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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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Hilal Molvi, a LeT militant killed today. By News Desk One militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba was killed today morning after the Indian forces cordoned an area in the Fateh Kadal area of downtown Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir where suspected militants were hiding. Hilal Ahmad alias Hilal Molvi who was a resident of North Kashmir’s Palhallan village was killed by Indian forces in the encounter. He was active October 2012. Before joining militants he was a stone thrower in 2010 mass uprising and later. Police sources say that the militants opened fire and started the encounter between the

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By News Desk – Srinagar, Kashmir The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday arrested a reporter of a local weekly newspaper for writing a news report on inter religious marriages which had allegedly hurt the sentiments of a particular community. An FIR 189/13 under section 153 RPC has been registered against the accused, a police official said. “It was found prima facie that the case against him under section 153 RPC is made out. Case has been registered and further investigation is going on,” he said. Meanwhile, in an emailed statement to a local news agency, the editor of the

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  By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Reserving its decision over admission of Public Litigation (PIL) pertaining to Kunun Poshpora ‘mass rape’ case, a Division Bench (DB) of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday directed the Advocate General to submit report on behalf of the government that what steps have been taken by it to implement the directions issued by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). The DB comprising chief Justice M M Kumar and justice Ali Mohammad Magrey heard a PIL seeking re-investigation into the infamous Kunan Poshpora ‘mass rape’ of at least 40 women allegedly by troops

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By News Desk | New Delhi, India Around one-hundred-fifty Kashmiris who traveled to Delhi to join the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) 48-hour long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here, today, protested in Jamia Nagar as the Delhi police didn’t allow the protestors to go out of the vicinity. The Chairman of the front, Yasin Malik, was arrested by the police last night and shifted to Kashmir where he has been admitted in a hospital after receiving head injury. Maqbool Butt’s mother in the protest. The police had cancelled the two-day hunger strike led by the JKLF against government repression

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By News Agencies| New Delhi, India The Delhi Police on Thursday night took Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik into preventive custody. Earlier in the day, the police had denied permission to Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. “Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked by PTI whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting on Friday. The decision came after security agencies submitted a report to the

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Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. (File photo) By News Desk | New Delhi, India The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik remained adamant to go on with the proposed 48-hour hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to press government of India to return the mortal remains of the JKLF founder Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, despite the threats from right wing Bajrang Dal and Delhi police’s decision of not allowing the protest. According to the scheduled program, the strike would start at 2 PM. However, the Delhi Police has not given permission to

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By New Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Terming the murderous assault on Sarabjit Singh in Kot Lakhpat jail Lahore as unfortunate, the separatist leadership Thursday welcomed Government of Pakistan’s decision to hand over the body of the deceased to his family for performing last rites. Singh was accused of spying and also blasts in Pakistan and was on death row. He was attacked on April 26 in the jail and succumbed to his injuries on May 2. Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani while terming the death of Sarabjit as unfortunate said that Pakistan government should probe why there was

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By News Agencies | New Delhi Giving permission to Yasin Malik to hold a protest in Delhi may create law and order problem, security agencies said. Delhi Police has denied permission to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. “Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting tomorrow. The decision came after security agencies submitted a report

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, Ashok Prasad on Wednesday claimed that the Hygam shootout in which four policemen were shot dead was carried by a local group of militants belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen. “The mastermind of the plot has been identified and efforts are on to track him down. The recent surge in militant attacks is a deliberate plan of militants to provoke the Police for retaliation that would trigger collateral damage,” Prasad told the Kashmir News Service. However, he made it clear that police would not in any circumstances fall

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