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Every year thousands of workers from various states of India, mostly Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, come to Kashmir for work. They work as barbers, carpenters, masons, embroidery workers, or in several other skilled fields. Bricks are made in Kashmir, in the outskirts of the capital city Srinagar, where both local and non-local workers do the job together. The brick industry is generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and generates employment. In Kashmir, the laborers usually work in hard conditions for 12-14 hours a day to reach a target of 1,000 to 1,200 bricks each day, earning between $100 to

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Suhail Ahmad Sofi who was killed by police on Saturday was third from his family killed by the government forces, his father said. “In 2008, we lost Rafiq Ahmed in Army firing and in 2010, we lost Muhammad Omar in police firing,” said Abdul Ahad Sofi. He claimed that it was Assistant Sub Inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Manzoor Ahmad who killed Suhail on Saturday in Narbal area of Budgam district. “My son after offering dawn prayers slept for sometime. After putting on his school uniform he left home where ASI Manzoor caught him and slapped him without any

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three WhatsApp group admins for allegedly spreading rumors and fabricated information to mislead the people, police said. A statement issued to media by a Police spokesperson said that First Information Reports (FIR) under section 66/IT Act bearing numbers 163/2014 in Police Station Budgam, 217/2014 in Police Station Baramulla and 198 /2014 in Police Station Pulwama have been registered. “The three WhatsApp group admins namely Javed Ahmad, Syed Tahir Bukhari and Raja Hilal from Budgam, Baramulla and Pulwama respectively were booked for airing rumors and fabricated information that could create disturbances

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Clashes broke out between the government forces and angry protesters in Kral Pora area of Budgam district when local residents came out on streets and demanded removal of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp from the area. Angry protesters started throwing stones at the government forces after Friday prayers. Police swung into action and resorted to lathi charge and teargas shelling to disperse the protesters. Locals alleged that a CRPF person came knocking at the door of a house, last night. “Then people raised alarm and he ran away. He was a CRPF man from nearby camp,” a local