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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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After the police in Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir didn’t let the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) team led by its Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik to distribute the relief to the earthquake affected families of Doda, the youth in Maisuma (JKLF Headquarters) clashed with the police on Thursday. A Police statement issued here said that four policemen were injured in Maisuma area here in stone throwing incidents. Meanwhile, the JKLF Chairman in a press conference [Read full story here] has called for a strike on June 25 when the Prime Minister of India is visiting the Valley and urged people to

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University of Kashmir By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today lashed out at the Congress party of India for turning Kashmir University of the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir as its “property” and said that there is no democratic space left in the varsity for students, but Congress high command is carrying out its activities there. In 2010, the varsity banned student politics and razed the office of the Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU). Earlier they had sealed the office in 2009 after the state government pressured the varsity authorities to crush

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Mohammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) addressing the press conference. Photograph by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Calling for a complete strike in the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir during Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Valley on June 25, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday alleged that at the behest of Congress high command in New Delhi police didn’t allow them to distribute relief material among Doda quake hit victims. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference Malik said, “When I along with my workers reached Doda last

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Starting the International Week of the Disappeared from today the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir organised a public meeting “23 years of struggle Against Enforced Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir” here in Srinagar, to remember the last twenty three years of Kashmir conflict, during which more than 8000 people have been involuntarily disappeared. This year the week starts from May 27 and ends on May 31 2013 during which the people who were forcefully disappeared in world conflicts are remembered by their families and human rights defenders. In

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The Indian army personnel taking position during the cordon in the Tral gun battle. Photographs by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Tral, Kashmir An engineering graduate turned militant was killed on Friday in a fierce gunfight at Buchoo village of  Tral, 40 kilometers south of Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar.  At least four army personnel were also killed in the gun battle, according to the Indian army. However, the militant outfit has claimed that five army personnel were killed and seven were injured. The encounter that lasted several hours began at 3 am in the morning when the 42 Rashtriya Rifles along with the Special

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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