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By Zahid Rafiq / Shuriah Niazi. SRINAGAR / NEW DELHI, India. India's top court on Friday took note of the conduct of lawyers' associations in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir. Some 40 lawyers in Kathua district, located in south of the valley, were charged with ... Jammu
JAMMU: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that there was no threat to the ruling PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as both the parties were working in coordination. He arrived here earlier on Saturday to chair a Bharatiya Janata Party legislature meet at the ...

"If you can read this without your blood starting to boil you need to take a long hard look at yourself," tweeted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah after the police investigation report became public. Sordid and frightening details have emerged from the police chargesheet filed for ... rape murder Jammu
Tensions are running high in Indian-administered Kashmir after violent clashes between Indian forces and separatists led to several deaths and ongoing protests. Many Kashmiris are also mourning the deaths of a number of civilians recently killed by Indian troops, which human rights activists say ...
Conflict along the line of control (LoC) -- the dividing mark between Indian and Pakistani-controlled portions of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir -- has become a permanent feature of India-Pakistan relations. Even as India and Pakistan accuse each other of violating the ceasefire ...
SRINAGAR: Regional polarization in the state is so deep that even as both Kashmir and Jammu are hit by protests, the reasons are entirely different. While the winter capital, Jammu has been up in arms against the arrest of seven Hindu men accused of raping and murdering 8-year-old girl of ...

SRINAGAR - An eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered in India by a gang of Hindus trying to scare away a nomadic tribe group to which she belonged. Police in the occupied Kashmir valley say the attack in January on Asifa Bano had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the ... Muslim
Cross-border clashes between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan in Kashmir have reached the highest levels in 15 years, figures from both sides show, with hundreds killed or wounded and no solution in sight. The de facto border dividing the mountainous territory had been relatively quiet in ...
Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with security forces. Inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani told Al Jazeera ... rebel
Shopfronts stood shuttered and classrooms sat empty in towns across Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, just one day after a spasm of bloodshed killed at least 20 people, four of whom were civilians. Separatist leaders called for a general strike in protest, even as Indian security forces sought ...
Last evening, Dadji' s routinely funny jokes made me laugh loudly. Suddenly, however, everybody became mute and turned around to my mother whose sigh and gloomy face suggested and carried umpteen, unexplained stories. Was it loneliness? Was it some deep wound? Was it forlornness or did it all ...
One of the three terrorists killed by the security forces in Anantnag, Kashmir, on March 12, has been identified by Telangana police as a Telugu radicalised by Islamic State (IS) ideology through the social media and had ventured forth to participate in the IS' terrorist activities. This has reportedly given ...
Before one delves into history of Kashmir and Kashmiris, it would be interesting to understand the meaning of the words the Nation and the Nation-State. According to Oxford dictionary, a Nation is, “A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular state ...
A message from my old friend Shaheen who teaches at a university in Kashmir, woke me up that morning. “Tulip Garden is opening in a week. If at all you can manage, let me know.” In response to Shaheen's message there I was catching an early morning flight to Srinagar! From afar, I saw a sea of colours, ...
SRINAGAR: Eight people — four soldiers and policemen and four suspected rebels — have been killed in a continuing fierce gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said Wednesday. The clash began Tuesday when an army patrol was attacked by unknown gunmen in the northern forests of Halmatpura, near the de ...
SRINAGAR, India — Officials say a fierce gunbattle has killed four Indian government forces and four suspected militants in disputed Kashmir. Police say the fighting erupted after government forces cordoned off a forested village in northwestern Kupwara region on Tuesday following a tip that insurgents ...
Police superintendent Shamsher Hussain told Al Jazeera the gunfight started on Tuesday after rebels opened fire on troops in the forested area of Kupwara, a border region in Indian-administered Kashmir. "Five security personnel and five terrorists have been killed in the gun battle. The operation is over.

Cashmere scarfs are usually embroidered with flowers and birds, but the artists Mahum Shabir and Mir Suhail wanted to challenge conventional representations of Kashmir and its crafts by designing scarfs with barbed wire and guns. In 2011, the artists founded Crafted in Kashmir, a project aimed at ...
SRINAGAR: Four unidentified militants were killed in an ongoing operation in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, the Army said on Tuesday evening. ... data compiled by the government and civil society groups, at least 28 militants, 15 armed forces personnel and 13 civilians were killed in Kashmir this year.
SRINAGAR, Kashmir — Five members of a family were killed and two others were wounded by shelling in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Sunday, residents and officials said. Over the weekend, India and Pakistan were engaged in cross-border shelling along the Line of Control, which divides ...
NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government has informed the Supreme Court that it has provided X category security cover to a Youth Congress ... The Jammu and Kashmir government had moved the apex court challenging the orders of the high court summoning the chief secretary on February 13.
MIRPUR (AJK)-Human Rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir witnessed an upward trend during 2017, said Sardar Amjad Yousaf, the ... called upon the UNHRC to press India to immediately stop human rights violations in IOK, and respect cease fire on the Line of Control in Kashmir.
Over 120 delegates from 16 countries converged in Srinagar on Saturday to have a first-hand experience of exquisite products handmade by Valley artisans, providing a ray of hope to the otherwise-declining handicraft industry in the wake of growing instability in Jammu and Kashmir. “We are showcasing ...
Seeking to minimise the damage caused by a senior Maldivian minister's remarks on Kashmir, the country's high commissioner here Ahmed Mohamed has said it was a bilateral issue that should be "resolved amicably" between India and Pakistan, as he pitched for enhanced engagement between New ...
THE sacking of Kashmir's finance minister, Haseeb Drabu, by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on March 12 will give a severe jolt to the PDP's coalition with the BJP. He was its architect, in partnership with BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav (an RSS official seconded to the BJP). Madhav has declared that ...
Five members of a family were killed and two others injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday, a senior police officer said. The injured are being shifted to the hospital. Army PRO Lieutenant Colonel ...
SRINAGAR: The body of another militant was today recovered from the site of yesterday's encounter in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, taking the number of ultras killed in the operation to three, police said. The encounter broke out after an unsuccessful bid by the militants to snatch the weapon of ...
The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir fear that there are more ISIS terrorists active in the Kashmir valley than is estimated. The government and the intelligence grid are in a tizzy after, in a shootout at Hakoora village of South Kashmir, the third militant has been identified as belonging to Telengana.
On the internal front, the main opposition party said, “The growing unrest, violence in and loss of lives in Jammu and Kashmir is a matter of grave national ... process, Congress leadership blamed the BJP-led NDA government at New Delhi saying it had been “using Kashmir issue for its domestic politics”.
Over 120 delegates from 16 countries converged in Srinagar on Saturday to have a first-hand experience of exquisite products handmade by Valley artisans, providing a ray of hope to the otherwise-declining handicraft industry in the wake of growing instability in Jammu and Kashmir. “We are showcasing ...
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can take Kashmir away from India and if need be forces can cross ... Earlier in 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir government withdrew cases registered against 9,730 people involved in stone-pelting incidents, including ...
(13 Aug 1948, Jan 5, 1949) that promised Kashmiris their right to self-determination by holding a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. They reminded India of the repeated pledges made at the highest level to allow the people of Kashmir to decide their future through a plebiscite, in particular, the statements by ...
Wish you could go back in time and see Led Zeppelin in concert? Well, the next best thing rolls into Connecticut when Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show takes the stage at the Stamford Palace on March 24. We chatted up Jean Violet, who, in 2000, founded the band that has grown to be one of the ...
Pulwama, Indian-administered Kashmir - A photojournalist in Indian-administered Kashmir has been released on bail after spending more than six months in jail on charges of "waging war against India" and "stone throwing". Kamran Yusuf returned to his hometown on Thursday after a court in the Indian ...
Nagpur:Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Friday that Kashmir problem is not region-specific but a national issue, and it must be treated in the same manner. "The Kashmir problem should not just be confined to Kashmir alone, but should be viewed as an all India problem ...
The Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police are engaged in a gun battle with the terrorist after they cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the militants, TV channel India Today reported. Speaking to the media, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid confirmed that security forces ...
MARCH is the harbinger of spring; the month however has had an ominous setting in Kashmir, down the historical tale. March 2018 dawned with dark clouds hovering over political panorama, as spring remained elusive. The killings in Shopian made it murkier, with a new idiom added to Kashmir's political ...
He paid glorious tributes to Muhammad Eisa Fazili, Syed Owais Shafi and another youth martyred by Indian troops in Hakoora area of Islamabad district recently. The APHC Chairman said these youth spilled their blood for a sacred cause and the entire Kashmir is indebted to them for their sacrifices.
The decision by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to drop Haseeb Drabu from her council of ministers for his remarks at a business meet in Delhi is being hotly debated in political circles – especially what its consequences could be on the state's PDP-BJP ruling coalition. By doing what ...
The police statement came amid the claims by the IS and Ansar-ul-Gazwat-ul-Hind, an Al Qaeda franchise in Kashmir, that the third militant, who was killed along with two local militants was a resident of Hyderabad in Telangana. According to reports, this could be the first time that a militant from outside the ...
NEW DELHI: The J&K police have written to their counterparts in Telangana seeking information about a Islamic State operative killed in encounter with security forces on early Monday. Sources confirmed that the deceased, Mohammed Taufeeq, belonged to Hyderabad and was operating under aliases of ...
NEW DELHI: As many as 14,460 bunkers will be constructed along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir to mitigate the hardships faced by border dwellers, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the Ministry of ...
“Why haven''t we gone into the Kashmir issue ... and asked to be (an) intermediary? Because they are internal matters ... India should stay away from our issue. We are independent and capable of dealing with the situation. If we need help, we will let India know.” ...
Srinagar, March 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) expressing its concern over continued bloodshed of Kashmiri people has urged the international community to take notice of the deteriorating human rights situation in the territory. The JI spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the ...
March is the harbinger of spring; the month however has had an ominous setting in Kashmir, down the historical tale. March 2018 dawned with dark clouds hovering over political panorama, as spring remained elusive. The killings in Shopian made it murkier, with a new idiom added to Kashmir's political ...
Security forces across Jammu and Kashmir are on a high alert after a video was intercepted urging women to join terror outfits. The alert was sounded and picked up by security agencies after a recorded video message of Dr Sana Mujahid, the niece of Abdul Rehman Makki of Lashkar-e-Taiba was ...
Haseeb Drabu, former finance minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been punished for his transgressions. Speaking at an event in Delhi last week, he remarked that Kashmir “isn't a political issue” but a social one, and that Kashmir's is “a society that is in search for itself”. The People's Democratic Party, ...
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti sacked her finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Monday, three days after he said at an ... the economy of J&K “more through participated efforts of civil society and institutions of excellence as Kashmir should not be looked at (from) the twin ...
The deaths of three suspected rebel fighters in Indian-administered Kashmir has provoked protests at their funerals. Police have imposed a curfew in some parts of the main city of Srinagar and have shut down schools and businesses. Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports. Asia · India · War & Conflict.
The encounter police officials informed was brief and among three militants, two were locals identified as Eesa Fazili of Soura in Srinagar and Syed Owais of Kokernag in south Kashmir, while as the identity of third militant is being ascertained. The joint operation was launched on a specific input, which took ...


 

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