Kashmir Protests

  • Curfew continues in violencehit Kishtwar, bandh in Jammu August 12, 2013

    Jammu: Curfew on Saturday remained in force in violencehit Kishtwar district even as protests against the communal clashes rocked Jammu and adjoining districts and normal life disrupted due to a bandh called in the region. The Jammu and Kashmir Highway remained blocked at several places as protestors burnt tyres, sat...
  • Afzal hanging protests: Fresh violence in Kashmir February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: At least five persons were injured as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir on Tuesday against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru even as authorities relaxed curfew for three hours in some parts of the Valley, officials said. According to the officials, of the five injured, three...
  • J&K power crisis: Separatist Yasin Malik arrested January 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik and six others were arrested in Srinagar on Friday. They were protesting over the death of a Kashmiri youth in CISF firing on Monday. Kashmir has been reeling under daylong power cuts for the past several weeks. The massive load shedding led to a series of...
  • Is time running out for Omar Abdullah? September 14, 2010

    On India at 9, we ask a panel of experts whether time is running out for JK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. ...
  • Advani warns UPA against dilution of AFSPA September 14, 2010

    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 government...
  • Has Omar Abdullah become a liability for Kashmir? September 13, 2010

    On India at 9, CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Eid violence may divide CCS over Kashmir package September 12, 2010

    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 torching...
  • Kashmir violence: death toll touches 50 August 6, 2010

    Despite 7 days of curfew, the cycle of violence which started eight weeks back is showing no sign of coming to an end. ...
  • Kashmir's cycle of violence claims 47th victim August 5, 2010

    Srinagar: The violence in Kashmir Valley claimed its 47th victim since June 11 when a civilian on Thursday succumbed to a bullet injury he received during protests in Srinagar on Wednesday. Fiftyyearold Gulam Muhammad Badyari was injured in firing by security forces late Wednesday when a mob attacked a paramilitary picket...
  • Unrest returns to Valley, 3 killed in police firing July 30, 2010

    Srinagar: Fresh violence erupted in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after days of relative calm with security forces opening fire to quell stonepelting protesters who clashed with them at several places, leaving three persons dead and 70 others injured. Strict restrictions were imposed on the movement of people following a call...
  • Protests continue in Kashmir over boy's death June 15, 2010

    Srinagar: Protests continue over the killing of class 12 student Tufail Mattoo in Kashmir. Police and paramilitary troops are out in full force to ensure protestors don't spill on to the streets. Fierce clashes in the last three days have left nearly 100 protestors and some police personnel injured. Following public...
  • One killed, as protestors clash with police in Kashmir January 24, 2010

    Srinagar: A civilian was killed and five injured in a clash with police over the removal of a security camp near the Jammu and Kashmir town of Pattan on Friday. The clash occurred when people went in a procession near the police camp in Parihaspora in Pattan, 30 km from Srinagar,...
  • PDP leader Baig rejects CBI's Shopian case probe December 15, 2009

    New Delhi/Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday said the deaths of two women in Kashmir's Shopian district in May were due to drowning and neither of them was raped or murdered. Opposition parties reacted with outrage and alleged a coverup. ...
  • Watch: Activists accuse CBI of covering Shopian truth December 14, 2009

    Srinagar: In the most dramatic twist to the Shopian deaths case, the CBI has ruled that the two women whose bodies were found several months ago were neither raped nor murdered. However, activists who have been demanding justice in the Valley say they aren't convinced about the fact that the...
  • 4 policemen get bail in Shopian rape, murder case September 11, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday gave bail to four police officers, arrested for negligence of duty and destruction of vital evidence in the Shopian twin rape and murder case. Justice Sunil Hali asked the accused to deposit Rs 50,000 each. The police officers, including then district police chief, a...
  • Shopian murder: Four cops arrested after HC order July 15, 2009

    Srinagar: Four suspended cops were arrested on Wednesday evening after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court so ordered and asked police to profile their DNA for their alleged involvement in the "heinous crime of rape followed by murder" of two south Kashmir women on May 30. A division bench of Chief...
  • Shopian rape: Judge says he never attacked victims' kin July 14, 2009

    Srinagar: The judicial commission which probed the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian on Sunday received flak from locals including the relatives of the victims who accused it of failing to identify the culprits and maligning them. Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar, husband of Neelofar and brother of Asiya, the...
  • Police hand in Shopian women's deaths: JK govt July 10, 2009

    Srinagar: The commission probing the rape and murder of two women in Shopian town in south Kashmir on May 30 has recommended that the five officials suspended after the crime be booked as accused, Jammu and Kashmir Finance and Law Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said Friday. "The commission has recommended that...
  • Shopian probe for prosecution of cops, forensic official July 9, 2009

    Srinagar: The Judicial Commission which probed the rape and murder of two women in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night submitted its final report recommending prosecution of four policemen and a forensic official on the charge of destruction of evidence, sources said. The report submitted to the Principal...
  • Exhume bodies of Shopian women in Kashmir: High Court July 4, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered that no one can leave Shopian without special permission and the police must exhume the bodies of two women, who were allegedly raped and murdered in the town. The courts order is binding on personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force...
  • Govt balm for Kashmir wounds June 12, 2009

    Srinagar: For the past 11 days, Kashmir valley has been on the boil over the alleged rape of two women in Shopian reportedly by the security forces. Sensing the situation spiraling out of control, Home Minister P Chidambram took charge and flew to the Valley, advocating strict dos and donts...
  • Govt clips CRPF's wings to calm Kashmir anger June 11, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is cracking the whip to calm outrage in the state over the alleged rape and murder of two women 11 days ago. A meeting between Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar on Thursday decided to put the Central Reserve...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to foil Shopian protest march June 8, 2009

    Srinagar: Authorities on Monday imposed curfewlike restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital to foil the separatists' call for a Shopian march on the same day. Before his arrest on Saturday, hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani had asked the people to resume their normal activities from Tuesday and called for...
  • Sixth Day: Kashmir shut over rape, murder row June 6, 2009

    Srinagar: Educational institutes, banks, government offices, shops and other businesses in the Kashmir Valley remained closed for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday as clashes between security forces and irate residents continued over the alleged rape and murder of two women last week. Life remained paralysed and roads were deserted as...
  • FTN: JK rift widens | Curfew lifted in Kashmir September 2, 2008

    It's been a twomonthlong 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...
  • Hiphop 'brand' of Kashmir protestors | Also try Gandhigiri August 27, 2008

    Srinagar: Pepe Tshirt, Levis jeans, Red Tape shoes and Gucci sunglasses tugged over tresses that have been bleached blond. This is the face of the young, impassioned Kashmiri generation often visible at proindependence demonstrations in the valley nowadays. Looking cool in his branded apparel, Amir Rashid, a Class 12 student of...
  • Amarnath yatra ends successfully, yatris return with smiles August 17, 2008

    Pahalgam: Amid raging protests in Jammu and Kashmir over the Amarnath land row, the Amarnath land yatra came to end on Saturday. Fortysevenyear old Ishwar Chand Verma and his wife Shoba Verma are all smiles back from the holy cave after their Darshan. The Vermas say that their ninth consecutive...
  • Violence escalates in Jammu and Kashmir August 13, 2008

    Srinagar: Anger and violence has caught hold of Kashmir. Locals defied curfew and came out on streets to protest against the killing of a Hurriyat leader Sheikh Aziz. Security forces have opened fire and by the end of the day the valley had more bodies to count. More than 13 people...
  • Pak trying to interfere in Indias internal affairs, says Sarna August 12, 2008

    New Delhi: India today strongly reacted to comments by Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It termed the comments as "clear interference" in Indias internal affairs and cautioned that such remarks do not help the atmosphere for moving the bilateral talks process forward. A day after Pakistan Foreign Minister...