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Shooting of Sarpanch In Kashmir Condemnable: Amnesty International


SRINAGAR: Amnesty International Friday condemned attacks by "armed groups" on civilians, following the killing of a sarpanch, a village official in Jammu and Kashmir, and said it demonstrated contempt for fundamental principles of humanity. In a statement, Amnesty International India said that according to police reports, unidentified gunmen took 45 year-old Mohammad Amin Pandit, a sarpanch, from his home in Pulwama district in south Kashmir on April 17th night, and shot him fifty yards away...

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Palhalan in North Kashmir Shuts on The First Death Anniversary of LeT Commander


PALHALAN: Amid clashes, a complete shutdown was observed in North Kashmir’s Palhalan town in Baramulla district to commemorate the first death anniversary of Hizb militant Shabir Ahmed Shiekh. Shabir Ahmad Sheikh alias Shaka alias Tameem of Raipora Palhalan Pattan was killed during a gun battle with 22 RR and SOG personnel at Behrampora Sopore. On his first death anniversary, a complete shutdown was observed in Palhalan. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while...

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Tosamaidan Row: Scores Of Villages Stage Protest


BUDGAM: Hundreds of people from scores of Budgam hamlets protested on Friday Tosamaidan row. The protestors demanded the government order to cease the lease not only be implemented in letter and spirit but also to be made public. In Press Enclave Srinagar also the protest was held in this regard. Eyewitnesses told CNS that people from scores of villages around Tosa Maidan meadow took to streets soon after Friday prayers and staged massive protest. They were demanding that Government...

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Blast From The Past

Young Kashmiri militants discard books for AK 47

SRINAGAR, April 18 (1991): At the first sound of automatic weapons fire militant leader Mohmad Yaseen Bhat simply nods at a subordinate. The younger man disappears down the stairs to the old city of Srinagar below. "Not to worry, please don't get up," says Yaseen, resuming inspection...


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  • Wildlife & Environment

    Anniversary: Siachen Glacier, World's Highest...


    Andrew North NEW DELHI: On 13 April 1984, Indian troops snatched control of the Siachen glacier in northern Kashmir, narrowly beating Pakistan. Thirty years later,...



    War-weary Kids Toil In Kashmir's Dying Carpet Art

    Young Children Weaving Carpets in Kashmir

    Kainaat Mushtaq SRINAGAR: Inayat Hussain is only eight, but his eyes are failing. Working in dim light from dawn to dusk for 13 hours every day, six days a week...


    Life & Culture

    Kashmir: Lone Crusader To Pariah


    Muzaffar Raina SRINAGAR: The lone candidate who dared to join the parliamentary poll fray at the beginning of militancy in Srinagar is a lonely man. Mohammad Shafi...