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"Terrorist attacks and violent civil unrest are possible in the state of Jammu and Kashmir."

The United States has put Jammu and Kashmir in Level 4 of its latest travel advisory calling for its citizens not to travel to the region as “terrorist attacks and violent civil unrest are possible in the state.” India has been put at level 2 saying, “exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.” The advisory stops its citizens from traveling to the state except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital Leh “due to terrorism and civil unrest.” It has also asked not to travel within 10 kilometers of the India-Pakistan border “due

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by Vikar Syed Shopian: On Sunday another woman was buried in a village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Eighteen year old Saima Wani died succumbed to her injuries at a hospital here in Srinagar after hit by bullet fired by government forces outside her house during a gunfight between the militants and forces.           Wani spent 18 days on ventilator at SKIMS hospital and on Saturday around 10 in the night doctors declared her dead as she was shifted from ICU to general ward a day before. She had recently qualified the class 12 examination scoring

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It is reported that while waiting for his execution in Tihar prison of Delhi Maqbool Butt stated that if India thinks that the struggle for freedom in Kashmir will die down with his execution then they are seriously mistaken. “In fact the struggle will begin after I am gone,” he had said. His legal team was waiting optimistically for the response to the review appeal they lodged pointing to certain flaws in the case in which he was given death sentence in 1976. However, allegedly, all the legal procedures were set aside following the abduction and murder of an Indian

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Bring Him Back – a film on Maqbool Butt | Duration: 26 minutes Directed by Fahad Shah | Produced by Talat Butt | Co-produced by RåFILM Sweden and JKTV Manchester. Shahmali Begum, 84, mother of Maqbool Butt has been campaigning to get her son’s mortal remains back to Kashmir for last 34 years. Butt was a prominent leader of Kashmir’s resistance movement, demanding independence from India and Pakistan. After imprisoning him, the Indian government hanged him on 11 February 1984 in the Tihar Jail of New Delhi in India on the charges of murder. Without informing his family anything about

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Sopore: Over a week after his father’s hanging, young boy steps into the room and looks around, probing everyone. This was his father’s room. Calm and composed, then thirteen-year-old Ghalib Guru, the only son of Mohammad Afzal Guru, said, “He is proud of his father for sacrificing his life for Kashmir like Bhagat Singh did for India.” Ghalib was in class 8. He used to meet his father once a year for twelve years since he was one year old, when his father was arrested in 2001. During the jail meetings his father would tell him to become ‘aaelim’ (scholar).

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Announces various protest programs on Feb 11

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said that father of Kashmiri Nation Muhammad Maqbool Butt is the “corner stone of our resistance against illegal occupation and symbol of freedom and liberty.” According to the statement issued here, Malik who is languishing at the central Jail Srinagar said that his struggle and sacrifices represent every oppressed and subjugated human. He said that Maqbool Butt was an ideologue, a warrior, a leader and an intellectual who led Kashmiris on all fronts, be it diplomatic front, armed front, political front or intellectual front. “He started alone and

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‘Struggle of Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru remains beacon of light for nation’

Srinagar: Announcing its protest programme to commemorate the death anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afazl Guru, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) has appealed people to observe complete shutdown on 9th and 11th February 2018. In a press statement issued here, the leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, said, “The struggle and sacrifices rendered by Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru is a glorious chapter of our resistance history. India not only hanged these Kashmiris at gallows but also has kept their mortal remains under its custody till now.

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the killing of two policemen at SMHS Hospital where they were carrying a detainee to medical check-up. In her message, the Chief Minister described the incident as an act of cowardice which ought to be condemned by one and all. Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families of the two cops. (KNS)

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Naveed Ahmed alias Abu Hanzala Srinagar: Two cops were killed today after militants opened fire on a police party escorting a Pakistani prisoner for medical check-up here at SMHS. The police officials told local news agency KNS that a police party was escorting a Pakistani prisoner Naveed Ahmed alias Abu Hanzala when it was fired upon by unknown gunmen resulting in injuring to two police personnel, who later on succumbed to their injuries. Meanwhile, the prisoner managed to escape and a manhunt to nab the militant has been launched. In a press release issued to KNS, the police said that

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Srinagar: State sponsored tactics won’t deter us from pursuing our mission, nor will these oppressive and aggressive measures make us surrender, said Syed Ali Geelani, the chairman of Tehreek-i-Hurriyat, in Srinagar. Geelani said that suppression and oppression won’t deter us from pursuing our mission and added that we are peace loving nation and pursuing our right since past 70 years and added that we continue to suffer heavily since past seven decades. War is no option and no amount of suppression or oppression can deter us from pursuing our cherished movement, said Geelani. Urging for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue,