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Omar seeks special Assembly session to discuss Article 35A
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Omar in his written statement added that the special session should be called to frame an appropriate response to counter any narrative with regard to tampering or repealing Article 35A.

US terror tag on Hizbul Mujahideen unlikely to affect militancy in Valley
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

For India, designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terror outfit is going to be a big diplomatic victory as it will also put Pakistan under pressure to rein in Hizb and its leadership in that country.

Terror funds: NIA raids 12 premises in Kashmir
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The homes of two lawyers, two drivers and a government official were among those that were searched. One of the advocates, Mohammad Shafi Reshi, who is affiliated to Hurriyat’s S A S Geelani faction, is the uncle of PDP legislator Yasir Reshi.

Mehbooba Mufti hails PM Modi’s remark, ally BJP says call on Article 35A not now
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

In Jammu, Mehbooba Mufti’s alliance partner and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the BJP will take a call on issues like Article 370 and Article 35 A when it forms a government on its own in J&K.

Encounter in Shopian, militants trapped
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia confirmed that the operation was going on. Officials said a tight cordon had been established. Meanwhile, unidentified persons lobbed a grenade at forces at Dalgate. It exploded on the road, injuring a civilian identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad.

ED raids premises of Kashmir business group
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Sources said that the raids were conducted in connection with investigations into a 2014 case under Foreign Exchange Management Act involving crores. The group conducts pilgrimage services besides handicraft exports business.

Three opposition leaders meet J&K CM over threats to Article 35 (A)
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The fresh meeting was part of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s efforts to rally mainstream political parties to safeguard the Article 35 A, which an NGO has challenged before the Supreme Court.

Civilian, three militants killed following an encounter in Tral
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Sources said that some militants managed to escape. The militants who were killed have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Bhat of Nowdal, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat of Batagund and Mohammad Ashraf Dar of Pulwama.

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen releases video of Territorial Army deserter among its ranks
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Thokar, who is from south Kashmir’s Pulwama, had deserted his TA battalion at Gantmulla in Baramulla district with his weapon on June 6 after a two-year service. The Army had issued a high alert after Thokar’s desertion while police had questioned his family over his whereabouts.

Jammu and Kashmir: Five infiltrators killed in Machil sector in infiltration attempt, says Army
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia confirmed that the death of five infiltrators in Machil sector. ‘’Five weapons were also recovered from the possession of the infiltrators. The operation is still under way.’’

Kashmir: 3 Lashkar militants killed in Sopore encounter
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

The police and Army launched a cordon-and-search operation at Amargarh after some militants were spotted in the area and claimed to have killed three militants after searches continued through the night.

Kashmir: Civilian, militant killed in Anantnag
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

This was the fourth encounter in south Kashmir in the past three days in which five militants, including Lashkar chief Abu Dujana, two civilians and two Army personnel, including a Major, were killed.

Kashmir: Army Major, jawan killed in Shopian
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Officials said the Army and the police had information about the presence of three militants in the area and a cordon-and-search operation was launched at 2 am. As the cordon was being laid, the militants fired on the patrol and fled under the cover of darkness.

Lashkar’s Abu Dujana killed in Kashmir Valley, youth dies during protests
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Sources said security agencies had information that Abu Dujana often visited the house of a villager, Khurshid, in Harkipora.

Who was Abu Dujana?
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Abu Dujana was an A+++ category militant and carried a bounty of more than Rs 15 lakh on his head.

Infiltration bid foiled in North Kashmir.’s Uri
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

This is the fourth infiltration attempt that has been foiled by the army since last one month.

Nayeem Geelani, Syed Ali Shah Geelani son, hospitalised after complaining of chest pain
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

A Hurriyat spokesman said he was admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science.

You cannot kill an idea, you cannot jail an idea: Mehbooba on arrest of separatists
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Using her party’s 18th raising day rally to send across a rare and stern message to the Centre, Mehbooba Mufti warned that her government would not allow any move to close cross-LoC trade and the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road link.

Militants ransack cops’ homes
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Officials said three or four militants forcibly entered the house of a senior police officer at Khudwani and ransacked his belongings. The officer was not home at the time. The militants then set ablaze house of former counterinsurgent Bilal Ahmad Bhat at Bachroo, 4 km from Khudwani.

Macchil encounter: ‘How could killers of my brother be set free… mockery of justice’ 
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Shafi’s mother, Zahida, said they were happy that justice had been delivered when the soldiers were sentenced. “Now again it is a conspiracy to release the Armymen who killed my son.’’ She said they will not sit silent.

J-K: Crime branch registers case against top cops for illegal leasing of canteens
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

The accusation sources said is that the officers had “unauthorizedly” outsourced two canteens, one in Srinagar police golf course and another in Jammu to a private party for its day to day running.

Terror funding: Geelani son-in-law among seven held, separatists call for bandh
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The NIA said Farooq Ahmad Dar was arrested in New Delhi. The others held in Srinagar will be brought to New Delhi Tuesday where they will be produced before the Special Judge, NIA, at the Patiala House Courts. 

Terror funding: Syed Ali Shah Geelani son-in-law among 7 held, separatists call for bandh
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The NIA (National Investigation Agency) registered a case on May 30 against the separatists who, according to it were acting in connivance with active militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtarane Millat, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and other organisations.

Armymen on way back from Amarnath clash with police, six injured
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

When the Armymen told the police officials they were returning from the Amarnath Yatra, police argued that as per the new Yatra timings, which are being strictly enforced after the recent attacks on Yatris, the Armymen were on the road past the cut-off hour.

Officer, among six cops, allegedly thrashed by Army men in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The police have filed a complaint in this matter. 

Tailor killed in Army firing in Budgam, one injured
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Locals alleged that Tanveer was killed in “cold blood” by the jawans of 53 Rashtriya Rifles who mistook the bang of a juice pouch to be a blast and started firing in the direction of civilians. Eyewitness said there was no stone pelting at the time the soldiers opened fire.

DySP Mohammad Ayub lynching case: J&K court grants judicial remand to 12 accused
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The Court also directed jail superintendent Srinagar Central Jail to ensure proper medical facilities to one of the accused, Musavir who had bullet injuries and also directed the jail authorities to get him examined by a specialist doctor.

Major shot dead by jawan in Uri sector
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Major Shekhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, an elite counter-insurgency unit deployed in Uri, was shot dead by the jawan, whose identity the Army did not disclose.

Nowgam sector: Soldier killed in crossfire
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Two soldiers were killed in Keran sector last week. A soldier was injured when Pakistani soldiers violated ceasefire in Kamalkote sector in Uri on Monday.

Major shot dead by jawan in Uri sector
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Major Shekhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, an elite counter-insurgency unit deployed in Uri, was shot dead by the jawan, whose identity the Army did not disclose

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

This was the third ceasefire violation along the LoC in the Valley over the past four days

Naik Mudassar Ahmad, had followed in brother’s footsteps to join Army
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held for Ahmad before his body is brought for burial on Tuesday to his village — Buchoo in Tral.

Three militants killed in south Kashmir operation
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Army’s Rashtriya Rifles and the SOG launched an operation in the Aripal forests close to Satora village, 17 km from Tral.

BJP skips Kashmir’s Martyr’s day: ‘alliance only for governance’
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

PDP leaders, including CM Mehbooba Mufti, paid tributes at Mazar-e-Shoudha in the old city. Leaders of other parties, too, were present.

Three militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Budgam district
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Sajjad, in his early 20s and whose family lives in Downtown area of Srinagar, had cases registered against him and was continuously harassed by the police after he participated in stone-pelting incidents, locals claimed.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two soldiers killed in Pakistan firing, says Army
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir: The ceasefire violation took place a day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat chaired a high-level meeting with senior commanders at the 15 Corps headquarters, in the backdrop of the attack on Amarnath yatris on Monday night.