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Centre orders immediate withdrawal of 10,000 CAPF troops from Jammu and Kashmir
India

Centre orders immediate withdrawal of 10,000 CAPF troops from Jammu and Kashmir

The Home Ministry had withdrawn 10 CAPF companies in May from the region, while 72 such units were told to return in December last year

Curfew imposed in Srinagar ahead of first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation on Wednesday
India

Curfew imposed in Srinagar ahead of first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation on Wednesday

Srinagar police said that "separatist and Pakistan-sponsored groups" are planning to observe 5 August as 'Black Day' and that violence or protests are not ruled out

Coronavirus Updates: Two CBI officers probing Tamil Nadu extrajudicial deaths test COVID-19 positive; state reports 6,472 cases
India

Coronavirus Updates: Two CBI officers probing Tamil Nadu extrajudicial deaths test COVID-19 positive; state reports 6,472 cases

Coronavirus Updates: The Assam government will release 376 prisoners in the next few days to decongest jails across the state after 535 inmates tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Thursday.

In locked-down Kashmir, an upsurge in COVID-19 cases — and violence in civilian neighbourhoods
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In locked-down Kashmir, an upsurge in COVID-19 cases — and violence in civilian neighbourhoods

In the early hours of 19 May, Indian security forces allegedly launched an aggressive cordon and search operation of downtown Srinagar in Kashmir, followed by an armed confrontation, known as an “encounter,” against militants. Many have been rendered homeless, while some people's houses were smouldering for days

Jammu and Kashmir administration revokes stringent PSA against Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders
India

Jammu and Kashmir administration revokes stringent PSA against Shah Faesal, two PDP leaders

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday revoked the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) against former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two PDP members

Battling coronavirus outbreak, Kashmir finds itself tackling another contagion in the form of fake news
India

Battling coronavirus outbreak, Kashmir finds itself tackling another contagion in the form of fake news

The Kashmir Valley has seen fake news spread on an unprecedented scale with a broad range of mis/disinformation circulating on social networks

Three CRPF personnel killed, three injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore after terrorists open fire at checkpost
India

Three CRPF personnel killed, three injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore after terrorists open fire at checkpost

The terrorists fired at a checkpost that was jointly being manned by troops of CRPF's 179th battalion and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, officials said.

Kashmir Valley records first positive coronavirus case in Srinagar; restrictions to be imposed in capital tomorrow, say officials
India

Kashmir Valley records first positive coronavirus case in Srinagar; restrictions to be imposed in capital tomorrow, say officials

The Kashmir Valley on Wednesday recorded its first positive case for novel coronavirus in Srinagar, mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Junaid Azim Mattu said.

Ex-PDP leader Altaf Bukhari to launch own party in J&K on Sunday, says can't turn clock back, but will work for 'return of statehood'
India

Ex-PDP leader Altaf Bukhari to launch own party in J&K on Sunday, says can't turn clock back, but will work for 'return of statehood'

A new political party called the 'Jammu and Kashmir Apni (own) Party' (JKAP) will be launched on Sunday and will be led by former state finance minister Syed Altaf Bukhari, with a primary aim of providing "relief to people who have been facing uncertainty since 5 August last year".

Jammu and Kashmir Police says evidence available of social media being used to stoke violence in Valley, will act against misuse
India

Jammu and Kashmir Police says evidence available of social media being used to stoke violence in Valley, will act against misuse

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that it will act against the misuse of social media networks, which were allegedly being used to stoke violence in the valley.

Congress says it will take part in Jammu and Kashmir panchayat bypolls if party leaders are released by government
Politics

Congress says it will take part in Jammu and Kashmir panchayat bypolls if party leaders are released by government

The Congress is ready to take part in the by-elections to panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir if its leaders are released and their free movement is ensured, senior party leader GA Mir said on Monday.

Jammu and Kashmir Police registers case against several people for using VPNs to circumvent social media ban
India

Jammu and Kashmir Police registers case against several people for using VPNs to circumvent social media ban

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on 14 January had issued an order banning all social media sites to curb their misuse by miscreants for propagating false information and rumours.

Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shah Faesal detained under stringent Public Safety Act
India

Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shah Faesal detained under stringent Public Safety Act

Former civil servant and chief of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM) Shah Faesal has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions

PSA dossiers used to incarcerate Jammu and Kashmir’s politicians: Their sepia text comes through in Technicolor absurdity
India

PSA dossiers used to incarcerate Jammu and Kashmir’s politicians: Their sepia text comes through in Technicolor absurdity

Among the reasons given for detaining former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent PSA are Abdullah's "considerable influence" over "gullible" masses, including the ability to attract voters to polling booths despite calls for boycott and Mufti's image among people as a "daddy's girl".

PSA against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti smacks of muddled thinking; reasons cited by Centre constitute theatre of absurd
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PSA against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti smacks of muddled thinking; reasons cited by Centre constitute theatre of absurd

The slapping of PSA was, in itself, an admission on the government’s part that it has no legitimate reason to keep the Abdullahs and Mufti behind detention.

Banned outfit JKLF calls for strike on Afzal Guru's death anniversary; FIR registered from attempting to 'incite violence' in Jammu and Kashmir
India

Banned outfit JKLF calls for strike on Afzal Guru's death anniversary; FIR registered from attempting to 'incite violence' in Jammu and Kashmir

The police have registered a case against banned JKLF for allegedly attempting to incite violence and disturb law and order situation in Kashmir

Hope New Delhi will address Citizenship Amendment Act concerns, says British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith
India

Hope New Delhi will address Citizenship Amendment Act concerns, says British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith

Outgoing British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith also said British side is 'very interested' to visit Kashmir valley

Jammu and Kashmir admin says 2G mobile internet services to be restored in Valley from today till 31 Jan; social media to remain out of bounds
India

Jammu and Kashmir admin says 2G mobile internet services to be restored in Valley from today till 31 Jan; social media to remain out of bounds

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered for 2G internet services to be restored in the Kashmir Valley from midnight on the intervening night between Friday and Saturday, reports said. The restoration of the 2G internet facility on mobile phones will continue till 31 January after which it will be reviewed further, the order said.

‘In J&K, net used to watch dirty films’: NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justifies blockade, claims move had no effect on businesses
India

‘In J&K, net used to watch dirty films’: NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat justifies blockade, claims move had no effect on businesses

NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat said that suspension of the internet in the Kashmir Valley has had no effect on business and went on to add that nothing except 'dirty films' were being watched by the people in the region

Ghulam Nabi Azad says Union ministers’ visit to Jammu and Kashmir is ‘third bid to spread lies’ about ground situation after abrogation of Article 370
India

Ghulam Nabi Azad says Union ministers’ visit to Jammu and Kashmir is ‘third bid to spread lies’ about ground situation after abrogation of Article 370

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that by arranging visits of Union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has made a "third bid to spread lies" about situation there post abrogation of its special status.