Our Sisters, Mothers not safe: Braid Vigilantes Prowl Kashmir Valley

Our Sisters, Mothers not safe: Braid Vigilantes Prowl Kashmir Valley

Armed with sticks, knives and small axes, groups of men have mushroomed in the past month across Kashmir that has seen at least 100 incidents of ‘braid chopping’ – mysterious instances in which women wake up to find their braids...
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Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 43 percent of J&K habitations have erratic or no piped water supply, making people living in these areas depend on open sources of water, often contaminated, putting their lives at risk as per Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation...
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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protest against braid-chopping

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protest against braid-chopping

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping. Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Satu...
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Divide within militant camp spills into open, UJC alleges Musa part of Indian conspiracy

Divide within militant camp spills into open, UJC alleges Musa part of Indian conspiracy

A deepening divide within Kashmir’s militant camp has come to surface as Pakistan-based United Jehad Council (UJC) struggles to contain the growing influence of its former commander Zakir Musa, a hardcore Islamist. The UJC, a conglomerate of several leading ...
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We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria: Nayeema Mehjoor

We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria: Nayeema Mehjoor

Had the state authorities professionally handled the alleged braid cutting incidents at the beginning in Kashmir, the mysterious phenomenon wouldn’t have touched the alarming levels, chairperson State Women’s Commission (SWC), Nayeema Mehjoor, said on Frid...
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Vigilantism on rise as Braid-cutting leaves Police, People guessing

Vigilantism on rise as Braid-cutting leaves Police, People guessing

Woman’s braid cut in Budgam No Friday prayers allowed in Jamia Masjid for 4th week Mob tried to immolate deranged in Sopore, drown another youth in Hazratbal: Police With police failing to crack braid chopping cases, the vigilantism by youth...
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JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday against increasing braid chopping incidents across Kashmir

JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday against increasing braid chopping incidents across Kashmir

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday called for a complete shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow against the unabated braid-cutting incidents. Sources said that the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik called for shu...
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Using Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway Stations invitation to cyber attacks

Using Wi-Fi at Airports, Railway Stations invitation to cyber attacks

Browsing internet using public wireless computer network at railway stations and airports may leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks, government agency Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) has warned. The nodal agency for responding to computer sec...
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Army jawans lit ‘Diyas’ on LoC to celebrate festival of lights

Army jawans lit ‘Diyas’ on LoC to celebrate festival of lights

Jawans of the Indian Army lit up border in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate festival of lights – Diwali – on Thursday. Jawans of the Indian Army lit up border in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir...
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Kashmir fears more violence as number of local youths joining militancy rises

Kashmir fears more violence as number of local youths joining militancy rises

Last year on 11 May, 22-year-old Irfan Abdullah Ganie went missing from his house. Only a day later, he posted his photo on social networking sites holding a gun in his hand. He had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant...
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