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Stone pelting during search operation
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SRINAGAR, Apr 21: Protests and stone pelting occurred during a cordon and search operation by security forces at Wathoo village in Shopian district today. Reports said that army and SOG launched a cordon and search operation in Wathoo village of the district following inputs about the presence of militants there. During the operation protests occurred, which led to clashes between security forces and protestors....
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JKCCS releases report on impact of Amarnath Yatra
‘Restrict Yatra to its traditional period of 15 days’
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SRINAGAR, Apr 20: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and equations, a Bangalore based research, campaign and advocacy organisation working on issues of tourism and ecology, Thursday released a report, ‘Amarnath Yatra: a Militarised Pilgrimage’ based on a study on the Amarnath Yatra, between 2014-2016. The report, issued by JKCCS to media, is based on data collected from RTIs filed on multiple departments, interviews with government officials in Kashmir, all concerned authorities and organisation, and people in Kashmir, Jammu, Delhi and Ludhiana and secondary sources. It seeks to begin a critical enquiry into religious tourism and challenges the role of a constitutionally secular state in its promotion and sustenance. The Yatra underlines the undemocratic functioning of Indian rul...
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Seminar on Historiographic Metafiction begins at KU
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SRINAGAR, Apr 20: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir, Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, on Thursday inaugurated a three-day workshop “Historiographic Metafiction: Problematizing History and Defining Fiction.” Organized by the Department of English, the national-level seminar attempts to promote a meaningful discussion on the significance and ethics of Historiographic Metafiction and help understand the assumptions and presuppositions underlying the relationship between history and fiction. In his presidential address, Prof Andrabi highlighted the importance of history and literature while underscoring issues and problems facing historians and researchers in documenting history and literature. He congratulated the Department of English for organizing the seminar, being attended by emine...
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KUSU calls upon students to resume class work
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SRINAGAR, Apr 20: Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) Thursday called upon the student community to resume their classes after “a successful display of resistance, unity and valor”. “The protests in solidarity with the students assaulted by occupational forces at Pulwama Degree College was not only exemplary but a historic message put across the globe that the struggle of right to self-determination is deep rooted in the conscience of every man, woman and youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” a statement of KUSU said. The statement added “It should be kept in mind that while resuming class work the students should make resistance against Indian occupation a way of life and raise voice against the oppression whenever needed or necessary.” As per the statement “The treachery of the oppressiv...
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NC holds anti-govt march, protests assault on students
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SRINAGAR , Apr 18: The youth wing of the opposition National Conference on Tuesday took out a protest rally against the alleged use of "unprecedented force" by the government against the people, especially students, in Kashmir. The activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth National Conference (JKYNC) led by its president Salman Sagar took out a protest rally from party headquarter Nawai-Subah to Press Enclave here. The activists were wearing black shrouds as a mark of protest and shouted slogans against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The rally culminated at Press Enclave where it dispersed peacefully. Speaking to reporters, Sagar said the protest was against the "unprecedented force" used by the government against the people, especially against the students of various colleges, yesterday...
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Schools, colleges, Varsities closed
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SRINAGAR, Apr 17: After today wide spread protests by students and subsequent clashes, the authorities have ordered closure of all universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in the valley tomorrow. However, schools till 8th class will remain open. Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan in an order said that all educational institutions from higher secondary schools, colleges and universities shall remain closed on Tuesday....
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Cops exercised maximum restraint: Police
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SRINAGAR, Apr 17: A police spokesman this evening said cops exercised maximum restraint while dealing with protests of students in Valley today. In a statement, he said, “Students of different colleges protested at some places in Kashmir Valley today. While at many places, the students protested inside their college premises, at few places in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam the students assembled on the roads and indulged in stone pelting thus disrupting the movement of general people and traffic on busy roads. The police at these places exhibited maximum restraint and dispersed the stone pelting mobs of students by using some teargas shells.” The spokesman added that in some places the college property was also damaged. “In the resultant chaos, some students received minor injuri...
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Geelani concerned over mystery killing
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SRINAGAR, April 17: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) today expressed his deep concern over mysterious killings in Pulwama district. In a statement, he said, there is no justification for these killings. “It is unfair and against humanity to kill person for his specific ideology or affiliations,” Geelani said while denouncing these killings. He said “secret killings will lead us to chaos.” “Teachings of Islam assign extraordinary worth for human life and saving a human being is like saving of the whole humanity,” said Geelani. Commenting over these incidents, the Hurriyat (G) chairman said that nothing with authenticity can be stated about these incidents and it is still a mystery as to who is behind these selective and mysterious killings. “There is no justificat...
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Amar Singh College students condemn assault on students
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SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Massive protests rocked Amar Singh Degree College here in Srinagar on Monday against the brutal assault on students of Pulwama College by security forces. Early in the morning scores of students took out a protest march inside the campus and decried the use of brutal force by security personnel on the students inside the premises of Pulwama Degree College on Saturday. Calling the unprovoked action by the forces inhumane the staff at the college also condemned and expressed their shock and anger over the use of excessive force inside Pulwama College and the killing of a youth in Batmaloo locality of Srinagar. The students while chanting slogans marched towards the main road outside the campus. “It is a shame that a free hand has been given to its forces to unleash a...
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Pulwama College closed for 2 days
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SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Following clashes between students and protestors yesterday, Degree College Pulwama has been closed for two days. Dozens of students were injured in security forces and police action after clashes in the college yesterday. “Following the clashes that broke out between the forces personnel and the students of the government degree college (Boys), Pulwama on 15 April, 2017, where in numerous students have reportedly been injured, the principal degree college Pulwama as well as the students are being informed not to attend the college on 17th and 18th of April, 2017 as the college will remain closed on the said days,” district magistrate Pulwama said in a statement. The clashes had occurred when security forces vehicles had entered into the college premises and student...
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Unidentified gunmen shoot dead lawyer in Shopian
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SRINAGAR, Apr 16: A young lawyer, Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan, was shot dead by some unidentified gunmen at Pinjoora village in Shopian this evening. Reports said that the gunmen abducted him from his residence and fired upon him at a nearby place. The gunmen fled from there. The injured Imtiyaz was removed to hospital, where he was declared brought dead by doctors....
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JKP personnel asked to avoid visiting hometowns
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SRINAGAR, Apr 16: The Jammu and Kashmir police has issued an advisory to its personnel to avoid visiting their hometowns "for the next few months", following incidents of attacks by militants on their residences and family members. The advisory issued by the police headquarters referred to the recent incidents in the valley where terrorists, and anti-national and anti-social elements have cause damage to the life and property of police personnel. “In view of these unfortunate incidents, police personnel, particularly from south Kashmir, are advised to exercise extreme caution while visiting their homes. They should preferably avoid visiting their homes for thhe next few months as their personal security is of paramount importance,” the advisory said. It advised all the heads of variou...
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