Monthly Archives: October 31, 2017

Hurriyat Rejects Dialogue With Centre’s Interlocutor on Kashmir

SRINAGAR, OCT 31—Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday said the appointment of an interlocutor on Kashmir by the Government of India is “nothing more than a tactic” after its “failure” of “military repression”. In a statement, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the “appointment of Mr. Dineshwar

Hizb Refutes Reports Of Sajad Lone Assasination Plot

‘Such reports aimed at defaming the Hizb leadership’ Srinagar, Oct 23—Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit on Monday refuted reports carried in some sections of media over assassination plot by its cadres against the Peoples Conference leader and Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Lone. A spokesman termed the reports as “fake assumptions”. In an e-mailed statement to KNS,

Breather For Kashmiris: Supreme Court Defers Hearing On Article 35-A

The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing of the plea challenging Article 35A of the Constitution which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define its ‘permanent residents’ and bestow on them special rights and privileges. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra adjourned the hearing after the Centre told the court that

Bride Kills 13 In-Laws To Avenge Forced Marriage

Islamabad, Oct 30 —A newly-wed woman, who allegedly poisoned milk in a bid to kill her husband, caused the death of 13 of her in-laws in Punjab province in Pakistan after they drank the milk when it mixed in ‘lassi’, it was reported on Monday. The incident in Daulat Pur in Muzaffargarh area had been

Hajin Gunfight Ends: Militants Escape, Policeman Killed

A policeman was killed in a gunfight with militants in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday. An official said that gunfight erupted after government forces cordoned off the Mir Mohalla area of Hajin after inputs about the presence of militants. “Gunfight began after militants opened fire on forces who were laying a

5.7 Magnitude Quake Jolts Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Oct 29 —An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday. There was, however, no loss of life or damage to property. “An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 11.15 p.m. yesterday,” an official at the Met Office said. “The epicentre

Policeman Critically Injured in Hajin Gunfight

SRINAGAR, OCT 29—A policeman was critically injured on Sunday during an ongoing gunfight between government forces and militants in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. An official said that the gunfight erupted after Army’s 13 RR unit, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF launched a joint operation in the

Clashes Erupt As Firing Stops In Hajin In North Kashmir

Clashes erupted between protesters and government forces as the exchange of fire stopped in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday. Reports said that hundreds of youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones. The forces responded by firing teargas shells, triggering clashes. Earlier, an official said that