Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country`s border.
Delegations of Kashmiri Pandit organisations on Friday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday seeking the Centre`s intervention in allowing a pilgrimage to Kounsarnag Lak in South Kashmir, a day after locals had protested against the event.
Panun Kashmir, a Jammu-based outfit representing displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Thursday said that the community itself will decide on the formula for a "separate homeland" in the Valley and no prescriptions would be accepted from any quarter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Katra-Udhampur train service, calling it an "auspicious" moment for the country.
A group of Kashmiri Pandits on Friday urged the Centre to announce confidence building measures while addressing the issue of their return to the Valley.
The Narendra Modi Government has flagged the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley with "dignity, security and assured livelihood," an issue on which it will lay special emphasis during its tenure.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he was looking forward to work with the new government at the Centre on return of displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to the Valley.
Major Kashmiri Pandit outfits such as All India Kashmiri Samaj and Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) have given a call to the community members to support BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was the only political party which has been sympathetic towards its grievances.
Upset over the decision to refer the Temple and Shrines Bill to the joint select committee, a body representing Kashmiri Pandits said it was unfortunate that even BJP legislators opposed the bill.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by an organisation seeking jobs for Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley under the Prime Minister`s rehabilitation package for those who were forced to leave due to militancy.
Panun Kashmir, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, asserted that a separate homeland in the Valley alone would satisfy the aspirations of seven lakh members of the community.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday threw a challenge to BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he was ready for a debate on Article 370 "anytime, anywhere".
Several Kashmiri Pandit organisations condemned the communal violence in Kishtwar and demanded a CBI probe.
A police check post has been approved for Jagti township on the outskirts of Jammu city, following the recent murder of a Kashmiri Pandit in the area.
A Kashmiri Pandit died when some assailants allegedly beat him after he tried to save his son from being abducted by them in Jagti town here, triggering protests by locals in the area, police said on Monday.
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Emphasising the rich tradition of the state to celebrate different festivals with amity, the Minister for Tourism GA Mir on Sunday called for strengthening the diverse culture of Jammu and Kashmir.
An amalgamation of Kashmiri Pandit organisations held a protest demonstration demanding the passage of Hindu Temples and Shrines Bill.
A Kashmiri Pandit organisation on Sunday demanded that the body of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru be returned to his family members, saying it is their constitutional right.
While maintaining that Kashmiri Pandits are inseparable part of the state`s culture and ethos, Jammu and Kashmir minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said government "was doing its bit for their safe return".