Muzamil Jaleel

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BJP leaders’ firm that bought Nagrota land owes Rs 29.31 crore to J&K Bank, account NPA
Mon, May 14, 2018

Nirmal Singh received a strong letter from the Corps Commander of the Army’s 16 Corps, Lt General Saranjeet Singh, telling him to halt construction on the plot since it was illegal and a security risk to the ammunition depot and to the personnel who lived there.

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.”

J&K BJP leaders bought land next to Nagrota ammunition depot, Army tells ex-Deputy CM your house illegal, security risk
Sat, May 12, 2018

An Army officer at Nagrota told The Indian Express that Lt General Saranjeet Singh was constrained to write directly to Nirmal Singh because “the local administration was not responding to the Army’s repeated requests to stop construction work.”

Need to tell youth Azadi will never happen, you can’t fight us: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
Thu, May 10, 2018

General Rawat said he is perturbed by the killings. “We don’t enjoy it. But if you want to fight us, then we will fight you with all our force. Kashmiris have to understand that the SFs (security forces) haven’t been so brutal — look at Syria and Pakistan."

Kathua rape-murder case: Don’t need CBI probe, if not police, who to trust, says Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, May 07, 2018

Mehbooba Mufti said that “to question the officers of the Crime Branch team based on their religion or which region they belong to is shameful and dangerous”.

Kathua gangrape-murder case: J&K HC, state govt contradict Bar Council of India, say lawyers obstructed challan
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

On April 13, the Supreme Court took serious note of the conduct of the lawyers at the court, and sought explanations from the BCI, J&K Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua District Bar Association.

In Jammu-Kashmir, 14-year-old raped, gives birth
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Police say averted strife in the area with the swift arrest of the accused, victim raped and had given birth earlier too

Kathua gangrape case: Expelled NC leader says Hindu first, need to fight ‘injustice’
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Kathua gangrape case: "But even if they have expelled me, I don’t mind. I am a Hindu first, then part of any party. It is my responsibility to fight injustice done to Hindus Shanti Swaroop."

How can PDP reconcile after Tassaduq’s ‘partners in crime’ remarks, says Omar Abdullah
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Omar was referring to J&K Tourism Minister and CM Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq’s interview in The Indian Express where he had said that the PDP and the BJP “were supposed to be partners in rebuilding” of J&K but “due to the non-fulfilling of commitments, we have ended up being partners in a crime...”

Kathua gangrape: Victim’s kin opposed CBI probe due to distrust, says Minister
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

“When have rape and murder accused, or their supporters, decided who will investigate the crime,” PWD Minister and J&K government’s official spokesman Naeem Akhtar asked.

Behind Kathua case, a lawyer’s fight to seek justice
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Much before the story of the gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old from Kathua shook governments in Delhi and J&K, a 29-year-old lawyer-activist had become the face of the agitation seeking justice for the girl.

Kathua rape-murder case: BJP to Congress, all part of outfit targeting J-K police probe
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

The gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl has cleaved open several faultlines in the state. Hindu versus Muslim. Hindu-majority Jammu-Kathua-Samba-Udhampur versus Muslim-majority Kashmir valley-Chenab valley-Pir Panjal.

PDP, BJP partners in crime, Kashmiris may have to pay with blood, says Mehbooba Mufti’s brother
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Although Mufti is not the party’s official spokesman, his views carry weight because besides being a minister in the PDP-BJP government, he is also son of the late PDP patron and former CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

‘Tricolour in hands of Jammu youth could become AK-47’: Jammu Bar Association chief to govt
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

President of Jammu Bar Association B S Slathia is spearheading a civil society campaign against the J&K Police’s Crime Branch investigation into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl in Kathua in January.

Kathua rape-murder case gets Hindu-Muslim twist, J&K police say let two Sikhs be prosecutors
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The J&K Police, sources said, want the Crime Branch case to be represented by Bhupinder Singh and Harminder Singh. While Bhupinder Singh is Chief Prosecuting Officer in the J&K Police prosecution wing, Harminder Singh is Chief Prosecuting Officer, Samba.

Kathua chargesheet: In J-K child gangrape, rituals, a chilling invite and a police cover-up
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The chargesheet states that Ram masterminded the conspiracy to kidnap and, later rape and kill the girl. It states that he made SPO Khajuria and the juvenile a “part of the conspiracy and assigned them tasks separately and individually”.

J-K police seek sanction to prosecute 23 Army men for death of lecturer
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

According to police, the Army cooperated in the probe and allowed investigators to record statements of the Army personnel. Awantipora SSP Mohammad Zahid said a SIT, led by a DySP, completed the probe two weeks ago.

Shopian firing: Army did not join probe against Major, says police
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

When contacted by The Indian Express, J&K DGP S P Vaid said: “Neither the army nor the public has cooperated with our investigation from the beginning. That is a fact.”

PDP-BJP alliance govt turns three in J-K: A look at what keeps them together
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

As the PDP-BJP marked the third anniversary of its coalition on February 24, the cracks in the alliance have spilled out from the power corridors of Srinagar and Delhi onto the streets.

In the killing of a mentally ill man in J&K, a familiar disturbing trend
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

At least 15 deaths in as many years; homeless, hapless especially vulnerable in the conflict zone.

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