Kashmir

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Srinagar:PPP Chairman Engineer Hilal Ahmed War has questioned Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s hollow unity initiative terming it as mere political stunt. War said that Kashmiris who are laying down their lives for the attainment of right to self-determination cannot be fooled by such gimmicks. “More than sixty youths have been martyred by police and paramilitary for raising their voice against Indian occupation and nobody would be allowed to play with their blood,” said War adding “I think Mirwaiz hasn’t done enough homework or else it is some foreign idea which Mirwaiz wants to experiment.” War said that unity shouldn’t be restricted to three people offering Eid namaaz.

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Srinagar: Four more youth were shot dead on Monday in security force firing at North Kashmir's Pahallan Pattan taking the death toll to 69 since the unrest began on June 11. Killing took place in Pahallan Pattan when security forces opened fire at protesters in a village on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway in Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

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Srinagar: At a time when reports about New Delhi revoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act are doing rounds, the ruling National Conference Monday said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is working to get the AFPSA revoked in the state.

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Srinagar: Three militants were killed in a fierce gun battle in Kupwara districts of north Kashmir, official sources told on Monday. They said four different battalions of army including 1 Naga, 6 para, 6 and 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched a joint cordon-and-search operation following specific information about the presence of militants in Hafrada, a forest area near Line of the Control in frontier district previous night.

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Srinagar: In view of Shab-e-Qadar, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sunday while making a light change in the protest calendar urged people to resume normal life after 2 pm on Monday.

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Jammu: Joint team of security forces Sunday killed one of the top commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a fierce gunfight in dense forest area of Bhattidhar in Mendhar tehsil of frontier Poonch district. According to Agence India Press, "one senior divisional commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad identified as Omar Khitab of Pakistan was killed by the security forces while one trooper identified as Sajjan Kumar received bullet injuries during the gun battle".

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Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said wading through blood and misery Kashmir has presented an unprecedented opportunity to the country to respond to its problems with a large hearted approach, understanding and boldness. In a statement faxed to Agence here he said this opportunity needs to be seized in time rather than waiting for the issue to disappear.

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Srinagar: Normal life limbs back to normal today in Kashmir valley for a day on Sunday after separatists' relaxed the shutdown for a single day and authorities have decided not to impose curfew or restrictions anywhere in the Kashmir Valley.

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Srinagar: Days after he was dared by the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference(G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to address a public gathering at Lal Chowk, Minister for Renewable Energy in UPA-II and National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abduallah Saturday hit back saying he was not interested in the challenge as Geelani had no stature in front of him.

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Srinagar: Former chairman and chief executive of Jammu & Kashmir chairman and chief executive of the bank M Y Khan today said that J&K Bank was established in 1938 and started its operations in 1939; it assumed significance when I took charge as chairman and chief executive of the bank in 1996.

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