Srinagar(By Niyaz Ilahi, CNS): Violence continued to take its toll in Kashmir and in the outgoing year 2015. 197 people, both combatants and civilians, lost their lives. The graph of violence came down slightly this year. Militancy related incidents had claimed 220 lives in 2014. Among the 197 total killings this year, 102 are militants, […]
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Srinagar: Thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers of Manzoor Ahmad, a militant, who died in a gunbattle with Indian forces in wee hours today. Manzoor Ahmad died in a gunbattle with forces along with another militant in Gusoo village of Pulwama. Emotional scenes were reported from the area as the funeral procession […]
By: Iymon Majid How does one write about a 20-year old, known to you intimately, who decides to shun what is conventionally called a normal life to disappear into the woods and fight for a cause that demands nothing but life? How does one narrate a story of a person who is aware of deception—seen […]
Srinagar: South Kashmir’s Pulwama Thursday erupted in protest after Indian forces killed two militants during an overnight gunbattle.
Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Zainakote HMT area in Srinagar on Wednesday after Paramilitary CRPF started wire fencing work around its camp. The CRPF move irritated locals who observed a complete shutdown while agitated youth hit to road and pelted stones on the forces demanding immediate removal of the CRPF camp from the area. Pertinently, the […]
Srinagar: Life remained paralysed on Saturday in Kashmir valley on the call of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to demand disbanding of the Village Defence Committees (VDCs).
Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in Pulwama town following the massive protests against the killing of a local youth. Omais Ahmad sheikh, son of Farooq Sheikh, resident of Chatapora Pulwama was reportedly killing in a brief exchange of gunfire with police and army in Bandipora distrct of north Kashmir last evening. Omais, an official said, had […]
Srinagar: Hurriyet G Chief, Syed Ali Gilani, has reiterated its demand for immediate dissolution of Indian Army-backed so-called Village Defense Committees in the territory.
Srinagar: Less than a week after a member of Village Defence Committee (VDC) shot dead a leader of opposition National Conference in Rajouri, another member on Thursday shot dead a woman and her infant son in Budhal area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Wednesday asked the government to conduct DNA test of all the militants who were killed this year after November 17.