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Rajendra Tiwari While traveling from Jammu to Srinagar via road, I must say, every atom changes after Banihal town. Years ago, on a same trip, when I stopped for tea at Banihal, I saw gloomy faces. On all my road trips to Srinagar, I would always think – Iss shahar mei har shakhis pareshaan sa kyu hai? (Why is every person worried in this city?) You will find this gloom spread all over after crossing mighty Pir Panjal mountain range. Air changes and gloominess keeps on deepening as you proceed in any direction – towards Srinagar, Uri-Kupwara, Pahalgam, Kangan, or

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Photograph by Muhabit ul Haq An extensive report that has documented the September 2014 floods of Jammu and Kashmir, raises serious questions about the role of political and military forces in the ecology of the region. The 173-page report,  Occupational Hazard, raises questions about accountability and culpability for the floods, from an ecological, civil and political rights perspective. It also highlights the role played by the local community in relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people. The report was released today on the eleventh martyrdom anniversary of human rights activist, Aasia Jeelani, here in Srinagar. It has been documented

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It was early morning on Tuesday, a lorry enters in the courtyard of Mohammad Yusuf Bhat’s house carrying a makeshift tent that will be pitched in the courtyard where dozens of women have gathered to mourn the killing of his son. “Oh brother, are you hungry? Do you want tea? Oh groom, we are not crying, we are singing,” screams a woman. “He was a kid and they pumped bullets in his body. They are killing us in front of the whole world. We are innocents. We are being killed and then given a bad name. We want blood for

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After two civilians were killed by army last evening here in Nowgam area of Kashmir, today early in the morning both the bodies were buried. The funeral prayers were attended by hundreds of men, as several people couldn’t reach due to the curfew imposed by the authorities in the area. Burhan Yusuf Bhat, 14, and Mehraj ud Din Dar, 21, were shot dead when they were on way to see a Muharram procession in the nearby area. According to the eyewitnesses, both of them including two more friends were in a Maruti 800 car and were showered with bullets at

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Unidentified gunmen fired upon a Border Security Forces (BSF) vehicle near Koel Pulwama in South Kashmir today in which two BSF trooper got killed on the spot and 3 others sustained bullet injuries. The concerned Suprintendent of Police, Tejinder Singh, told The Kashmir Walla that the attack was on a gypsy. “Two troopers were killed and three received injuries,” he added. Police and army has cordoned the area to nab the attackers. Details awaited

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In a response to the petition regarding the compensation filed by survivors of Kunan-Poshpora rape case the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil (JKCCS) a human rights organization, in a statement issued to press said that Jammu and Kashmir government is not averse to paying compensation to the survivors of the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape. “In a petition filed by the survivors of the mass rape and torture case, the counsel for government stated that in principle they were not averse to the payment of compensation but sought further time for the same,” reads the statement. This comes following an initial

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Panic gripped in Saffron town Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district when suspected militants attacked a Border Security Force convoy injuring 9 security personnel from two battalions including an Assistant Commandant near Kadalbal on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Monday night. Police sources told CNS that six vehicles carrying BSF troopers from 192 and 151 battalions were on way from Phalgam to Srinagar when one of their Swaraj Mazda (FNWB-23A-1558) vehicle came under militant fire near Kadalbal creating chaos and confusion among BSF personnel as well as in local residents. “These men had gone to Amarnath Cave and where returning to Srinagar, militants

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In the Parimpora road accident between an army truck and a civilian vehicle the death toll has reached to seven, police said. The area falls on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Kashmir. The people killed in the accident have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Antoo resident of Dugliteng, Baramulla, Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Mamkak, Sopore, Peer Zada Mohammad Syed resident of Sopore, Mohammad Ramzan Mir resident of Sopore, Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Krankshivan, Sopore, Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Dangerpora Baramulla and Zarefa wife of Ashiq Hussain resident of Dever Pattan. The two injured persons Ashiq Hussain Malik resident

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All party Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Wednesday, called for complete shutdown on July 17 (Thursday) against Israeli aggression in Gaza and to mourn the death of four people in an accident with an Army vehicle in HMT area of Srinagar. He also called for the peaceful protest demonstration on July 18, Friday, against the Israeli aggression in Gaza.

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At least four people were killed and another three received injuries when an Army vehicle rammed into a passenger vehicle traveling from Sopore to Srinagar on Wednesday morning. A local resident Iqbal Ahmed told The Kashmir Walla that four people died on the spot when an Army vehicle rammed into the vehicle near Noora Hospital, HMT Srinagar. Injured persons were taken to the SK Institute of Medical Sciences in Bemina, where one’s life has been said critical. However the identity of the killed persons isn’t confirmed yet. Another resident Sakib Bashir said, “Soon after the incident happened local residents took

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