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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

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Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the violence that members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) used against two employees of the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, Mohammad Jaffar and Abdul Qayoom, in Peerbagh, in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 20 July. RWB is also disturbed to learned that Internet and 3G mobile networks were blocked in Jammu and Kashmir on 18 July after members of the Border Security Force (BSF) shot six demonstrators during a protest against the BSF’s recent intrusion into a mosque. “We are outraged by this police attempt to block information in Peerbagh and

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By Mudasir Yaqoob | Srinagar In a move that took people by surprise, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of India on Thursday removed one of its oldest bunkers at Eidgah Srinagar. However, CRPF vehicles couldn’t ferry the materials and belongings till late in the evening from area due to heavy stone pelting in adjacent localities. Inspector General of CRPF refused to comment over the removal of bunker. “CRPF removed two bunkers situated in Eidgah area. Bunker was set up in 1990’s. It was first occupied by Army, then BSF and subsequently by CRPF. They (CRPF) began to dismantle it

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By Neyaz Elahi | Srinagar A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel of India beat up a police Head Constable with gun butts. The policeman was beaten to pulp in South Kashmir’s Khudweni area of Kulgam when he stopped the CRPF men from firing directly at protestors. “I am injured. They beat me ruthlessly but I didn’t allow them to fire directly on people,” Reyaz Ahmed Khandey, the police Head Constable told a news agency. According to reports, soon after Friday prayers, hundreds of people assembled in Rohpora area of Khudweni and raised anti-India slogans. Agitated youth pelted stones on

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By Saba Firdous What is it that I am unable to forget despite the passage of years? What is it that makes me insecure when I step out of my house or even when I am in the safe comfort of my home? What is it that is still a nightmare for me? It is indeed fear! Fear of  survival and being forced to survive in my own home, my own hometown, my motherland, where I have spent and enjoyed  every moment of my childhood, where going to school has always been fun, where I have enjoyed going out with friends at

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On July, 1, 2006, mourners carrying body of Inayat Ullah Bhat during a protest demonstration against CRPF troopers who shot dead Bhat on late evening of June 30. Photograph: Habib Naqash/GK Tutaq tutaq totiyan hai jawano, Tutaq tutaq totiyan hai jawano [T]he audience at the farewell party of the Kamla Nehru School, Srinagar were mesmerised by the above song sung by a young talented musician of class 9. This song was the first on stage performance of the talented youngster- Inayat Ullah Bhat. Since then there was no looking back as if music ran through his veins. An ardent lover of

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By Ikram Ullah During the raging summer of 2010 in Kashmir, I woke up one night to the raucous growling and snarling of dogs in the vicinity. It was a time when Kashmir was on the boil and the unrest of summer 2010 was greatly in progress. On a daily basis, I would read and hear about the night raids by the Police at the houses of those suspected as being part of the protests. My first reaction to the blustering cries from the neighboring house that night was to rush out and see what disaster had struck home this

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An injured rushed inside a hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir during 2010 mass protests. By Aadil Langoo Today the All Party Delegation of Indian politicians arrived in Srinagar, Indian-held-Kashmir, with both hope and despair. Hope that somehow they will revive the peace, resolve the unresolved, and heal the festered wounds. Despair, as they carry the same cold nationalist look they have been carrying over the years. The day passed uniquely- a day which comes once in years and unhinges and unveils many things. However, like rest of the days I woke up lazily, with drowsiness even after my breakfast. I offered

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Detained journalist has been released: SP North By Fahad Shah Photojournalist Shahid Tantray beaten up. Photo: Mehraj. Journalists were beaten up and one of them detained, today, when they were covering the post-Friday prayers protests in the Old City, here at Srinagar. Umar Mehraj, who works as video journalist for Associated Press says he, along with other journalists, was covering protests when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and local policemen start beating. He said while beating, the forces were shouting, “Uthao Uthao video ab (Shoot. Shoot video now.).” Umar says his camera was broken and they were abused too. The

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By Fahad Shah “A young boy has died in hospital. He was arrested by police on Friday,” a friend told me when I was leaving from my home. He said the boy was beaten up and arrested during Friday protests, now he has succumbed to his injuries. I ran back to my home to get my camera and notebook. From home, I went straight to the Main road were the procession along with the boy’s body was heading towards Buchpora. In a sea of people, I could see faces of my neighbors, my friends raising slogans and wailing. Red, blue,

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