Attack on Amarnath pilgrims was Indian plot: Lashkar

Attack on Amarnath pilgrims was Indian plot: Lashkar

SRINAGAR: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Tuesday denied any role in attack on Amarnath pilgrims last month. The outfit chief Mehmood Shah in a statement to a local news agency CNS said, “India is pursuing a policy based on terrorism while after carrying out the attack (itself), it is labelling us as culprits without any […]

Amarnath Yatra concludes: Second lowest turnout of pilgrims in 14 years

Amarnath Yatra concludes: Second lowest turnout of pilgrims in 14 years

Srinagar: The 40-day annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas ended on Monday with 2.60 lakh pilgrims offering prayers this year despite an attack on a bus that left eight pilgrims dead. The pilgrimage concludes on the festival of Raksha Bandhan each year. This year’s figure of pilgrims visiting the shrine is […]

Amarnath Yatra still under threat: Special DG CRPF

Amarnath Yatra still under threat: Special DG CRPF

Srinagar: The Special Director General of CRPF, SN Srivastava, on Thursday said that security for the Amarnath yatra has been intensified as “it is still under militants’ threat”. “There is always a possibility of militant attack on the yatra as the area is still militancy affected,” Srivastava told Kashmir Reader. He said that the CRPF […]

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat The history of word terror as a method of revolutionary action goes back to Russian revolutionaries “struggle against Tsarist tyranny”. However, over the past few decades’ word terror has become the most misrepresented, misinterpreted and misused word. The word is in habituated by Tom, Dick and Harry .Generally terrorism is disassociated […]

Yatra Killings: Between the Vortex of the Conflict and Ultra Nationalism

Yatra Killings: Between the Vortex of the Conflict and Ultra Nationalism

By Engineer Rasheed This time it was the hot and thick blood of Amarnath Yatris that was used to blood bath Kashmir. Condemnation from every quarter was natural and beyond any question mark; Kashmiris including militants condemned the attack and asserted that religious harmony was and is in their genetic code. However, the ultra-nationalist Indian […]

16 yatris dead, 27 injured in road accident

16 yatris dead, 27 injured in road accident

Ramban/Jammu: Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims died and 27 were injured, 19 of them critically, when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled into a deep nullah in Ramban district on Sunday, officials said. The deceased pilgrims belonged to the states of UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Assam, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, they said. Two women […]

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