Forces relaunch militant-hunting in south #Kashmir as Ramazan cease-ops end

Forces relaunch militant-hunting in south #Kashmir as Ramazan cease-ops end

As the Government of India (GOI) called off Ramazan cease-ops on Sunday, Government forces on Monday launched the first cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The search operation was launched in Waghama village of Bijbehara following inputs about the presence of militants, local reports said. The CASO was jointly launched by the army 3 […]

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 […]

#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. […]

Police refute news reports, claim Anantnag youth died in grenade explosion

Police refute news reports, claim Anantnag youth died in grenade explosion

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday refuted news reports over the death of a youth in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. “As reported by certain sections of media that one person died in clashes with security forces at Anantnag is refuted,” said a spokesman. “Preliminary investigation reveals that a Hand Grenade exploded resulting in the death […]

Watch: Youth carry injured Anantnag civilian who later succumbed

Watch: Youth carry injured Anantnag civilian who later succumbed

A video showing youth trying to shift injured Anantnag civilian Sheeraz Ahmed to a hospital while climbing over the walls went viral on social media today. Sheeraz, however, was declared brought dead at the hospital.  Local reports said that Sheeraz had suffered pellet injuries in his throat and head. Reports also said that at least 17 […]

Forces kill youth in Anantnag, injure more than dozen

Forces kill youth in Anantnag, injure more than dozen

Forces killed a youth in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district Saturday soon after Eid prayers were concluded in Ashajipora area of the district. The slain youth was identified as Sheeraz Ahmad of Brakpora who succumbed at a hospital. Local reports said the deceased had suffered pellet injuries in his throat and head. At least seventeen youth […]