Jammu And Kashmir News

Militants planning to attack Kashmir Valley: Reports
Militants planning to attack Kashmir Valley: Reports

Even as protests continue to rock Kashmir, militants are planning to infiltrate from across the border and launch terror strikes in the valley, according to reports on Sunday.

Sharad Yadav meets J&K CM over lunch in Jammu

 Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, his former Janata Dal colleague who is now in alliance with BJP, over lunch here.

Pakistan always fish in troubled waters in J&K: Jitendra Singh

 Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan is always expected to fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir.

Budgam killing: Two policemen arrested

A constable and an ASI of Jammu and Kashmir Police were on Saturday arrested in connection with the death of a youth in security forces firing during protests in Budgam district this morning.

Army busts militant hideout in J&K's Reasi district

Army troops Saturday busted a militant hideout in Reasi district in Jammu and Kahsmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition.

Geelani threatens to stage sit-in against Budgam killing

Already under house arrest, chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday threatened to stage a sit-in protest at Partap Park area here tomorrow against killing of a youth in Budgam district.

Mehbooba condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters.

Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered
Tension prevails in Kashmir Valley after teenager dies in firing, two cops held, probe ordered

A teenager was shot dead by security forces in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday during a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference against the recent killing of two youths in an Army operation in Tral, prompting the authorities to register a murder case and order a magisterial probe.

Hurriyat seeks NHRC probe into Budgam incident

Hurriyat's moderate faction on Saturday approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youth in central Kashmir's Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished.

Congress activists hold protest against J&K govt, Centre

Several activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Saturday held a protest here against the state government and the Centre, alleging that both the Central and Mufti Sayeed governments have been supporting anti-national forces in the state.

PDP expresses grief over death of youth in Budgam

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday expressed grief over the death of a youth in security forces firing in Budgam district and appealed to the forces to follow standard operating procedure.

Yaseen Malik, Swami Agnivesh detained in J&K

JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were on Saturday detained when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest.

J&K govt capable to deal with any situation: Jitendra Singh

In the backdrop of anti-India slogans raised by separatists leaders at a rally in Srinagar, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the state government is capable to deal with any situation and urged people not to get panicky over the issue.

Won't let 2008 situation be repeated: J&K Dy CM

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said certain elements were trying to bring back the 2008 situation in the valley, but the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led state government would not let that happen.

Yasin Malik on hunger strike to protest against separate Kashmiri Pandit enclaves

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday led a 30-hour long hunger strike in protest against the proposed separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley.

Hurriyat's Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Authorities Saturday placed several separatists, including moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest even as a strike called by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani over killing of two youths in an army operation earlier this week evoked a partial response in some parts of Kashmir.

One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal
One killed as fresh clashes rock Kashmir; Yaseen Malik detained on way to Narbal

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday detained JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh when they tried to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district where a youth was killed in firing by security forces during a protest earlier today.

Lalu Yadav decries separatists pro-Pak action in J&K, slams PM

RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday assailed the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir for failing to prevent waving of Pakistani flags and raising of pro-Pakistan slogans by separatist leaders and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ability.

'Conspiracy' to halt return of Kashmiri Pandits: BJP

 Under fire over the separatists rally in Srinagar and spate of violent protests in the Valley, BJP on Friday said all this was part of a "conspiracy" aimed at stalling plans for resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits.

Separatists' activities helping Sayeed: J&K Congress

 Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Friday said that incidents like waving of Paikstani flags by separatists in Srinagar was a part of larger conspiracy that has been helping Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to increase his acceptability in the Valley.

Masarat Alam's arrest: Govt won't allow anyone to indulge in anti-India activities, says J&K Dy CM

Jammu and Kashmir`s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday said the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-led government would not allow any element to create a law and order problem and indulge in anti-India activities in the state.

Darbar Move: Offices to close in Jammu on April 24

Civil secretariat and other offices of Jammu and Kashmir government will close in this winter capital city on April 24 and reopen in Srinagar on May 5, as part of "Darbar Move", the bi-annual practice of shifting of the state capital.

Railways examining alternative route between Katra, Banihal

Railways is examining the suggestions of Sreedharan Committee on realignment of route between Katra and Banihal as part of the final leg of the Kashmir rail link project.

Congress sees mid-term polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Congress on Friday attacked the BJP for "allowing" the release of separatist leaders like Masarat Alam in Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that the state will witness mid-term polls within a year.

Congress 'unimpressed' with action against Alam, Geelani

Congress was on Friday unimpressed by the action against hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam, and wondered whether they have been arrested under charges of sedition for committing "anti-India act".

Why wasn't Masarat Alam arrested under National Security Act, asks Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday sought to know why separatist leader Masarat Alam was not charged under the National Security Act.

'Provocative' actions will not be tolerated: J&K Dy CM to separatists

In a stern warning to the separatists, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday said the state government will act tough against them and not tolerate their 'provocative' actions in Jammu and Kashmir again.

Masarat Alam arrest: J&K govt should act with firmness, says Raja

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Friday said the PDP- BJP coalition should act with firmness in response to Masarat Alam's separatist rally.

Masarat Alam arrest: PDP denies acting under pressure

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said separatist leader Masarat Alam had been arrested under procedure and not due to the pressure reportedly brought on it by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh or Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.