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A policeman using pepper gas to disperse the protestors (not in picture) in Kashmir. By News Desk Despite clear directions from the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) against the use of pepper gas to disperse protestors, government has failed to control police and para military forces who are using the “deadly pepper gas against protestors in residential areas.” Pertinent to mention that despite the SHRC banning use of pepper gas, at least two old age persons died while as more than 30 persons including minors were shifted to hospitals after police and CRPF personnels used pepper gas in downtown areas

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[slideshow_deploy id=’4976′] Photographs by Shahid Tantray On February 9, 2013, at 8 am, accused for the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged. It has been a month since his hanging and the Kashmir valley has only seen a few days of normalcy. As per the reports published in the newspapers and the daily statements of the police, the collected data by The Kashmir Walla is as: Civilians injured- more than 350; Police and paramilitary forces injured- 150; Civilian killings- 4; Two ailing persons reportedly died because of the use of pepper gas on protestors.

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By News Desk Continued arrest spree of youth by Police evoked wide spread protests at dozens of places in Valley on Saturday. People in hundreds of came on roads at Palhalan Pattan and Mazhama, Sopore, Pakharpora, Bandipora and at other places demanding the immediate release of arrested youth. People alleged that police arrested scores of youth during nocturnal raids and parents are not allowed to meet them. In South Kashmir’s Kulgam district police has lodged FIR’s against 166 youth, however police said that it has arrested only 10 people so far for their alleged involvement in stone pelting. A police

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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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A protest march against India in Srinagar, Kashmir on Friday. Photograph by Shahid Tantray By News Desk While curfew remained clamped in most parts of Kashmir atleast 60 persons including 26 policemen and CRPF personnel were injured in clashes that erupted at several places across the valley on Friday. Though no separatist group had called for shutdown on Friday, people across the valley observed strike in protest against the killing and alleged excesses by security forces. Shops, banks and other business establishments across the valley were closed and traffic was largely off the roads. Reports reaching here said that at least

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By News Desk The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Asghar Samoon today said no restrictions or curfew will be imposed in any part of the valley on Saturday. “We had to impose curfew and restrictions on Friday as a preventive measure, however, I have directed all Deputy Commissioners via video conference that no curfew or restrictions should be imposed on Saturday”, Samoon told a news agency on Friday evening. However, he said the decision to impose necessary restrictions in any of the districts will be taken by the respective District Magistrates depending upon the situation. The Divisional Commissioner said the administration

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By News Desk | Srinagar The chairman of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has condemned the killing of 24-year-old, Tahir Rasool Sofi who was killed in district Varmul of North Kashmir, this afternoon by the army’s 46-Rashtriya Rifles. Addressing the people telephonically from New Delhi, Geelani said “martyrdom of Tahir Rasool Sofi will not go astray and it will be remembered always till our struggle for freedom reaches a logical conclusion.” He paid rich tributes to the deceased and prayed for the patience and the strength for the family of Sofi. Sofi, 24, was shot at head and he

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By Xinhua | Srinagar Life across Muslim majority areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir remained affected for the second straight day on Tuesday due to protests and shutdown over the death of a Kashmiri student in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Mudasir Ahmed Malla, pursuing PhD at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room Saturday evening. Clashes broke out between agitating youth and contingents of police and India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a few localities of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir. Police

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By Shubhrastha [E]very revolt, protest and dissent acquires language of appropriation. Based on its individual politics, it chooses the symbols, tags, brands and names of comprehension and diffusion. The protests in the valley of Kashmir are one among the many similar yet different manifestations of clash between contending parties across the globe. This article seeks to investigate the politics and motives of appropriation and to calibrate a conclusive assessment of the status quo. Kashmir is an integral part of the Indian Union. This assertion in the Indian Constitution has been upheld as a bone of contention for many. The history

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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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