Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas should be restricted to 30 days for "safety" of pilgrims and protection of environment.
Srinagar: In a major breakthrough, the security forces on Thursday killed five hardcore militants belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant outfits after a fierce gunbattle in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
Srinagar: A man, who was injured in the grenade blast in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district last week, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here, taking the death toll in the militant attack to three.
Prohibitory orders were on Saturday imposed in parts Srinagar in the wake of a strike call by hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani over the issue of Kounsarnag yatra in South Kashmir.
Heirs of three prominent state leaders are among those in the race in this Lok Sabha seat with the main challenge for sitting National Conference (NC) MP Mirza Mehboob Beg set to come from PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who has never lost an election in south Kashmir.
At least 11 people, including two Army jawans, were killed while over 100 others were evacuated to safety as the unprecedented snowfall in March triggered avalanches and damaged over 150 structures including dozens of houses in Jammu and Kashmir.
Several structures, including a ration depot and a mosque, were damaged in a cloudburst which struck in the higher reaches of Tral in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, a police spokesman said Thursday.