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Edu minister urges students to attend classes

Edu minister urges students to attend classes

Warns action against delinquents; pleads for ensuring disruption-free academic calendar

Srinagar, Apr 21: Dismayed at continued student protests, Minister for Education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday asked the students to control their emotions and attend classes even as he sought cooperation of the larger society for ensuring disruption-free academic activities in the Valley. Speaking to media here, he said the students were given chance […]

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Journalists demand justice for Kathua victim

Journalists demand justice for Kathua victim

Students clash with forces at several places

Srinagar, April 18: Protests against rape and murder of minor Kathua girl continued to rock Kashmir valley on Wednesday with people demanding death penalty to the accused. Valley based scribes from different media outlets today held symbolic protest against incident and demanded capital punishment to the accused. Carrying banners and placards which read “no politics […]

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Series of protests held in Srinagar seeking justice for Asifa

Series of protests held in Srinagar seeking justice for Asifa

Students in Anantnag too take to streets

Srinagar, April 16: Demand for capital punishment against rape and murder of minor Kathua girl gained momentum on Monday after people from different sections of the society held protests here to support the cause. Members of High Court Bar Association (HCBA) besides seeking action against the lawyers who they claimed ashamed the noble profession by […]

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Separatists call for shutdown against Kulgam killings

Srinagar, Apr 11: Separatist — Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik — today called for valley-wide shutdown on Thursday against the killing of four civilians at Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Addressing a joint press conference at Abiguzar area here, the separatist trio said that people of Kashmir have […]

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Kathua rape-murder case: Condemning protest by lawyers, NC demands shifting of trial

Kathua rape-murder case: Condemning protest by lawyers, NC demands shifting of trial

Srinagar Apr 10: While condemning the protest by some lawyers who attempted to prevent the Crime Branch officials from filing charge-sheet in the Kathua rape-and-murder case, National Conference (NC) today demanded shifting the trial out of Kathua. National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar told reporters in Srinagar that it is unheard of in the […]

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Soura residents urge govt to save former cremation ground from being grabbed

Soura residents urge govt to save former cremation ground from being grabbed

Srinagar, April 3: Once used as a cremation ground by Kashmiri Pandits, a piece of land at land in Soura area on the city outskirts is being grabbed by the “land-mafia” as authorities are seemingly unmoved over the issue. Situated at Bilal Colony Soura, the said piece of land, locals say was saved on many […]

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Talk with Pakistan if you want to end violence: Abdullah

Talk with Pakistan if you want to end violence: Abdullah

‘If situation continues like this, there will be no place here from where people will not be ready to die’

Srinagar, Apr 04: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah Wednesday warned that there will be no place left in Kashmir where people will not be ready to die if the situation continues to be like it is today. He also said it was imperative to find a solution to the Kashmir issue for which talks had […]

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Clashes rock Soura area after student’s arrest

Clashes rock Soura area after student’s arrest

Police says he is ‘wanted stone-pelter’; protestors say he is not

Srinagar, Mar 31: Massive clashes broke out between government forces and students at Soura area in the city outskirts today after a student was arrested by the police on charges of stone-pelting. The family of Adil Ahmad Kundoo, son of Mohammad Yusuf Kundoo of Aanchar Soura, alleged that the police arrested him along with three […]

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Freed Geelani Offers Friday Prayers, Finally

Freed Geelani Offers Friday Prayers, Finally

… but clashes erupt in area soon after with Musa slogans; traffic disrupted

Srinagar, Mar 30: Day after the state police chief declared him as free man, Hurriyat-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today offered Friday congregational prayers at a local mosque near his residence. Geelani, who has spent most of the past eight years under house-arrest particularly on Fridays, offered the congregation prayers at a local Jamia […]

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Missing student: KU students’ continue protest

Missing student: KU students’ continue protest

VC appeals for calm, says authorities equally concerned

Srinagar, March 29: Protests rocked Kashmir University on fourth straight day today against the mysterious disappearance of a student of department of Earth Sciences. Chanting slogans against varsity administration for allegedly maintaining silence over the sudden disappearance of a student from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, hundreds of students this afternoon staged demonstrations outside Iqbal Library […]