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Srinagar, May 29: Defying separatist shutdown call and terror threats, hundreds of Kashmiri youths appeared for the army recruitment test in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the complete shutdown call by separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar ...
"By appointing moderate Naikoo as new chief, Hizb may overshadow Zakir, who gained prominence among hardliners in Kashmir due to ISIS ideology. Also, Hizbul would prove to the world that it was not fighting for Islamic rule in Kashmir," an intelligence ...
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday clamped curfew and imposed restrictions in Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order and prevent violence, as top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was buried in his ancestral village in Tral ...
Following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, police officials in Kashmir see another militant and tech-savvy Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo replacing Sabzar as the new commander in Kashmir. Top police sources ... They said that ...
"By appointing moderate Naikoo as new chief, Hizb may overshadow Zakir, who gained prominence among hardliners in Kashmir due to ISIS ideology. Also, Hizbul would prove to the world that it was not fighting for Islamic rule in Kashmir," an intelligence ...
Indian soldiers killed six suspected rebels Saturday along the highly militarised de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the army said. Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said a gunbattle erupted ...
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, while paying rich tributes to slain Sabzar Ahmad and his associate, said, "Struggle of this great soul (Sabzar) against illegal control and oppression will always be remembered and ...
The army on Saturday said its operations in Kashmir resulted in the deaths of ten militants since Friday. "Relentless operations by security forces have defeated desperate attempts by Pakistan and Pakistan-sponsored agents to spread terror in the state ...
TRAL, Kashmir - protests erupted across southern Kashmir on Saturday after Indian forces killed a militant who led an insurgent network and commanded a loyal following among local youths. Early on Saturday, after Indian troops had surrounded ...
Srinagar, India (AP) - Indian soldiers killed six suspected rebels Saturday along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the army said. A gunbattle erupted after a group of ...
However, in the ensuing melee, the militants managed to escape from the spot. Following this, forces were rushed to the area and a combing operation was launched.
According to reports, terrorists are divided in groups of four-five and it was one such group that was eliminated in north Kashmir's Naugam sector on May 20-21. Similar infiltration bids could be attempted by militants groups in coming weeks, warns the ...
"Our field operational commander, Mehmood Ghaznavi, has welcomed Syed Naveed for joining the militant organisation to fight Indian occupational forces in Kashmir," Burhan-u-Din, a spokesperson for the militant group had told Kashmir News Service after ...
Armed militants attacked a SOG camp of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF in south Kashmir's Imamsahib Shopian.
Khan's predecessor Syed Javed Gillani in his last press conference as IGP Kashmir on May 8 had said that 95 local youths have joined militant ranks in the Valley since last year, while a total of 200 militants were active in Kashmir. Gillani had said ...
An encounter broke out between security forces and militants on Tuesday evening in Hakripora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, officials said. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area, security forces launched a cordon ...
At around 9 pm on Saturday, a group of heavily armed militants appeared in Naira village of the volatile Pulwama district in south Kashmir. They started carrying out door-to-door searches and dragged more than two dozen people out of their homes and ...
Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector. The encounter which started on Saturday and continued till Sunday killed three soldiers as well. #UPDATE In ...
A Jammu and Kashmir policeman on Saturday fled with four rifles from central Kashmir's Budgam district. While authorities ordered a departmental probe into the incident, the Hizbul Mujahideen said that constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq has joined their ...
Zakir Musa, the commander of Kashmir's largest anti-India militia, has explicitly distanced himself from the 70-year-old independence movement in the valley as well as from elements who wish to merge with Pakistan, declaring his fight is "exclusively ...
Officials say Wani's viral videos turned out to be an effective recruitment tool for the militants and the number of locals joining militant outfits have been on the rise. Compared to 2013 when 31 youth joined militancy, the number rose to 66 in 2015 ...
Srinagar: Faced with a stone-pelting mob, security forces called off a cordon and search operation they had launched in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday, after failing to locate any militants or their hideouts. The search operation was ...
A Kashmir youth who escaped from police custody two weeks ago has released a video, in which he says oppression forced him to join militancy.
A fresh audio clip released by Musa alias Zakir Rashid Bhat has called for unity among all ranks of Kashmiri militants until India's hold over the land is negated.
Clashes erupt in Shopian town · Family in Shopian village left wounded, traumatised by govt troops · army party stoned at Budgam area · Kashmir: militants offer gun salute in Kulgam · Mirbazar shootout: Another injured succumbs · J&K govt to start ...
Tensions have been high in Kashmir since last July, when Indian security forces killed a young Kashmiri rebel leader, prompting months of widespread protests and an ensuing security crackdown in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 80 people.
Srinagar: A day after a young army officer was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir's Shopian district, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrisi arrived in Srinagar on Thursday to review security situation in the Valley.
Currently, the state is confronted by a new wave of civilian protests coupled with a generation of youth so desperate to pick up arms that they snatch rifles from soldiers and policemen and run to the nearest forest where a small band of militants ...
The significant turnout for police recruitment assumes significance as only on Thursday militants killed a young Kashmiri army officer in an apparent attempt to dissuade the locals from joining the forces. "The candidates who qualified the physical ...
(PULWAMA, India) - Images of students confronting police on campuses have come to symbolize Kashmir i protests against Indian rule as much as gun-toting militants in fatigues, in what security officials and separatist leaders say is a dangerous new ...
Kashmiri members of the Association of the Parents of Disappeared People (APDP) take part in a protest in Srinagar yesterday.
Srinagar: militants abducted and killed a 22-year-old Kashmiri army officer in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district where he had gone to attend a wedding.
There has been an age-old debate in Kashmir, since the inception of militancy, on whether religion should play a dominating role in asking for political rights ...
Kashmir's Inspector General of police Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gilani on Monday said militants have launched a "psychological warfare" in the Valley by resorting to uploading of videos on various social networking sites.
This is what was reflected in the words of Mymoona Akthar, mother of Burhan Wani who had interacted with this author couple of months ago in Pulwama.
On Sunday, thousands of people participated in the burial of the militant who came from a village in the Indian portion of Kashmir. They chanted "Go India, Go Back," ''We Want Freedom" amid a gun salute by militants who joined the procession ...
The incident occurred during the funeral ceremony of Fayaz Ahmed alias Setha, a resident of Qaimoh area of Kulgam, who was killed in retaliation on Saturday after militants fired upon a police party which had gone to Mir Bazaar area to investigate a ...
A group of militants appeared at Sunday's funeral of a slain insurgent, Fayaz Ahmed alias Setha of south Kashmir's Kulgam district, and fired a volley of bullets in the air as a form of gun salute. Militants had come to funerals of slain comrades in ...
I had never seen a militant walking in front of my eyes in my entire life," said Shah, 27, who has covered hundreds of encounters in south Kashmir. Meanwhile, the police in Anantnag said it has identified two militants, Junaid Ahmad Matoo and Shakoor ...
Srinagar: police have arrested three alleged overground workers of militant outfits from Shopian district of south Kashmir and seized three hand grenades from them, officials said. The three were apprehended by police during checking between Chekora ...
The militants are seen accusing the two youth of working as informers of the security forces in order to get selected as Special police officers (SPOs) in the local police.
A top army officer on Saturday said that not more than 200 militants are active in Kashmir Valley.Major Gen AK Singh, the Kilo Force GOC, according to news ...
Srinagar: A policeman and a wanted militant of Lashker-e-Taiba terror group were among five persons killed when terrorists made an attempt to ambush a police party in Kulgam in South Kashmir on Saturday. Wanted militant Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar ... Constable ...
The gunfight left dead a policeman and three others, including a militant, the police said.
militants surfaced at a protest rally in Hajin township of Bandipora on Friday and sought people's support "to take the freedom movement to its logical end".
Often referred to as the rice bowl of the Valley, Pulwama, with eight tehsils of Pulwama, Pampore, Rajpora, Kakapora, Tral, Shahoora, Awantipora, Aripal, has earned the notorious distinction of becoming a hub of militant activities and some major ...
A grim video surfaced in the Kashmir Valley on Friday, showing a group of alleged Hizbul Mujahideen gunmen assaulting two suspected police informers, giving them a rough haircut, and shoving one of the victim's head into a bucket of water.
"It is impossible to capture the militants, but we hope there will be contact [exchange of fire] with them in the course of the day.
With the WhatsApp shutdown, separatists efforts to communicate with each other and contact supporters through the messaging application have been thwarted.
Kashmir has been rocked by a string of armed bank robberies in the last few months, which the J&K police say is a sign of cash-starved militants trying to keep the funds flowing. Militants, however, are vehement in their denial. They have enough cash ...


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