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Pakistan summons India's high commissioner to lodge protest over summoning of its envoy in Delhi after foreign minister calls separatist leader
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Pakistan summons India's high commissioner to lodge protest over summoning of its envoy in Delhi after foreign minister calls separatist leader

In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan on Thursday summoned India's high commissioner here to lodge a protest over the summoning of its envoy in New Delhi and maintained that it would continue to extend support to the people of Kashmir.

MEA summons Pakistani envoy over Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's phone call to Hurriyat leader
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MEA summons Pakistani envoy over Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's phone call to Hurriyat leader

The MEA said the Foreign Secretary "underscored that by this action Pakistan has confirmed yet again that it officially abets and encourages individuals associated with terrorism and anti-India activities.

Army calling 250 militants' death in Jammu and Kashmir 'great achievement' is unfortunate, says Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
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Army calling 250 militants' death in Jammu and Kashmir 'great achievement' is unfortunate, says Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

The Mirwaiz claimed many Army officers have in their write-ups and lectures admitted that Jammu and Kashmir is a political problem that has to be resolved politically

Pulwama encounter: Separatists had called for protest march to Badamibagh Cantonment during 2016 unrest too
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Pulwama encounter: Separatists had called for protest march to Badamibagh Cantonment during 2016 unrest too

The call for the march came after seven civilians died and several others were injured allegedly when security forces opened fire at a mob in Pulwama.

Pulwama encounter: Protest marches by separatists foiled in different parts of J&K after authorities impose restrictions
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Pulwama encounter: Protest marches by separatists foiled in different parts of J&K after authorities impose restrictions

The march by separatists to the Army's Chinar Corps headquarters here against the killing of seven civilians during an encounter was foiled after authorities imposed restrictions in Pulwama district and parts of Srinagar on Monday,

Pulwama encounter: Syed Ali Geelani demands UN probe into killings; Separatists call for three-day strike in Jammu and Kashmir
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Pulwama encounter: Syed Ali Geelani demands UN probe into killings; Separatists call for three-day strike in Jammu and Kashmir

Senior separatist leader and Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday demanded a high-level probe under the supervision of United Nations into Pulwama civilian killing. Meanwhile, Separatists in Kashmir on Saturday called for a three-day strike against the Pulwama encounter which saw the killing of seven civilians in security forces' action.

Separatists-sponsored strike in Kashmir valley over death of civilians disrupts normal life; businesses shut, public transport affected
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Separatists-sponsored strike in Kashmir valley over death of civilians disrupts normal life; businesses shut, public transport affected

Shops, private offices, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. They said public transport was off the roads while private cars were seen plying in few areas of the city.

Separatist leaders write to UN chief Antonio Guterres over Kashmir dispute ahead of his India visit
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Separatist leaders write to UN chief Antonio Guterres over Kashmir dispute ahead of his India visit

Kashmiri separatist leaders said on Monday that they have written a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ahead of his India visit, drawing his attention to the urgency of the need to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir on Friday to protest killing of a civilian by security forces
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Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir on Friday to protest killing of a civilian by security forces

As the news of killings spread in Srinagar there were protests in the old part of Srinagar city. The state government shut the internet services in Srinagar, the capital, and imposed restrictions in old Srinagar to prevent any agitation against the civilian killing.

Terror funding case: Delhi HC says NIA lacks evidence to establish Pak High Commission's role, grants bail to Kashmiri businessman
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Terror funding case: Delhi HC says NIA lacks evidence to establish Pak High Commission's role, grants bail to Kashmiri businessman

A division bench of the Delhi High Court (HC) Thursday ruled that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) lacks evidence to establish the role of Pakistan High Commission in funding separatist activities in Kashmir.

Kashmiri separatists call for boycott of panchayat and municipal polls, say Centre doesn't believe in empowering people
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Kashmiri separatists call for boycott of panchayat and municipal polls, say Centre doesn't believe in empowering people

A statement in this regard was issued after a meeting of the so-called Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising separatists Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik at Geelani's residence in Hyderpora.

Article 35A row: 2-day shutdown called by separatists disrupts life in Jammu and Kashmir; shops closed, vehicles off roads
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Article 35A row: 2-day shutdown called by separatists disrupts life in Jammu and Kashmir; shops closed, vehicles off roads

The situation across the Valley is peaceful with no untoward incident reported from anywhere so far, officials said.

Kashmir's Hurriyat leaders recall Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 'rare Indian leader who understood pain of Kashmiris'
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Kashmir's Hurriyat leaders recall Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 'rare Indian leader who understood pain of Kashmiris'

Atal Bihari Vajpayee met Kashmiri separatists in January 2004, despite Pakistan not being in favour of those talks

Jammu and Kashmir comes to a standstill after shutdown call over Article 35A; minor stone-pelting incidents reported
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Jammu and Kashmir comes to a standstill after shutdown call over Article 35A; minor stone-pelting incidents reported

Life in Kashmir on Sunday came to a standstill due to a complete shutdown called by separatist against the legal challenge in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35-A, which bars people from outside Jammu and Kashmir from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

Article 35A row: Petitions challenging special status of J&K push separatists into defending the Constitution they defy
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Article 35A row: Petitions challenging special status of J&K push separatists into defending the Constitution they defy

The Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir have been refusing dialogue offers from the government saying that they would not hold talks under the Constitution of India, but the petitions challenging Article 35A has pushed them into defending a law that is part of the same Constitution

Indian Army commando killed in encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara
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Indian Army commando killed in encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara

An Indian Army commando was killed and another injured in a gunfight with militants in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, army officials said.

Under PDP-BJP rule, Kashmir saw 74 percent more people certified 'disabled'; pellet guns behind rise in numbers
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Under PDP-BJP rule, Kashmir saw 74 percent more people certified 'disabled'; pellet guns behind rise in numbers

In three years to 2017, under PDP-BJP coalition rule, 31,085 people were certified disabled in Kashmir, up 74 percent from the three preceding years.

Shujaat Bukhari killing: Yasin Malik detained, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest to foil planned protest
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Shujaat Bukhari killing: Yasin Malik detained, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest to foil planned protest

Yasin Malik was taken into custody from his Maisuma residence, while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest at Nigeen.

Kashmir talks: Success of parleys depends on resolve of all stakeholders to bring dispute to a logical end
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Kashmir talks: Success of parleys depends on resolve of all stakeholders to bring dispute to a logical end

A section inside the Hurriyat Conference is optimistic and wants some kind of dialogue to be initiated by New Delhi with Pakistan and Kashmiris.

Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat leaders ask for talks with prime minister
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Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat leaders ask for talks with prime minister

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Friday that the government should allow the people to assemble at Lal Chowk tomorrow so that they could convey their 'mann ki baat' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit.