Jammu and Kashmir

Boiling in anger in full vehemence, Curfew imposed in Jammu as the state condemns #PulwamaTerrorAttack

Curfew was imposed in Jammu city on Friday as a precautionary measure following massive protests and stray incidents of violence over the terror attack in Pulwama in the Kashmir Valley in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Protests and bandh in many areas of the state has triggered immense anger and the people along with activist groups are protesting against this dastardly act. The outraged protestors amid raising vociferous anti-Pak slogans torched the effigy of the rogue nation seeking its declaration ..

Read More

Strongly condemning the dastardly Pulwama attack, RSS stands by Security forces urging stringent action on perpetrators

Strongly reacting to the dreadful attack on the CRPF jawans, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarkaryavah Shri Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi paid homage to the martyred CRPF personnel and expressed condolences to their family members. The terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir are one of the most despicable attack and the sacrifices of the jawans will not go in vain. ..

Read More

Fight against terrorism going strong: Security Forces gun down militants in Budgam district recovering arms and ammunitions

In an intense fight for terrorism, two militants were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district early Wednesday morning. This is the second encounter in the last 24 hours in the valley...

Read More

Mission Rescue mode on: IAF airlifts 700 stranded people in J&K due to heavy snowfall

In a quest to protect the citizens of the country, the armed forces have been ever ready to help the masses. In a similar context, the Indian Armed Force, airlifted around 700 stranded people which included students, locals and tourists in Jammu and Kashmir. Dwelling under the chilling blanket, Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under heavy snowfall interrupting traveling for people. ..

Read More

When they pledge it’s ‘Nation First’: Abiding by it, IAF airlifts around 538 people in J&K due to heavy snowfall

The Indian Air Force acted as a rescuer as they airlifted almost 538 people, including 319 GATE aspirants, between the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. The IAF came to the rescue of the many people who were stuck in the twin capitals due to the closure if Jammu-Srinagar national highway. ..

Read More

Showing thumbs down to terrorism, security forces gun down 5 terrorists in encounter in J&K's Kulgam

Five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Kellam Devsar area in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday...

Read More

Getting an administrative identity: J&K creates a separate division for Ladakh

Ruled under the purview of Governor, the state of Jammu and Kashmir will now have a separate division for Ladakh. Ladakh will now have a separate divisional commissioner and an inspector general of Police (IG) with a full administrative and revenue division at par with Kashmir and Jammu divisions. ..

Read More

Gripped under chilling weather, J&K police evacuates 22 families from avalanche prone areas in Central Kashmir

The chilling weather with heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir looks beautiful like paradise but the disadvantages it brings along is unwelcoming. With heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police have police evacuated 22 families from an avalanche prone area in Gund of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to safer places...

Read More

NIA nabs key Jaish-e-Mohammad operative for terror attack on CRPF Camp in Jammu and Kashmir

A year after the CRPF camp attack in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Investigating Agency on Monday arrested an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative for terror attack on CRPF camp in December, last year. The NIA nabbed accused Fayaz Ahmad Magray for attack on CRPF Group Centre on the intervening night of December 30-31...

Read More

Murder of Isharat Muneer exposes merciless, sadistic, brutal face of terrorists

“Fear” is the primary instrument for the sustenance of terror! Terrorists depend upon this element to further their multifarious unholy activities, be it wanton killing of innocents, recruitment into their fold or seeking administrative support. Quite naturally, “informers” are considered to be the worst possible traitors by the terrorists and for them is reserved the most brutal and sadistic death imaginable. Such killing of informers is given wide publicity in order to instil the required degree ..

Read More

Relentless efforts and selfless service, Indian Army bring peace for people in the Kashmir Valley

Lauding the exemplary synergy amongst all security forces, the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh complimented the troops for their relentless efforts and selfless service in bringing peace and tranquillity in the Valley. The Northern Army Commander visited the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday to review the security situation...

Read More

Sketching smiles, Governor Satya Pal Malik gives assent to bill for reservation to Paharis in govt jobs

Having distinct cultural ethnicity, linguistic identity, the Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir received a green signal as Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday gave his assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2014, granting them reservation in government jobs...

Read More

Major connectivity boost, Nitin Gadkari dedicates Jammu and Kashmir its first inter-state bridge

Giving a huge thrust to connectivity in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the 1.2 km long inter-state Keediyan- Gandiyal Bridge will link the secluded areas of Kathua district to the state of Punjab. The bridge will strengthen the inter-state connectivity and will provide a boost to the social as well as economical development of the people living in the adjoining areas of the state...

Read More

Security forces gun down three terrorist in a fierce encounter in Shopian

In a yet another fierce gunfight, the security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir killed three unidentified terrorist. The encounter took place on Tuesday morning, a day after another encounter in Budgam on Monday. ..

Read More

In a fierce gunfight, Security Forces slayed two terrorist in Budgam district

In a fierce gunfight, the security forces have killed two terrorists in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. The operation is being carried out by a team comprising Rashtriya Rifles, Budgam police and CRPF officials. The area has been placed under cordon...

Read More

Expressing grief over loss of lives in avalanche, Governor Satya Pal Malik announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families

As the rescue operation in the snowy land of Jammu and Kashmir intensifies, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the loss of lives due to an avalanche in Ladakh region on Friday. The governor has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of the kin of those killed in the avalanche...

Read More

Won't spare if provoked unnecessarily, India retaliates strongly to Pakistan's ceasefire violation in LoC

Giving a befitting reply to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops, the Indian Army retaliated strongly as the troops exchanged gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday...

Read More

For Shah Faesal it is time to smell the coffee

Shah Faesal is the new flavor in the political landscape of Kashmir! A top rated IAS officer who suddenly had a twinge of conscience that has compelled him to find a new uncharted path. One wishes him well, but there is a valid reason to remain skeptical about his capability as well as his intentions. ..

Read More

Conferring the best! By launching ‘J&K Role Model Scheme’ J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik honors CRPF and youth

Lauding the role played in inspiring and creating a change within and also for the people, the state of Jammu and Kashmir apprised the role being played by the CRPF in maintaining security in the State. The Governor of the state, Satya Pal Malik felicitated 13 men and women describing them as role models owning potential to compete at national and international levels and bring laurels to the state and the country...

Read More

Security forces remain steadfast in objective to usher peace in Kashmir

The situation of violence in Kashmir is the direct outcome of a reprehensible foreign agenda to strike at the fabric of the Indian nation, with the intention of breaking the country. The security forces in Kashmir are performing a most difficult, sensitive and challenging task. The soldiers have to balance between the need to break down the evil foreign sponsored agenda and at the same time ensure that the people do not suffer. ..

Read More

Three terrorists killed in counter-terrorism operation in J&K's Pulwama

Three militants were killed and an army soldier injured in a fierce gun-battle in southern Tral area on Thursday, triggering massive protests and clashes in several areas...

Read More

J&K: One terrorist killed in encounter near Rinzipora- Baderwan area in Pulwama district

In Jammu and Kashmir, one terrorist was killed in a brief shootout after terrorists attacked Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles patrolling party near Rinzipora- Baderwan area of South Kashmir’s Awantipura in Pulwama district...

Read More

J&K: 2 officers martyred in Pakistani army's sniper fire along LoC in Kupwara district

In Jammu and Kashmir, two Junior Commissioned Army Officers were martyred on Friday in Pakistani army's sniper fire along a line of control in Kupwara district...

Read More

Jammu & Kashmir comes under President's rule

President's rule comes into force in Jammu and Kashmir from midnight as President Ram Nath Kovind signed a proclamation to this effect on Wednesday. Six-months of Governor's rule came to an end on Wednesday...

Read More

Pulwama incident: Divisive disruptive, propagandist activities need to be curtailed

The heavy loss of life in an encounter at Pulwama, South Kashmir, on Saturday, 15, December, has evoked multifarious responses. While there is a universal expression of grief over the lives lost, the situational dynamics have created differing perceptions. A cursory study of the responses indicates an attempt from some quarters to politicise the tragedy. The media has, as usual, not attempted to get to the bottom of the incident and has simply voiced opinions that suit the organisational policy. The ..

Read More

J&K: Security forces wipe out two LeT militants in gunfight in Baramulla district

Two militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with the government forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Quoting a senior police official, he said that two militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out last night in Gund Brath village of Sopore...

Read More

Terrorists like Naveed Jatt are a scourge of humanity whose elimination is imperative

Naveed Jatt, a terrorist of Pakistani origin operating in Kashmir since 2012 has been killed! He came into the limelight in recent months due to his involvement in the gruesome murder of Shujaat Bukhari, a Kashmiri Muslim journalist of repute and Editor of a local newspaper of Jammu and Kashmir – Rising Kashmir. Bukhari was gunned down ruthlessly by three terrorists on 14, June, 2018 as he came out of his office; two of his security guards were also killed in the incident. Naveed Jatt was the leader ..

Read More

Hurriyat should adopt a holistic approach to Human Rights in Kashmir

On December, 10, the world will celebrate Human Rights Day. This date coincides with the adoption and proclamation of the universal declaration of human rights by the United Nations General Assembly’s in 1948. ..

Read More

Security forces kill wanted terrorist ‘Naveed Jatt’, a top LeT commander in an encounter

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Naveed Jatt, was killed today in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam. Naveed Jatt was accused of being one of the killers of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and a wanted terrorist. ..

Read More

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani: A courageous soldier devoted to his people

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani, an ethnic Kashmiri serving the Indian Army, attained martyrdom on November, 25, 2018 while being engaged in a counter terrorist operation at the Kapran Batagund area of Shopian in South Kashmir. The brave heart belonged to Village Cheki Ashmuji of Tehsil Kulgam in Kashmir. A highly decorated soldier, he had been awarded Sena Medal for gallantry twice - in August, 2007 and in August, 2018...

Read More

Three terrorists gunned down, one soldier martyred in J & K

Indian brave soldiers gunned down three militants, including one from an ISIS offshoot. A soldier was martyred and two Jawans injured in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam and Pulwama districts today, police said...

Read More

Flag Meetings on LOC: A necessary initiative but not one to be optimistic about

A Brigade Commanders level Flag Meeting held on November, 23, at the India-Pakistan Line of Control (LOC) in the Poonch sector has elicited a lot of interest. Flag Meetings are an ancient military precedent! It may be remembered that King Yudhishthira in Mahabharata sought a flag meeting before the commencement of the battle, as a last chance to broker peace and also to seek blessings of his elders before commencement of hostilities...

Read More

J&K Assembly dissolved after rival alliances stake claim to form govt

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik dissolved the State Assembly last evening after rival alliances staked claim to form the government. Former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti staked claim saying that her party, which has 29 MLAs, has the backing of 15 lawmakers of National Conference and 12 of Congress...

Read More

J&K Panchayat Elections: Voting begins amidst tight security

Voting for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir began this morning amidst tight security. Polling is taking place in seven districts of Jammu division, six in Kashmir Valley and two in Ladakh. The polls are being conducted on the non-party basis. 427 candidates are in the fray for 536 Sarpanch Halqas and 5,951 candidates for 4,048 Panch wards in the first phase...

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Build on the peace constituency with patience and perseverance

The political and security situation in trouble torn Kashmir is showing some unusual trends, fortunately, for the better. There is a marked reduction in stone pelting incidents and reports suggest a decline in the process of recruitment of local youth into the fold of terrorism. ..

Read More

Heavy snowfall creates havoc in J&K: One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar NH after 18 hours

One-way traffic has been restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway after remaining closed for over 18 hours due to massive landslides in Ramban district and heavy snowfall in Qazigund, near Jawahar Tunnel, Shaitani Nallah, and Banihal...

Read More

Two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Budgam district of J&K

In Jammu & Kashmir, Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in the ongoing gunfight that raged between terrorists and security forces in Zugoo Arizal area of Central Kashmir's Budgam district in the wee hours today...

Read More

Governor Satya Pal Malik is articulating a righteous and nationalist narrative for J&K

Shri Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has recently given a couple of interviews to multiple media outlets in which he has articulated the situation in the state. It is quite heartening to see the honest, candid, direct and forthright manner in which he is addressing the many challenges that the state is facing. The deep insight that he has gained is appreciable, especially so in view of the short period of time that he has held the gubernatorial appointment. ..

Read More

J&K: CISF official killed in terrorist attack on outskirts of Srinagar

A security official of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was killed in a terrorist attack on outskirts of Srinagar on Friday. Security officials said unidentified terrorists attacked CISF guard post at Power Grid Station at Wagoora Nowgam in Srinagar outskirts...

Read More

Five terrorists killed in encounters with security forces in J&K

In Jammu & Kashmir, five terrorists were killed in two different encounters with security forces today. Two Lashkar e Toiba terrorists were killed in a gunfight with joint security forces at Kreeri area Baramulla district. The identity of slain terrorists is being ascertained...

Read More

Rajnath Singh appeals Kashmiris to stay away from gunfight sites

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appealed the people of Kashmir, particularly youth to stay away from gunfight sites during counter-terrorism operations to avoid loss of civilian lives. He also urged the people to participate with fervour in forthcoming Panchayati elections to strengthen democracy and governance at the grassroots level. ..

Read More

J&K: Security forces kill two Pakistani intruders along LoC in Sunderbani sector; three army jawans attain martyrdom

In Jammu and Kashmir, two Pakistan intruders were killed in a fierce encounter with Army in Sunderbani sector on the Line of Control in Jammu on Sunday. However in this encounter, three Indian Army soldiers also attained martyrdom...

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Barring Srinagar results for all Urban Local Bodies announced; BJP shows symbol of victory

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has unfurled the victory flag by winning 212 wards in today’s results as barring Srinagar, results for all the Urban Local Bodies have been announced. Counting of votes was held today for the recently held polls in Jammu and Kashmir...

Read More

Read the lips of Army Commander Northern Command

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Army Commander), Northern Command, Indian Army, made some significant observations on the politico-strategic situation obtainable in Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Kashmir Valley. He spoke on the subject on Wednesday, October, 17, in the backdrop of the closing ceremony of the first Inter-Service Paragliding Accuracy Competition at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. ..

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistani army violates ceasefire in Dalhan sector along LoC in Poonch

In Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan Army today again violated the ceasefire in Dalhan sector along the Line of Control in border district of Poonch on Sunday...

Read More

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored forces

Manan Bashir Wani, who chose to pursue the path of terrorism at the behest of enemies of the Nation, has been eliminated by the security forces within nine months of his joining the terrorist organisation, Hizbul Mujahedeen. The second terrorist to be killed with Wani was identified as Ashiq Hussain Zargar. ..

Read More

Successful Local Bodies elections will spell the dawn of a new era in J&K

The breakdown of the coalition government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and institution of Governors Rule in the state was perceived to be a major setback. Added to it was the fact that the tenure of incumbent Governor, Shri NN Vohra, was at its end. Governors of Jammu and Kashmir have always been from a bureaucratic or military background. The Union Government surprised everybody by selecting, Shri Satya Pal Malik, a career politician, as Governor for ..

Read More

Security forces bust terrorist hideout in Doda district; recover huge cache of arms and ammunition in J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have busted a terrorist hideout in Doda district and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition...

Read More

The Surgical Strike: Reminiscence

“Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the Line of Control (LOC) with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and in various other metros in our country, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launch pads,” said Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Director General Military Operations, Indian Army on September, 29, 2016. ..

Read More

Barbaric violence against innocents: Kashmir policy of Pakistan Army is crumbling

"Pakistan and India have an undeniably challenging relationship. We, however, owe it to our peoples, especially the future generations, to peacefully resolve all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute....,” wrote Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September, even as reports came in about the killing and mutilation of Head Constable Narendra Singh of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) by Pakistani troops on the International Border ..

Read More

To bring in booming infrastructural development in JK, centre approves extension of timeline of special package

With an aim to bring in infrastructural development in the valley, centre on Wednesday approved the extension of the timeline for implementation of the Special Package for Jammu and Kashmir for another period of one year during 2018-19...

Read More

The politics of Panchayat elections in J&K

The time is closing in for holding of the Panchayat and local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir! It is a Key Result Area for newly appointed Governor, Satya Pal Malik, who has been given a specific mandate to revive the political process in the trouble-torn state. Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir have always been controversial and politically challenging; it does not seem as if this round is going to be any different...

Read More

Transfer of the DGP J&K needed more homework before implementation

The sudden, overnight ouster of the Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP), SP Vaid, has come as a surprise. Those who take interest in Kashmir affairs were in the know of some friction in the higher circles of the government, but it leading to such an extreme measure was not fathomed...

Read More

Dilbagh Singh takes over as a new chief of Jammu and Kashmir police

Dilbagh Singh, a Director General of Prison was made a new chief of Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday evening. Notably, JK police chief S P Vaid was transferred to the transport department as he will take charge as a Transport Commissioner. Vaid, a 1986-batch IPS officer, was appointed as the Director General of Police in December 2016. He is due to retire in October next year...

Read More

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Jammu and Kashmir; reviews security situation in forward areas of valley

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday visited the forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the security situation. During a day-long visit, Minister Sitharaman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and was received by Lieutenant General, Ranbir Singh, Northern Army Commander and Lieutenant General, A.K. Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander. The Minister reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir while Army officials briefed her on the operational preparedness ..

Read More

Rural sanitation coverage in Jammu and Kashmir stands at over 98%; set to become ODF next month

Jammu and Kashmir is now all set to become "Open defecation free" (ODF) state in the next month as the state has shown a phenomenal improvement in its rural sanitation coverage since the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) or SBM (G). The progress of Jammu and Kashmir has been remarkable as from 22% in October 2014, the rural sanitation coverage in the State today stands at over 98% and the State is close to declaring itself Open Defecation Free...

Read More

Article 35A: Myths versus Reality

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed considerable political activity in the wake of the scheduled hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A by a three-member bench of the Supreme Court on August, 06. The separatists called for mass agitations and hinted at the bloodshed in case the constitutional provision was tampered with. The Kashmir based mainstream parties were not too far behind in their belligerent rhetoric...

Read More

Accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district claimed 11 lives; miraculously 5-year-old child survived

In an unfortunate accident that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district claimed the life of 11 pilgrims while a 5-year-old injured child was miraculously survived and shifted to the hospital. Notably, a vehicle carrying Machail yatra pilgrim fell into a deep gorge after a driver lost his control near Nassu village on Kishtwar-Paddar-Ghulabghar road, 20 km from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. In the mishap, 11 pilgrims were killed while a 5-year-old child survived, however, received ..

Read More

SC to hear on petitions challenging validity of Article 35A from last week of August

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday morning adjourned the crucial hearing on petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A, a constitutional provision that defines special privileges enjoyed by permanent residents of Jammu Kashmir in matters related to employment, acquisition of immovable property, settlements and scholarships...

Read More

Donate generously for rehabilitation of families of 499 martyrs of JK who gave supreme sacrifice protecting nation

In a bid to provide financial aid to the families of 499 special police officers (SPOs) who were martyred fighting against terrorism and terrorists in the valley, the Jammu and Kashmir police from Monday onwards have started a crowdfunding campaign on Twitter...

Read More

Article 35 A: Let the Supreme Court adjudicate

A three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court is slated to hear a petition on the legal validity of Article 35A of the Constitution on August, 6. This would be part of an ongoing hearing of four petitions on the constitutional status of the article that have been clubbed together. During this hearing, the plea for the institution of a five-Judge Constitution Bench for the case is likely to come up for consideration. “That (reference of the petitions to a Constitution Bench) we will see…..we will examine,” ..

Read More

After an appeal of SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone’s mother, terrorists release him

This happened never ever before! A Special Police Officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone, who was abducted by a group of terrorists, returned home to his family on Saturday night. Notably, a group of three terrorists on Friday night entered SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone’s house in Pulwama’s Chanktakar village and abducted him. However, terrorists let SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone go free after his mother made an appeal...

Read More

The situation in Jammu-Kashmir is improving with every passing year

Those who study Kashmir closely can see that the situation is turning for the better with each passing year. The speed of change is slow because of the complexity of the problem and involvement of evil foreign forces aided and abetted by anti-national elements within. ..

Read More

Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be, this message needs to be given out loud and clear in order to save a generation from following a path of self-destruction...

Read More

Peace and stability in JK could be brought only through an honest, effective and efficient administration

Peace and stability could be brought to the state through an honest, effective and efficient administration. This was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while reviewing the security situation and developmental issues in the State at a high-level meeting in Srinagar with State Governor NN Vohra, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and other top security officials...

Read More

Rajnath Singh arrives in JK for 2-days; reviews security situation in Valley

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday held a detailed meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan and reviewed the security situation in the valley. Notably, Rajnath Singh accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and home secretary Rajiv Gauba along with other top security officials arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the valley. However, this is Rajnath Singh’s first visit after the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu ..

Read More

Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir happening only due to false information being spread by propaganda machinery: General Rawat

Stone-pelting incidents in the Kashmir valley are happening only due to a lot of false information being spread to the people of the restive region, especially the youth, through propaganda machinery. This was said by Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday into a question from a school student from Chhattisgarh during an interactive session at the South Block in New Delhi...

Read More

PDP faces revolt as Mehbooba’s leadership is challenged

Signs of revolt are visible in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir barely after ten days the BJP pulled the rug from under its coalition partner, Senior leader Imran Ansari, who served as information technology minister in Mehbooba's cabinet on Monday accused her of only “helping family and few others to grow”...

Read More

Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir: The challenge and the ramification

A long-term solution to the Kashmir problem lies in plugging the rapid radicalisation and religious fundamentalism being perpetrated in the Kashmir Valley by inimical foreign forces. A two-pronged strategy that promotes Sufism and Kashmiriyat as intrinsic parts of the Kashmir civilization would pay handsome dividends. ..

Read More

Shri Amarnath Yatra poised to commence with devotion and communal harmony

The task of the security forces begins much before the pilgrims arrive. First and foremost, the army ensures that the entire route is secured against any kind of security threat and is in a fit state to be used by the pilgrims. The soldiers go over the entire route of the pilgrimage, at considerable risk to their life and limb, to set out the trail that the pilgrims ultimately tread. It is only after the Army gives a go ahead that the next step for starting the pilgrimage is taken...

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Understanding the true connotation of “Reconciliation and Harmony”

Mehbooba Muti, in her press conference post her resignation as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, frequently referred to “Reconciliation” as a prominent agenda of her party. Use of this concept is not new either to Mehbooba or to her party. Her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, during his earlier tenure as chief minister often referred to setting up of a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”..

Read More

India smashes UNHRC for its ‘motivated report’ on JammuKashmir ; counsels not to legitimize Terrorism

Indian ambassador has appealed the UNHRC to reject all efforts to legitimize terrorism and unequivocally condemn terrorism and its perpetrators and reject the report...

Read More

Prez Kovind gives nod to Governor`s rule in Jammu and Kashmir

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday gave his nod to the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out itself from an alliance with the People Democratic Party's (PDP) in the state government.The decision comes after Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra forwarded his report to President Ram Nath Kovind for the imposition of Governor's rule in the valley. The report was sent to the President after Vohra held consultations with Mehbooba, BJP state ..

Read More

CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP pulled itself out from JK government

Soon after BJP pulled out itself from Jammu and Kashmir government alliance over its ally PDP’s soft approach towards terrorism and stone pelters on Friday, CM Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to the Governor N N Vohra...

Read More

BJP pulls itself out from JK government alliance over soft approach of Mehbooba Mufti led-PDP towards terrorism

In Jammu and Kashmir, it was PM Modi-led central government’s decision to begin ‘Operation All-Out’ and give security forces free hand to eliminate terrorists and terrorism from the valley. But BJP’s ally and partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir government has kept soft approach towards terrorism and stone pelters. Therefore, taking a cognizance into this, BJP has pulled-off itself from Jammu and Kashmir government alliance...

Read More

“This far and no more” message for misguided youth of Kashmir

The recent two-day visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Jammu and Kashmir has been significant. Ostensibly, the objective was to assess the security situation post the unilateral suspension of operations in the holy month of Ramadan, taken by the centre at the behest of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. ..

Read More

CM Mehbooba Mufti orders release of 115 prisoners from various jails of JK on Eid-ul-Fitr

The Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday evening ordered the release of 115 prisoners from various prisons of the valley. The decision comes on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. Notably, CM Mehbooba Mufti ordered the release of those 115 prisoners who were not involved in serious crimes. An official spokesperson from JK government said, "In view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has ordered the release of 115 prisoners, with least involvement, from various jails of the ..

Read More

MRM condemns killing of scribe, soldier in Kashmir Valley

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has condoled the brutal and cowardly killing of Shujat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir and soldier Aurangzeb Khan at the hands of the terrorists in Kashmir...

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir police gets two more women Battalions

With an aim to enhance the gender equality in policing in Jammu and Kashmir, the central government on Wednesday approved raising of two women Battalions for the state police. Notably, this will also help in addressing the issues relating to gender-based violence faced by Women in the valley...

Read More

At least 2330 bee-boxes distributed in Kupwara district of Kashmir in one day; KVIC makes new world record

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday distributed 2330 bee-boxes to 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area at Kupwara in Kashmir and created a world record. Notably, KVIC has created a world record for distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes in one day. This was achieved by the KVIC in the Zangalee Army area at Kupwara in Kashmir beating its previous best of 1000 bee boxes distributed in Kaziranga forest area among the Mishing tribe on the occasion of World Honey Bee Day. ..

Read More

JK police arrested four drug peddlers from different areas of valley; recovers huge quantity of heroin, poppy straw

Continuing its crackdown on drug peddlers, Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday apprehended four men for different areas of the valley with drugs in their possession. This is a major success for Jammu and Kashmir police under 'Operation Sanjeevani'. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

Read More

Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir on June, 7, with the stated objective of reviewing the situation in the wake of the unilateral suspension of operations implemented by the government during the holy month of Ramadan. “Even as we see the ceasefire bringing great relief to the people of J&K, militants seem to be continuing their violent activities and desperately trying to sabotage the process. I only hope that they realize the futility of their actions soon,” stated Chief Minister Mehbooba ..

Read More

Rajnath Singh reached JK on two-day visit; extension of ‘conditional ceasefire’ on top of all agendas

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reached Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit with an aim to review the conditional ceasefire in Ramzan, meet those affected by ceasefire violations and other sections of the society...

Read More

Rajnath Singh to visit JK to review conditional ceasefire in Ramzan, meet those affected by cross border firing

In a bid to review the conditional ceasefire in Ramzan and meet those affected by ceasefire violations, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on June 7. Notably, this will be the second high-level visit to the state after the announcement of unilateral ceasefire by the Central government from May 16...

Read More

Jammu and Kashmir: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

The Union Government has taken a major step to re-energise a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir by making an attempt to reach out to the separatists. "I have already said that we are ready for dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir. If Hurriyat comes forward for talks, we don't mind talking to them…..," said Home Minister Rajnath Singh in an interview recently...

Read More

Group of terrorists infiltrated in JK planning large-scale attacks; security forces remain on high alert

Security forces have been put on high alert on Friday for next 3-4 days following reports of large-scale infiltration of Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir from the Line of Control (LoC). Notably, despite conditional ceasefire put up by centre, terrorists continue to attack security forces in Jammu and Kashmir while infiltrators are in search of a chance to sneak in the valley...

Read More

PM Modi gives major fillip to infrastructural development of JK; unveils commencement of work on Zojila Tunnel

Giving a major fillip to the infrastructural development of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila Tunnel while attending the Closing Ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebration of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in Leh. Notably, the 14 km long Zojila tunnel is India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel...

Read More

JK Governor gives green signal to implement ordinance of death penalty for child rapist

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Thursday gave a green signal to implement the J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence 2018 ordinance which approves death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and above. The step has been taken in a bid to protect the dignity of small girls as well as of women...

Read More

Suspension of Operations in Kashmir: A well intentioned move, but full of holes

The Union Government has declared “suspension of operations” in Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan. A request for what was termed as a “ceasefire” was made by the chief minister of the state, Mehbooba Mufti, about a week back and the consent has come a few days before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state, which is slated for May, 19...

Read More

JK sees encounter hours after centre announced ceasefire; shows Army is free for offensive when required

Hours after a conditional ceasefire was announced by the central government, an encounter broke between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Notably, a group of terrorists opened fire on an Army patrol at Jamnagri in Shopian district after which the Army personnel retaliated that triggered the gun battle. No casualties have been reported so far. This comes an hour after PM Modi led central government announced a conditional ceasefire to stop anti-terror ..

Read More

Ask them to be true Muslims than calling for ceasefire: Indresh Kumar dares Mehbooba

Senior RSS functionary and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar dared J & K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ask the Muslims to remain true to their religion in the pious month of Ramzan instead of calling for ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir...

Read More

JK govt abolishes stamp duty on sale of properties in women's name

CM Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday waived off stamp duty on the sale of properties registered in the name of women. Notably, the decision is seen as a step to empower women in the state which may help them to own more immovable assets...

Read More

JK Governor N N Vohra meets Top Army official; reviews overall security situation in valley

Lt Gen A K Bhatt, Commander of Chinar Corps called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday and apprised him with the overall security situation in the Valley. Notably, the meeting comes three days after as a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed and two members of his family, including his mother, were injured when their cab was attacked by a group of stone pelters at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway...

Read More

Kashmir Confused!!

At the time of partition of the country, if the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union had taken place in a timely manner, Pakistan would have faced difficulty in invading J&K. Unfortunately, that did not happen! By October 1947, Pakistan backed ‘Tribal invaders’ commenced their march towards Srinagar allowing Jinnah to boast that “Kashmir is in my pocket”. Concurrently Pundit Nehru pledged that “India would hold a referendum under international auspices to determine whether the people ..

Read More

PM Modi to soon inaugurate Tarakote Marg, an alternate route to Vaishno Devi Shrine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finally inaugurate Tarakote Marg, an alternate seven-kilometre track to the famous Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 19 of this year. Notably, PM Modi on Tuesday agreed to formally inaugurate the Tarakote Marg on May 19 at the request of Governor N N Vohra who is also a Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board had approved in Governor Vohra's proposal to construct an alternate track between ..

Read More

Stone pelters turned murderers: 22-year-old young boy from Tamil Nadu murdered by the innocents of Mehbooba

The date 7 May 2018 will be remembered as the most embarrassing day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir as a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed and two members of his family, including his mother, were injured when their cab was attacked by a group of stone pelters at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway...

Read More

JK High Court orders state govt to appoint 22 judicial magistrates to fast track juvenile cases

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the state government to appoint additional 22 judicial magistrates required for setting up of juvenile justice boards in all districts. Notably, the appointment of 22 additional judicial magistrates will help in lessening the time consumption in the cases related to a juvenile...

Read More

Citizens' Group demands CBI inquiry in Kathua rape case

A group of intellectuals and academicians (GIA) called on the MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh and handed over their report on the much publicised Kathua rape case involving a minor girl...

Read More

The new age Kashmir narrative roots for peace and progress

Militancy in J&K, though addressed as a national issue, is practically a localized, foreign-sponsored phenomenon. Earlier it was spread across the state but, since the last many years, it is restricted only to the Kashmir region. Also, it is only in Kashmir that separatist ideology has managed to find some foothold; this is due to a certain degree of religious inclination and outright foreign sponsored propaganda...

Read More

NSG commandos all set to hunt down terrorists in JK

Intensified efforts of security forces including Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police have restricted terror activities which led to curb in the number of terrorists. However, in a bid to eliminate the roots of terrorists and terrorism, the central government will soon deploy Black Cat commandos of the elite counter-terror force NSG in Jammu and Kashmir...

Read More