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'Punitive actions won't help': Sajad Lone on FIRs against students cheering Pakistan's T20 win
India

'Punitive actions won't help': Sajad Lone on FIRs against students cheering Pakistan's T20 win

Referring to two FIRs against students in the Valley for celebrating Pakistan's win over India in the Sunday's T20, Lone said he 'does not see anti-Indianism or pro-Pakistanism as an irreversible condition'

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, face of Kashmiri separatist politics, buried in quiet, pre-dawn funeral
India

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, face of Kashmiri separatist politics, buried in quiet, pre-dawn funeral

The 92-year-old, who was a member of banned Jamaat-e-Islami and chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference, had been suffering from various ailments for nearly last two decades

Gupkar Alliance condemns killing of BJP workers in J&K, says 'political differences don't justify violence'
India

Gupkar Alliance condemns killing of BJP workers in J&K, says 'political differences don't justify violence'

The three BJP workers identified as Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh were shot dead by militants in the UT's Kulgam district on Thursday

Farooq Abdullah named chair of Gupkar declaration alliance; Mehbooba Mufti to be deputy
India

Farooq Abdullah named chair of Gupkar declaration alliance; Mehbooba Mufti to be deputy

The amalgam leaders, who met at the residence of Mehbooba Mufti for the first time after its formation, adopted the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir as its symbol

Congress welcomes alliance of J&K political parties, says Centre must stop looking at UT's people as 'anti-national'
India

Congress welcomes alliance of J&K political parties, says Centre must stop looking at UT's people as 'anti-national'

The 'Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' was formed on Thursday in presence of NC leader Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, Peoples Conference's Sajad Lone, and CPM's Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami

From 'jai ho' to 'long overdue', leaders express relief over ex-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's release from detention
India

From 'jai ho' to 'long overdue', leaders express relief over ex-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's release from detention

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, welcoming Mehbooba's release, called her detention "a travesty" and said it was "against the basic tenets of democracy".

Omar Abdullah demands Mehbooba Mufti be set free, says 'shifting her home while keeping her under detention is cop out'
India

Omar Abdullah demands Mehbooba Mufti be set free, says 'shifting her home while keeping her under detention is cop out'

Mehbooba, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who has been detained under the Public Safety Act, was shifted from a make-shift jail to her 'Fairview' residence on Gupkar road here on Tuesday

‘Eight million population incarcerated’, says ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal as Parliament gives nod to abolish J&K’s special status
India

‘Eight million population incarcerated’, says ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal as Parliament gives nod to abolish J&K’s special status

Kashmir is experiencing 'unprecedented' lockdown, eight million population 'incarcerated', said former IAS officer, politician Shah Faesal. Parliament has given its nod to abolish Article 370 and also to bifurcate state into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Kashmir University student accuses Engineer Rashid of intimidation after video questioning ex-MLA's separatist politics goes viral
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Kashmir University student accuses Engineer Rashid of intimidation after video questioning ex-MLA's separatist politics goes viral

Aqib Malik, 26, a student at Kashmir University, claims he received intimidating messages from phone numbers known to be in use by former legislator Engineer Rashid after he student questioned Rashid's politics in a video

Former MLA Engineer Rashid to join Shah Faesal's JKPM; move likely to hurt PDP, NC's fortunes in upcoming J&K Assembly polls
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Former MLA Engineer Rashid to join Shah Faesal's JKPM; move likely to hurt PDP, NC's fortunes in upcoming J&K Assembly polls

Former independent MLA Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid is set to join former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal's JKPM ahead of Assembly polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Engineer Rashid emerges as Kashmir's biggest winner after Lok Sabha election, makes mockery of 'joker' tag
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Engineer Rashid emerges as Kashmir's biggest winner after Lok Sabha election, makes mockery of 'joker' tag

Rashid, 51, a former MLA from Langate constituency in north Kashmir, stunned everyone by polling 1,01500 votes as an Independent candidate from Baramulla parliamentary constituency

Jammu and Kashmir's visually impaired bereft of pension, unsupported by government and unloved by families
India

Jammu and Kashmir's visually impaired bereft of pension, unsupported by government and unloved by families

There are thousands of blind people in Jammu and Kashmir who struggle every day in the absence of any institutional support.

Lok Sabha elections: As parts of J&K go to polls, voters say articles 35A, 370 on top of their minds
India

Lok Sabha elections: As parts of J&K go to polls, voters say articles 35A, 370 on top of their minds

Aijaz Ahmad Wani, professor of political science who recently published a book on governance and politics in the Valley, said it would not be surprising if the voter turnout would be at par with previous elections.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to contest LS polls from Anantnag; party not to field candidates from Udhampur, Jammu
India

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti to contest LS polls from Anantnag; party not to field candidates from Udhampur, Jammu

Announcing the party candidates, PDP chief Mehbooba said Aga Mohsin will be the candidate for Srinagar seat.

Kashmiri teacher Rizwan Pandit's custodial death is neither the first in the Valley, nor a singular event in India
India

Kashmiri teacher Rizwan Pandit's custodial death is neither the first in the Valley, nor a singular event in India

The imagined trauma of a school teacher suffering in a Special Operations Group camp may have stirred civil society once again, yet Rizwan Pandit's is neither the first custodial death in India, nor is it a sudden jolt in a system we believed was very different.

Custodial death of Kashmir teacher Rizwan Pandit likely due to his affiliations with Jamaat-e-Islami, claims family
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Custodial death of Kashmir teacher Rizwan Pandit likely due to his affiliations with Jamaat-e-Islami, claims family

Rizwan Asad Pandit was picked up on Sunday night from his residence in Awantipora for questioning in a "terror case". The local police in Awantipora area of Pulwama had handed him over to the dreaded Special Operations Group, the counter-insurgent group of Kashmir police, where he died on Tuesday

With Lok Sabha polls in sight, Jammu and Kashmir's political parties begin election campaigns in full earnest
Politics

With Lok Sabha polls in sight, Jammu and Kashmir's political parties begin election campaigns in full earnest

Electoral politics is gradually returning to the Kashmir Valley, despite its political landscape being still fraught with danger and the intermittent killings of party workers

Alienated and radicalised, J&K youths who grew up under shadow of violence find conflict pervades daily life
India

Alienated and radicalised, J&K youths who grew up under shadow of violence find conflict pervades daily life

Tragically, for decades India has allowed itself to be represented in Kashmir by the barrel of a gun

Catalysed by Kathua rape-murder case, communal polarisation in Jammu and Kashmir reached new heights in 2018
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Catalysed by Kathua rape-murder case, communal polarisation in Jammu and Kashmir reached new heights in 2018

Jammu feels neglected by Kashmiri leaders and Kashmir blames Jammu for its underdevelopment. The communal sentiments feed into this perception

Apna Dal's discontent with BJP in UP reveals worrisome trend ahead of 2019: Party must make effort with allies
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Apna Dal's discontent with BJP in UP reveals worrisome trend ahead of 2019: Party must make effort with allies

The BJP's losses in three Hindi heartland states in the Assembly elections came not only as a jolt for the saffron front, but also gave its smaller allies a voice to speak up about their qualms with the party.