In Pics: Valley observes complete hartal against Shujaat, civilian killings

In Pics: Valley observes complete hartal against Shujaat, civilian killings

Pictures by Zargar Zahoor Normal life was affected in Kashmir Valley Thursday due to a hartal called by pro-freedom camp against the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and civilians recently in forces’ action in south Kashmir. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir […]

NIA probe against pro-freedom camp likely to be revived during Guv rule: Report

NIA probe against pro-freedom camp likely to be revived during Guv rule: Report

The NIA’s probe against pro-freedom camp in Kashmir is likely to be revived as the state is reeling under Governor’s rule, The Indian Express reported. The agency’s probe into terror funding charges against the pro-freedom leadership had been put on the backburner after Delhi appointed former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor on the […]

#Kashmir: Operation all-out indicates ‘massacre being planned’, says Azad

#Kashmir: Operation all-out indicates ‘massacre being planned’, says Azad

Congress leader and former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the BJP’s language of “all-out operations” in J&K indicated that a “massacre” was being planned. In a TV interview, he also said the Army operations in the state killed more civilians than terrorists. The BJP accused Congress of trying to demoralise the armed forces by such […]

Counter-insurgency ops will be much easier during Governor’s rule: J&K police chief

Counter-insurgency ops will be much easier during Governor’s rule: J&K police chief

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid Wednesday said that counter-insurgency operations will be “much easier” for forces during Governor’s rule.  “I think, operations will continue. Only thing was in between during this period, operations were stopped. They were going on earlier also. But we will intensify these operations in days […]

Muslim man lynched over cow slaughter rumour in western UP

Muslim man lynched over cow slaughter rumour in western UP

A 38-year-old cattle trader was lynched and a 65-year-old man severely injured by a mob allegedly on suspicion of cow slaughter in Hapur’s Bajhera Khurd village of Uttar Pradesh, 50km from Delhi-UP border, on Monday, reports said. The incident took place when chief minister Yogi Adityanath was holding a meeting with BJP MPs and MLAs […]

Delhi shootout kills 3

Delhi shootout kills 3

Three persons were killed and five injured in a shoot-out between two gangs in north Delhi on Monday morning, Jatin Narwal, DCP (North) said, reports said.  Members of the Tillu Tajpur gang and Jitender Hogi gang clashed with each other in a market in Sant Nagar. A member of the Tillu Tajpur gang is suspected […]

Shujaat was killed because he tried to find a middle path: Jitendra Singh

Shujaat was killed because he tried to find a middle path: Jitendra Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Udhampur and Union minister Jitendra Singh said that Shujaat Bukhari was killed as he “tried to find a middle path”. “Any activist in Kashmir — whether from the journalist fraternity or political fraternity — if they tried to work out a middle path, they had to run through this fate. Shujaat […]

39 killings, 61 incidents of violence took place during Ramazan cease-ops

As the Government of India called off cease-ops in the Valley and asked its forces to resume operations against militants, however, despite the cessation of offensives, the month of Ramazan saw 39 killings and nearly 61 incidents of militant-initiated action in Kashmir. Those killed included 24 militants, nine security men and six civilians. Since May […]

Pak has gained some ground in #Kashmir, admits MoS Home Affairs

Pak has gained some ground in #Kashmir, admits MoS Home Affairs

In a candid admission, Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said on Sunday that Pakistan has achieved some success in fomenting unrest in Kashmir over the last three years, adding that India nevertheless “had responded in equal measure” to the cross-border infiltration backed by Islamabad. “Terror-related incidents in Kashmir have reduced significantly over […]

#Kashmir: Soura youth injured in forces’ action battling for life

#Kashmir: Soura youth injured in forces’ action battling for life

A 24-year-old youth was critically injured during clashes with the government forces in Soura area of Srinagar last evening, reports said. GNS news agency reported that police and paramilitary forces fired teargas and pellets to disperse protesters in Soura last evening. It said that two youth were injured in the forces’ action with one of […]

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