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Martyrs graveyard Sopore. Photo: Muhabit-ul-Haq There have been six killings in row within three weeks in Sopore town of North Kashmir; one by one they were shot dead at point blank range. The pattern of killings remains same – unprovocative circumstances, unarmed civilians ‘targeted’ and gunned down. The latest ‘target’ was a former militant, Aijaz Ahmad Reshi who was shot dead in Mundji area of Sopore on Monday. According to police officials, reported by an English daily, “Reshi shunned militancy long time ago and was living a normal life.” Reshi’s death followed killing of an ex-militant, 24 hours ago, who

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday echoed the words of some separatist parties saying after the statement of union defense minister Manohar Parikar, people are being targeted and killed one by one in Kashmir. “The statement of the union Defense minister that terrorists will be killed by terrorists indictes that the Ikhwan era is being reincarnated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and that immediately after the statement people were targeted and killed in Sopore,” Omar while addressing people in Lal Chowk. He took further dig at the dispensation castigating the deputy chief minister Dr

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Ayesha Amin, the woman who emerged during Omar Abdullah’s rally, asking for justice. As former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was busy in addressing his supporters at Regal Chowk Srinagar on Saturday afternoon, a middle aged woman after trying to break the security cordon, yelled at him, “My daughter was murdered during your rule and your government did nothing. Don’t say you are the sympathizer of the people.” The woman was immediately taken away by some of the National Conference supporters who requested her to calm down. Lot of people including journalists cornered the woman who identified herself as Ayesha Amin

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Stating that it would be safe to channel the popular incrimination that Modi-Mufti government is a ‘U-Turn Sarkar’, former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah Monday said that from last 100 days, the incumbent government has been taken only ‘U-turns’ on all the important issues. Addressing a press conference, Omar Abdullah while highlighting the alleged ‘failures’ of the present government said that on all the important issues this government changed its stance as a chameleon changes its colour. Here are the some of the important issues that according to Omar Abdullah both PDP and BJP took ‘U-turns’.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed his dismay on Twitter over the arrest of Hurriyat (G) leader Masarat Alam. Just after the news of Alam’s arrest broke-out, Omar questioned PDP’s change of attitude. He also took a dig at PDP-BJP government’s new recruitment policy, that has already come under sharp criticism. He tweeted: “Masarat Alam detained under PSA & shipped to Jammu; new recruits to be paid stipend for years together & @jkpdp promised voters a CHANGE???” In a following tweet he labeled, PDP-BJP Govt as “a change for the worse”. Alam, who was released

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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and a member of state legislative assembly today said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be faulted for a lot of things but traveling abroad is the wrong one. Omar tweeted that Modi should also travel and engage oversees. “Just wish that with the glamorous destinations like France and Germany he would also visit our traditional friends in Africa and elsewhere,” Omar added.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a human rights group on Friday criticized Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for using kind language-phrases- such as “lost their lives as opposite to killings” in state legislative assembly and claimed that 380 civilians were killed and not 134, as Abdullah had mentioned. On August 27, Omar had said that “from 2009 to July 2014, 134 persons had lost their lives in action by police and paramilitary forces.” Terming it as a pathetic defense of a tenure which has overseen widespread and systematic killings in Jammu and Kashmir by the hands of

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The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Saturday talked about the issue of return of power projects by NHPC to the state as of significant importance, saying that losses caused to the state on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) are enormous. In a high level meeting of officials from Union Power Ministry and state Power development department Omar Abdullah Said “The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been put to disadvantageous position.” He said that due to this treaty, Jammu and Kashmir cannot utilize its water resources to its will for generating hydro power, irrigating agriculture

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In a candid admission, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that he failed to realize the dream that his grandfather had seen about the empowerment of Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that from past five and a half years, he did not succeed fully as far as the implementation and empowerment of Panchyati Raj Institution was concerned. He however said that his government has already sanctioned Rs 70 crore as first installment for the empowerment of Panchayats in the state. Talking to reporters on the sidelines after inaugurating Panchayti houses in Central Kashmir’s Kichpara area of Kangan

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