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Strongly condemn Lal Singh’s threat, demand FIR: NC ‘This is a brazen attempt to muzzle the media in Kashmir’

Srinagar, Jun 23 (KNS): National Conference on Saturday strongly condemned the outrageous remarks of BJP Leader and Former Minister, Chaudhary Lal Singh and said this was a brazen attempt to muzzle the media in Kashmir. In a statement issued to KNS, NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said Lal Singh’s open threat to the media fraternity in Kashmir had exposed an intolerant, vituperative and criminal mindset that threatens to subvert freedom of speech and democracy in the State.
“We condemn this outrageous threat in the strongest of terms. It should be treated as a criminal attempt to incite violence against journalists and the J&K Police should register an FIR under the relevant statutes of the law. There is absolutely no legal excuse for inaction in this case and an attempt to brush this under the carpet would be unacceptable and will discredit both the writ of the Administration and also muzzle free speech in the State”, the NC State Spokesperson said in the statement.
“Chaudhr…

Thousands attend Dawood’s funeral , Waiving the Islamic States flag

Thousands of mourners bid an emotional goodbye to Dawood Ahmad Sofi of Zainakote, as dozens of his grieving friends, relations, and neighbours jostled with each other to touch his body before it was lowered in the grave.

As the news broke of his killing early in the day, scores of youngsters in his neighbourhood and beyond took to streets and threw stones in anger at the government forces. Until late evening the stone-throwing protests were underway and nearly 50 protestors had been wounded in the actions of the government forces. Many of the wounded protestors were hit by shotgun pellets.

A family source said that Dawood’s body reached his home at 6 in the evening and by then thousands of people had reached the Mustabad residence of the slain militant commander for the funeral.

“People in large numbers came to participate in his funeral,” said a cousin brother of the slain militant. The family decided to hold the first round of funeral prayer for the IS chief after the Maghrib prayers.

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5 CRPF troopers, 3 cops injured in Tral grenade attack: Police Hizb claims responsibility

Srinagar, Jun 22 : At least eight forces personnel including three cops and five CRPF troopers sustained injuries on Friday after the militants attacked them in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police said that militants lobbed a grenade followed by firing on the security forces from a crowd when they were busy with law and order duties on Tral road, resulting in injuries to the nine security forces personnel.
“Security force personnel exercised maximum restraint after being attacked by terrorists to prevent any civilian casualties,” police said, adding that the injured security force personnel were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment.
“#Tral grenade incident resulted in injury to 8 SFs : 5 Crpf and three Jkp. Information is preliminary in nature,” police tweeted.
Meanwhile, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Friday claimed the responsibility of grenade attack that took place in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today.
In a tele-statement to KNS, Hizb operational s…

Valley shuts against veteran journalist Shujaat, civilian killings Mirwaiz placed under house detention, Malik detained

Srinagar, Jun 21 (KNS): A complete shutdown was Thursday observed across the Valley against the killing of a senior journalist and ‘Daily Rising Kashmir’ editor-in-Chief, Shujaat Bukhari and civilians in the Valley.  The shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against the killing of Shujaat Bukhari and civilians.
Bukhari was killed along with two of his security guards in Press Enclave in Srinagar on June 14.
All the shops, business establishments and most of the educations institutes remained closed throughout the day while the traffic was also thin on the roads.
The call for a shutdown given on Tuesday was deferred by a day in view of the Mela Kheer Bhawani. JRL appealed people to observe complete shutdown on Thursday instead of Wednesday against the killings.
The forces were deployed in large number in the sensitive areas of Srinagar to thwart any possible protests against the journalists killi…

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