AMARNATH SANGHARSH SAMITI

  • Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti calls for bandh July 3, 2010

    Srinagar: The unrest in Kashmir is now spreading to Jammu with the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti turning the clashes between the protestors and security forces into a protestors versus Amarnath yatris debate. The Samiti has called for a bandh in Jammu on Saturday against what it calls attacks on "civilians, media and...
  • Amarnath board refuses to appoint Muslim member January 24, 2009

    Jammu: After three months of protests over the Amarnath land agitation in Jammu and Kashmir a new controversy is now rearing its ugly head. Union Minister of Water Resources and senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz has written a letter to J&K Governor NN Vohra asking him to include a member...
  • Amarnath land, the bone of contention in Jammu polls October 24, 2008

    Jammu: With elections in Jammu and Kashmir due in November, it's the Amarnath land row that's going to be the primary political weapon. It has already taken centre stage for many parties looking to weave their strategies around it, some even roping in the faces of the agitation to strengthen their...
  • Compromise formula backfires, widens JK divide September 1, 2008

    Jammu: The Amarnath land row controversy is not coming to an end just yet. The talks which tried to resolve the issue seemed to have failed. Where on one end Jammu celebrated the formula the government agreed on, on the other Kashmir rejected it. Celebrations broke out before dawn...
  • Amarnath talks: Fourth round begins in Jammu August 30, 2008

    Jammu: The fourth round of talks between a Government panel and the conglomerate of groups agitating for the return of the controversial forest land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) trust began late on Saturday evening in Jammu. The Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS), an umbrella organisation of some 30...
  • Amarnath activists call off protest rally for a cause August 27, 2008

    Jammu: Showing concerns over the immediate militancy and infiltrators related problem faced by the administration and people of Jammu, the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti has called off its Wednesday evening rally. The group spearheading the agitation in Jammu for the retransfer of land to Amarnath shrine board had planned a public...
  • Violence continues in Jammu, mass protest rally tomorrow August 27, 2008

    Jammu: Jammu entering the 35th day of complete shutdown on Tuesday witnessed sporadic incidents of violence as protestors clashed with the security forces in the city and its outskirts. The Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS) is all set to organise a mass protest rally here on Wednesday in which...
  • Curfew in Valley even as compromise in sight August 24, 2008

    Jammu: It took three meetings and a fourth round is in the making, but a formula to solve the Amarnath land transfer row is yet to be finalised. However, the indications have been positive. Sources in the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti have told CNNIBN that they are willing to call off...
  • Governor's panel proposes solution to JK crisis August 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Some hope of a resolution to the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir has arisen after a meeting between the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti and the Governor's panel. The Governor's panel has proposed a compromise solution. The proposal is to let the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti use the 100 acres of forest land...
  • JK: First round of talks end on optimistic note August 23, 2008

    Jammu: The first round of talks between the organisation leading an agitation for the past two months on the Amarnath land row and a Government panel to resolve the issue concluded on an optimistic note on Saturday with the two sides terming them as "cordial" and "constructive". The talks between the...
  • Talks end, violence begins in Jammu August 23, 2008

    Jammu: Talks began in Jammu early on Saturday between the organisation leading an agitation for the past two months on the Amarnath land row and a Government panel to find a solution to the contentious issue. The Shri Amarnath Sangarash Samiti, which is being represented by a fourmember panel, insists that...
  • Amarnath land row protests shift to New Delhi August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Shifting the scene to the Capital, members of the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS) on Thursday courted arrest to protest the revocation of land allotted to the shrine board managing the pilgrimage to the shrine in the Kashmir Valley. Amongst those arrested were Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen...
  • Jammu crisis:Talks begin after Mufti agrees to step down August 9, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been no real improvement on the ground just yet in Jammu and Kashmir. An allparty delegation headed by Home Minister Shivraj Patil is in Jammu holding talks with the Amarnath Yatra Sangarsh Samiti on the forest land transfer controversy. The 18member delegation is meeting Governor N...
  • Fruit growers protest against road blocks in Srinagar August 1, 2008

    Owing to the blockade enforced by the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti activists on the JammuSrinagar highway, fruit growers and dealers in Srinagar are threatening to cross the Pakistan occupied Kashmir's capital of Muzaffarabad. Hundreds of appleladen trucks bound for Delhi and other Indian states have been rotting on the JammuSrinagar highway. Amarnath Sangharsh...