Srinagar, August 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unknown persons lobbed a grenade on Indian forces near Azad Gunj bridge  in Baramulla district, today.

Six persons were injured in the grenade attack, which police said missed the target and exploded on roadside. The troops have cordoned off the whole area and are conducting search operations. The injured were shifted to nearby hospital for treatment. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, attack on a worker of Hindu extremist organization, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Budgam, yesterday, has triggered mass resignations from party in the Kashmir Valley.

There were eight fresh resignations in 24 hours. About 17 BJP workers have resigned over the past month.

On Monday, police confirmed that Abdul Hamid Najar, who was shot at by attackers, had succumbed to injuries at a hospital. Najar was BJP leader and had joined the party a few months back.

He is the fourth BJP worker or office bearer who was targeted in the last one month. Earlier, BJP’s district president for Bandipora, Waseem Bari, his father and brother were shot dead by unknown attackers. »

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Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unidentified gunmen, today, fired upon a BJP activist in Ompora area of Budgam district.

The BJP activist was identified as Abdul Hameed Najar, son of Jamal Najar a resident of Ompora Moheindpora. He was on morning walk when the unknown men fired upon him near railway station, leaving him injured

He has received bullet injuries in abdomen and has been shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for treatment, an official said. »

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Islamabad, August 07 (KMS): Kashmir has once again emerged as a major flashpoint between South Asia’s nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan as the Indian government repealed Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, says a report.

The report titled ‘Toward a Kashmir Endgame? How India and Pakistan Could Negotiate a Lasting Solution’ is written by Happymon Jacob, an Associate Professor of diplomacy and disarmament at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and released by the US Institute of Peace (USIP) on its website.

It says that Kashmir has been a cauldron of discontent since August 2019, when the Indian government altered the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories under direct administration of New Delhi.

It says that for now, the Indian government seems to have closed off options for a negotiated settlement of Kashmir with Pakistan as well as with pro-freedom parties in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It says that New Delhi’s strategy is to tighten its control of Kashmir while creating space for more pro-India politics. But this approach has intensified disaffection in Kashmir, it adds. »

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Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops assaulted several families and vandalized household goods in Pulwama district.

The family members of a prominent Mujahid commander Zahid Ahmed talking to media men said that the troops barged into their house in Drubgam area of the district, assaulted the inmates and ransacked the house.

Earlier, an Indian soldier was critically injured in an attack in the same area on Thursday afternoon.

Locals said that soon after the gunshots were heard from a close-by distance, Indian armed forces within no time surrounded their residences and subsequently barged inside their homes and damaged the property. »

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Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified armed men fired upon a joint party of Indian forces in main town Shopian in south Kashmir, today.

A senior police officer claimed that militants fired some rounds of fire on joint Naka party of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police at Shugloo bridge main town Shopian.

Till this report was being filed no loss of life was reported. Meanwhile, the whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man suffered injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pulwama district, today.

The explosion took place in Gongoo area of the district when Indian forces were passing through the area. The injured CRPF man has been identified as GD Pardeep Dass. »

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New Delhi, June 27 (KMS): As tensions run high between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, and no talks scheduled so far between military commanders, the Chinese army has started consolidating its positions in the Pangong Tso area, says a media report.

This includes undertaking construction of a helipad at Finger 4 and a sudden increase of Chinese troops on the southern banks of Pangong Tso, says the report published in the Indian Express.

The move shows that the Chinese are asserting their claims and conveying their disinclination for restoration of status quo ante in the area. »

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New Delhi, June 12 (KMS): Amid the ongoing border dispute with India, Nepal police fired indiscriminately on Indo-Nepal border in Bihar, killing one Indian and injuring two others.

Reports said the identified the deceased as Dikesh Kumar (25) and the injured as Umesh Ram and Uday Thakur.

“One person has been detained by Nepali security personnel and we’re in talks with them so that they release him and matters don’t escalate. Everything happened in Nepal, not on the Indian side”, DG Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Kumar Rajesh Chandra told media.

Following the shooting, the situation at the border is tense. Currently, both the SSB and the local police Lalbandi are positioned at the border while the Nepal army is camping on the Narayanpur border, media reports said.

The reports further said that one local, identified as Shatrughan Rai, was going to his in-laws’ house situated in a border village in Nepal, today morning when he entered into an argument with the Nepali cops who were manning the border outpost. The cops thrashed the man following which villagers from nearby areas reached the outpost and created a ruckus after which the firing took place. According to villagers, 17 rounds of bullets were fired.

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Protesters in Srinagar denounce India for attack on shrine

Srinagar, June 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in continuation of their conspiracies to divide the Kashmiris along political, regional and sectarian lines, Indian secret agencies, in a latest bid, tried to set on fire a revered shrine in Srinagar to pitch one community against another in the territory.

The residents of Sajadabad locality in Chattabal area of Srinagar on Saturday, however, foiled the attempt by a masked man backed by the Indian agencies to set afire a local shrine with the sole aim of trigging a sectarian divide among the Kahsmiri communities. »

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