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  At least 35 persons including 12 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) troopers were injured while 300 tents of locals and 6 non-local community kitchens turned into ashes after set on fire during clahes, which broke out in Baltal area of central Kashmirs North district Gandarbal. The clashes started after a youth, Nabi Khan, 24, a pony owner was allegedly attacked with a knife by a non-local cook and beaten up when he was sleeping in a tent last night. Early morning when the news about the incident spread across several locals came on streets and started throwing stones at

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Almost 150 tents were burned and 24 people were injured when violent clashes broke out in Baltal base camp of Amarnath pilgrimage shrine in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district when, Nabi Khan, a resident of Kupwara district, was allegedly beaten by a non local cook working in the pilgrimage kitchen. Sources told The Kashmir Walla that Governor, N N Vohra, visited the area after the tension gripped. Hundreds of local residents hurled stones at his chopper and was forced to leave soon it arrived. Further details awaited.

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Amarnath yatara was suspended, Friday, morning when clashes broke out at Baltal area of central Kashmir’s Gandarbal district following the attack on a pony walla by a cook last night. Official sources told The Kashmir Walla that Nabi Khan, 24, son of Sardar Khan, a pony walla, was attacked by a cook and was beaten up ruthlessly when he was sleeping inside a tent. He was injured seriously and was taken to a nearby hospital immediately where from he was shifted to SKIMS, Soura, for special treatment. Early morning when the news spread among the locals, they came out of

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Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across India visit to the Amarnath Cave Shrine, to pay homage to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, situated in the Kashmir valley at 1400 feet above sea level. Last year, around 400 thousand pilgrims visited the shrine last year. The last year devastation caused by rains and flash floods in northern state of Uttrakhand has brought it in sharp focus as the environmentalists fear that the increased flow of pilgrims to the ecologically fragile areas could spell doom for the environment and could lead to devastation. Tones of solid waste, left overs

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By Fahad Shah | New Delhi The Jammu and Kashmir will be having a shrine board for the Chandi Mata Machail Dham pilgrimage in Kishtawar. The board will be constituted if the bill, placed in the legislative assembly by a Congress party member, will be passed. The pro-freedom leaders, however, have been demanding the dismantling of the earlier shrine boards and oppose this proposed one. A copy of the bill, passed by Legislative Council on October 10, 2012, was laid on the table of the house for the consensus of the Jammu and Kashmir state legislative assembly by the Secretary

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Faizan Sofi, 12, being produced in a Srinagar court. On September 4, a separatist group called for a strike against the construction of concrete  road for Amarnath pilgrims, which goes to the holy cave of Hindus. The strike was called “against the politicization of Amarnath Yatra”. In 2008, it was the same pilgrimage which sparked the mass protests in valley after a piece of land was transferred to the Amarnath Shrine Board. But this year the issue has been brewing at low intensity. The state government has said they didn’t receive any directions from the apex court to construct any

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