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'Remarkable' reduction in no. of youths joining militancy since Aug 5 last year: Report

February 09, 2020 5:56 pm

According to a report prepared by security agencies, on an average five local youths have joined militancy every month since August 5 last year, as compared to the earlier rate of 14 per month.

J&K: 12-year-old boy held hostage, killed despite mother’s appeal to militants

March 23, 2019 8:04 am

Until Friday morning, Shareefa Jan, held hope that her 12-year-old son, Atif Mir, might come out alive amid the raging gunfight between militants and security forces in north Kashmir’s Hajin village. But when the 24-hour gun battle ended in the afternoon, that hope shattered.

Army asks mothers to stop their sons from joining militancy

March 09, 2019 6:18 pm

General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon also appealed the parents to stop their children from joining militant ranks.

The nuances of 35A

August 09, 2018 12:05 am

There is a powerful argument for not abrogating the Article. But we must also think beyond the binaries on it.

US terror tag on Hizbul Mujahideen unlikely to affect militancy in Valley

August 17, 2017 6:40 pm

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.

At least 10 youths weaned away from militancy in North Kashmir, let off after counseling: MHA report

August 17, 2017 11:29 am

"Unlike South Kashmir, parents and guardians in North immediately alert local police the moment their children join terrorist organisation. This helps the cops to track them immediately before they are completely radicalised," a senior official explained.

J-K cop accused of encouraging militancy acquitted

June 22, 2017 6:03 am

Shiv Kumar was credited with killing 68 militants in the Chenab Valley region. He was accused of giving one Abdul Rashid a bag containing a pistol, an AK 56 rifle, ammunition and three Chinese grenades.

The new hardline in the Valley: The angry young Kashmiri, not deterred by parents or police cases

June 09, 2017 8:47 am

Jammu and Kashmir: While Hassan admits marriage “made me more careful”, he says he doesn’t agree with his parents when they tell him to stay out of the streets.

Mentally, we are militants: That’s the angry youth chorus in South Kashmir

April 21, 2016 9:09 am

While at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, both Kashmiris and “non-local” boys stressed that their names not be published, here, in this corner of south Kashmir, young people insisted they be named in this report.

Pakistan rejects US' allegation it supports militant proxies against India, Afghanistan

November 06, 2014 2:41 pm

National Security and Foreign Affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz conveyed the complaint to U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson.


Jammu and Kashmir children interact with PM Modi

January 13, 2016 8:16 am

Kashmir, Jan 13 (ANI): It was a dream come true for some 240 children from Jammu and Kashmir as they interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi.The youth, in the age-group of 15 to 24, were mostly from militancy-affected families, orphanages and weaker sections of the society.The Prime Minister interacted with the students for over half-an-hour and spoke about steps being taken for Jammu and Kashmir's development, including in areas like tourism, digital connectivity and housing among others.The Prime Minister also discussed problems like unemployment in the state.The kids were on a visit to Delhi as part of the "Wattan Ko Jano" or "know your country" initiative being carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the State government. The government organizes such interactive sessions to give exposure to children from militancy-affected Jammu and Kashmir and provide them an opportunity to understand the dividends of peace.