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Curfew in Jammu, Rajouri as arson, communal tension spreads

5 shops, 3 vehicles torched, 36 injured in day long clashes

Abhinav Verma

Jammu/Rajouri, Aug 10: Arson and communal tension spread to Jammu and Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir late tonight after which curfew was imposed in both the districts as authorities braced to contain the fallout of violence in Kishtwar district on Friday. There were no immediate reports of casualties More


Kishtwar tense amid fresh violence

VDC members open fire, injure 4; 5 shops gutted at Padder

GK News Network

Kishtwar, Aug 10: Strict curfew was in place in this mountainous township even as the violence spread in the remote Padder tehsil of the district, where Village Defence Committee members are accused of having fired on youth from a particular community injuring 4 of them. At least 5 shops were also burnt More


Amaranath yatra suspended

Jammu, Aug 10: In the wake of communal clashes in Kishtwar district, pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath was today suspended from Jammu as a precautionary measure. "No fresh batch has been allowed to move to Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas today from Jammu," police said. More


Geelani calls for statewide shutdown today

KBA to abstain from work on Monday

Srinagar, Aug 10 : Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has extended the strike call for one more day and has urged people to observe state wide shutdown on Sunday against the Kishtwar clashes. In a statement here Geelani said: “After monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and rest More


BJP extends Jammu bandh for 48 hrs

Jammu, Aug 10: BJP has given call to extend the Jammu bandh by next 48 hours demanding sacking of J&K MoS Home Sajjad Kichloo. The party also demanded compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the family of those killed, full compensation for the loss of properties, suspension of DIG Doda Range and SP Doda More


Strike hits normal life in Kashmir, Jammu

Srinagar, Aug 10: Normal life was disrupted Saturday in Kashmir due to a strike called by the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest against the Kistwar clashes that left 2 persons dead and dozens of shops and business establishments were damaged. Shops, business establishments More


Mirwaiz demands disbanding of VDCs

Condemns communal clashes, appeals for brotherhood

GK News Network

Srinagar, Aug 10: Demanding the disbanding of Village Defense Committees (VDC) Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday said that VDCs are the root cause for communal disharmony in the State. He condemned the Kistwar incident and appealed people to maintain historic brotherhood More


Pak concerned over Jammu violence

Islamabad, Aug 10: Based on reports in the Indian media, Pakistan has expressed concern over the communal violence in Jammu and the detention of Hurriyat leaders. Raising this issue through diplomatic channels, Pakistani diplomats also flagged their concern over an "aggressive demonstration" before the More


Azad briefs PM

NEW DELHI, Aug 10: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today discussed the prevailing situation in Kishtwar with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. Azad, according to the sources, briefed the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh More


Arun Jaitley to lead BJP team to violence-hit Kishtwar today

Press Trust of India

New Delhi, Aug 10: BJP leaders led by Arun Jaitley will today visit Kishtwar areas affected by communal clashes to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation. Jaitley, who is Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, will be accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Avinash Rai Khanna and state BJP More


23 medicos suspended in Islamabad

Srinagar, Aug 10: An official spokesman on Saturday said on the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag ) Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag) accompanied by Tehsildar Bijbehara paid surprise visit of various health institutions of the district More





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