‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

‘Frequent closure of Jamia Masjid hurts people’s sentiments’

SRINAGAR: Mutahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) and Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid (AAJM) have denounced the disallowing of congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 10th time this year. In a joint statement issued here, MMU and AAJM strongly protested the frequent closure of “Kashmir’s religious and spiritual centre”, saying it not only hurts the […]

CRPF soldier injured in grenade attack in Hyderpora

CRPF soldier injured in grenade attack in Hyderpora

BUDGAM: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was wounded in a suspected grenade blast in Hyderpora on the outskirts of Budgam district on Saturday. Reports said that a grenade was lobbed at a CRPF party near the flyover in Hyderpora, leaving a trooper wounded. Forces cordoned off the area soon after the attack, reports […]

Door-to-door search conducted in Sheeri

Door-to-door search conducted in Sheeri

BARAMULLA: A team of army, CRPF and police launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Sheeri area of Baramulla in the wee hours on Saturday, during which door-to-door searches were conducted. Sources said that the government forces cordoned off Dar-ul-Uloom Colony in Sheeri before conducting searches in every house. The CASO was later withdrawn […]

Unarmed men throw chilli powder at CRPF constable, fail to snatch weapon

Unarmed men throw chilli powder at CRPF constable, fail to snatch weapon

BUDGAM: Unidentified persons on Tuesday afternoon tried to snatch the weapon of a constable of B/35Bn Central Reserve Police force (CRPF) at Humhama chowk in Budgam district after throwing chilli powder at him. However, the constable resisted and raised an alarm, which foiled yet another weapon snatching bid in recent weeks in Budgam district. Reports […]

Firing on police, CRPF patrol in Pulwama village

Firing on police, CRPF patrol in Pulwama village

Anantnag: Militants fired at a group of police and CRPF in Dalipora village of Pulwama district on Sunday, but no loss of life or injury was reported in the incident. According to sources, bike-borne militants opened fire at a joint patrol of police and paramilitary in Dalipora. The attack took place at about 1:20 in […]

Govt forces on high alert ahead of Amarnath yatra

Govt forces on high alert ahead of Amarnath yatra

Pahalgam (JK): The Nunwan Base Camp here has been converted into a fortress ahead of the commencement of the annual Amarnath yatra, which will begin on Thursday, as security for this year’s pilgrimage was heightened to thwart any rerun of last year’s militant attack that left eight pilgrims dead and several injured. Govt forces — […]

Policemen respond to ‘fieriest’ stone-pelting with ‘conversations’

Policemen respond to ‘fieriest’ stone-pelting with ‘conversations’

SRINAGAR: A nearly 10-hour stone-throwing battle at Shalteng, the neighbourhood of slain militant Dawood Sofi, ended Friday evening only after police held two conversations with the stone throwers, a least-known modality adopted for calming down protests. The conversations, according to one of the police officers, were held despite more than 20 policemen, among them many […]

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