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The Bhartiya Janta Party president Amit Shah who arrived Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, said that Indian army would give a “befitting reply” to Pakistan for ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. “Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured me that if Pakistan resorts to firing, we will definitely give a befitting reply to them,” Shah said, addressing a rally in Kathua today. He is on his first visit to the state since becoming BJP president. Attacking Omar Abdullah’s government for its failure in providing helping hand to the people whose lives were affected by heavy firing from

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A day after India abruptly called off high-level talks with Pakistan after the high commissioner of Pakistan Abdul Basit in Delhi invited Kashmiri separatist leaders for a meeting has drawn sharp criticism from the Hurriyat leaders. The meeting of the two quarrelsome neighbors’ foreign secretaries in Islamabad next week would have been the first in 18 months after Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, accepted an invitation to attend the Swearing -in- ceremony of Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in Delhi three months ago. Describing the decision to call off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan as “childish and undemocratic” the Hurriyat Conference (G)

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Responding to the recent remarks of Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the rebel groups should leave gun and search other means so that peace can prevail in the valley, the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said that he wants to ask the chief minister what other means are there that we can ask for? Geelani was addressing a press conference at his party headquarters in Hyderpora. He also said, “We don’t come forward with guns and bombs, and we don’t create law and order problems. The law and order problems are caused by the

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No one from Jammu and Kashmir has gone to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in West Asia, the state’s chief minister, Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday. “No one from Kashmir has gone to join ISIS. According to the information I have. We have heard that a Kashmiri youth has gone from Australia to get recruited, but there is no such news of any youth having gone from here to Syria, Iraq or ISIS,” Abdullah added. There have been a few instances of protests in Srinagar where ISIS and Al Qaeda flags were seen. So far no such

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It has been sixteen years of wait for the family members of the 19 persons killed in Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu region by the Indian forces in the intervening night of 3-4 August, 1998. On Sunday, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights group, in association with the survivors of the massacre released a 54 page report, The Anatomy of a Massacre The Mass Killings at Sailan,written and researched by Shrimoyee Nadini Ghosh. Ghosh is a lawyer and researcher, working with the JKCCS on few issues including the Sailan massacre. She documented

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A teenager boy was shot dead on Saturday in Kulgam area of Kashmir’s Southern district – some 50 kilometers from Srinagar, when the paramilitary forces opened fire on anti-Israel protesters, sparking massive anti-India protests. A police statement here said that it was an unfortunate that the incident of firing has taken place. The circumstances leading to the incident of firing are being inquired into. Police has registered an FIR in the Incident and matter is being probed. Suhail Ahmad Lone, 15, son of Gulam Qadir Lone along with hundreds of local residents was protesting against the ongoing attack in Gaza

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  At least 35 persons including 12 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) troopers were injured while 300 tents of locals and 6 non-local community kitchens turned into ashes after set on fire during clahes, which broke out in Baltal area of central Kashmirs North district Gandarbal. The clashes started after a youth, Nabi Khan, 24, a pony owner was allegedly attacked with a knife by a non-local cook and beaten up when he was sleeping in a tent last night. Early morning when the news about the incident spread across several locals came on streets and started throwing stones at

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Hundreds of people today staged a protest in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir in response to a protest call given by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani against the ongoing killings in Gaza that has left more than 200 people dead. The protestors including students, after offering congregational Friday prayers, assembled outside the historical Jamia Masjid and staged anti-Israel protests and pro-Palestine demonstrations. Carrying placards, protesters chanted anti-Israel slogans “death to Israel,” “Israel is a Zionist state,” “brothers of Gaza we are with you,” “Zionists are terrorists,” and took out a rally. Umar Bashir, a student, told

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The city center Lal Chowk during shutdown today. Photograph by Shahid Tantray   Amid anti-Israel protests a complete shutdown was observed across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, in response to a call given by the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to protest against the ongoing attack in Gaza and to mourn the death of 7 people, killed in an accident with an Army recovery van yesterday. Public transport mostly remained off the roads, while thin attendance was witnessed in government offices and some shops remained open in the outskirts of Srinagar city including Jawahar Nagar, Raj Bagh, Sonawar,

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At least four people were killed and another three received injuries when an Army vehicle rammed into a passenger vehicle traveling from Sopore to Srinagar on Wednesday morning. A local resident Iqbal Ahmed told The Kashmir Walla that four people died on the spot when an Army vehicle rammed into the vehicle near Noora Hospital, HMT Srinagar. Injured persons were taken to the SK Institute of Medical Sciences in Bemina, where one’s life has been said critical. However the identity of the killed persons isn’t confirmed yet. Another resident Sakib Bashir said, “Soon after the incident happened local residents took

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