#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 […]

#Kashmir: Forces to resume ops against militants as GOI ends Ramazan ceasefire

#Kashmir: Forces to resume ops against militants as GOI ends Ramazan ceasefire

Two days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and to review the suspension of anti-militancy operations during the month of Ramazan that ended with Eid, Singh announced on Twitter today that there won’t be an extension to ceasefire. “The operations against the terrorists will resume. […]

Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army killed a civilian and injured two others after they opened fire on protesters in Nowpora village of Pulwama district on Friday. Reports said that army troopers of 55 RR opened fire after the residents resisted their attempts to vandalise the property of a local militant Saju Mir. Three persons, including a girl, were injured […]

Armyman kidnapped in Shopian, manhunt launched

Armyman kidnapped in Shopian, manhunt launched

An army personnel who was reportedly posted as PSO of Major Shukla was kidnapped from a private passenger vehicle near Kalampora between Shadimarg and Shopian on Thursday afternoon, local reports said. A local report identified the abducted army personnel as Aurangzaib, a resident of Pir Panchal region. The report said that Aurangzaib had gone on […]

Local recruitment into militancy ‘biggest challenge’: IGP Kashmir

Local recruitment into militancy ‘biggest challenge’: IGP Kashmir

Inspector General Police, Kashmir S P Pani said that the increase in local recruitment into militancy has been the “biggest challenge”. “We have been trying to dissuade local recruitment. Until now, 11 youngsters (who had joined militant ranks) have come back. Five (new recruits) were caught alive during encounters,’’ Pani told the Indian Express. “It is […]

Shopian shuts on 9th death anniversary of Asiya, Neelofar

Shopian shuts on 9th death anniversary of Asiya, Neelofar

Shopian observed a complete shutdown on Tuesday to mark the ninth death anniversary of Asiya and Neelofar who were allegedly raped and murdered by government forces on this day in 2009. Joint Resistance Leadership – an amalgam of separatist outfits – has called for shutdown in the district against the twin deaths. All shops and […]

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