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Father of Tufail Ashraf Mattoo, who was killed on 11 June 2010 by police forces in Srinagar, addressing the gathering. Tufail’s killing started the mass uprising that went on for months. Kashmiri students today gathered to remember more than 120 people, mostly teenagers, who were killed during the mass uprising in 2010 in Kashmir. The gathering was organized by the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) in the campus. A gathering of students from the campus and outside marked the day by assembling near Iqbal Library Lawns in afternoon. The university authorities, however, had shown stiff resistance against the event which

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Thirteen Kashmiri students studying in Rohtak, who were expelled by the management of Rohtak Institute of Engineering and Management (RIEM) – a local engineering institute and later taken back, will hold a protest demonstration in New Delhi today, against the central government’s non-receipt of their scholarship amount. The delay first led to the expulsion of the students and now they have not been given hostel facility.  Earlier on 5 May, the students sat on a dharna outside Mini-Secretariat in Rohtak against the denial of hostel facility. The students told a local newspaper that they were forced to put up at costly

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After expelling ten Kashmiri students in March this year for allegedly cheering for the Pakistan Cricket team, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University Meerut has suspended two more Kashmiri students whose names according to their parents never figured in the controversy that time. In March this year, at least 67 students were expelled by Swami Vivekanand Subharti University for allegedly cheering for Pakistan cricket team. After the intervention of the State Government the University authorities revoked the suspension order of 57 students while the fate of remaining 10 students was decided by Disciplinary Committee which after finding them ‘guilty’ expelled from the

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At least twelve Kashmiri students sustained injuries after trouble erupted over India and Pakistan cricket match before Friday congregational prayers at a varsity in Rajasthan. India and Pakistan are to play the match today in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. At around 11:45 am, some local students started abusing Kashmiri students. “Situation turned hostile after around 30-40 local students thrashed four Kashmiri students,” a Kashmiri student, who insisted not to be named, told a news agency over phone from the Meewar varsity. The latest ‘attack’ on the students, yet again, is linked to the game of cricket between

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Several students in the capital city of India protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan against the harassment and eviction of 67 Kashmiri students at the Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut and the slapping of sedition charges. The protesters included activists, students from universities, mostly from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Kashmiri Students. Raising the issue of freedom of expression, a student member of Democratic Students Union (DSU), Umar Khalid, pointing towards Narendra Modi said that the person who was responsible for genocide and mass rapes in Gujarat is free to spread his hatred agenda everywhere in the country. “The person, who

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It felt good to be back, and I thought, “Wow, I have reached home, allegedly.” Our teacher was very angry that day. “Mye ha basaan, yemis chhu zehryah garyi gaes cylinder moklyomut (I think her household has run out of cooking gas)”, a friend said.  “Naa, mye ha basaan, yemm chhe panni derqaaqni syeeth aaker kermich (No, I think she has had a fight with her sister-in-law)”, said another.  As we were busy with our Sherlockian deductions, the teacher announced that there was going to be a quiz, so as to prepare us better for the geography exam. As I

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir A class twelve student of Indian-controlled Kashmir has developed a three dimensional Android shooter game called “Kill Genre.” The android game  is currently being offered by prominent websites, including Google, Amazon  App Store, Get Jar and Slideme and has also been featured on YouTube. Owais Ahmad, 18, the student who developed the 3-D game said that he was working on the project for past two years and used the information available on internet. “It requires the basic concept of physics   as well as maths. Vector algebra was our chapter in class 12. It’s fully integrating

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By News Desk | Srinagar In Haryana, Geeta Engineering College has asked Kashmiri students, enrolled under Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme in August 2012, to vacate the institution or pay hefty fee. Students and their parents accused a local non-government-organization (NGO) for playing foul, demanding the Jammu and Kashmir authorities to intervene in the matter. “Nearly forty Kashmiri students were enrolled for various courses under Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme in August 2012. Now after completing their first semester, the college is asking students to leave or pay Rs. 1,50,000 as fee,” a group of parents said. “If our wards were selected under scholarship, why

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Waqar Ahmad Moharkan Starting a worldwide campaign, a website has been launched in support of release of twenty-one-year-old, Waqar Ahmad Moharkan who was arrested in Srinagar and later shifted to the Kotbalwal Jail- 300 km from Srinagar, Kashmir. He has been in prison for more than five months now. People have started an online campaign, from wherever they are in the world, through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in solidarity with Waqar. The website ‘Free Waqar Campaign (official)’ has his personal and case details. It includes an online petition to be signed by the visitors-supporters. Waqar is a

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Banihal Tunnel in the Pir Panjal mountain range, to connect Kashmir valley with rest of the state and India. For decades, the mountain range, Pir Panjal in the South Kashmir was the boundary for young Kashmiris. The valley was their only world; living, thinking and dreaming within its boundaries. Since a few years ago they have crossed boundaries now. Their dreams are not confined to any borders. The younger generation of the valley has started to explore new horizons outside Kashmir. The reason may be the result of lack of opportunities in the valley caused by the long pending dispute

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