As aging hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s health showed signs of deterioration in the past 24 hours, the authorities on Friday withdrew police deployment from his Srinagar residence.
Suspension of Kashmiri students by a Meerut college for cheering Pakistan cricket team seems to have provided a handle to militant groups cross the border. India’s most wanted militant and Jamaat’ud Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has offered the suspended students scholarships.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday thanked his counterpart in Uttar Pradesh for withdrawing sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students who were celebrating Pakistan cricket team's victory over India.
BJP today criticised Uttar Pradesh government for withdrawing sedition charges against Kashmiri students studying at a private university here, saying the SP government is only bothered about vote bank.
The ruling National Conference (NC) and Congress alliance in Jammu and Kashmir has forged an electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, and a formal announcement is likely to be made by Friday, Congress sources told IANS here.
National Conference (NC) party leader Mustafa Kamal on Friday thanked Akhilesh Yadav- led Uttar Pradesh government for withdrawing the sedition charges on Kashmiri students in Meerut for celebrating the Pakistani cricket team's win against India.
Police here arrested a person from Jaganoo village for his alleged involvement in running a fake recruitment agency and cheating several youth of the district in the name of giving them government jobs.
The political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have criticised the Uttar Pradesh government's move to slap sedition charge on Kashmiri students who were allegedly celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in a match of the ongoing Asia Cup cricket tournament.
With the arrest of four persons, police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of burglars active in central Kashmir's Budgam district and seized stolen goods worth lakhs.
Two persons died while two other were injured in separate road accidents on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday slammed the UP government for slapping sedition charges against over 60 students for supporting Pakistan cricket team during a match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.
Various Brahmin organisations have hailed government's decision to defer the Kashmiri Hindus Shrines and Temples Bill and refer it to the joint select committee of both Houses of Jammu and Kashmir legislature for detailed consideration.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested at the Srinagar airport on Wednesday. He was taken to his residence and put under house arrest after his arrival from New Delhi.
The administration of Kashmiri Hindu Shrines and Religious Places Bill was susceptible since its introduction. The connotations and nomenclature of the bill were seen as divisive and anti-Jammu by Jammu-based leadership and people.
Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday welcomed the announcement for the Lok Sabha polls, while separatists said it had "no bearing on the resolution of the Kashmir issue".