Given the insubstantial time I spent in Jammu, I am perhaps an interloper to comment on the overnight change in its status, from ‘special’ to one half of a Union Territory. But given it is the city of my ancestors, I retain a right to mourn a sense of loss.
Kashmir: As per the order, all public movement has been curtailed and educational institutions will remain closed. The order has also banned holding any kind of public meeting or rally until the order is withdrawn.
As many as 8,734 pilgrims paid obeisance to Lord Shiva in the shape of Ice Lingum at the Amarnath cave shrine till Sunday night, thereby taking the total to 1,82,712 pilgrims, who have visited the holy site in the past 11 days.
An indefinite curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhaderwah area of Doda district on Thursday morning as protests broke out following the murder of a 40-year-old villager by unidentified persons.
Jammu IGP M K Sinha said that Yasir Javed Bhat, a resident of Khanpora-Dassein village in Kulgam, was tasked by Hizbul Mujahideen Kulgam district commander Farooq Ahmad Bhat alias Umar to carry out the attack.
Jammu, Jan 22 (ANI): The incident of Dalit scholar’s suicide in the University of Hyderabad has raised uproar in all parts of the country. The youth Congress party workers on Friday protested against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and demanded resignation of Human Resources and Development Minister Smriti Irani. Jammu Youth Congress president Pranav said if the HRD minister is not removed from the post, the Youth congress will continue these protests in the whole country.