Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, described the UGC directive as “politicisation” of education and said it “violates” the fundamental right of students to take education anywhere in the world.
Over the years, people in the Valley have started to prefer the “Russian poplar” over the native Kashmiri poplar for its quick growth — 10-15 years to reach full size compared to 30-40 years for the Kashmiri poplar.
“This (IS claim) is all rubbish. There is nothing of that sort,” J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh told The Sunday Express. “Everybody would like to claim the person killed and put him on their list of martyrs,” J&K police said.
In Rohmoo, a grenade was hurled at another polling station. Another grenade thrown at a polling station in Tikken failed to explode. No casualties were reported from both these incidents in Pulwama district.
On Friday, 35 trucks carrying fruit were scheduled to cross over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Poonch, said Fareed Kohli, custodian, LoC Trade. “However, these will not be allowed to cross the LoC tomorrow in view of the Home Ministry order,” he said.