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On the third death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, his family has appealed pro-freedom organizations, legal experts and civil society members of Kashmir Valley to impress upon the government of India to return the belongings of Guru lying with the Tihar jail authorities. The lone son of Guru, Ghalib told CNS – a local news agency, both he and his mother Tabasum is aware of this fact that India is not interested in returning the mortal remains of ‘Baba’ (as he calls Muhammad Afzal Guru) but they wish that his belongings that includes the Holy Quran, his spectacles, a radio

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The forcible eviction of students from hostels sparked a protest in Kashmir University on Friday. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the students accused University authorities of harassment and mental torture and said that the authorities as well as police not only thrashed girl students but also dragged them forcibly out from the hostels. Soon after the violent protest that rocked University on Thursday against the arrest of varsity student Muzamil Farooq Dar, the authorities after suspending class work in the varsity till June 27 had directed all the students to vacate all hostels till Friday 9am. “After overnight threats from KU officials,

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Out of 17 civilians who lost their lives in different militancy related incidents since last January among them 7 were killed in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Six of them have been killed within a period of 21 days. The killing spree of civilians started from May 25 last month when mysterious armed outfit Lashkar-e-Islam attacked a telecom centre and killed a civilian Rafiq Ahmed of Tangmarg on spot. Besides, Indian security personnel killed 5 militants in the town so far during three different gunfights. One civilian was killed in January, two were murdered in May and in

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Several people tried to corner the armed assailants soon after they shot dead Ajaz Ahmed Reshi at Mandji Sopore on Monday morning, but the pistol borne youth fired a few shots in air and fled from the scene. Eyewitnesses told CNS that two pistol borne youth who shot dead Ajaz Ahmed Reshi, on Monday morning were 18 to 20 years old. “They were wearing jeans and were two in number. People chased them but when they reached at a distance, one of the youth fired some shots in air as a result people halted their movement,” they said, adding that

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Attendants in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura staged a protest after a security guard physically assaulted a woman visitor, who had gone there to see her relative. Bisma Akhtar, a resident of Downtown Srinagar said that she was shocked when an unruly and uncivilized security guard posted at ward number 2 physically assaulted her. “The arrogant security guard restricted me from entering into the ward, when I sought the reasons, he touched me and assaulted me physically and I can’t tell you what that indecent security guard did to me,” she said. The unwarranted action of the security

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Photograph by Shahid Tantray   The death toll across Jammu and Kashmir from the past three days touched to 91 as on Friday three more persons including a woman lost their lives due to flood furry. At least 14 persons were trapped while four of them died when a landslide hit Thanamandi town in Rajouri district of Jammu province on Friday, Four  persons One person died in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district when he came under an electric poll, uprooted due to flash floods. Another person died of heart attacking after he observed gushing waters making entry into his village in Tangmarg area of

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  With continuous rain lashing the Valley for the past few days, the water level in the river Jhelum and other rivulets has considerably increased even as the Flood Control and Irrigation department has sounded a flood alert. The Meteorological department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 36 hours. Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mir Javid Jaffer said that the gauges of river Jhelum touched 22 feet when recorded at 5pm, one foot below the danger mark while at Ram Munshi Bagh the gauges touched 10 feet. “We have sounded flood alert and directed all zonal

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After twenty hours of long operation Government forces exterminated three Kashmiri militants including the Divisional Commander of banned Jaish-e-Muhammad in South Kashmir’s Hanjan area of Pulwama district. One of the slain militant according to police had joined the militant group two weeks ago. Police sources said that after a tip off, Army personnel from 44 RR, 183 Battalion CRPF and counter insurgent Special Operation Group established a cordon of Hergam, Hanjan hamlet of Rajpora constituency of Pulwama district on Monday evening. “As the search party came close to the house of one Wali Muhammad Nengroo, the militants holed up there

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Kashmiri students who are being enrolled under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme Monday alleged that counseling team of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is forcing them to get enrolled in their own preferred private colleges of Haryana and Punjab. AICTE counseling team, which have been providing counseling to Kashmiri students under PMSSS at SP College Srinagar from past three days have invited 9000 students for the available 5000 seats. The students who received counseling from the AICTE team headed by Director R.S.Rathore alleged that they have not been given any choice with regard to the selection of colleges.

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The last session of the 12th Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir began on Monday that was adjourned after passing obituary reference in favor of those who departed between 11th and 12th Assembly session. During the proceedings, the Assembly while condemning the killings of innocent Palestine people mostly children and women at the hands of Israeli State passed an obituary reference in favor of those four political leaders who passed away between 11th and 12th assembly session. The Legislative Assembly condemned the Israeli assault on Gaza while Speaker Mubarak Gul expressed grief over the innocent killings of Palestine people. Er

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