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  Earlier today a fresh Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped against Hurriyat (G) leader and Muslim League chairman, Masarat Alam Bhat, making it 26th PSA against him since 1990. A police officer who had arrested Alam confirmed that he was shifted from Budgam to Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail during last night. After 53-month long jail period, he was released in last month that sparked a controversy between the two coalition partners – BJP and PDP, in the state. Since 2008 PSA has been slapped against him ten times and six times since 2010. Though, he was bailed out in

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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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Family members of a Power Development Department employee, Muhammad Ramzan, on Thursday alleged that a counter-insurgency party after raiding their house thrashed them mercilessly during night. The incident sparked a massive protest in Batapora, Wanpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. An elderly woman Raja Begum wife of PDD employee Muhammad Ramzan Teli told CNS that a Special Operation Group party from Budgam headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Operations barged into their house during day time and started enquiring about her husband Muhammad Ramzan and son Parvez Ahmed. “They left the place after I informed them Ramzan and Parvez are

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While terming the resistance of the people of Panzgaam Chowkibal as proper, appropriate and in-time action against the making of Bangas Valley a hub of ‘illegal and immoral activities’ by some mischievous people. All Parties Hurriyat Conference appealed all the self-conscious and patriotic people to rise against the use of liquor, drug addiction and the immoral activities and be united to thwart the plans of cultural aggression. Hurriyat (G) in a statement to CNS said that the immoral and absurd activities at health resorts are going on under the patronage of government and instead of acting against these illegal activities,

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The Jammu and Kashmir state has highest number of police firing incidents in 2013 compared to all over India. There have been 318 occasions during which police opened fire in the state among 674 in India, the government data revealed. The police has opened fire six times a week at average in 2013. The date was released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of Home ministry. It says that 5 civilians were killed and 49 injured last year in the state. During this 15 policemen were killed and 634 injured. The two other states which have highest number of

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A police constable was killed while his four colleagues including one Inspector of Special Operation Group sustained injuries after rebels lobbed a hand grenade and opened indiscriminate firing in Sopore town of Varmul district. According to a KNS correspondent, the firing took place during the intervening night of July 25 and July 26 when a police party of Special Operation Group (SOG) was trying to tackle some stone throwers at Chota Bazar near Jamia Masjid. At around 2 AM, the militants lobbed a hand grenade and opened fire on the SOG party resulting in the on spot death of a

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Farooq Azam Khan Srinagar, Kashmir: Twenty-two year old youth, who was arrested on charges of stone throwing in past, was found dead in mysterious circumstances today in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Farooq Azam Khan, who was working as Data Operator, has gone missing three days ago. His body was fished out from river Jehlum in the outskirts of the summer capital, Srinagar, police said. Farooq was arrested in 2009 on stone-throwing charges. “He had many cases and had to appear in court. We went to court to get his bail because he didn’t appear in the court a few days ago in

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By News Desk Claiming that the current wave of protests in certain areas of Kashmir valley was being sponsored from across the border, Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad hinted at possibility of a severe crack down on stone throwers apart from ‘separatists issuing protest calendars’. He said that the government was likely to slap Public Safety Act (PSA) against hardcore separatist leaders ‘who are instigating people for protests and also the stone throwers’. “We don’t deny the fact that every individual has the right to peaceful protests in a democracy, but that does not mean we should allow him

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