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‘Leave for India or convert to Islam’: Afghanistan’s Sikhs weigh future after IS attack

‘Leave for India or convert to Islam’: Afghanistan’s Sikhs weigh future after IS attack

Many among Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh minority are considering leaving for neighbouring India, after a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday killed at least 13 members of the community, Reuters reported. The victims of the attack claimed by militant group Islamic State included Avtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate in parliamentary […]

SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against nikah-halala, polygamy

SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against nikah-halala, polygamy

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims.  A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud considered the submissions of senior advocate V. Shekhar that the petitions be listed before a five-judge constitution bench for […]

Srinagar family claims ‘unknown militant’ killed in Kupwara is their son

Srinagar family claims ‘unknown militant’ killed in Kupwara is their son

By Aasif Sultan  A Srinagar family of Old Barzulla area claims that a militant killed in frontier district Kupwara in north Kashmir on Friday morning by the Army is their son who had left his home in January 2017.  They claim that what Police and Army refer to as “unknown militant” is their 32-year-old son Mudasir […]

The Rise of Burhan

The Rise of Burhan

By Aasif Sultan   When obituaries of Kashmir militancy had been written long back, ‘everything,’ in the words of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, ‘turned upside down in a few days time’ after the killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016. Since then more and more young boys are disappearing into the woods […]

2 juveniles arrested for anti-India protest in #Kishtwar

2 juveniles arrested for anti-India protest in #Kishtwar

Two juveniles were arrested by police in Jammu provinces Kishtwar district on Thursday night for allegedly participating in anti-India protests on Eid day, reports said. As per the reports, after registration of two FIRs at police station Kishtwar in connection with the Eid procession, Kishtwar police started identifying the persons involved in raising anti-national and […]

#Kishtwar: DM Angrez asks WhatsApp group admins to register with govt or face action

#Kishtwar: DM Angrez asks WhatsApp group admins to register with govt or face action

The District Magistrate Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, has given a ten-day ultimatum to WhatsApp news group admins to get their groups registered with his office or face action, Early Times reported. Rana took the step after SSP Kishtwar Abrar Choudhary brought into his notice that a large number of WhatsApp news groups are spreading rumours in the […]

#Kashmir: CRPF to deploy women commando to check stone-pelting

#Kashmir: CRPF to deploy women commando to check stone-pelting

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has trained a team of women commandos to deploy them as and when required to check protests by Kashmir’s woman folk, reports said.  The rigorous training includes repairing weapons in ‘under-one-minute’ in case of malfunction and being blind-folded to deal with nighttime deployment, the reports said. The battalion would […]

Valley to remain on brink of flood disaster until Wular not desilted, say experts

Valley to remain on brink of flood disaster until Wular not desilted, say experts

In a unison voice, the experts say that until the final destination of river Jhelum is desilted, the Valley shall continue to remain on the brink of a flood disaster.    They say that the government has not shown any interest to prepare itself for future floods which has put the entire region in a perilous […]