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China expanding its role in J-K, has adopted JeM, says state Minister
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Naeem Akhtar said that China is on its way to assuming a "much bigger role in Kashmir” and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group responsible for most of the terror attacks, has been veritably “adopted” by Beijing.

Shopian firing: Why J&K plea may lead nowhere
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

In over 27 years of militancy, no Army or paramilitary forces personnel has faced a civilian court on charges brought by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. This is because the Centre has not given permission that is required under the AFSPA.

Sunjwan attack: Intel agencies had warned of possible JeM terror strike
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Intelligence inputs had warned of an attack by JeM around the death anniversary of Afzal Guru. Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013.

Fifth anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging today, J&K on high alert
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

While the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging is on February 9, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat was hanged in Tihar jail on February 11, 1984.

Lashkar man’s escape from Srinagar hospital: Police probe 4-month plot, role of jail medical staff
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

ADGP Muneer Khan said that the plot to free Naveed was being worked out over the last four months.

Counselled once, Pune girl held in Kashmir Valley after cops get Republic Day attack alert
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Republic Day 2018: A senior police officer in south Kashmir told The Indian Express that they detained the girl on “suspicion” and that “no incriminating material was recovered from her”.

Mehbooba Mufti to get brother in J&K Cabinet, secure hold on PDP
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Sources told The Indian Express that Tassaduq will enter the House as a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and would be subsequently made a minister.

Salman Nizami, man PM Modi took on: Joined Congress three years ago, but a small fry for PM to attack
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

“I don’t know why the Prime Minister would attack me. I am a nobody. I joined politics, and the Congress, only three years ago,” Nizami told The Sunday Express. 

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti orders withdrawal of cases against over 4,000 youth until 2014
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

She said cases against “several thousand more youngsters would be withdrawn once the cases registered in the last three years are examined”.

Want to question drug racket suspects in Pakistan: J&K police to government
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The probe, which has linked traders based in Muzaffarabad and Lahore with businesses in Srinagar, Delhi, Surat and Dubai, had come under cloud after the J&K government received information that a huge bribe was allegedly paid to investigators to leave “main accused” Tajamul Masoodi “untouched”

J-K: Over 2,500 pellet victims, Mehbooba Mufti govt looks at jobs for worst affected
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The SHRC is yet to receive data from Bandipore and Budgam, and the details submitted by the deputy commissioners of Baramulla, Shopian and Kulgam include all pellet injuries.

Jammu & Kashmir: Govt removes child protection expert without giving any reason
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told The Indian Express that she has been apprised of the matter. "We will sort this out soon,'' she said.

Days before Centre’s move, US diplomat visited Srinagar to check on feasibility of talks
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Sources said the US diplomat was interested to “know the ground situation and viability of a reachout from Delhi, a dialogue process”.

Pulwama encounter: Without knowing his identity, forces killed Masood Azhar’s nephew in 4-hour operation
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The Special Operations Group of the J&K Police and army had only one specific input: a group of Jaish militants, who had killed a policeman in an ambush in Rajpora three days earlier, were hiding there.

Dineshwar Sharma in valley tomorrow: Calls on Mufti, says will meet all who are willing
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

During the Express Adda on Friday, CM Mufti said that to supplement the talks process, (the investigation and raids conducted by the) National Investigation Agency should take a backseat.

NIA summons Hizbul chief’s grandson: Family being harassed to put pressure on Salahuddin, says kin
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salahuddin left Kashmir in the early 1990s, crossed the Line of Control and never returned.

Days after arrest of Syed Salahuddin’s son, NIA summons his grandson for questioning
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The NIA claims they have arrested Shahid in connection with a hawala case registered by the agency in April 2011.

J&K dialogue: This is the beginning… talks the best option, there is no other way, says Mehbooba Mufti
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Mehbooba Mufti said that “reconciliation between people of two regions was the sole reason for our party to come together with the BJP and form a coalition”.

At least 160 militants killed this year, Kashmir needs political initiative: DGP
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Referring to the recent investigations by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against several Hurriyat leaders allegedly linked to funds for militancy, DGP Vaid said that “it is wrong to say the case registered by the NIA and subsequent raids on Hurriyat alone have helped improve the situation”.

Gurez Valley: Dard tribe’s last sanctuary and their fight for survival
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The onslaught of modernisation and the partition has squeezed the Dard tribe to the remote Gurez valley, where they are struggling to save their Shina language and culture

Third man from Lakhvi family is in J-K, 10 top Lashkar men return
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Around 10 Lashkar militants and commanders who had “ex-filtrated” after spending years in Kashmir are also back and the area in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the Harwan-Dhara belt, has been “activated again”.

In Constitution, a range of ‘special provisions’ for states other than J&K, too
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Part XXI of the Indian Constitution, ‘Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions’, includes, apart from Article 370 — Temporary Provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir — special provisions for 11 other states, listed under Articles 371, 371A-H, and 371J.

Petitioner against Art. 35A says she has ‘anecdotal’ proof that she is from Kashmir
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

haru Wali Khanna, a lawyer and former member of the National Commission for Women, filed the petition against Article 35A in the Supreme Court after the J&K government refused to identify her as a permanent resident because she didn’t have any documentary evidence to prove her claim

Why justice eludes the victims of Pathribal fake encounter?
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

The inside story of three intertwined incidents - Chittisinghpora massacre, Pathribal fake encounter and Brakpora firing - that shook Kashmir in a fortnight in the spring of 2000.

Four top J&K ministers in Delhi Friday to firm up support for Article 35A
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

“We are going to Delhi on 18th (August) to see what can be done to put up a strong defence to our case,’’ state Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan said. “We will meet people and seek further legal opinion.”

J&K special status: In Supreme Court, an old matter back in a new context
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The first such Presidential Order was issued on January 26, 1950. This was replaced by another Presidential Order (the ‘mother’ order), which applied several provisions of the Indian Constitution to J&K with substantial changes, amendments and provisos.

Broken vows, court wars on ‘special status’
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

A petition of enormous significance to Jammu & Kashmir and its relationship with the Indian Union is currently before the Supreme Court. Under what terms and conditions did the former princely state accede to India? How was that agreement overridden? A look at the past and present of a fraught relationship.

Plea against Article 35 A cites gender bias, sent to larger SC bench
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The plea by Seema Razdan Bhargav and Charu Wali Khanna, which came up before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, was tagged along with another petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A which has already been referred to a three-judge bench.

How Hizbul Mujahideen’s Yaseen Yatoo was trapped
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

The killing of Yatoo at this juncture is a major setback to Hizbul Mujahideen because the outfit is trying to prevent Zakir Musa – a breakaway HM militant who has set up Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind – from taking the centrestage of militancy in the valley.

Big blow to Hizbul Mujahideen, top commander Yasin Yatoo killed
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

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.

Special status for J&K: Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi, says happy with assurance
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Sources in the PDP, however, said that "an assurance isn't enough, because the people who are petitioning courts against J&K's special status are all directly or indirectly affiliated with the Sangh".

Article 35 A fears unite arch-rivals Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

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.

Hearing on Jammu & Kashmir’s Muslim minority status in Supreme Court today
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

J&K Advocate General Jahangir Ganai said that the Union minority affairs ministry had constituted a committee after the court had asked the Centre and the state government representatives to together take a stand on the issue.

Why Kashmiris want a fair probe into the killings of Pandits, prosecution of guilty
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

A J&K Police survey found 209 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by militants since 1989, leading to the registration of 140 cases in police stations across the Valley. Years later, chargesheets had been filed in only 24 cases. The festering wound of Pandit migration has remained a reason why even genuine political demands of Kashmiri Muslims continue to be viewed through a communal prism.

Article 35A: NC for J&K Opposition meet, slams Centre’s call for ‘larger debate’
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that “questioning the special status of Jammu and Kashmir will in fact put a question mark on the accession itself”.

Machil killings: Tribunal cites location, attire of victims to suspend sentences of Armymen
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

The Tribunal said that the fact that “the accused persons were terrorists who have infiltrated across the border or were crossing over to the other side cannot be ruled out because they were wearing pathan suits which are worn by terrorists’’.