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A twenty-six-year-old youth died on Monday after he collapsed during an Army recruitment rally in Doda district, according to PTI report. Police said, Yogeshwar Singh, collapsed while undergoing screening test at a recruitment rally of Territorial Army. The youth was taken to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Prima facie it seems that the youth may have suffered a heart attack, police said, adding the reason behind the death is being investigated. Earlier, clashes between police and aspirants broke out at the Territorial Army recruitment rally  in Talwara belt of Reasi district. According to police, aspirants rushed towards the entrance

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Five people including a policeman and a woman were injured in clashes during an Army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district today, PTI reported.

Clashes between police and aspirants broke out at the Territorial Army recruitment rally  in Talwara belt of Reasi district. According to police, aspirants rushed towards the entrance in large numbers while those rejected started pushing each other on the way out.

Police resorted to mild cane charge as the crowd clashed with them in which five persons including a cop and a woman suffered minor injuries, they said, adding that the situation was brought under control and the screening of aspirants is underway.

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The residents of Lassipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday claimed that Army troopers refrain them to initiate action against the drug addicts in the area  and encourage youth for taking drugs and alcohol. A delegation from Lassipora hamlet led by Ghazi Abdul Aziz told that there area has become a hub for drug addicts where in broad day light, scores of youth could be seen taking drugs and alcohol. The delegation also said  that local Auqaf Committee comprising of respectable citizens had decided to socially boycott any communication with the families whose wards won’t mend themselves. In a

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Unidentified gunman Wednesday shot dead a Territorial Army trooper in Qoimoh area in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. The slain trooper was identified as Gowhar Ahmad Mattu when he was in his village. Superintendent of Police Kulgam, Mumtaz Ahmad, told The Kashmir Walla that the police has cordoned the area and the search operation is on to nab the gunmen.

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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 Huma Sheikh Graves marked by numbers in the northern frontier district of Kupwara. Photo by Showkat Shafi. In August 2011, the unmarked graves atrocity came to light in Kashmir after the Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission confirmed that more than two thousand bodies were buried in those graves in several districts of the Valley. The commission said many of the dead were civilians who had disappeared over the past two decades, the time of the bloodiest violence in Kashmir. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) —an association formed by parents and relatives of victims of enforced

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Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.” Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of

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By Farah Bashir In the course of the last ten years, that I have been away from home, I have met many people from various parts of the world. After I would introduce myself as a Kashmiri, either they have had something to share about Kashmir or they have wanted to hear about the life there. Most of them would either talk about their honeymoon in Kashmir and fondly recall the time spent there or some would reminisce about a vacation that they had taken years back in Pahalgam or Gulmarg; two popular tourist destinations. But a few months back,

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By Iymon Ganaie Manzoor Ahmad talking about stone throwing. (Photo taken by cellphone camera) In the battlefield; guns, bullets, teargas shells, lathis, bricks and stones are the common weapons. Stone is Manzoor’s only weapon in this battle, played on the streets and highways of Kashmir. “Either you hit or you miss. There is no in between,” Manzoor says of the stones he throws. Winters often put rest the high volatility of summers in Kashmir. No stone throwing. No freedom protests. No freedom marches. No frequent killings. No Chalos. It looks as if winter chills everything. But the same is not

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In 2002, their land was ‘forcibly’ occupied by the Army. Nine years after, the inhabitants of Fakirpora, a hamlet in Drugmulla-Kupwara, are still waiting for the Army to vacate 62 kanals of their land or pay the necessary compensation. “It was January 2002 when army told us that they want our land. When we refused, curfew was imposed and shoot at sight orders were announced. We were not allowed to move out for three days and after the cordon was lifted, we found our lands fenced and circled with barricades,” says Javid Ahmad, a villager. Picture: Muhabit-ul-Haq The land which

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