Why is there panic across Kashmir Valley?

Why is there panic across Kashmir Valley?

Panic has gripped Jammu and Kashmir amid rumours of imminent abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution and after the deployment of thousands of extra troops to the Valley. Officials said that security has been withdrawn from some isolated shrines...
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What are Articles 370 and 35A? Why they are important for J&K

What are Articles 370 and 35A? Why they are important for J&K

Rumours are afloat that the Modi-led government is set to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution, which prevents anyone who is not a state subject of Jammu & Kashmir from purchasing property and settling in the state. The...
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As a sign of peace, India promotes Hindu pilgrimage (Amarnath Yatra) in Kashmir

As a sign of peace, India promotes Hindu pilgrimage (Amarnath Yatra) in Kashmir

India is pitching a Hindu pilgrimage to a snowy cave shrine in disputed, Muslim-majority Kashmir as evidence of peace in a state marred by decades of armed conflict amid popular resistance to Indian rule. The annual yatra, or spiritual journey,...
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A dangerous experiment is in the works in Kashmir

A dangerous experiment is in the works in Kashmir

A dangerous experiment seems to be in the works in Jammu and Kashmir. It started innocuously enough and in the best traditions of a vibrant democracy. In the November 2014 state elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 28 seats...
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Kashmiri accused in blast cases return home, ‘We are acquitted but who will bring back our 23 years’

Kashmiri accused in blast cases return home, ‘We are acquitted but who will bring back our 23 years’

While acquitting them on Monday, the High Court said the prosecution had failed to provide evidence of conspiracy. It said the prosecution could not establish any link between them and the main accused, Dr Abdul Hameed, whose death sentence was...
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Resistance group welcome US push for Kashmir dialogue

Resistance group welcome US push for Kashmir dialogue

The Hurriyat leaders have welcomed the US push for dialogue on Kashmir even as the PDP leader and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the disclosures by the American President Donald Trump during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran...
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Local police senses lack in trust as NIA taking control of cases in Kashmir

Local police senses lack in trust as NIA taking control of cases in Kashmir

As the government amends the law governing the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to bring more crimes under its purview and even acts of terror originating overseas, its mission creep back home – in Jammu and Kashmir – has so far...
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Ailing Geelani’s health deteriorating, Hurriyat appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery

Ailing Geelani’s health deteriorating, Hurriyat appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery

All Parties Hurriyat Conference, in a meeting held on Saturday, has expressed grave concern about the deteriorating health of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani and appealed people to pray for his speedy recovery. The meeting was presided over by Hurriyat...
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Father of dead twins shares his agony, the doctor slapped, harassed my wife after we lost the kids

Father of dead twins shares his agony, the doctor slapped, harassed my wife after we lost the kids

A poignant letter by a mourning father has shocked Kashmir as he accused the region’s main maternity hospital of medical negligence that caused the death of his new-born twins. The letter, addressed to Governor Satya Pal Malik and written by...
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Highway woes continue, even dead bodies not allowed

Highway woes continue, even dead bodies not allowed

Imtiyaz Wani, KAS officer stopped from carrying father’s body A senior government officer was today forced to vent his anger and frustration in public after the ambulance carrying the body of his father was not allowed to move forward to...
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