Tag «Kashmir»

Situation peaceful in Kashmir Valley, people throng markets

situation peaceful in kashmir valley

The city along with the rest of Kashmir was abuzz with activity for the second consecutive day today after the separatists announced two-day weekend relaxation in their agitation programme. Shops, business establishments, and fuel stations were open and markets witnessed huge rush. People thronged the weekly flea market, locally called Sunday market, officials said. The …

Army launches counter-offensive, 6 jawans injured in shelling

Army launches counter-offensive 6 jawans injured in shelling

Army today launched a counter offensive against Pakistan along the LoC after three Indian soldiers were killed, with body of one of them mutilated in a cross-LoC attack, even as Pakistani troops continued to shell Indian positions, injuring two six jawans. The offensive came hours after the Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack …

Kashmir is political problem, needs political solution: Omar

kashmir political problem needs political solution omar

National Conference working president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said Kashmir is a “political issue” and needs a “political solution” for heralding lasting peace in the state. “For arriving at a solution, New Delhi must open channels of dialogue with all stakeholders,” he said while addressing a public rally in …

Pak waging proxy war in J-K, will be given befitting reply

pak waging proxy war in jammu and kashmir

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said Pakistan is waging a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir but the neighbouring country will be given a befitting reply. “Pakistan has always been trying to occupy Jammu and Kashmir, and we consider this land (Jammu and Kashmir) and its people as our integral part. “After facing defeat in …

Burning of schools in Kashmir unacceptable: Satyarthi

Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi today termed the burning of schools in Kashmir as unacceptable and claimed that extremists are doing it as they are scared that education will open up the minds of children and they would’t be able to use them for their vested interests. “Education is attacked, schools are burnt, teachers are …

Kashmir unrest: Normal life affected for 115th consecutive day

kashmir unrest

Kashmir unrest: Normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 115th consecutive day today due to the separatist-sponsored strike over the recent civilian killings and in support of their demand for right to ‘self-determination’. Although some shops were open in few areas in the civil lines and in the outskirts of summer capital here, most …

Farooq Abdullah meets PM, presses for dialogue in Kashmir

farooq abdullah meets pm modi

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation in the Kashmir Valley which continues to witness unrest for over 100 days. During the meeting, Abdullah stressed for an early dialogue with all the stakeholders who were willing to come to the table for negotiation …