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Amnesty for first-time stone-pelters warms homes in the valley

On November 29, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ordered the withdrawal of first-time cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 youths to create 'a positive and conciliatory atmosphere in the state'

Kashmir dialogue: J&K leaders welcome move, interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma says restoring peace his priority

Hoping to achieve peace through the dialogue, Mufti added, "People are caught between so many guns right now & they want to come out of. It is a good initiative & should be a success."

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A day in the life of a photojournalist in Kashmir: The other side of the picture

A photojournalist was recently arrested for allegedly instigating people to pelt stones and being present at the spot of every protest. “But isn’t it our job to be there,” asks Muneeb-ul-Islam

Kashmiri research scholar questioned by NIA was to get married next month

His teachers called Fazili a brilliant student who was awarded the Maulana Azad National Scholarship for his academic performance.

Educational institutions closed in Valley, Kashmir University exams postponed

Internet services were suspended in Shopian, Kulgam and Chadoora areas while train services between the valley and Jammu's Bannihal town were cancelled. The victims, Owais Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Sayeed Bhat, died after they were hit by pellets during clashes with the security forces in Kakapora and Shopian towns.

Big blow to Hizbul Mujahideen, top commander Yasin Yatoo killed

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.

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Seventy years on, digging a deeper hole in Kashmir

The move by a BJP/RSS front organization to repeal the validity of Article 35-A will lead to adverse consequences are likely to further devastate an already suffering region. Its long-term negative consequences are likely to outlive us all.

You cannot kill an idea, you cannot jail an idea: Mehbooba on arrest of separatists

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.

How much is the idea of India ready to accommodate the idea of Kashmir, asks Mehbooba Mufti

"Who is doing it? Why are they doing it? (challenging the Article 35A)" she asked as she added candidly, "let me tell you that my party and other parties who carry the national flag there, despite all risks... I have no doubt in saying that no one will hold it if it is tinkered".

Terrorist is a terrorist regardless of outfit, says J&K DGP S P Vaid

The situation in Kashmir Valley was limping back to normalcy, DGP S P Vaid said. Responding to a query that militants were targeting families of policemen in south Kashmir, the DGP said it was their frustration.

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