Significant drop in stone pelting in J&K between 2016 and 2019; improvement after Governor's Rule, says home ministry
There has been a marked improvement in the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir since the imposition of Governor's rule on 19 June, 2018, said an official of the home ministry.
Politicians like Akbar Lone fuel violence in Kashmir; Valley has history of leaders playing both mainstream, separatist
Mohammad Akbar Lone is one of the many Kashmiri leaders playing both separatist and a mainstream politician; doublespeaking is an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir politics and one of the main reason behind the never-ending cycle of violence
Kashmiri separatists plan week-long protests for Burhan Wani’s death anniversary, call for complete shutdown
The separatist leadership in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has issued a week-long protest calendar from 7 to 13 July to commemorate the death anniversary of Burhan Wani, media reports said on Wednesday.
Kashmir unrest: Modified pellet guns to prevent eye injuries, says CRPF chief General K Durga Prasad
With pellet guns leaving hundreds of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir with severe eye injuries, a modified version of the weapon will now be used to ward off any protest ahead or during any anti-militancy operations.
Burhan Wani's killing by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir's Kokernag area on 8 July this year triggered unrest in the Valley, which has left as many as 86 people dead.
Now that sack orders have been issued to a dozen employees, and several policemen have been suspended over the weekend, the government should stick to its stand, rather than use this order as a bargaining chip.
Over the past two years, our rulers ignored the rage among youth in kashmir, as it built to fever pitch. Indeed, the state apparatus presided over the coalescence of that rage like an emperor fiddling while his citadel burnt.
Kashmir has erupted into violence after a Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces in July this year. Since then, tensions have erupted in the Valley killing and injuring scores of civilians and military troops
On the eve of Eid-ul Azha festival, Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday declared that curfew will be imposed in all 10 districts of the Valley on Tuesday.
A considerable number of Kashmiri youths, especially from south Kashmir, have been missing and are believed to have joined the ranks of militant groups after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July this year.
In four districts of south Kashmir — Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag — there is not even a hint of administrative apparatus at work.
Separatists should have put across an implementable roadmap for resolution of Kashmir issue instead of shying away from meeting the all-party delegation and being "caught in darkness", CM Mehbooba Mufti has said.
Sources said that Kashmir police have requested Army presence for the five new camps to be setup in the rural areas of Pulwama district, where militants have been seen openly roaming with weapons.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday hit out at Kashmiri separatist leaders who refused to talk to some MPs from an all-party team, saying their conduct defied the spirit of "Kashmiriyat".
The Kashmir Valley is reeling under the bloodiest unrest it has seen in years and, to nobody's surprise, the two-day visit of the all-party delegation of parliament members has done little to improve matters.
Adopting a tough stance, separatists on Sunday rebuffed attempts by five opposition MPs to talk to them even as an all-party parliamentary delegation explored ways to end the 56-day-old unrest by holding discussions with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and some other mainstream leaders.
Normal life remained affected in Kashmir due to the separatist sponsored strike on 58th day. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps continued to remain shut during day time and open only in the evening.
Cutting across party lines, leaders said that they were hopeful of finding a solution for restoration of peace in the Valley where violent clashes have claimed 71 lives since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on 8 July.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called for engaging all sections of the society, including Hurriyat Conference, in a credible and meaningful political dialogue.
A youth was today killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Qazigund area of South Kashmir taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest to 71.