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A S Dulat (Photo: India Today) On Thursday evening in an interview to India Today’s Karan Thapar, former chief of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A. S. Dulat revealed some untold stories about Kashmir politics. Dulat’s book – Kashmir: The Vajpaye Years – is set to be released this month. Here are the seven major points about Kashmir that he shared:   Former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to make former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah Vice President of India but reneged on the promise. “However, Farooq always had doubts whether Vajpayee would fulfil

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Ashiq Hussain Ganai’s (29) brothers have vowed to fight for justice till their last breath. Ashiq was allegedly tortured and killed by the army in 1993.shmir Twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the human rights body Amnesty International today said the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for human rights violations, in its new report – Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The report is based on in-depth research in Jammu and Kashmir, including interviews with 58

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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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On the very first day of the holy month of Ramazan, Jammu and Kashmir Government imposed curfew in most parts of North Kashmir and old Srinagar city on Friday to thwart the march to Sopore called by separatist leaders to protest and express solidarity with the families of six persons gunned down by unidentified gunmen in different areas of Sopore town. After 1984 and 1990 this was the third time when the first day of Ramazan coincided with strike, shutdown and curfew in Old Srinagar city and Sopore. Curfew remained imposed in old city here, Sopore town, Palhalan and Baramulla

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Complete shutdown in Kashmir Valley on 17 June 2015. A complete shutdown was observed on Wednesday against the mysterious civilian killings in Sopore town of North Kashmir. Six civilians have been killed in last three weeks by unknown gunmen in Sopore. The joint shutdown call was given by the separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabir Ahmed Shah, while it was supported by militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba and other separatist organizations also. Markets and other business establishments remained closed and public transport did not ply in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley. Attendance

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File photo. Hours after another killing incident shook the apple town Sopore on Monday; separatist leader in Kashmir exhibited a united face, issuing a joint strike call and a protest program. According to KNS correspondent,  a meeting was held at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid on Monday afternoon wherein Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, representatives of Geelani’s faction of Huriyat and of JKLF took part. It was decided in the meet to issue a joint strike call for Wednesday against the killing spree taking place in North Kashmir’s Sopore since past few days.  The meeting besides condemning such incidents expressed serious concern over

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Militant outfit Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT) on Monday while condemning the killing spree in Sopore said that the agencies behind such acts must abort their activities or face action. In an emailed statement to KNS, LeT chief Mehmood Shah said,” The paid agents of Indian Agencies must stop their activities or else the people are still alive who have, in the middle of their guards, punished persons like Javed Shah and Kuka Parrey. Do not compel us and we are warning the elements behind the attacks to confess their crime and seek forgiveness from people,” LeT chief quoted in the statement

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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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While expressing his deep grief and shock over the another civilian killing Mehraj-ud-din Dar in Sopore area in the broad day light today Sunday, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani the killings of the civilians by the government gunmen has took a very ugly turn. In a statement to KNS, he said that the Hurriyat (G) after holding detailed deliberations over this issue will inform the general public about that how should they deal with this serious situation. Syed Ali Geelani said that the common people are brutally killed in a broad day light and the government is watching as a

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