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Indian government changes land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, sparking outrage

The Indian government amended land laws for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, sparking criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of its people. A notification issued on Tuesday stated that the term “being permanent resident of the state” as a criteria has been “omitted”, paving the way for even non-Kashmiri Indians to purchase […]

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India frees Kashmiri politician Mehbooba Mufti after 14 months in detention

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has been freed from detention by the Indian government after more than a year. Ms Mufti, was detained on 5 August last year, when the Indian government stripped the region of its partial autonomy. She was put under house arrest under a controversial law that […]

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Clashes break out after three militants and a woman were killed in Srinagar

Hundreds of people clashed with security forces on Thursday in India’s Srinagar city, in Kashmir, after three rebels and a woman were killed in a gunfight. Local police and Central Reserve Police Force surrounded the Batamaloo neighbourhood of Srinagar after midnight following a tip-off that rebels were hiding in a house, triggering an exchange of […]

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Indian man killed by three PUBG addicts following an altercation

Three PUBG players have been charged with the murder, after reportedly hitting the man with a log of wood following an altercation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Raj Kumar, Bikram Jeet and Rohit Kumar, were asked by Daleep Raj to not make too much noise when playing the game. This led to […]

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Gunmen assassinate BJP leader, his father and brother in Kashmir’s Bandipora district

Three family members of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader were killed in a suspected militant attack in North Kashmir’s Bandipore district. The dead include Waseem Bari, a former district chief of the BJP, his father Sheikh Bashir Ahmad and brother Sheikh Umar while they were in their shop, police said. All three died […]

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Pulwama Attack: Man bought chemicals for making bomb from Amazon

Two more accused, including a man who allegedly bought chemicals online for making improvised explosive device (IED) to be used in an attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last year, were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, an official said. The terror […]

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Indian Administrative Service topper, Shah Faesal detained under draconian safety law

Shah Faesal, the 2010 Indian Administrative Service topper from Jammu and Kashmir whose detention after scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir triggered outrage, has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. Mr Faesal now joins a long list of […]

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US senators express concerns over restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Trump visit

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s India visit later this month, four top US senators have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing concern about the internet curbs in Kashmir more than six months after Jammu and Kashmir’s  special status was scrapped under Article 370, as well the preventive detentions of political leaders. […]

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Omar Abdullah’s sister  moves Supreme Court against brothers ‘Unconstitutional’ detention

The sister of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah moved the Supreme Court on Monday against his fresh detention order under the Public Safety Act. Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal told the bench that they have filed a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Omar and the matter should be […]

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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti charged under draconian Public Safety Act

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, under arrest for the last six months, were on Thursday charged under the Public Safety Act – a stringent law that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. The order came on the last day of their six-month detention […]

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SMS, Voice services restored on prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

After six months prepaid mobile phone service will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said voice calls and SMS are being restored for prepaid mobile connections, in the latest measure to relax some of the severe restrictions enforced since August 5 last year. 2G internet services will also be restored with some restrictions on […]

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Major terror plan busted before Republic Day, 5 terrorists arrested

A major terror attack has been averted before the Republic Day as Srinagar police busted a module of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The police have arrested five operatives associated with the terror group helmed by Masood Azhar, who is on the UN-designated terrorist list. Jaish-e-Mohammed has been behind several terrorist attacks on Indian soil, the […]