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  In the continuous exchange of fire and mortar shells at the disputed international border and Line of Control between India and Pakistan the people living in the border villages have been facing hardships. Both the countries are caught in the battle – both politically and militarily, since October 3 this year. The latest escalation in the ceasefire violations at the 192-kilometer border stretch has killed 19 people, including 11 from Pakistan, hundreds have been injured and more than 30,000 people displaced. The latest violation, “worst in a decade” hasn’t come to end yet. The Kashmir Walla recently visited the

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At a time when the situation in Kashmir is, once again, on the boil one badly misses Balraj Puri for his enviable understanding and interpretation of the multiple complexities of this festering issue. Puri died in Jammu on August 30 this year. Personally, I had known him for nearly fifty years and witnessed closely his interaction with almost all the main characters of Kashmir politics. However, his intellectual acceptability across the board failed to earn him his due place in the state’s active political arena despite his legitimate aspiration to get there. Our first close interaction took place in 1968

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After twenty hours of long operation Government forces exterminated three Kashmiri militants including the Divisional Commander of banned Jaish-e-Muhammad in South Kashmir’s Hanjan area of Pulwama district. One of the slain militant according to police had joined the militant group two weeks ago. Police sources said that after a tip off, Army personnel from 44 RR, 183 Battalion CRPF and counter insurgent Special Operation Group established a cordon of Hergam, Hanjan hamlet of Rajpora constituency of Pulwama district on Monday evening. “As the search party came close to the house of one Wali Muhammad Nengroo, the militants holed up there

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The Legislative Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Mubarak Gul on Monday said that firing and shelling on Line of Control would continue till Kashmir issue is not resolved. His comments came after Panthers party member Balwant Singh Mankotia tried to disrupt the proceedings of the House over the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops. Mankotia alleged that state government did not react over the issue while the House should condemn ceasefire violations allegedly committed by Pakistan. He said that the people living along LoC are facing great difficulties. Speaker Mubarak Gul asked the MLA to allow the obituary

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It has been sixteen years of wait for the family members of the 19 persons killed in Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu region by the Indian forces in the intervening night of 3-4 August, 1998. On Sunday, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights group, in association with the survivors of the massacre released a 54 page report, The Anatomy of a Massacre The Mass Killings at Sailan,written and researched by Shrimoyee Nadini Ghosh. Ghosh is a lawyer and researcher, working with the JKCCS on few issues including the Sailan massacre. She documented

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After the holy month of fasting for “Ramadan” today is the day of Eid ul Fitr for the Muslim world.  Here in Kashmir thousands came out to offer morning prayers in various locations around the valley, people offered prayers for the end of the Israel war and occupation of Palestine and offered solidarity prayers with Gaza. After prayers several protesting youth took to the streets against Indian occupation, and Israel’s war on Palestine, some were also carrying the flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Stone throwing clashes between police and youth continued as Police used tear

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Kashmiri resistance leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front ( JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik at Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir, during a Hindu festival in June. He has been appealing to Kashmiri pandits to return to their homes. Kashmiriyat is a Muslim family breaking their fast in a Hindu home, in a housing colony on the outskirts of Haal near Shopian in South Kashmir. The date is Saturday, 5 July 2014. The host, Meenakshi Mattoo, hands out dates to her Muslim guests. This kind of camaraderie used to be a common tradition before the large-scale migration of the Kashmiri

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A still from the documentary ‘Kashmir’s Torture Trail’ A human rights defender group, Voice of Victims’, based in the Kashmir region on Thursday claimed that 471 torture centers are still functioning in Kashmir. In a statement issued here, the group claimed that every fifth Kashmiri is victim of torture and after every five kilometers there is one torture centre. “471 torture centres of Indian armed troops are still functioning in Kashmir.” The group said that India had been using torture as a weapon of war to terrorize people and to curb the political movement of right to self-determination. “There are about

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Protests in Kashmir after a killing of a youth in Srinagar on the polling day.   Twenty-one persons including six civilians were killed in the month of April this year. So far eleven civilians have got killed in the first four months of the current year in the Kashmir Valley. Besides six civilians, nine militants were also killed in different encounters with the government forces in the month of April. Out of these killed militants, three were locals. These slain militants were identified as Willayat Khan, Abu Khasa, Abu Jarar, Usman Gauri, Abu Huzaifa, Chota Hafiz, Asif Wani, Shabir Ahmed

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    Mir Urfi Lawyer Tell us your journey to become a lawyer? I joined the legal profession as an advocate in the year 2003 when I joined the Law Firm M/S Mir Shafkat Hussain and Associates after completing post-graduation in Law from University of Kashmir. Prior to my joining the profession, I was ignorant about the socio-political scenario of Kashmir. I had a perception that situation in the Kashmir is absolutely normal and the people are living peacefully, but after I joined the bar, I realized that the people of Kashmir are the worst sufferers of the political subjugation

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