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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Saturday said that for the complete assimilation and integration of Jammu and Kashmir with rest of India, changes should be brought into the Article 370 and Article 35A. He was addressing RSS and BJP workers at party headquarters at Nagpur. “There is a need for partisan, transparent and clean administration in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. “The determination with which terrorist infiltration and firing from across the border are being dealt with is appreciated. Provocative actions and the propaganda of separatists is been effectively

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Srinagar, Sep 18: Syed Ali Geelani on Monday, asked OIC to play its active and effective role in resolving the issue faced by Muslim Ummah. Organization of Islamic Countries has adequate resources to tackle problems and serve best for the betterment and upliftment of humanity. Geelani while welcoming the statement of OIC on Kashmir, said that we hope that this institution will leave no stone unturned and will play its effective and pivotal role in world politics. There is dire need to represent the divine message of peace and righteousness of Islam and OIC is the best platform to promulgate

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Srinagar, Sep 18: Out of the 19.26 lakh police officers in India, 56,944 are deployed for the security of 20,828 VIPs, media reports quoting the data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development said on Monday. As per the data Bihar has the highest number of VIPs being accorded protection. There are 3,200 VIPs who are being guarded by 6,248 police personnel. In West Bengal, 4,233 cops provide protection to 2,207 VIPs. In Jammu and Kashmir, there are 2,075 VIPs being protected by 4,499 policemen. There are 1,901 VIPs being guarded by 4,681 cops in Uttar Pradesh while

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Chandigarh, Sep 16: Dal Khalsa takes a dig at the Union government for describing the Rohingya Muslims “illegal” immigrants and threat to ‘national security” in the Supreme Court. Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said by definition all refugees are ‘illegal’ until the respective state grants them ‘refugee status’ and allow them to stay. “Even Tibetans, Afghans and Lankans who came from their respective countries fearing persecution were illegal the day they crossed over. The government of the day gave them legal sanction some for political reasons and others on humanitarian grounds, he said. He asked the present dispensation to grant

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Shortly after the Government of India in its affidavit to Supreme Court claiming that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their continuous stay posed “serious national security ramifications,” former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah took to twitter and said that there was no such threat prior to 2014. “This threat, at least in J&K, is a post 2014 development. No such intelligence reports ever came up for discussion in Unified HQ meetings,” Omar Abdullah tweeted. The Centre’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in

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In the heart of Srinagar, a three-day art show called “Confluence” featuring some of the most important emerging and senior artists in Kashmir today exhibited the artworks in the form of paintings, photography, drawing, sculptures, digital media, sound, video and more. It had more than 130 original artworks by 34 Kashmiri artists, becoming part of the 7th Annual Contemporary Art show of Kashmir Art Quest, and hosted by ZMK Collective. The three-day exhibition, curated by Syed Mujtaba Rizvi of KAQ and hosted by Zoya Khan and Zahaan Khan of ZMKC, not only witnessed high footfall by people from different walks

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The Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the paranoia and panic that has gripped the state on the martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani is an acknowledgment that even his memory that lives in each Kashmiris heart as a symbol of resistance and courage, is a threat to the mighty Indian state despite its huge military control. Leadership said that curfews and restrictions across the valley, blanket ban and gag on communication channels and networks suspension of rail links closing of highways deployment of additional forces at every nook and corner of

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Strongly condemning the deployment of additional forces in Kashmir valley, imposing of undue restrictions on people’s movement, and arrest of resistance leaders and activists ahead of the first anniversary of popular rebel commander Burhan Wani and his two associates, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said, “New Delhi and its collaborators won’t succeed in stopping people from remembering their hero.” In a statement issued here, Shah said that the people’s tribute to Wani is a referendum against the Indian forcible occupation. He said Kashmiris are not scared of bullets and repressive measures. “Indian leaders should

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More than fifty women from different walks of life sat together on Sunday and expressed their idea of Being a Woman in Kashmir. The event celebrated the resilience, achievement and individual struggles of women. Among the speaker,s academician Neerja Mattoo spoke about the cultural and historical context and how the times have changed in Kashmir. While as the Chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Parveena Ahangar, recalled her journey from being a housewife to becoming a Human rights defender. “I had not moved beyond Lal Chowk but the disappearance of my son took me beyond mental and

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Atta Mohammad (75) of Bimyar, Chahal, Uri died last night after prolonged ailment. Atta Mohammad is one such brave Kashmiri who despite an atmosphere of militarization and repression, continued to speak truth. In the last 25 years of violent repression, Atta Mohammad in his village received 235 unidentified bullet ridden dead bodies, most of whom the armed forces claimed are militants killed in encounters. This included the dead body of a six-moth old baby girl. According to Atta Mohammad, he felt the forces that killed these unidentified persons, would not have paid respect to the dead; therefore he chose to

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