Locals youth ‘Used as Human Shields’ during protest in Pampore

Locals youth ‘Used as Human Shields’ during protest in Pampore

Residents of Samboora, Pampore, have accused army of harassment a day after a video showed soldiers using a few youth as human shields against a group of youth with whom they had been clashing in the same area. One of...
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Two cops killed, another hurt in Pulwama attack

Two cops killed, another hurt in Pulwama attack

Two policemen were killed and five CRPF men and a cop injured in twin militant attacks in volatile south Kashmir on Tuesday. SSP Pulwama, Mohammad Aslam Chaudhry told Kashmir Post that militants fired towards a sentry post inside court complex...
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Govt to examine feasibility of blocking WhatsApp calling services in Kashmir

Govt to examine feasibility of blocking WhatsApp calling services in Kashmir

The government will examine the feasibility of blocking WhatsApp calling services in insurgency-hit areas such as Jammu and Kashmir as it has come to light that terrorists are using the facility to be in constant touch with their handlers sitting...
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Kashmir police officer suspected of recruiting rebels then killing them

Kashmir police officer suspected of recruiting rebels then killing them

Shiv Kumar Sharma accused of convincing locals to become insurgents then turning them in or killing them to receive rewards A top counterinsurgency officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir has been arrested and is suspected of encouraging men to join rebel groups....
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11 Grenade attacks in 4 days shatter calm in Valley

11 Grenade attacks in 4 days shatter calm in Valley

Grenades are emerging as the new weapons of choice for militants in Kashmir as over the last four days, militants have carried out 11 grenade attacks at different places across Kashmir. These grenade attacks, which have shattered the Ramzan ceasefire...
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Mehbooba talks to GoC, IGP on troops ‘High Handedness’ in Shopian

Mehbooba talks to GoC, IGP on troops ‘High Handedness’ in Shopian

Tells them to stop such acts as it won’t help restore peace Asks admin to provide compensation to affected people After the Army men allegedly damaged about 60 residential houses in Sugan, Shopian in south Kashmir recently, Chief Minister Mehbooba...
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Army enjoys AFSPA, no powers to act against them: DC Shopian Gazanffer Ali

Army enjoys AFSPA, no powers to act against them: DC Shopian Gazanffer Ali

Chief Minister left us at Army’ mercy: Locals Army’s such acts will create more militants: MLA Wachi After an army vehicle was targeted in IED blast in Sugan village of Shopian, the locals have complained that they are living in...
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Home Minister Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Valley in June

Home Minister Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Valley in June

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting the Kashmir valley early next month to push forward the peace and dialogue process announced by him on May 26. He is expected to make a major announcement on the extension of Ramadan...
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Kashmir still a sore point amid success of 4 years of Modi govt

Kashmir still a sore point amid success of 4 years of Modi govt

The government’s security challenges began three days before it took office. On May 23, 2014, the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat, bordering Iran, was attacked by four gunmen. One attacker jumped into the compound but was neutralised by the Indo...
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Chaos inside Jamia, scores injured in clashes outside, 30 hit by pellets

Chaos inside Jamia, scores injured in clashes outside, 30 hit by pellets

At least 50 people, including women worshipers were injured Friday inside and around the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta as hundreds of protestors clashed with police and paramilitary forces that fired the indiscriminate pellet guns and tear smoke shells. Th...
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