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CRPF Personnel stand guard in front of closed market during strike in Srinagar on Tuesday.(Imran Nissar)

Strike against Jamaat ban, bid to tinker Article 35A hits normal life in Kashmir Valley

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Normal life in the Valley was affected due to the strike called by trade bodies against the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and alleged attempts to tinker with Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution.
Chairman of the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.(HT file photo)
Chairman of the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.(HT file photo)

Kashmiri leaders condemn Jamaat-e-Islami ban amid tensions

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:59 PM IST
A day after the Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the Jamaat- e- Islami was banned, restrictions were imposed in several parts of the old city of Srinagar and south Kashmir’s Anantnag town over an apprehension of protests.
Army soldiers on patrol on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)(HT)
Army soldiers on patrol on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (File Photo)(HT)

Kashmir protests: Army asks people not to march towards Srinagar HQ on Monday

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:31 PM IST
After the killing of seven civilians protesting the anti-militancy operation in Pulwama on Saturday, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a three day strike and asked people to march towards Badami Bagh cantonment, where the headquarters of the 15 Corps is located, on Monday.
Seven civilians died and several others injured after security forces opened fire on protestors near an encounter site in Sirnoo village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.(AFP/File Photo)
Seven civilians died and several others injured after security forces opened fire on protestors near an encounter site in Sirnoo village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.(AFP/File Photo)

Separatists call for three-day strike against civilian killings during Pulwama encounter

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, asked people to march to the headquarters of the Army’s Chinar Corps at Badamibagh in Srinagar on Monday.
Shops, public transport, businesses and educational institutions remained closed, skeletal private transport though moved in Srinagar city roads.(AP)
Shops, public transport, businesses and educational institutions remained closed, skeletal private transport though moved in Srinagar city roads.(AP)

Kashmir Valley shuts after killing of PhD scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani

Hindustn Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 10:25 PM IST
The Kashmir Valley was shut down on Friday by a general strike called by separatist organisations to mourn the death of PhD scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani, who was killed by security forces on Thursday in north Kashmir’s Handwara.
People stand in queue to cast their vote in Inderkoot, Bandipora district.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
People stand in queue to cast their vote in Inderkoot, Bandipora district.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Separatists’ strike hits life on polling day in Kashmir

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 06:23 PM IST
Normal life was affected in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday due to a strike called by separatists against urban local bodies elections in the state. Voting for the second of the four-phased elections was underway in the Valley. It began at 6 am and ended at 4 pm.
The municipal and panchayat polls are being held in the state after over a decade in October and November. The state government has deputed over 15,000 additional paramilitary forces to conduct the polls amid a spike in the militant violence.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
The municipal and panchayat polls are being held in the state after over a decade in October and November. The state government has deputed over 15,000 additional paramilitary forces to conduct the polls amid a spike in the militant violence.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmiri separatists call for poll boycott, say process ‘propagated as verdict in India’s favour’

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 08:55 PM IST
Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq issued the poll boycott appeal under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership. Separatists have routinely issued poll boycott calls since elections were conducted first in 1996.
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near a closed market during restrictions in downtown area of Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of downtown Srinagar as separatist leaders have called for a shutdown on 30 and 31 August 2018 as a mark of protest to protect Article 35-A.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
A paramilitary soldier stands guard near a closed market during restrictions in downtown area of Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of downtown Srinagar as separatist leaders have called for a shutdown on 30 and 31 August 2018 as a mark of protest to protect Article 35-A.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Ahead of SC hearing on Article 35-A, shutdown in Kashmir, protests in Jammu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:57 AM IST
Thursday’s strike was part of a two-day shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). Protests have been held across the length and breadth of Kashmir over the past month in support of continuing Article 35-A
Police said 34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed was on leave and died on spot.(ANI/Twitter)
Police said 34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed was on leave and died on spot.(ANI/Twitter)

Militants kill policeman in Kashmir’s Kulgam after Eid prayers

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 11:59 AM IST
34-year-old Fayaz Ahmed is the fourth policeman to be killed by militants in the past four months
Security was tightened following the shutdown call in Kashmir Valley by separatists.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Security was tightened following the shutdown call in Kashmir Valley by separatists.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

Yasin Malik detained, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest as separatists shut down Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained shut at most places in Kashmir valley.
Demonstrators throw stones towards the Indian police during a protest, Srinagar, Kashmir, May 8, 2018(REUTERS)
Demonstrators throw stones towards the Indian police during a protest, Srinagar, Kashmir, May 8, 2018(REUTERS)

It makes eminent sense for both the Centre and separatists to have a dialogue

Hindustan Times | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 08:36 PM IST
Both the separatists and the Centre have not laid down any pre-conditions for a dialogue
Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik during a meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, Jammu and Kahsmir.(HT Photo)
Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik during a meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, Jammu and Kahsmir.(HT Photo)

Kashmir separatists say ready to join peace talks if ‘Indian leadership speaks in one voice’

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:26 PM IST
On Saturday, Union home minister Rajnath Singh had said that Centre was ready to hold Kashmir peace talks with Hurriyat if its leadership comes forward.
Restrictions under Section 144 of CrPc have been imposed in seven police station areas of Srinagar in anticipation of law and order problem, a police official said.(AP)
Restrictions under Section 144 of CrPc have been imposed in seven police station areas of Srinagar in anticipation of law and order problem, a police official said.(AP)

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir amid protest call by separatists

Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership, had called for complete shutdown on Sunday to protest the killing of three militants in a gunfight with security forces, and a civilian in Srinagar.
Youth throw stones at police during clashes with security forces on Thursday following a protest over the deaths of civilians at Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)
Youth throw stones at police during clashes with security forces on Thursday following a protest over the deaths of civilians at Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)

Security heightened in Srinagar after separatists call for protests

Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Hardline leaders called for protests after Friday prayers against the death of four civilians during an encounter in Kulgam on Wednesday.
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar as separatists protest civilian deaths in Kulgam encounter

Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s Old City; the University of Kashmir has cancelled exams scheduled for Thursday, all educational institutes in the Valley are shut; Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest.
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