Kashmir Violence

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two policemen injured in terrorist attack 01-09-2013 11:16 PM

    Srinagar: Two policemen were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants on a police station in Sopore, police said. Two special police officers - Mehrajuddin and Tarik Hussain - were injured in a grenade attack at Tarzoo police station in Sopore area of the district, 55 km from here,...
  • Defence Minister AK Antony reviews security situation 02-08-2013 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony reviewed the security situation in and around the country with the National Security Advisor and the three Services chiefs. During the meeting, the three services chief briefed the Defence Minister about the prevailing security situation in the region and the measures taken by...
  • Pakistan expresses concern over violence in Kashmir 19-07-2013 11:24 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday expressed concern over the death of four persons during protests in Jammu and Kashmir and asked India to conduct a speedy probe into the incident. "Such acts incite violence and hurt the sentiments of Muslims not only in Pakistan but all over the world," Foreign Office...
  • Chidambaram in Valley to review security, meet people 31-10-2010 05:52 PM

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday arrived in the north Kashmir town of Baramulla where he is to hold a public meeting and review the latest security situation in the violence-hit Kashmir Valley that has seen around 110 deaths, mostly in firing by security forces on street protesters,...
  • Geelani says interlocutors on J&K a futile move 13-10-2010 07:15 PM

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday described the Centre's appointment of a 3-member team of interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir as a futile exercise while the moderate faction said a Parliamentary panel would have been an appropriate forum to reach out to the people. "This is a futile exercise....
  • Kashmir's future secure with India: Chidambaram 20-09-2010 02:40 PM

    NEW DELHI:A two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir by members of all major political parties to assess the ground situation began on Monday as Home Minister P Chidambaram assured the people of the state their honour, dignity and future are secure as part of India. The visit by the all-party...
  • Three killed as Valley remains on the edge 18-09-2010 10:45 AM

    Srinagar: Kashmir continues to be on the edge as curfew enters seventh day here even as three individuals are killed in police firing and seven injured in Anantnag and Pattan on Saturday. Curfew was lifted in Srinagar for a few hours to allow people to stock up on food and...
  • India hits back at Pak for its Kashmir comments 17-09-2010 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: India on Friday hit back at Pakistan rejecting as "gratuitous" its statements on Jammu and Kashmir, saying they amounted to interference in the internal affairs of the country. It asked Islamabad to take effective action against infiltration from across the LoC and dismantle terror infrastructure there as it...
  • Pranab likely to lead all-party team to Kashmir 17-09-2010 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to lead the all-party delegation that will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday-Tuesday, Congress sources said after a meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi. Home Minister P Chidmabaram will be also in the team, an office-bearer of the All India Congress Committee...
  • PDP demands unconditional dialogue on Kashmir 15-09-2010 10:16 PM

    New Delhi: Mehbooba Mufti, president of Jammu and Kashmir's principal opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Wednesday that the central government should start an "unconditional dialogue on Kashmir" and the state government should free civilian protesters who had been arrested. She sought the immediately release of youths booked under...
  • Pak responsible for violence in Kashmir: BJP 15-09-2010 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Maintaining that it was opposed to demand for autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Wednesday said dialogue with any group should be held within the constitutional framework only if they abjure violence. "We are opposed to any demand for autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir and want...
  • Need to break cycle of violence in J-K: Sonia 15-09-2010 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Linking the turmoil in Kashmir to anger and pain among Kashmiri youth who grew up in "conflict and brutality", Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said their "legitimate aspirations" must be respected and a magnanimous approach adopted to give them hope. Addressing an all-party meet on Kashmir in...
  • Air Force chief defends military's special powers 14-09-2010 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: As the Centre grapples with the issue of deciding on withdrawal of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces on Tuesday made it clear that they would like "legal protection" in dealing with the situation there. On the other hand, Defence Minister AK Antony said the government...
  • Advani warns UPA against dilution of AFSPA 14-09-2010 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday hit out at the United Progressive Alliance Government over continuing violence in the Kashmir Valley calling it "clueless" and "spineless". In his valedictory address at the BJP National Workshop for Spokespersons and Media Cell Conveners, Advani said that there was no...
  • Omar ends all speculation, says he won't quit 14-09-2010 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday ended all speculation that he was going to resign following the violence in Kashmir. "I am not going to plunge the state into a bigger crisis by leaving it headless at this stage," Omar told CNN-IBN. The Jammu and...
  • Kashmir's Omar months 14-09-2010 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: As the Centre tries to work out a package for Kashmiris up in arms against the army in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is under fire for failing to control violence which has claimed over 60 lives in the Valley. When Abdullah, a scion of one...
  • J-K Cabinet condemns desecration of Quran 13-09-2010 08:41 PM

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet has appealed to the people not to take law in their hands. The state Cabinet, which met on Monday to take stock of the situation in the Kashmir Valley, also condemned the alleged act of desecration of holy Quran in the US. After the...
  • US condemns attack on church in J-K, Punjab 13-09-2010 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: The United States on Monday said it was "dismayed" by reports that a school and a church in Kashmir and Punjab had been attacked by rioters. It also condemned reports that a "misguided individual" in the US had desecrated the Quran, terming it "disrespectful, intolerant, divisive, and un-representative...
  • J-K flares up after rumours of Quran burning in US 13-09-2010 05:09 PM

    Srinagar/Chandigarh: Florida pastor Terry Jones did not go ahead with threats to burn the Quran, but rumours that copies of the holy book had been desecrated in the US led to ripples of tension in India, with the Kashmir Valley and two Punjab towns witnessing violent protests. In the volatile...
  • Eid violence may divide CCS over Kashmir package 12-09-2010 01:04 PM

    Srinagar: Violence observed in the Kashmir Valley during Eid threatens to weaken the case for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). What was meant to be a peaceful march by the separatists led by Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Yasin Mallick, turned violent on Saturday with mobs...
  • Govt to discuss Army's powers in J-K on Friday 08-09-2010 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security will meet in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the situation in Kashmir as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking amendments in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or its partial withdrawal from the state. Omar, who...
  • Tension mounts after minor dies in Valley 31-08-2010 04:37 PM

    Srinagar: With an 11-year-old boy being killed in police firing and another critically injured, tension has spiralled again in the Kashmir Valley prompting authorities to impose curfew in this summer capital and other towns on Tuesday. Irshad Ahmad Parray, 11, was killed when a huge mob of stone pelters attacked...
  • Eight-yr-old dies in Kashmir clash, curfew imposed 19-08-2010 12:26 PM

    Srinagar: An eight-year-old boy, hit by a stray bullet during clashes between security forces and protesters, died here on Thursday, taking the toll in the Kashmir Valley unrest since June 11 to 60. Milat Ahmad Dar was injured on Saturday in Harnagh village of Anantnag district. He was playing with...
  • Every Indian will be literate by 2020: Sibal 15-08-2010 09:38 PM

    On Devil's Advocate this week, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal spoke to Karan Thapar on the United Progressive Alliance government's perceived loss of direction on key issues, its internal contradictions, and its ambitious plan to ensure free and compulsory education to all children above the age of...
  • Two killed in Kashmir firing, toll rises to 57 14-08-2010 10:24 PM

    Srinagar: Two people were killed on Saturday as security forces opened fire on stone-pelting mobs in Jammu and Kashmir taking the toll of civilians killed in the unrest since June 11 to 57. A senior police officer said a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team was attacked with stones...
  • Curfew re-imposed in Kashmir after Friday deaths 14-08-2010 12:35 PM

    Srinagar: A day after 4 protestors died in police firing across Jammu and Kashmir, curfew has been re-imposed in the Kashmir Valley. The only places where there is no curfew are Ganderbal, Bandipore and Awantipore. With Friday's killings, the total number of protesters killed in violence since June 11 has...
  • Kashmir erupts again, four killed in firing 13-08-2010 04:59 PM

    Srinagar: Four people have been killed in three separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. One person each was killed in Pattan and Kupwara while two died in Sopore as security forces fired at curfew-defying mobs indulging in stone-pelting. The person killed in Pattan has been identified as 60-year-old...
  • J-K autonomy possible if all parties agree: PM 10-08-2010 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday that the government will consider the demand for autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir if there was autonomy among political parties on the issue. The Prime Minister said this after meeting an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir led by Chief...