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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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Mother of Mohammad Maqbool Butt at her house in Trehgam village, Northern Kashmir. Trehgam, North Kashmir The mother of pro-independence leader, Mohammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged and buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail, believes that the hanging of Afzal Guru will have an impact on the young generation of Kashmir. In her single storey house at Trehgam village of Northern Kashmir, she said that the sacrifices don’t go waste. “Both Maqbool sahib and Guru sahib were innocent and on right path. India thinks that this freedom movement will stop by doing this but this won’t stop. It will continue. There

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The members of the Pragaash band. Photograph by Shuaib Masoodi for The Indian Express In Kashmir- a disputed region, the first girls’ rock band performed in public during a “Battle of Bands”, in the capital city Srinagar, on December 22, 2012- hosting different local bands. Two days after the performance, the band members started receiving threats and abuses on social networking sites. Since then they have remained away from the public glare and have been told by their families not to talk about music anymore. The band named Pragaash meaning “from darkness to light” in Kashmiri, has Farah Deeba as