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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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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,

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly that during last three years, 280 youth have joined militancy in the state. In a written reply to National Conference legislature Ali Mohammad Sagar, the government has said that in 2015, 66 youth and 88 in 2016 have joined militancy, while as 126 youth have joined militancy in the year 2017. In a question that whether releasing of the political prisoners of all political shades was in Agenda of Alliance in the PDP-BJP Coalition, the government has said that there is no mention about the release of any

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94 militants also killed, 3 apprehended

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Thursday informed the legislative Assembly that 25 people were killed along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) while 162 have been injured in last two years. In a written reply to BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta’s question, the government said that due to Pakistan firing and shelling along with IB/ LOC 25 people were killed and 162 injured in the last two years. The government has also said that 224 houses were also damaged in the state in cross border shelling/firing in the state. The government said that 94 militants have been

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PDP demands compensation for victim families

Jammu: National Conference MLA Altaf Wani here on Thursday raised the issue of Shopian killings in the legislative assembly and sought immediate arrest of the army men responsible for firing the protesters and punishment to them. However PDP MLA from Shopian Mohd Yousuf Bhat sought compensation to the families of slain youth. According to the KNS correspondent, raising the issue the National Conference MLA from Pahalgam Altaf Wani told the house that two more injured youth have succumbed but the government is not seriously pursuing the probe order by it to punish the army men who fired on protestor resulting