CRPF jawans in Kashmir say 'precaution is better than cure'; officers claim round-the-clock deployment helped 'localise' stone-pelting incidents
Thousands of CRPF personnel and other forces have been deployed in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir since 5 August. Purushottam Kumar, an assistant sub-inspector of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a force placed at the disposal of the CRPF, is posted near downtown Srinagar's Sekidafar area.
Magisterial enquiry into Shopian firing: Activists call probes in Jammu and Kashmir a farce, urge govt not to be a roadblock
Jammu and Kashmir government may have ordered a magisterial enquiry into the killings of two youngsters in Shopian district on Saturday but everyone, including the government, knows such probes are merely an "eyewash" meant to prolong the agony of victims and their families by setting up obstacles in their pursuit of justice.
The core group on security in Kashmir today reviewed the overall situation in the Valley and chalked out security strategy for the winter months.
The news of 11 Army personnel, including a JCO, having buried in an avalanche in Siachen glacier has been tragic.
Citing a damning report they have prepared, the Amnesty International has called for the immediate repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.