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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Naveed Iqbal


‘Our life revolves around a few hundred metres. It can’t get more miserable’
Sat, May 14, 2022

Two days after Rahul Bhat was killed inside the tehsil office not far from this residential complex, the anger among the residents is palpable.

In Valley, Kashmiri Pandits protest killing, teargassed by police
Sat, May 14, 2022

In Jammu, where Bhat's body was taken for cremation, angry mourners confronted BJP leaders and accused them of making Kashmiri Pandits “sacrificial goats’’ by sending them to Kashmir in the name of the PM’s employment package.

If taking away mosques helps solve problems, let them: Mehbooba Mufti
Thu, May 12, 2022

We do not need a building to pray, do not give right-wing groups cause for violence, says former J&K CM

Disempowers, biased: J&K parties oppose panel order
Fri, May 06, 2022

“We outrightly reject it,” said PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. She said the Delimitation Commission had “overlooked the basis of population and acted as per their wish... We don’t trust it. Its recommendations are a link to abrogation of Article 370 — how to disempower people of J&K.”

NC, PDP for joint electoral front, but DDC polls a reality check
Sun, May 01, 2022

While NC vice-president Omar, who holds no official post in the PAGD, was the first to call for a united front for polls, he had been backed by PDP president and PAGD vice-president Mehbooba Mufti.

Reinstated in IAS, Shah Faesal says: ‘Idealism let me down’
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Faesal launched a party in 2019 to provide 'new politics' to J&K but resigned from it after being released from detention in August 2020.

J&K administration sets aside 18,000 kanals of land for industrial use
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

According to the administration, investment of more than Rs 52,000 crore has been proposed in the Union Territory. Of this, 52 per cent is in Jammu and the rest is in Kashmir.

NC-BJP-Cong: The blurred lines in Kargil Hill Council come to a head
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

The CEO’s notice states that keeping in view the political developments in LAHDC, Kargil, “it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the General Council Meeting till position of all the Hon’ble Councilors is cleared with regard to their support to the present dispensation.

At home of killed militant, questions over path make way for acceptance
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

On Wednesday night, J&K police said that it received inputs of militant presence in the Rainawari area of Srinagar. In the ensuing encounter, two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed — Hilal Ahmad Rah and Bhat, both residents of Bijbehara.

In J&K L-G conference, boycotts, walk-outs by some elected officials
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

A number of local elected officials in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday stayed away from a virtual conference organised by Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha, while some others walked out of meeting rooms as they were not given a chance to speak, it is learnt.

Yechury laments Article 370 and electoral bond pleas are pending with apex court
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

The CPM chief calls for a ‘broadest possible secular’ front to save the Constitution as ‘India is down on all parameters’ and has been classified as an 'electoral autocracy’.

Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission invites public suggestions to draft till March 21
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

The most recent draft includes small changes that were made to the earlier drafts after objections raised by National Conference (NC) MPs and suggestions by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs.

Two civilians dead, 35 including cop injured in grenade attack in Srinagar
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

The attack took place at around 4.20 pm in the busy Amira Kadal area that also sees a popular Sunday street market.

Friday prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Grand Mosque after 30 weeks
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

Prayers at the mosque have only been allowed sparingly since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5, 2019

Hurriyat Conference (G) vice-chairman Dar held under PSA
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

According to senior police officials, Dar was booked for “giving inciting statements and statements adverse to public peace and tranquility of Kashmir Valley in general and Srinagar town in particular”

Changes unfortunate, delimitation further alienated people: Farooq
Sun, Feb 27, 2022

Calling the proposed changes to the constituencies unfortunate, Abdullah said: “Election is the basis of democracy and the very first thing for that is the delimitation report."

Explained: J&K’s State Investigation Agency, and its mandate
Thu, Feb 17, 2022

In November 2021, the J&K government granted sanction for the creation of a new, specialised investigating body, the State Investigation Agency. What was the need for this, and what does it do?

Delimitation panel proposals ‘arbitrarily devised’: National Conference
Tue, Feb 15, 2022

The commission is tasked with redrawing boundaries of Assembly constituencies post the splitting of the state into two union territories on August 5, 2019.

Delimitation J&K: 10 Assembly seats with less than 1 lakh people each
Mon, Feb 07, 2022

Three in Kashmir: Gurez in Bandipore, Karnah in Kupwara, and the newly-carved Kunzer in Baramulla

J&K: Delimitation panel redraws electoral map
Sun, Feb 06, 2022

In the draft paper, the Commission has proposed changes in Baramulla, Kupwara, Srinagar, Kulgam and Anantnag districts of the Kashmir division.

A fourth DDC in J&K set to bring no-trust vote against chairperson
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

This comes months after members of three central Kashmir DDCs -- Budgam, Ganderbal and Srinagar -- moved no-confidence motions against their respective chairpersons.

J&K statehood after normalcy returns, polls after delimitation completed: Amit Shah
Sun, Jan 23, 2022

Amit Shah's statements drew sharp reactions from political parties in the Valley, with leaders questioning the definition of “normalcy”.

J&K security net cast wider: Not only ops, raids, arrests in new strategy
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Militancy-related data compiled by the UT government also records busting of almost 195 “terror modules” across J&K over the last two calendar years 2020 and 2021 and busting of about 35 terror hideouts last year.

NC MPs to attend meeting of Jammu and Kashmir delimitation panel
Tue, Dec 14, 2021

The three NC parliamentarians — Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone – who are associate members of the delimitation panel had stayed away from the earlier meeting held in February this year.

J&K administration cites Covid-19 curbs to bar PDP from holding meet; sabotage, says Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, Dec 13, 2021

🔴 Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the administration was finding new ways to deprive young people of their rights.