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‘Missing’ Hajin youth joins Lashkar, gun-wielding picture goes viral

SRINAGAR A youth reported missing from his home in Hajin area of Bandipora district in northern Kashmir has reportedly joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit. A picture of Nisar Ahmad Dar of Wahab Parray Mohalla flaunting an AK-47 assault rifle has gone viral on social media. Nisar was reported missing a …

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Video| India, Pakistan must allow leaders from divided Kashmir to meet and decide their future: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR Moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday expressed concern over fresh flare up between Indian and Pakistan armies along the Line of Control (LoC) and stressed that it was high time that both countries allowed leaders from parts of divided Kashmir to meet and decide their future. The …

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50 injured in clashes in Srinagar’s Nowhatta; Mirwaiz blames deployment of forces for ‘agitating’ youth

SRINAGAR At least 50 persons were today injured during clashes between protestors and security forces here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The clashes broke out after the Friday prayers near Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area of the city, a police official said. He said …

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Can’t win unless you have a counter-narrative to jihadi radicalism in Kashmir: Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain

NEW DELHI Home-grown militancy is a greater threat than cross-border insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and only a stronger counter-narrative to jihadi radicalism can defeat it, says a retired three-star general of the Indian Army who has served in the violence-battered state. Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, who commanded the Srinagar-based 15 Corps that serves as …

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Video: Man murdered, throat-slit, allegedly by LeT militants in north Kashmir’s Hajin

SRINAGAR Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants allegedly killed a man in Hajin area Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir by slitting his throat last night, police said today. “Police, in the pre-dawn hours of Friday, recovered throat-slit body of a man in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district,” a police spokesman said. He said Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay, a butcher by profession,  …

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