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Pandit couple returns to Muslim neighbourhood in Kashmir

Peerzada Ashiq Srinagar, January 20, 2016 One reason I stayed in Muslim colony is relate with my youthful days, says Omkar Razdan. A Kashmiri Pandit couple is back in the Kashmir Valley. What makes the return of Omkar Razdan (70) and Vijay Bazaz Razdan (65) unique is they refused to take the Prime Minister’s package.…

J&K HC stays order on use of state flag

Jan 02, 2016 – YUSUF JAMEEL | Srinagar A larger bench of the Jammu and Kashmir high court on Friday stayed an earlier order of a single-judge bench allowing the state government to use both the tricolour as well as the state flag on official buildings and vehicles. On December 26, Justice Hasnain Massodi had…

J&K: Two LeT militants gunned down by security forces in Pulwama

“At around 3 AM, the militants tried to escape from the house where they were hiding. They were challenged by the security forces and asked to surrender,” the official said. Written by Bashaarat Masood Srinagar Updated: Jan 1, 2016, 0:48 Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a foreigner, were killed in a joint operation of police,…

Kashmiri Pandit group stages protest

PTI Jammu, November 3, 2015 A group of displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Monday held a protest here, accusing the PDP-BJP coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir of ignoring the plight of the community. “Though the leaders of PDP and BJP had promised permanent rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandit migrant community in Kashmir Valley during elections but…

Court martial of 4 likely for J&K civilian deaths

Soldiers face proceedings for ‘excessive use of force’ Four soldiers are likely to be tried by a military court for killing two teenagers and injuring their two friends in a case of mistaken identity in Kashmir’s Budgam last November that triggered a wave of protests and saw the Army issue a rare apology. An Army…

`Only one Pandit family returned to Valley in 25 years’

Oct 31 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) AmitAnand Choudhary New Delhi An estimated 4.5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the Valley after militancy reared its ugly head in the state in the late 1980s. Various schemes were framed to bring them back to the Valley , including the Prime Minister Rehabilitation Plan of…

Clashes between mobs and police near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Oct 30, 2015 | • PTI| • Srinagar A group of youth offered funeral prayers in absentia at Nowhatta for LeT’s top commander… Srinagar: Areas around the historic Jamia Masjid here on Friday saw clashes between stone-pelting mobs and police with even flags of Pakistan and terror groups like ISIS and LeT being displayed by…

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley, separatists in house arrest

A strike called by separatists on the 68th anniversary of the arrival of Indian troops in Kashmir shut the Valley on Tuesday. The first batch of Indian troops from Sikh regiment’s first battalion was airlifted to Srinagar on October 27, 1947, after Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession. It was supported by Kashmir’s…

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley, separatists in house arrest

A strike called by separatists on the 68th anniversary of the arrival of Indian troops in Kashmir shut the Valley on Tuesday. The first batch of Indian troops from Sikh regiment’s first battalion was airlifted to Srinagar on October 27, 1947, after Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession. It was supported by Kashmir’s…

Clashes in Srinagar over restrictions

Oct 23, 2015 – YUSUF JAMEEL | • Srinagar The riot police swung bamboo sticks and fired teargas canisters to break up a Muharram tazia procession here on Thursday, leaving several Shia mourners injured. Dozens of mourners assembled in Srinagar’s Batamaloo and Jehangir Chowk areas and began marching towards the city centre, which with some…

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