Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed, 2 security personnel injured in encounter in Srinagar; telecom services barring BSNL snapped in city
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed while a CRPF jawan and a Jammu and Kashmir policeman suffered injuries during an encounter in the city's Nawakadal area on Tuesday, police said.
Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo killed by security forces in J&K's Pulwama, say reports; mobile internet suspended in region
Riyaz Naikoo, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander who had been on the run for eight years, has reportedly been killed by security forces
Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration
The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said.
Kashmir issue LATEST updates: Pakistan minister slams Modi govt over Farooq Abdullah's detention, says even Delhi's most loyal is treated as enemy
Kashmir issue LIVE Updates: Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry condemned the house arrest of Farooq Abdullah and said that it shows how 'alienated' the Modi government is and that 'even most loyal of Delhi are now being treated as enemy'.
SC asks Centre, Jammu and Kashmir govt to restore normalcy in Valley but keeping national interest in mind
The SC asked the Centre and J&K administration to make all endeavours to restore normalcy in Kashmir Valley as soon as possible but made it clear that the restoration would be on a 'selective basis' keeping in mind national interest.
Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh during DRDO's Kisan-Jawan Vigyan Mela in Ladakh
'Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir and no country is backing it on the 'current issue', Rajnath Singh said amid Islamabad's efforts to internationalise the Centre's move to abrogate provisions of Article 370.
Kashmir news updates: Satya Pal Malik says month-long house arrest of Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti will help them win more votes
Kashmir news LIVE updates: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday justified the action of "preventive detention" against former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti, and Farooq and Omar Abdullah, saying that the more politicians spend time in jail, the more political dividends they are likely to accrue.
Kashmir, being the tense, conflict-induced zone that it is today, witnessed a series of events that unfolded over the past three weeks. Here is a timeline of all those events, right from the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
Secret life of Article 370: Nehru's use of ruthless force to integrate Kashmir behind veil of 'special status' offers lessons for today
The truth is more complex: for former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Kashmir's special status, and Article 370 were, from the outset, a fiction — one which was authored against the background of war, great-power intrigue, and terrorism.
Kashmir news LATEST updates: 'Will your family approve if you reconstruct home without approval'; Sanjay Jha tweets about Article 370 abrogation
Kashmir news LIVE updates: Senior Congress leader and party national spokesperson Sanjay Jha took to Twitter on Monday and said that the BJP-led Centre should have discussed it with those parties who are directly affected by the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. 'So you have a 3 BHK house. It is yours. Now you amend it, modify it into a 4 BHK house, by breaking one bedroom into two. The size remains the same. It is still yours. But would your family be happy if you did this reconstruction without asking for their approval?'
Country without a post office: The unconscionable communication siege of Kashmir must look beyond public order and state security
As it exists, peacefulness in Kashmir is Schröndinger's cat until the restrictions are lifted —Kashmir currently is both reported as 'peaceful' enough to legitimatise the Union's decisions and not peaceful enough to justify the lifting of restrictions. The State is being permitted to rely on its own excesses to deny the court or civil society the ability to test their reasonableness.
After UNSC meet on J&K, China says members concerned about human rights situation; India slams Pakistan's 'alarmist' approach
Both India and Pakistan were not among the attendees at the informal UNSC meeting, which was meant only for the five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
Kashmir news updates: India's UN envoy slams Pakistan's 'alarmist' approach, says scrapping Article 370 has no external ramifications
Kashmir news LIVE updates: India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said at the UN headquarters, "Our position was and remains that matters related to Article 370 are entirely an internal matter of India. The recent decisions are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, socie-economic development is enhanced for our people...We are committed to gradually removing all restrictions. Since the change is internal to India, it has not made any difference to our external orientation."
The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated in Budgam, Pulwama, Awantipora, Tral, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Baramulla, Shopian, Anantnag and Bandipora in Kashmir, according to a press release issued by the administration.
Kashmir News Updates: Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner over Tuesday's 'unprovoked ceasefire violations' across LoC
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops across the Line of Control which killed a civilian. Mohammad Faisal, Director General (South Asia and SAARC) and Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson, summoned Ahluwalia to condemn "the unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces on 13 August in Hot Spring Sector in which a 38-year-old man of Laychayal village was killed, the Pakistan foreign office said.
SC refuses to lift restrictions in J&K, but administration hopeful of relaxations soon; state to host first global investors summit in Oct
Refusing to interfere with the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government imposing restrictions, including shutdown of communication services, a Supreme Court bench said 'reasonable time' should be given to authorities to ensure normalcy as the 'situation is very sensitive'.
Kashmir News Updates: Days after calling reports on Saura unrest 'fabricated', MHA acknowledges incident, but says 'no bullets fired'
Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Days after calling reports on an unrest in Saura region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has acknowledged that an incident of stone pelting did take place in Saura on 9 August which later sparked unrest in the area. Earlier, a few international media houses — including BBC and The Washington Post — had drawn criticism for reporting about the incident. A home ministry spokesperson had also called the reports about protests as "fabricated and incorrect".
Pakistani TV channel 24 News HD airs 2018 footage of Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest in Kashmir, claims it is 2019
Kashmir News Updates: A Pakistani television channel shared a video on their YouTube channel in early August 2019 claiming it was "breaking news" footage of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest. The claim is false; the video has circulated online in reports since at least April 2018.
Viral photo of girl walking past soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir taken in 2016, not August 2019, reports AFP
A photo of a girl reading a book as she walks past heavily armed soldiers in Kashmir has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter which claim the image was taken after the Indian government revoked the region’s special status in August 2019. The claim is false; the photo was taken in 2016 during previous unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Day after low key Eid al-Adha in Jammu and Kashmir, Supreme Court to hear plea against abrogation of Article 370
In the evening, Inspector General of Police SP Pani and Jammu and Kashmir principal secretary Rohit Kansal said that the Eid al-Adha festivities in Jammu and Kashmir passed peacefully, barring a few minor incidents.