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The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, today called for the peaceful protests on August 1, post-Friday prayers and a complete shutdown on Saturday, August 2, against the Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision of making Kousarnag another Yatra destination

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Five trekkers, on 30 June, 2013, slipped into Kounsernag lake at the height of 12,800 ft in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and floated on a sheet of ice for three hours. Mohib Khan, Aadil Shah, Aamir Ali, Salman Riyaz and Fahad Hafeez, were rescued from a glacier that split from the land and slid into the waters of the lake. In his own words, Mohib Khan gives us a firsthand account of the events of that day. Left to RIght: Aamir Ali, Mohib Khan, Aadil Shah. “Nai jao, mera dil nai maan raha hai” (Don’t go, my heart is not