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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bashaarat Masood


In J&K, police invoke stringent UAPA in FIR against social media use
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The FIR was filed a day after a video of the ailing Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani was uploaded on social media by different users.

Afghan envoy: Valley media urges govt to restore broadband
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Qadiry tweeted, “In our interaction with Kashmiri media outlets, media people seriously urged the govt to restore internet broadband as it is causing them so much problems to report and broadcast.”

In PDP leader’s PSA file: Referred to Geelani book, criticised Amit Shah
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Naeem Akhtar, a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is among those detained since August 5 last year, following the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370.

PSA dossier on Mehbooba only slander; no solid argument: daughter Iltija
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Iltija said the police dossier and the “grounds of detention” under the stringent PSA should be objective, with solid arguments.

Explained: Who was Kota Rani, likened to Mehbooba Mufti?
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

PSA dossier compares former J&K Chief Minister to 14th-century Kashmir queen; a look at her life & times.

PSA file indicts Omar Abdullah for getting people to vote, refers to Mehbooba Mufti as ‘Daddy’s girl’
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

While hailing the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370 as a “historic decision”, the dossier has accused Abdullah of trying to stoke public anger to trigger violent protests.

PSA dossier against Mehbooba: Daughter rebuts charges, why did BJP form govt with PDP?
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

In response to the dossier citing “confidential reports” by intelligence agencies that Mehbooba has supported separatism in the Valley, Iltija dared the government to place the evidence in public domain.

J&K ex-minister booked under PSA, 2 NC leaders freed
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar was on Saturday shifted to a house in the high-security Gupkar neighbourhood of Srinagar after being booked under PSA.

J-K: Detained since August, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti hit with stringent PSA
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The administration has also invoked the PSA against NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and PDP leader Sartaj Madni. Sources said bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal is also likely to be detained under PSA.

Sajad Lone, PDP youth wing chief out of jail, now under house arrest
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The move comes a day after the J&K administration released former PDP legislator Ajaz Ahmad Mir and business leader Shakeel Qalander from detention.

Poet Nirmala Sitharaman quoted: Kashmiri, Leftist, close to Abdullah
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoted a verse from ‘Myon Watan (My Country)’, a poem by renowned Kashmiri poet, late Dina Nath Kaul ‘Nadim’, to emphasise that “everything the government does is for this beloved country”.

Davinder Singh shifted to Jammu as NIA conducts raids
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

On January 11, a team of J&K Police arrested Singh, Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq and his associates Rafi Ahmad Rather and advocate Irfan Shafi when they were travelling to Jammu.

Deradicalisation camps: Good sign if any such facility comes up in Kashmir, says J&K DGP
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

On Thursday, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat said that “girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalised” in Kashmir, and that those who are “completely radicalised” need to be “taken out separately” and put in deradicalisation camps.

Police may hand over J&K DSP Davinder Singh, militants to NIA custody today
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

According to the police, Singh was arrested on January 11 while he was accompanying Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq and his associates to Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir: Three Hizbul militants killed in J&K encounter in Shopian
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Among the three killed was Special Police Officer (SPO)-turned-militant Adil Bashir Sheikh, who in September 2018 had decamped with seven AK-47 rifles and a pistol from the official residence of then PDP legislator Ajaz Ahmad Mir.

Snowfall brings Valley to halt: highways blocked, power, water supply affected
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

It started snowing in the Valley Sunday evening and continued through Monday. Srinagar itself accumulated 10-12 inches of snow, while most other parts of north Kashmir comprising Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipore districts witnessed 3-4 feet of snow.

Interrogation on: DySP Davinder Singh sheltered militants at J&K home, say cops
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

DySP Davinder Singh, who was posted with Srinagar airport’s anti-hijacking unit, was suspended on Monday.

Decorated J&K cop with anti-hijack unit held with militants
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The police officer has been identified as Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was awarded the President’s medal for gallantry last year.

Parliament attack, Afzal Guru shadow back to haunt J&K Police officer
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Davinder Singh’s alleged role in the Parliament attack case was not probed. Asked about this on Sunday, IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said: “There is nothing as such in our records nor do I know anything about it... We will question him on this.”

J&K admin to fell 21 lakh trees to ‘reclaim’ Wular Lake
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) has started cutting trees on the Ramsar wetland — an area of international importance and once Asia’s largest freshwater lake.