Center’s ‘Hard, Militaristic’ approach failed to restore peace in Kashmir: Chidambaram

Center’s ‘Hard, Militaristic’ approach failed to restore peace in Kashmir: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday took aim at the Modi government for its failure to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Chidambaram slammed the Centre’s “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach in handling terrorism in the restive state, which...
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US suspends security aid to Pakistan, Alliance with US over: Pak FM

US suspends security aid to Pakistan, Alliance with US over: Pak FM

Won’t be delivering military equipment or transfer security-related funds to Pakistan: US State Deptt US action has nothing to do with Islamabad not acting against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed We fought war on terror on own resources: FO The US...
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‘Made in China’ globes do not include Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh as part of India

‘Made in China’ globes do not include Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh as part of India

Over the last few days, Indians living in Canada have been tweeting out to External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, MEA, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the same concern – A wrong a globe. Twitter users have been bringing the attention of...
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BJP red-faced as MLA walks out over ‘Forcible’ land acquisition in Jammu

BJP red-faced as MLA walks out over ‘Forcible’ land acquisition in Jammu

The ruling BJP faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly today when party lawmaker Sukhnandan Choudhary created a ruckus over ‘forcible’ acquisition of farmers’ land for the proposed Ring Road project in the Jammu region. Choudhary trooped into th...
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Cabinet nod for Rs 6809 crore Zojila tunnel project connecting Kashmir with Ladakh

Cabinet nod for Rs 6809 crore Zojila tunnel project connecting Kashmir with Ladakh

Situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway, the pass remains closed during winters (December to April). Heavy snowfall and avalanches cut off Leh-Ladakh region from Kashmir. The cabinet on Thursday approved the construction ...
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Challenges in J&K will be met through dialogue: Mehbooba Mufti

Challenges in J&K will be met through dialogue: Mehbooba Mufti

Reiterating that dialogue is the only means to resolve all “disagreements” in Jammu and Kashmir, chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that she is working with the people of the state and center to help the state reach its full potential....
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With 124 Armed Forces, 217 Militants, 108 Civilians killings 2017 was deadlier than 2016

With 124 Armed Forces, 217 Militants, 108 Civilians killings 2017 was deadlier than 2016

The year 2017 witnessed a surge in human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir as compared with last year; the year witnessed a total of 450 killings which included civilians, militants and armed forces, reads the annual human rights review...
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Is govt now following soft approach on separatists in valley?

Is govt now following soft approach on separatists in valley?

Signalling the soft approach on separatists, the government has recently released three separatist leaders including a woman Asiya Andrabi from jails and NIA reportedly withdrew summon to younger son of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani this week. On...
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Kashmir in Headlines 2017

Kashmir in Headlines 2017

The main trigger for the violence in 2017 in Kashmir is the ‘Burhan aftermath’ – a series of violent protests in the Valley after the killing of Burhan Wani, militant commander of the Kashmir-based terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen by Indian...
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Intel Agencies suggest govt staff propagating separatism, Prompts state to set guidelines

Intel Agencies suggest govt staff propagating separatism, Prompts state to set guidelines

In October 2016, the state government had sacked its 12 employees for participating in anti-India protests. The sacked employees were among 150 government servants, including some gazetted officers, identified by the CID wing of the J&K Police for instigat...
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