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Almost 150 tents were burned and 24 people were injured when violent clashes broke out in Baltal base camp of Amarnath pilgrimage shrine in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district when, Nabi Khan, a resident of Kupwara district, was allegedly beaten by a non local cook working in the pilgrimage kitchen. Sources told The Kashmir Walla that Governor, N N Vohra, visited the area after the tension gripped. Hundreds of local residents hurled stones at his chopper and was forced to leave soon it arrived. Further details awaited.

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One civilian was killed today when a shell in Tosa Maidan exploded near Shehar village firing area. Bilal Ahmad Paray, married ten months ago, from Magam, Kashmir was walking when he stepped over the shell which exploded, killing him on spot. The Station House Officer, Khaag, Mohammad Aslam confirmed the death. “I am rushing to the spot. One person has died. For further details, contact the senior superintendent of police, Budgam,” Aslam told The Kashmir Walla over phone. Bashir’s body is still lying in the village, 25 kilometers away from his hometown. Locals in the area are protesting against the

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In the Parimpora road accident between an army truck and a civilian vehicle the death toll has reached to seven, police said. The area falls on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Kashmir. The people killed in the accident have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Antoo resident of Dugliteng, Baramulla, Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Mamkak, Sopore, Peer Zada Mohammad Syed resident of Sopore, Mohammad Ramzan Mir resident of Sopore, Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Krankshivan, Sopore, Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Dangerpora Baramulla and Zarefa wife of Ashiq Hussain resident of Dever Pattan. The two injured persons Ashiq Hussain Malik resident

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Continuing the protest against Israel’s attack on Gaza – a Palestinian territory, the students from various educational institutions of Kashmir today led a march through the roads of summer capital Srinagar. The protesters were raising anti-Israel, anti-India slogans, while holding placards in support of Gazans. More than 165 people have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched airstrikes on last Tuesday. Shahid Tantray follows the protests here:

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Massive demonstrations were held in different parts of Valley after the Friday prayers against continued Israeli attacks on Palestine. Students, journalists, separatist leaders and common people staged anti-Israel protests at different places urging upon Islamic Bodies to show a united face to stop the aggression of Israel. The major protests against Israel aggression were reported from old parts of Srinagar city where many persons got injured during clashes with government forces. At least five persons, including two policemen were injured during the demonstrations, against the killings in Palestine, at Nowhatta in old City here on Friday. Eyewitnesses told CNS that

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Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir: In the Indian-controlled Kashmir’s summer capital clashes started after the Eid prayers in the Eidgah ground, injuring dozens of people. To disperse the protestors the police fired tear gas shells. There were reports of clashes from Sopore area too. The Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani had called for peaceful protests after the prayers. Despite it is one of the major festivals of Muslims, the situation in Valley got partly tense. The major pro-freedom leaders have been put under house arrest to stop them addressing the public gatherings during prayers.  

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By Shahid Tantray | Pulwama, Kashmir In the hours long gun battle between the two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants and the Indian forces in Ichgosa village of district Pulwama- 50 kilometers South of Indian-Controlled Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar, both the militants were killed and the house was damaged. The two militants were identified as Mohammad Abass Nengroo alias Faisal son of Ghulam Ahmed Bala resident of Hanjan Bala. Another militant killed, on June 5, was Altaf Baba of Pakharpora, the Division Commander of JeM – a Pakistan based outfit, for South Kashmir. Nengroo, a science graduate, had joined JeM militant outfit in

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By Shahid Tantray Thousands of people, including men, women and children, today attended the funeral procession of a Pakistan based outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, Hilal Ahmed Rather alias Hilal Molvi, who was killed in a gun battle, as police earlier in the morning said, in downtown area of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar. Amid pro-freedom sloganeering and mourning, the people carried a wooden bed with Rather’s body and his mother sitting besides it. The procession lasted till late night after he was buried in the “martyrs” graveyard of Palhallan, Pattan – 30 kilometers north of the summer capital. A local resident,

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Photographs by Shahid Tantray | Srinagar, Kashmir Five people have got injured in the protests and stone throwing post Friday prayers in Srinagar’s downtown area. The protests started soon after the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference led a protest demonstration around the central mosque of the summer capital. Mirwaiz was released after 45 days of house arrest. While addressing the demonstration, he termed Afzal Guru’s hanging as a “political execution” and urged people to follow joint coordination group of separatists- Mutahid Majlis-e-Mushawarat (MMM) programs. He also slammed the government for imposing curbs in Kashmir, use of force and for locking

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By News Desk | Photographs by Shahid Tantray On March 15, when people came out at morning, in Srinagar city of Kashmir, they found poorly drawn graffiti on shop shutters and walls. The graffiti, addressing to the state police, had a message saying, “JKP we r [are] coming”. The police was told to deface or rub the graffiti and some policemen were seen painting over them. Meanwhile, the leading graffiti artists of Kashmir Valley who have been using graffiti as a tool to write different messages since 2008 civil uprising have denied making any such graffiti. Talking to one of

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