Officially, Monday marked the end of the winter break. But in reality, it was the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 and the shutdown that schools opened fully and reported near-full attendance.
Authorities have restored internet service in the Valley recently after shutting it down for six months. But only whitelisted sites can be accessed. Social media and peer-to-peer applications are still banned.
The Kashmir Press Club has demanded Home Minister Amit Shah and the Union Territory administration to take note of the "appalling conditions under which the press in Kashmir is working since August 5 last year".
KCCI’s senior vice-president Naasir Hamid Khan said banks have started publishing details of businessmen in the newspapers after their loans are turning into NPAs and this has put the businessmen under stress.
“You being the probable MLA candidate of National Conference are a potential threat to peace and tranquility, as you belong to the party whose manifesto is to agitate against the abrogation of Article 370, 35-A,” stated the detention document.
An application was also recently filed in the court for “for preponing the date of hearing was filed with the plea that directions were required to be issued with a view to ensure proper medical attention to the petitioner”.
A CRPF spokesperson said the attack occurred at Pratap Park around 12.45 pm. “A grenade was lobbed upon the deployed troops of C/171 Bn CRPF @021245 hours, wherein 2 civilians and 2 personnel of CRPF sustained minor splinter injuries,” said the spokesperson.
Homeless At Home An Express Series Part 1: On January 20, 1990, the first big batch of Pandits had to pack their belongings and leave after a night of public threats by militants — the exodus surging between March and May that year and continuing in a steady stream for the next few years.
“He (militant) was affiliated with Jaish and was a top commander (in the Valley),” J&K Police Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) South Kashmir Range Atul Goel told The Indian Express. He said the slain militant was active in South Kashmir for the last one-and-a-half years.
When The Indian Express started reaching out to officials for comments on the claims of the residents, the drivers too started receiving calls from Army personnel, enquiring who among them had spoken to the media.