Bashaarat Masood


J-K: Several Special Police Officers announce resignation in Tral
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

The resignations came after a Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander gave a week's time to the SPOs to announce their resignation.

J&K special status: Article 35-A hearing in SC today, Valley shuts, Kargil religious body joins strike
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

J&K special status: The shutdown call was given by separatists to protest against petitions seeking scrapping of Article 35-A. They have also called for a complete shutdown on Monday, the day of the hearing.

Repealing Art 35-A will be like ending relationship: J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Shah Faesal, the 2010-batch topper from the Valley, is the first bureaucrat to join the debate that has united people across ideological and political lines in the state.

Shopian: 5 militants killed in overnight op; civilian also dead
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

Army says civilian died in crossfire; villagers say forces fired at protesters

Ahead of SC hearing, mainstream parties in J&K, separatists join chorus on Art 35A
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has warned of “catastrophic ramifications” if the Act is tampered with.

B-Tech graduate among 2 militants killed in encounter
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Around midnight, as forces zeroed in on the house where the militants were hiding, the militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight that lasted till Friday morning.

Valley traders protest ‘interference’ in Article 35-A
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

On Tuesday, several trade bodies took to the streets in Srinagar seeking dismissal of the petition against 35-A in the apex court.

J&K amends Public Safety Act, detainees can now be jailed outside state
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

With the amendment, the state government can now send prisoners booked under the Act to other states as well.

Number of Amarnath pilgrims declines, support staff dwindle
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Officials said that one of the main reasons for the decline of pilgrims has been the melting of the Shivling. Bad weather in the initial days of the yatra also played spoilsport.

Jammu and Kashmir: Separatists warn against changes in Article 35A
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The separatists claimed the case on Article 35 A is “part of BJP/RSS plan to change the demography of the state”. The separatist leadership has called for a complete shutdown on August 5 and 6.

Mufti to Modi: React positively to Imran’s gesture of friendship
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

Addressing party workers at Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir Park, Mufti also asked regional parties in the state to join hands and defend Article 35(A).

Day after office-bearers quit: PDP in revamp mode, senior leaders likely to get key party posts
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Party insiders said some senior leaders who held portfolios in the previous Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government were likely to get key posts following the restructuring.

IndiGo passenger detained in Srinagar over hijack scare
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

The passenger, Lakhwinder Kumar, a resident of Punjab, allegedly stood up and shouted that the “plane has been hijacked” soon after the flight landed at Srinagar International Airport.

Mehbooba uncle resigns as PDP vice-president, office-bearers follow
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Seven PDP legislators had come out in the open against revolted against the party leadership after the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state fell, following the withdrawal of support by the saffron party.

New Valley video has 25 militants, police say both Hizbul and Lashkar
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Police sources said the video seemed to have been shot in the apple orchards of Shopian, in South Kashmir, and included both Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants.

Militants behind J&K policeman’s death shot in Kulgam encounter
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed in a joint operation of the J&K Police, Army and paramilitary forces on Sunday morning.

Slain J&K Police constable was home to prepare for sister’s wedding
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Police said on Sunday that three militants behind Saleem’s abduction — two from Lashkar-e-Toiba and one from Hizbul Mujahideen — were killed in an encounter at Redwani in Kulgam. Saleem’s body had been recovered from the same area.

Muslims being killed, people have become rabid dogs, says Farooq Abdullah
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

“This is not the India, we think of... India is of every religion — whether a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh... Everyone has equal rights. Efforts are being made to change it. You should pray to God to save us from such forces,” he said.

Kathua case: Parties call for review of appointment of defence counsel as AAG
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Mehbooba Mufti’s party urged Governor N N Vohra to “review” the decision.

He left Valley to join militancy, is winning hearts with his Coke Studio song
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

A rendition of legendary poet Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor’s famed classic, “Ha Gulo” is the first Kashmiri song to make it to Coke Studio Pakistan’s new venture — “Coke Studio Explorer”.