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HOME MINISTER SHOULD INAUGURATE A NEW ERA OF ENGAGEMENT IN KASHMIR: SHAH FAESAL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: President J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal has said that on his maiden visit to Kashmir as Home Minister, Amit Shah should inaugurate a new age of engagement and reach out to people of the State.

In a statement issued today from Srinagar, Shah Faesal said that Central Government led by PM Narendra Modi has an extraordinary opportunity to take bold decisions on Kashmir and bring peace to Valley while taking all stakeholders on board.

He argued for initiation of dialogue process, resumption of Cross LoC trade, freeing of political prisoners who are in jails for minor offenses, among other political initiatives needed at this hour.

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OVER 700 MILITANTS KILLED IN J&K IN LAST THREE YEARS: GOVERNMENT

Raju Singh, Jammu: More than 700 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last three years, Union Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

A total of 113 militants were killed between January and June 16 this year, 257 were killed in 2018, 213 in 2017 and 150 in 2016, taking the total number of those killed during the period to 733, it said.

As many as 112 civilians also lost their lives during this period in the state.

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GUN WIELDING PICTURE OF SOUTH KASHMIR YOUTH GOES VIRAL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The militant recruitment that saw rise in Kashmir after killing of top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani in 2016 are continuing despite killing of hundreds of militants in gunfights and shoot-outs with security forces.

In an another, a picture of a youth who is belonging to Anantnag district of South Kashmir has gone viral on social media site where he is seen holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a camouflage vest. A pistol, some magazines and grenades are also seen place in front of the youth.

As per the details mentioned on the picture, recruited youth’s name is Rafiq Ahmad Drangay who has been code named as Abu Zarar (same code name as of slain militant commander Sabzar Bhat).

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KASHMIRI DRIVER RETURNS LOST BAG WITH CASH AND GOLD TO TOURIST FAMILY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: In an exemplary display of candour, a SUV driver from South Kashmir returned a bag containing cash, gold and other items to a tourist family who had forgotten it in his cab while visiting Aharbal tourist spot.

A tourist family from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh toured to Aharbal Waterfall in South Kashmir’s Shopian district in a cab belonging to one Tariq Ahmed Babloo of Naikoo Mohalla Bombast, Shopian, where they forgot their belongings including a bag and some other items including cash and gold worth Rs 10 lakhs.

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ANM NEWS SPECIAL: KASHMIR, THE PARADISE ON EARTH

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A place like Kashmir is always an attraction for anyone who wants to relax, and enjoy. It is not just a few places that are being promoting as tourist spots, but the entire length and breadth of this valley that has something in it for the lovers of nature; and for those who know the real value of leisure and sport.

The weather of the valley, mountain peaks, water bodies, vast fields and orchids, archaeological sites, and cultural signposts all this cumulatively make a wonderful tourist package. But of late the phenomenon called globalization, and the stunning progress of the means of communication, have changed the who scheme of things. Now people move around like never before.

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DIALOGUE WITHIN CONSTITUTIONAL FRAME IS WELCOMED: AVINASH RAI KHANA

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that whosoever want to have dialogue within the “Constitutional Boundary” will be welcomed but “there would be no compromise on the country’s constitution”.

“We are for dialogue and the fact is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating an atmosphere for peace and reconciliation. We are open to talks with Hurriyat leaders but within the ambit of the constitution,” BJP’s national vice-president and J&K affairs in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters on the sidelines of a party function in Srinagar.

“We are ready to carry forward the dialogue legacy of Vajpayeeji but there can be no compromise on the country’s constitution. Hurriyat is welcome to talk to us or even the Prime Minister.” Late Vajpayee had famously announced “Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with in the ambit of humanity.”

Khanna’s statement on the possibility of Hurriyat-Delhi dialogue comes at a time when Governor Satya Pal Malik has triggered a debate across the political spectrum in the state by claiming that “it was encouraging to see Hurriyat’s readiness for a dialogue.”

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DRUG PEDDLER ARRESTED IN SOPORE, CONTRABAND SUBSTANCE SEIZED

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore has arrested a drug peddler and seized contraband substance from his possession.

Police party of Police post Fruit Mandi led by Incharge Police Post arrested a drug peddler during Naka checking at Fruit Mandi Crossing and seized contraband substance from his possession.

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KASHMIRI SCRIBE ARRESTED IN DECADE OLD CASE

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A senior journalist was arrested by the police during a raid last night at his residence in Srinagar in a nearly three-decade old case.

Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, 62, Printer and Publisher of Urdu daily Aafaq, was detained around 11:30 pm last night when he had just reached his home after finishing the edition.

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AMIT SHAH TO BEGIN TWO DAY J&K VISIT FROM JUNE 26TH

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said.

Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30.

“The visit has been advanced due to the home minister”s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair a high level security meeting in Srinagar during his visit. He will also address BJP workers and Panchayat members separately during this visit.

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MASSIVE SEARCH OPERATION CONDUCTED IN KISHTWAR TO TRACK MILITANTS

Raju Singh, Jammu: Sniffer dogs were pressed into service as a massive search operation to track down suspected militants in a forest area of J&K’s Kishtwar district continued for the second day on Saturday, officials said. The Army and Police had launched a search operation in the forest area near Keshwan village early on Friday following information about the movement of suspected militants. A brief gunfight took place between the militants and the search parties on Friday and it is believed that one of them got injured, but managed to flee along with his accomplices deep inside the dense forest, officials said. Blood stains were spotted near the scene of the gunfight.