Ready to resist any move to revoke Article 35A: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Ready to resist any move to revoke Article 35A: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that the situation developing on ground over the past week with deployment of thousands of additional forces and government orders circulating has alarmed people and they have become apprehensive of something...
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Week after 10000 central forces moved in, 28000 more troops being sent to Kashmir

Week after 10000 central forces moved in, 28000 more troops being sent to Kashmir

Over 280 companies of security forces are in the process of being deployed in the Kashmir valley, officials aware of the development said on Thursday. The security forces, mostly CRPF personnel, are being deployed in vulnerable spots in the city...
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Article 35A the last vestige of real autonomy for Kashmiri people

Article 35A the last vestige of real autonomy for Kashmiri people

Kashmir valley has lately been aswirl with rumours of an impending move by the central government to scrap Article 35A of the Constitution. The article, which prevents anyone who is not a state subject of Jammu & Kashmir from purchasing...
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Kashmir on precipice, Farooq Abdullah seeks appointment with PM

Kashmir on precipice, Farooq Abdullah seeks appointment with PM

Kashmir on Monday remained on the edge as fresh orders issued by Jammu and Kashmir administration officials stoked speculation about the possibility of the BJP-led government at the Centre taking a major decision with regard to the special status of...
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Beyond Bullets and Bombs, Kashmir has a new enemy called Drugs

Beyond Bullets and Bombs, Kashmir has a new enemy called Drugs

In Srinagar, a mother’s struggle to help her teenage son overcome heroin addiction is evidence of an insidious drug problem that has affected Jammu and Kashmir. The boy in question, a Class 9 student living in one of the city’s...
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Under Central Rule, Kashmir witnessed marginal drop in stone-pelting cases

Under Central Rule, Kashmir witnessed marginal drop in stone-pelting cases

The number of stone-pelting incidents in the Kashmir valley has dipped under direct federal rule compared to the number reported under the two previous political administrations — the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party (PDP-BJP) coalition that w...
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‘Smart City Transformation’ Srinagar misses crucial deadlines

‘Smart City Transformation’ Srinagar misses crucial deadlines

The state’s summer capital, Srinagar, has missed crucial deadlines to transform into a Smart City as the Project Management Consultancy (PMC) has not been put in place till date. The deadlines were decided upon in the Smart City proposal of...
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Windstorm, Heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of north Kashmir

Windstorm, Heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of north Kashmir

Windstorm followed by heavy rains and hailstorm wreaked havoc in parts of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday by damaging trees and residential houses. The storm caused extensive damage to standing crops and apple orchards mostly in Zainge...
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Pellets to Sound Cannon: BJP’s ‘Non-Violent’ methods to handle Kashmir Conflict

Pellets to Sound Cannon: BJP’s ‘Non-Violent’ methods to handle Kashmir Conflict

Calling protesters “human obstacles”, media reports suggest that the government forces in Kashmir will switch to a sonic weapon – sound cannon or Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) – from shotguns used to shoot pellets at the protesters. On June...
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Probe human rights violations in Kashmir: UN Report

Probe human rights violations in Kashmir: UN Report

The United Nations has accused India again of human rights violations in Kashmir and has called for the formation of a commission of inquiry into the allegations. A 43-page report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner...
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