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Kashmir political parties condemn assault on journalists in Shopian

SRINAGAR Kashmir-based political parties, Tuesday, condemned the assault on journalists who sustained pellet injuring while covering an encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. “Highly unfortunate reports about journalists injured, including some with pellet injuries, while covering clashes in South Kashmir. I condemn this incident. The indiscriminate use of force, often …

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Burglary racket busted in Srinagar, contractor among 9 held: Police

SRINAGAR The Jammu and Kashmir Police, Tuesday, busted a burglary racket by arrested nine suspects including a contractor who allegedly bought the stolen property from the thieves in Rajbagh area of Srinagar city. “Community members from Rajbagh area had recently complained to Police Station Rajbagh about such criminal activities. Police …

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Shamsul Haq met a ‘sad end’ despite IPS brother’s efforts to bring him back: Ex-police chief Vaid

SRINAGAR Former Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dr. S.P Vaid, Tuesday, said that Hizb militant Shamsul Haq met a “sad end” despite efforts by his IPS officer brother to bring him back to mainstream. “I remember the efforts that were made by his (Haq’s) brother /other family members and J&K …

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Journalists’ bodies condemn ‘attack’ on scribes covering Shopian gunfight, demand probe

SRINAGAR Various Kashmir-based journalists’ bodies, Tuesday, condemned what they termed as an “attack” on journalists who were hit by pellets while performing their professional duties in Shopian district. In a statement, Kashmir Press Club said: “It has been reported that the journalists were delivering their professional duties during the encounter and the …

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Hizb pays tributes to militants killed in Shopian gunfight

SRINAGAR Militant outfit Hizb ul Mujahideen on Tuesday paid tributes to three of its men killed in a gunfight with forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, In a statement issued to Srinagar-based news agency VMS, Hizb spokesman Saleem Hashmi quoting outfit chief, Syed Salahuddin said: ” They (militants) preferred death over …

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Four photojournalists hit with pellets while covering protests near Shopian gunfight site

SRINAGAR Four photojournalists were reportedly hit with pellets during clashes near the site of a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. Four journalists suffered pellet injuries while they were discharging their professional duties. They were identified as Waseem Andrabi (Hindustan Times), Nisar ul Haq (Rising Kashmir), Junaid Gulzar (The …

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Budgam gunfight: 3 Al-Badr militants, all south Kashmir residents killed

SRINAGAR The Jammu and Kashmir Police, Tuesday, identified the three militants slain in yesterday’s daylong gunfight with forces in Hapatnar forests in Charar-e-Sharief area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. A police spokesman said the trio- all residents of south Kashmir- were affiliated with local militant outfit Al-Badr. “Apropos our earlier …

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