 1990
Masarat Alam was released in March after spending four and a half years in jail under six consecutive PSAs.
During the joint rally, the leaders spoke of a 'united stand' on the Kashmir issue.
Khalid’s death on April 13 was the first casualty at the hands of security forces in J&K since CM Mufti Sayeed took over.
The eye-witness also alleged a police official, and not paramilitary forces, had fired at the victim.
The leaders have already approached the Geelani-led faction seeking their inclusion into the separatist fold.
Protesters took to the streets and clashed with police and paramilitary forces. More than a dozen people were injured in the clashes.
Wani’s son Khalid Muzaffar was killed on Monday evening by the army in the forests of Tral.
Identfied as Khalid Ahmad, he is a brother of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant Burhan who is active from several years.
Mainstream political leaders too have opposed the move by the state.
The Separatists say they will oppose any move to settle Kashmiri Pandits in separate enclaves.
It has been 20 hours since the rain stopped but the water levels in Jhelum are still a cause of worry.
The National Conference said the contradictory reports reflected on the credibility of the Commission.
J&K Police said that they had evacuated nearly 300 families to safer locations.
Hurriyat called for an immediate withdrawal of the case against separatist leader Asiya Andrabi.
In a recent interview, Bukhari said Omar had paid him Rs 15 lakh for arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam and told him why he didn’t bump him off.
Mufti govt sacks principal secretary days after Alam’s release.
The “stone pelters” were mostly teenagers and men in their 20s.
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Coordinator of the J&K Coalition of Civil Society, which is fighting the case, said this puts a question mark on the the pro-people stance of the state govt
Referring to the 2008 Amarnath land row agitation, Alam said: “They tried this (demographic change) in 2008, though there was a different government (PDP-Congress) then.
Independent legislator Engineer Rashid “advised Togadia to stop daydreaming”.
In 2003, when the Hurriyat Conference split into moderates and hardliners, Alam joined the Geelani-led faction.
Masarat had become a cult figure in the Valley for issuing protest calendars in 2010.
Lone was given the portfolio of Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry but refused to take charge.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat welcomed the Indo-Pak foreign secretary talks, saying a meaningful dialogue should be initiated to resolve the Kashmir issue.
Hurriyat equated the CM’s statement to a “person held hostage with his hand, feet and mouth tied and then to thank him for his cooperation and silence”.
Bashaarat Masood explains controversy surrounding West Pakistan refugees in J&K.
It was on late Saturday finally that Lone, the BJP’s first ally in Kashmir, was informed about his inclusion in the Cabinet.
Omar Abdullah chose to skip the swearing-in of the new government on Sunday. Then, after the first congratulatory message, the former chief minister spent his day taking digs at it. His first tweet said, “Congratulations to Mufti Mohd Syed Sb on assuming the office of CM of J&K. I wish you all the very best […]
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There are voices from both in favour of the coalition, at the same time they talk about climbdown of the opposite.
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PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.