Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

Anantnag: A day after the Supreme Court agreed to examine their plea against army personnel allegedly involved in the Pathribal fake encounter, the families of the victims said they will keep fighting for justice, even though they have little hope of it. Talking to Kashmir Reader, Rasheed Khan, son of Jumma Khan, one of the […]

CASO in Shopian ends ‘peacefully’

CASO in Shopian ends ‘peacefully’

Shopian: Government troops on Saturday launched a major cordon and search operation (CASO) in ten villages of Shopian district. They conducted house-to house searches but could not find any militant. The CASO was called off later in the day and no violence was reported during the operation. Residents of these villages told Kashmir Reader that […]

Another army garrison established in Shopian

Another army garrison established in Shopian

Shopian: The army on Saturday set up a new garrison at Chilipora village in Sugan hamlet of Shopian district. Chilipora village is situated in the north-east, some 14 kilometers from the district headquarters. This is the third garrison that the army has established in Shopian district in the past three months. On June 20, the […]

More troops deployed in south Kashmir

More troops deployed in south Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in militant activities in the area this year, informed sources said. The sources said on Friday that four battalions deployed for the Amarnath yatra, which got over on August 7, have been redeployed in the Kashmir Valley. Two battalions have been […]

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Pulwama: District commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Ayub Lelhari, was killed Wednesday evening in an ambush laid by government forces, here in Banderpora area of Pulwama district. A policeman of the special operations group (SOG) was also injured in gunfire and is being treated at the Air Force base in Koil. Director General of Police […]

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as ‘foreign terrorist group’

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as ‘foreign terrorist group’

Washington: The US on Wednesday designated Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a “foreign terrorist organisation”, nearly two months after declaring the group’s Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”. The designation, which slaps a series of US sanctions on the outfit, came against the backdrop of upsurge in the activities of the militant […]

‘Hurriyat represents sentiments of Kashmiris’

‘Hurriyat represents sentiments of Kashmiris’

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Wednesday said the “propaganda” against pro-resistance leadership needs to be resisted in all forms as Hurriyat represents the sacrifices, sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris. He, however, said Hurriyat leadership “must not say any such thing that could bail out (prime minister) Narendra Modi […]

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