Amarnath Land Row

  • Amarnath agitation leader to fight polls March 14, 2009

    Jammu: The convener of the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS), which headed protests last year over a controversial piece of land for a Hindu shrine in the Kashmir Valley, Saturday said he was likely to contest Lok Sabha election as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee. Leela Karan Sharma, who led...
  • Srinagar: 1 killed, 6 injured as protest turns violent March 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Violence erupted in Srinagar on Friday as security forces clashed with demonstrators. One person was killed and 30 others, including six policemen were injured. Trouble began after Friday prayers when hundreds of young men gathered near Nowhatta chowk to demand the release of Hurriyat leaders who were arrested at...
  • Ex-Guv targeted for espousing cause of Yatris: BJP November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Defending former Jammu and Kashmir governor S K Sinha, against whom allegations of links with Malegaon blast accused Dayanand Pandey have been made, BJP on Monday claimed Sinha was being targeted as he espoused the cause of Amarnath pilgrims. "Simply because General Sinha, former...
  • J-K Polls: Dissolution of the previous Assembly November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The state of Jammu and Kashmir goes to polls over the next two months, with the first phase of polling due on November 17. The state has been under Governor's Rule since July 7 when then chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad tendered his resignation. In June 2008, Azad's government...
  • J-K misses the SMS this festive season October 27, 2008

    Jammu: People in Jammu and Kashmir are looking out for new ways to greet their dear ones this Diwali as the most convenient one — sending an SMS to your loved ones — is not available. Short messaging service has been banned in the state ever since the Amarnath land...
  • For peace in Kashmir, PM ready to talk to separatists October 10, 2008

    Srinagar: The Government is ready to talk to separatists in Kashmir to bring peace to the region, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. "We are not opposed to a dialogue with any section in Kashmir's public opinion,” he said when asked about the demand of separatists for tripartite dialogue involving...
  • Police use phone recordings to arrest J-K protestors September 24, 2008

    Srinagr: Then protests over the Amarnath row rocked the valley some Kashmiri protestors were busy chronicling the events. Everyday, a Kashmiri youth would film demonstrations and clashes between protestors and police on his cell phone. The videos were then posted on the net to garner support for the Kashmiri cause....
  • Amarnath row fallout: rift widens between J-K traders September 19, 2008

    Jammu: The Amarnath land row may be over but Jammu and Kashmir still stands polarized. Traders from Kashmir have boycotted their counterparts in Jammu. Economic ties between the two regions stand threatened. Truckloads of medicines and oil have been returned from Kashmir and the Kashmir traders have even...
  • In five-star-comfort, BJP plans for road ahead September 13, 2008

    Bangalore: Old Hindutva and a search for new political allies were on top of BJP leaders’ minds at the start of the party’s national executive in Bangalore on Friday. With a clear eye on this winter's state elections and general elections next year, the party has decided to use the Amarnath...
  • Land row over, but SMS services still banned in J-K September 6, 2008

    Jammu: Milli Mahajan, a university student, describes herself as an SMS addict. Messaging for her was her one way to keep in touch constantly with friends - both near and far. But ever since SMS services were banned in Jammu and Kashmir two months ago, Milli and many like her...
  • Kashmir moves towards normalcy after curfew lifted September 2, 2008

    Srinagar Offices, shops and business establishments opened for work and traffic was back on the road on Tuesday as curfew was lifted in the Kashmir valley, though restrictions continued on the assembling of more than four people. “Curfew has been lifted from throughout the valley today. Restrictions under Section 144 of...
  • FTN: J-K rift widens | Curfew lifted in Kashmir September 2, 2008

    It's been a two-month-long agitation in both Jammu and Kashmir, over 50 people have died and Srinagar is still under curfew. After almost 40 days of consecutive shut down, Jammu returned to normalcy on Monday. However, Srinagar is far from normal, as the peace formula has drawn diverse reactions from...
  • Jammu vs Kashmir: A conflict resolved? September 2, 2008

    It's been a two-month-long agitation in both Jammu and Kashmir, over 50 people have died and Srinagar is still under curfew. After almost 40 days of consecutive shut down Jammu returned to normal on Monday. However, Srinagar is far from normal, as the peace formula has drawn diverse reactions from...
  • Hurriyat peeved, 10 Kashmir districts under curfew September 1, 2008

    Srinagar: Ten districts in Kashmir remained under curfew for the ninth day on Monday with the Hurriyat Conference calling for protests. Authorities are on alert after the People’s Democratic Party and separatist leaders rejected a deal between a government panel and a combine of Hindu groups to solve the Amarnath...
  • Compromise formula backfires, widens J-K 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...
  • Advani satisfied with agreement over Amarnath row August 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani Sunday said he was satisfied over the agreement reached between Hindu agitators and the Jammu and Kashmir government over the bitter Amarnath land row. Advani said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had told him that government would not succumb to pressure from...
  • Amarnath row: Mehbooba rejects deal | Advani satisfied September 1, 2008

    Srinagar/Jammu: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the agreement between a government panel and an alliance of Hindu groups to solve the Amarnath land row. “A decision is being imposed at gunpoint. The PDP and the people of Kashmir are not against finding a solution to the problem but we...
  • Protests against land deal, curfew in Kashmir areas August 31, 2008

    Srinagar: Authorities moved in quickly to re-impose curfew in a few places in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday after protests erupted against the state government's decision to give the Amarnath temple trust exclusive rights over a controversial piece of land during the two-month pilgrimage period. In Mahrajgunj locality of Srinagar, curfew...
  • Hindu groups accept deal, agitation in Jammu ends August 31, 2008

    Jammu/Srinagar: The over two-month long agitation in the Jammu region over the Amarnath land row was suspended on Sunday after a government panel and an alliance of Hindu groups reached an agreement. The agreement gives exclusive rights to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to use 40 hectares of forestland at...
  • Curfew continues in Kashmir, nine districts August 30, 2008

    Srinagar: The Kashmir valley continued to be under curfew for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday, but officials said restrictions would be relaxed in a phased manner in the state's summer capital Srinagar and other nine districts. “The curfew will be relaxed for two hours in the district headquarters of Badgam,...
  • J-K govt works out 'compromise formula' August 30, 2008

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government seems to have worked out a compromise formula on the Amarnath land row. Sources tell CNN-IBN this involves allowing a temporary use of 100-acre land to the Amarnath Shrine board for a three-month period every year. The Governor-appointed panel gave its nod ahead of...
  • Valley tense, 3 separatists under house arrest August 25, 2008

    Srinagar: A tense day is expected in Srinagar on Monday as late night news spread that separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were taken into preventive custody hours before the Hurriyat's planned march to the Lal Chowk in the city. Police accompanied by para-military forces picked...
  • Jammu discriminated and Kashmir favoured: Jaitley August 25, 2008

    Is the BJP guilty of stoking the separatism in Jammu and Kashmir by its chase of an electoral agenda? Has the BJP’s wrong timing helped fan separatist beliefs in the valley? Did the BJP not initiate the economic blockade of the valley and if yes, why? These were some of...
  • Fresh protests in Kashmir despite indefinite curfew August 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Curfew remained clamped for the second day on Sunday in Poonch and Army conducted flag marches as tension prevailed in the border town in the wake of communal violence that broke out on Saturday. "The situation is tense, but under control," police said. However, curfew has been lifted in...
  • 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 CNN-IBN that they are willing to call off...
  • Governor's panel proposes solution to J-K 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...
  • J-K: 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 four-member panel, insists that...
  • Thousands gather for separatist rally in Kashmir August 22, 2008

    Srinagar: Thousands of supporters of the separatist Hurriyat Conference assembled at the sprawling Idgah ground in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday shouting pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans. Hurriyat supporters from across the Valley gathered to listen to their leaders. The show of strength by the Hurriyat Conference led to closure...
  • J-K row: Omar Abdullah calls for sustained dialogue August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: In a sign that the separatists' call for an Independant Kashmir is rubbing off on the Valley's political outfits too, National Conference chief Omar Abdullah too has now called for a debate on azadi (freedom) in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN's Raheel Khurshid. It's a major departure from his...