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Srinagar, October 17(KMW): Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) and People’s Political Party (PPP) Chief, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War today visited the family of Monday’s braid chopping victim from Maisuma. In yet another case of braid-chopping, a widow mother of two was sprayed and her braid chopped off. Mr. War expressed his deep concern and anguish over the rising incidents of braid-chopping. He said our women can’t be terrorized and humiliated like this and that his party can launch an outright movement against it, if the incidents don’t stop. “This is an extremely serious matter and it’s an attack on the honour of the entire community. We can’t be cowed down by such tactics,” said Mr. War.

He said that it is the handiwork of the agencies but they can’t dent the resilience of the masses. “Government of India has to ultimately bow before the will of the people and such tactics aren’t going to work,” he said. Mr. War said such nefarious tactics are aimed at diverting the attention of the freedom-loving masses, so that they are caught up in issues like these and as a result stay away from various activities related to the movement of right to self-determination.

“We will launch an all-out campaign against such heinous tactics if it doesn’t stop soon,” said Mr. War.

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SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12(KMW)): Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Information Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali has expressed pleasure over participation of two young journalist in Global Media Fellowship (GMF) by Sinan Foundation Turkey.

The Minister congratulated Rameez Makhdoomi, Executive Editor Kashmir Scenario, Bilal Bashir Bhat, Editor Only Kashmir (News portal) who were selected among the thousands of journalists of world for Sinan Foundation Turkey Fellowship in Global Media Training. There were total 31 countries who participated in the Fellowship and these two were selected representing India at global level.

The Minister said that such fellowships will turn helpful for the journalist community of the state and it is great to see young journalists of J&K participating in global programmes. He also congratulated both these journalists for getting International Media Achievement Certificate from the Foundation.

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SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12(KMW): According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M R Gunj, Safakadal and partially in Kralkhud and Maisuma, in district Srinagar on October 13 (Friday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, according to Divisional Administration Kashmir, class work in all educational institutions will remain suspended in Kashmir Valley on October 13 (Friday).

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Srinagar, Oct 9 : Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Khalid Bhai was killed on Monday afternoon in a brief encounter with the security forces in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan told NEWS Agency that following specific information about movements of a militant, a check point was established at Ladoora in Baramulla.

He said a militant was intercepted at the checkpoint, who hurled a grenade at the police party deployed there.

However, he said the grenade didn’t explode following which the militant fired at the police personnel with a pistol and ran into a house.

The IGP said the security force retaliated in which the militant was killed.

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SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 6: Joint Resistance Leadership today on Friday staged a Protest Against mysterious Braid Chopping in Abi Guzar, Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir. The Protest rally was led by PPP Chief and APHC( M) , senior leader , Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and Firdous Ahmad Shah , DPM , Chairman and Sr. leader , APHC ( G ) and Noor Mohammad Kalwal of JKLF including other activists of both factions of Hurriyat Conference .

The protestors strongly condemned the rising incidents of braid chopping in every nook and corner of Kashmir. The speakers on the occasion said that Braid Chopping is the handiwork of Government of India. They have condemned the mysterious incidents of braid chopping in strong words. They have strongly denounced the continuous house detention of, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Geelani, and arresting the JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik .

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New Delhi, Sept 29 : Delhi Traffic Police Special Commissioner, Ajay Kashyap has been appointed as the new Director General of Tihar Jail with immediate effect.

According to a release of the office of LG, 1985 batch IPS officer Ajay Kashyap has been handed over the charge in place of incumbent Director General of Tihar Jail Sudhir Yadav who is retiring from the job on October 30.

Mr Kashyap will take over the responsibility on October 1.

Mr Dipendra Pathak has been made the new Delhi Traffic Police Special Commissioner replacing Mr Kashyap.
Mr Pathak who is a 1990 batch IPS officer was till now working as Special Commissioner (operations).

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Mumbai, Sept 29 : At least 22 people died in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday.
Among the dead, four were women and 18 men, KEM hospital sources said.

Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said 22 people had been killed in the stampede and 30 were injured who are being treated in BMC-run KEM hospital.

Of the injured 20 are serious and rest have minor injuries.

‘Can’t comment more right now,’ GRP Commissioner Niket Kaushik said.

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United Nations, Sept 29 : Observing that the humanitarian crisis that has resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar not only provides a “breeding ground” for radicalisation, but also puts vulnerable people – including young children – at grave risk, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for “swift action” to prevent further instability and find a durable solution.

“The situation has spiralled into the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare,” the Secretary-General said today at a Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar, a press release by the UN News Centre here said yesterday.

At least 500,000 civilians have fled their homes in the country’s northern Rakhine state since late August and sought refuge in Bangladesh.

According to estimates, some 94 per cent among them are members of the minority Muslim Rohingya community.

There have also been reports of burning of Muslim villages, as well as looting and acts of intimidation. (uni news)

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 27: Dr. Karan Singh, Member Parliament and former Union Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Governor and Dr. Singh held wide ranging discussions regarding the prevailing situation and the steps required to be taken for the restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

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New Delhi, Sept 26: Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the cross-LoC surgical strike last year was a message to Pakistan and hinted at more strikes in the future if necessary.

“The strikes were a message we wanted to communicate. I think they understood what we meant. These things could follow, if required,” Rawat said in response to a question on whether the message intended to be given through the September 28-29 surgical strike across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was conveyed, in view of the continuing infiltration attempts and terror incidents.

He was speaking after the launch of book ‘India’s Most Fearless’, along with former Army chief General Dalbir Singh (retd). The book has accounts of modern-day heroes from the three armed forces, including from those who led the surgical strikes conducted along the Myanmar border and across the LoC. (news agency)

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