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Traders federation election going on in sopore

Chairman Election Board Traders federation election going on in sopore
At Guroo hospital .Traders are comming to select their traders federation president .Only two contesting Members for president Namely Haji Mohammad Ashraf  Ganie and second Qazi Hashmutullah (Hashmi)

Militants attack army camp in Tral

KASHMIR 24x7Militants attack army camp in Tral Pampore: Militants on late Saturday night attacked army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources said that barrage of gunfire rattled the neighbourhood and caused panic among residents.
More details awaited.

Slain militant’s mother hit by pellets in eyes

KASHMIR 24X7 The mother of a teenage militant who was killed by government forces in Kulgam’s Laroo village on Sunday is battling for her eyesight at SHMS Hospital in Srinagar, after being hit by a barrage of pellets fired by government forces into her home today.
Faata, mother of the 16-year-old militant Owais (Amir), was hit by scores of pellets on Saturday afternoon when she was at her home at DH Pora in Kulgam district. Ruby, a relative of Faata, told Kashmir Reader at SMHS Hospital that early in the afternoon, government forces were chasing youths on the streets of DH Pora.
“In between, there came the sound of someone moaning in pain outside. My aunt along with others went out to see what was happening. As she went out, the forces fired pellets at her, while she was in the lawn of her house,” Ruby said.
She added that Faata was shifted to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment after doctors at the Kulgam district hospital could not operate on her.
When this reporter visit…

Forces lay siege to Sopore village

Forces lay siege to Sopore village Sopore, 28 October : Government forces on Sunday early morning launched a cordon-and-search operation in Sopore Village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Zaloora area of Sopore. Police sources said that operation was launched following the inputs about the movement of suspected militants. “All entry and exit points of the area have been sealed and door to door searches are going on,” sources said. The searches were going on when this report was filed.

Pakistan Supreme Court Reimposes Ban On Indian Films, TV Shows

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has reintroduced a ban on Indian films and television shows being broadcast on the country’s local channels. The apex court was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content on Pakistani television channels, reported Dawn. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered a “shut down” and made it clear that authorities should “only air appropriate content”. “They are trying to (obstruct the construction) of our dam and we cannot even ban their channels,” Justice Nisar asked. In 2016, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had imposed a ban on airing Indian content on local television and FM radio channels. However, the Lahore High Court lifted ban in 2017, declaring it null and void as the Pakistan government had no objections regarding the same. (PTI)

Panchayat ghar set ablaze in Sopore

Sopore, Oct 27: Unknown persons Saturday evening set ablaze Panchayat ghar in north Kashmir’s Sopore village .
Report reaching GNS said that a panchayat building at Nowpora village of Sopore town was set afire this evening. Meanwhile, SSP Sopore Javed Iqbal while confirming the incident to GNS said unknown miscreants set ablaze a panchayat ghar at Nowpora village of Sopore. A team has been dispatched to the spot, he added. This is the first such incident in Sopore town.

Woman among 30 injured in clashes amid CASO in Kulgam, Shopian

Woman among 30 injured in clashes amid CASO in Kulgam, Shopian Srinagar, Oct 27: At least thirty people on Saturday were injured in protests during two separate cordon and search operations (CASOs) in the twin districts of Kulgam and Shopian in south Kashmir. Reports reaching Global News Service (GNS) said that army, police and CRPF this afternoon cordoned off DK Pora village in Shopian and started a search operation amid intelligence inputs over the presence of militants in the village. When the joint team started door to door searches, scores of men, women and came out of their houses and staged a protest against the operation. Reports said that villagers hurled stones at the government forces to express their anger over the conduct of search operation. In retaliation, the government forces burst tear smoke shells and fired pellets. In the clashes that continued for several hours, ten people were injured. Among them, one woman identified as Sundri Begum was hit by pellets in the le…

Kashmir shuts to mark October 27

The JRL had urged the people to observe October 27 as “black day.

Soldier injured in stone-pelting dies: Army

Lt Gen AK Bhatt, DGP, others pay tributes to soldiers killed in Tral, Anantnag, Sopore
An army soldier died at a hospital here after he sustained head injuries during stone-pelting by a group of youths, an official said Friday. “Sepoy Rajendra Singh was part of a quick reaction team which was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on Thursday. At around 1800 hrs, when the convoy was passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction near NH-44, few youths hurled stones at the vehicle and Singh was injured after being hit by a stone directly on the head,” the army official said.

Two militants, soldier killed in Rafiabad gunfight

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Senior superintendent of police Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed the killing of two militants who, he said, were yet to be identified
Two militants and an army soldier were killed in a gunfight at Pazalpora village in Rafiabad area of northern Baramulla district on Friday.

Pakistan an important party to Kashmir issue, without them, it can’t be resolved, says Anjuman Shari Shian

Suhail Bhat
Budgam: Anjuman Shari Shian on Friday castigated Jammu and Kashmir Governor for asking Resistance leaders to stop talking about Pakistan. In a statement, a spokesperson of the organization said that Pakistan is an important party and without it Kashmir issue can’t be resolved. “The Delhi-Srinagar and Delhi-Islamabad dialogue on Kashmir have bore no fruits till date. Only tripartite dialogue can lead to the resolution of long pending Kashmir issue                                                                         File photo
The spokesperson while terming October 27 as the Black Day of Kashmir History said that after arriving here the Indian Army didn’t leave Kashmir and till date India has been an occupational force that rules Kashmir on military might. The spokesperson condemned the continuous house detention of party president and senior Hurriyat leader Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi said that he is being not allowed to come from his house from past five days. He also…

Train services to remain suspended from Banihal-Baramulla tomorrow

Suhail Bhat Due to apprehensions of Law & order problem in the valley tomorrow on 25.10.2018, train operation on Banihal-Barmulla section of Kashmir Valley shall remain suspended on 25/10/2018.


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Hizb pays tribute to slain Nowgam militants

Hizb pays tribute to slain Nowgam militants Says “killing of Dr Sabzar, Asif was painful”KASHMIR 24X7: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday paid tributes to the slain Nowgam Srinagar militants who were killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in the area on this morning.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, Hizb spokesman Saleem Hashmi said that a special Hizb Command Council met was held under the leadership of outfit chief, Syed Salah-ud-din, saying that the meeting said that “the killing of Dr Sabzar Ahmad Sofi alias Dr Saifullah Khalid and Asif Ahmad is painful but these sacrifices will help in achieving the goal.”
The meeting further said “Though the killing of intellectuals and scholars create a gap but it is fact that these sacrifices strengthen the struggle further besides providing the world a pragmatic reason.”
It added that “the world is watching that the people of Kashmir are fighting against the aggression and don’t hesitate to sacrifice their lives to a…

JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow against scholar's killing in Nowgam gunfight

KASHMIR 24X7
The JRL Also called for peaceful protest after Friday prayers against recent killing spree. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on Thursday against the killing of militants Sabzar Ahmad and his associate in Nowgam gunfight. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has also called for peaceful protest after Friday prayers against recent killing spree, said a statement.

At least 15 injured in Rajouri minibus accident

AS per initial reports, a minibus JK11 1455 was heading towards Nowshera when it skidded off the road and turned turtle near Laroka

Thousands turn up for funeral of slain militant Sabzar Sofi; associates offer gun salute

KASHMIR 24X7Reports said that at least six militants, including Zeenat ul Islam, appeared in the funeral of Sofi and offered him a gun salute.
Thousands of mourners on Wednesday took part in funeral prayers of slain militant Sabzar Sofi while his associates, including top commander Zeenat ul Islam, offered him a gun salute at his native Sangam area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir.  Reportssaid that at least six militants, including Zeenat ul Islam, appeared in the funeral of Sofi and offered him a gun salute.
An eye witness said that the militants raised pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans during the funeral which is being held in an open field, just few hundred metres on Srinagar-Jammu highway. Sofi was killed along with an associate Asif Ahmad Shergujri in an overnight gunfight with the government forces in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar. Massive clashes erupted in Sangam early today after the news of death of Sofi reached there. Several protesters were injured in the clashes…

Protestors block Sopore Baramulla Highway on Power crisis

Suhail
Kashmir 24X7
Sopore, 24 Oct : Residents of Chankhan area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on early Wednesday up in arms against suspension of electricity supply to the area from past one week.
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Reports reaching Kashmir Despatch said scores of people including women blocked Sopore_Baramulla Highway at Chankhan  and raising slogans against the PDD department, They were calling for restoration of power supply in the area at earliest. Reports said that large number of vehicles, remained stranded on both sides of the highway creating difficulties for thousands of people, including women and children. Meanwhile a team of police reached the spot and assured protestors that matter will be taken to higher authorities. Protest in the area was on when filled this report.

Internet snapped in Srinagar , Two militants killed at Soothu Kothair

Srinagar, October 24: Two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle which erupted in Soothu Kothair area of Central Kashmir's Srinagar district in wee hours of Wednesday.


Reports reaching said that the two militants have been killed at Soothu Kothair after gunfight erupted around 2:30 am on Wednesday.

SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told GNS that two militants have been killed but there identity is yet to be ascertained.

As per sources the slain militants has been identified as Sabzar Sofi of Sangam, Anantnag and Asif Ahmad Gojri of Anantnag. But official confirmation is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile Internet was snapped in Srinagar after for precautionary measures.

Two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle in Sothu Kothair area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday morning

Two militants were killed in a fierce gun battle in Sothu Kothair area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday morning
Reports said that the gunfight broke out around 2 AM in the area following a search operation.

Two militants have been killed, but there identity is yet to be ascertained, news agency GNS quoted SSP Srinagar as having said.


Quoting sources, the report identified the slain militants as Sabzar Sofi of Sangam, Anantnag and Asif Ahmad Gojri of Anantnag. However, there was no immediate official confirmation.

Massive clashes broke out in the area with youth taking to streets to disrupt the operation.

Meanwhile, Internet was snapped in Srinagar and Budgam as a "precautionary measure" to prevent law and order situation.

Schools and colleges have also been closed in Srinagar district.

Train services to remain suspended from Banihal-Baramulla tomorrow

Train services to remain suspended from Banihal-Baramulla tomorrow

Due to apprehensions of Law & order problem in the valley tomorrow on 24.10.2018, train operation on Banihal-Barmulla section of Kashmir Valley shall remain suspended on 24/10/2018.

First time after BJP PDP fall Mehbooba meets Rajnath

Suhaill Bhat

PDP President and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today again appealed Centre for the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to end the present phase of acrimony and confrontation between the two south Asian neighbouring States.

According to party spokesman in her meeting with Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh here today, Mehbooba Mufti said good relations with Pakistan have a positive impact on the ground situation in the State and it also encourages reconciliation among stakeholders within the State which automatically results into decline in alienation levels of people.
                            Representational Photo

           “She reminded the Union Home Minister that in the past when the two countries were in the best of relations, Jammu & Kashmir not only witnessed an era of minimal violence but also reconciliation and peoples’ active participation in democratic and developmental processes,” said PDP  insp okesman a statement.

JRL calls march to Kulgam tomorrow in solidarity with blast victims*

Suhaill Bhat "Observer complete shutdown on Oct 27" Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a march to south Kashmir’s Kulgam district tomorrow to pay homage to seven civilians killed in a blast in Laroo village on Sunday. The leadership has also called for a shutdown on October 27.


In a statement today, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik appealed to people in general and those living in south Kashmir in particular to march to Kulgam tomorrow in solidarity with the families of seven civilians killed in Kulgam blast.

The leadership has also called for protests after Friday prayers to denounce the killings.

The JRL urged people to observe shutdown on October 27. “October 27 should be observed as ‘black day’ against the landing of Indian army in Kashmir valley,” they said, in the statement.

Lal Chowk march: Yasin Malik evades arrest, reaches Koker Bazar

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik appeared in Lal Chowk on Tuesday morning after remaining in hiding to prevent his arrest ahead of JRL march to the city centre. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a march to Lal Chowk today to protest “killing spree and Kulgam carnage”. After evading arrest for two days, Yasin Malik managed to reach Lal Chowk this morning. He arrived at Masjid Sharif Koker Bazar before Nimaz-e-Fajr,” said a spokesman.  Seven civilians were killed in a blast at the site of a gunfight in Laroo village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday, triggering outrage.

Train Update

Suhail Bhat


⭕👉Train service will remain suspended tomorow 23- 10 - 2018 from Banihal to Baramulla.....

9 Phased panchayat polls in JK from Nov 17: CEO

Suhail Bhat

>>>   The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra Monday announced that the 9-phased Panchayat polls in the state will commence from November 17.


        Kabra was addressing a presser here, and said that the polls will be held in 9 phases with a gap of two to three days.

        “The polls will commence from November 17 and the candidates will be able to file their nominations from September 23,” Kabra said.
        According to Kabra ballot papers, instead of EVM’s will decide the fate of 4483 Sarpanchs and 35028 Panches.

        “The duration of the voting has bee decided to be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm,” the CEO said.

        He further said that the model code of conduct which was imposed on September 16 will continue to remain into force.

Lal Chowk march: Police announce traffic curbs between Regal Chowk and Amira Kadal tomorrow

Suhail Bhat

>>>Srinagar: Traffic will not be allowed between Regal Chowk and Amira Kadal on the residency road in Srinagar tomorrow in view of proposed JRL march, officials said on Monday.


“In view of security restrictions in Srinagar on 23rd of October, 2018, traffic will not be allowed to ply on Regal Chowk-Amira Kadal Bridge Road stretch,” said SSP Traffic city Tahir Gilani.

He requested the commuters to use the alternate routes to reach their destinations.

“Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” he said.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a march to Lal Chowk tomorrow to protest against killing of seven civilians in Kulgam yesterday.

12th class: Postponed English paper test on November

Suhaill Bhat


>>>    The examination of English paper which was scheduled to be held on October 22 and was postponed due to unavoidable circumstances in the valley shall now be held on November 02 (Friday)," the spokesman of the department said.

Students of Agriculture University Wadoora protest against civilian killing

KASHMIR 24X7👉Sopore,October 22 (GNS) : Scores of students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) of North campus at Wadoora Sopore on Monday  staged a protest demonstration against the Kulgam Civilian killings.

Seven persons were killed more than 40 civilians were injured either due to blast near encounter site or use of force including pellets and bullets by government forces.

Pertinently, three local  militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were also killed in a gunfight with government forces at Laroo village of Kulgam on Sunday morning.

Scores of students including female students assembled in the premises of the University and shouted anti-government and pro-freedom slogans against the civilian killings, the students held a peaceful protest at the campus to condemn the killings and express solidarity with their families.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being witnessed in parts of Sopore on Hurriyat call against the fresh killings in Kulgam…

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns innocent killings, calls for resolution of Kashmir dispute

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned the killing of seven civilians following a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday while calling for resolution of Kashmir dispute. In a tweet, Khan asked India to resolve the issue according to the wishes of Kashmiri people. “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” tweeted Khan.

Kulgam buries 7th civilian amid sobs and tears ,Shutdown in Kashmir Valley; train service suspended

KASHMIR 24X7
Javid Ahmad Lone, who was among seven civilians killed in Kulgam, was buried amid pro-freedom slogans at Hawoora, his native village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district o Monday morning.
Javid was identified late on Sunday and his body remained in the mortuary for several hours before his family identified him. Pertinent to mention that the authorities not only blocked internet, a usual trend, they also snapped mobile phones leading to chaos and information blockade. Reports reaching GNS said that thousands of people attended Javid’s funeral early on Monday. He was taken in a procession towards graveyard amid pro-freedom slogans. Later, Javid was laid to rest amid sobs and tears. Javid was among seven persons who were killed post a gunfight at Laroo in the south Kashmir district in which three local militants were killed. Javid was among six persons who died due to the blast while another civilian Mansoor Ahmad Dar Son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Bogund Kulgam was killed in …

Tral militant attack: Injured SSB personal succumbs in military hospital

Srinagar, Oct 21: An SSB personal who suffered serious injuries on Sunday evening in a militant attack at Midoora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

BREAKING NEWS:Grenade attack on CRPF camp in Tral, one CRPF man injured

KASHMIR 24X7 Srinagar, October 21: Suspected militants fired UBGL grenade towards CRPF Camp in Midoora area of South Kashmir’s Tral. Reports reaching GNS said that militants fired UBGL grenade towards 180 BN camp located in Midoora area of Tral. In this incident one CRPF man received splinter injury and was subsequently shifted to nearby hospital. Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.(GNS)

The state BOSE has decided to postpone the class 12th examination scheduled on Monday (October 21).

Suhail Bhat

The director school education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo said the decision was taken by the divisional administration after taking feedback from all the deputy commissioners (DC) of Kashmir districts.


“The fresh dates for deferred exam will be issued separately, later,” Itoo said.

Meanwhile, the authorities at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have also postponed the exams scheduled for tomorrow.

“The dates for deferred exams will be notified later separately,” the spokesman of the varsity said, adding that the classwork will also remain suspended in the varsity on Monday.

Students urge JKBOSE , KU to postpone tomorrow’s examinations

Suhail Bhat

Srinagar, Oct 21: Students appearing in examinations conducted by J&K Board Of School Education and Kashmir University on Sunday demanded the authorities to postpone examinations scheduled tomorrow.   

A number of students called GNS and said that it would be difficult for them to appear in the examinations scheduled on Monday.

“Not only it would be difficult for us to reach the examination centers due to strike or possible restrictions in parts of Valley but our hearts are withering with pain over the innocent killings and emotional we are wrecked,” the students said and urged the authorities to postpone the examination. 


Students from south Kashmir said that there would be restrictions and transport was likely to be off the roads.

“How can we reach examination centre in absence of transport and possibility of the protests,” said a student from south Kashmir. 

Chairperson/ Secretary Board Of School Education Veena Pandit said that all the examinations will be held as…

Civilian death toll mounts to seven in Kulgam

Srinagar, Oct 21: With the death of another teenager, the death toll of civilians has risen to seven in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
Official sources has identified the teenager civilian as Auqib Ahmad Sheikh son of Gul Mohd of Makhanpora, Kulgam.They said that Auqib had died near the encounter site and was among initial casualties. With his death, the civilian killing toll has risen to seven in Kulgam where three local militants were killed and soldiers were injured in a gunfight at Laroo village. The civilians died mostly in blast near the encounter site while others were killed in live ammunition used by the government forces to disperse the protesters. The encounter broke out after a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Laroo village wee hours on Sunday. (GNS)

Three army men, two militants killed along LoC in Rajouri

Major infiltration bid by militants foiled by army at LOC in Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri Jammu,
Three army jawans & two militants killed during fierce gunfight between army & militants. Arms & ammunition recovered from the area. Operation still going on

Exams on time no change in datesheet: JKBOSE Chairman

Suhail Bhat >>>  As Six civilians were killed and dozens have sustained injuries post a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir in which three militants were killed and two army men injured on Sunday.

However Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education chairman Veena pandith told Press Trust of Kashmir that “As of now there is no change in JKBOSE exams scheduled for tomorrow”.

She added that “students can use roll number slips as Curfew passs”.  She added that “there will be no change in exams”.

J&K News Service 6 civilians killed, 43 injured in Kulgam Bloodbath in Kulgam: Mirwaiz

Six civilians were killed and at least 43 others injured post a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir in which three militants were killed and two soldiers injured on Sunday.
Sources said that six civilian were killed and 43 others injured either in blast near the site of encounter or in government forces action against the civilian protesters.
Chairman of Hurrityat Conference said that there is “bloodbath” in Kulgam amid information blockade by the government forces. “Amidst internet &news blackout reports of #BloodbathInKulgam as Indian forces go berserk! Many civilian casualties reported,3 armed youth martyred more than sixty civilians injured many critical !Homes destroyed, women ruthlessly beaten! All roads to the area sealed, media barred!,” Mirwaiz, who is under house arrest, tweeted.

Militants Attacked

Suhail Bhat

```>>>    Militants attack 55 RR party at Jangalnad, Gulzar Pora area of Malang Pora, Pulwama.


More details awaited...```

JRL (Joint Resistance Leadership), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has called for complete shutdown tomorrow

Suhail Bhat

JRL (Joint Resistance Leadership), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad  Yasin Malik has called for  complete shutdown tomorrow

Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday while talking to kashmir news appealed the people of Kashmir  to observe strike on tomorrow (Monday) October  21, against the civilian killings in kulgam


The spokesman said the separatist trio have expressed serious concern over the re-starting of operation all-out and cordon and search operation (CASO)" in Kashmir ... especially in south Kashmir which has resulted in the killing of innocent civilians

5 civilians killed, 43 injured in Kulgam Bloodbath in Kulgam

Suhail Bhat

Five civilians were killed and at least 43 others injured post a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir in which three militants were killed and two soldiers injured on Sunday.
Sources said that five civilian were killed and 43 others injured either in blast near the site of encounter or in government forces action against the civilian protesters.
Earlier, three militants were  killed in a gunfight with government forces.

Witnessed said as soon the gunfight ended and government forces withdrew from the area, local residents thronged the encounter site.



They said people were sprinkling water on the debris of the house when an explosive device went up.

" Three civilians have been killed and dozens are injured," said a witness.

He said that the injured people have been taken to hospital for treatment.

_RK_

The Kashmir Walla