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Teams from Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao district police were involved in the operation. (Representative Photo)(PTI)

6 cadres of rebel outfit DNLA killed in encounter with security forces in Assam

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 12:30 PM IST
  • Assam Police and Assam Rifles ran the operation which led to 6 DNLA terrorists getting neutralized in Dhansiri area of Karbi Anglong.
Police has asked all residents to immediately complain against extortion.(HT Photo/Shutterstock)
Police has asked all residents to immediately complain against extortion.(HT Photo/Shutterstock)

Kashmir woman took Rs 80,000 to protect man from detention, got arrested for extortion

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Kashmir woman took Rs 80,000 to protect man from detention, got arrested for extortion
J-K government will equip the panchayats with sports equipment to introduce youth to popular games like cricket, football, carom board and chess.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose)
J-K government will equip the panchayats with sports equipment to introduce youth to popular games like cricket, football, carom board and chess.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose)

J-K government to train youth in sports to keep them off militancy, drugs

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:39 PM IST
In the first phase, the main focus will remain on panchayats of south Kashmir’s four districts— Kulgam, Pulwama, Anantnag and Shopian— which have witnessed a surge in the violence in the last three years with young men joining militant ranks.
The number of local militants has steadily gone up.(Getty Images)
The number of local militants has steadily gone up.(Getty Images)

The worrying rise of local militancy

Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 10:30 PM IST
The number of local militants has steadily gone up. According to police records, 66 of them joined the militant ranks in 2015. The number went up to 88 in 2016, 126 in 2017 and 196 in 2018.
Of the 1,560 sarpanches elected, only 1,330 could be notified since at least 11,236 panch posts remain vacant.(ANI)
Of the 1,560 sarpanches elected, only 1,330 could be notified since at least 11,236 panch posts remain vacant.(ANI)

Militant threat still looms over village body chiefs in J-K

Hindustan Times, Anantnag | By Aadil Mir
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:45 AM IST
A 41.3% turnout was recorded in the panchayat polls in Kashmir while it was 83.5% in the state’s Jammu region. Across South Kashmir’s Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag districts, there was no polling in the absence of candidates in a majority of the villages.
Punjab Democratic Alliance candidate from Khadoor Sahib constituency Paramjit Kaur Khalra during election campaign at Sakhira village in Tarn Taran district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab Democratic Alliance candidate from Khadoor Sahib constituency Paramjit Kaur Khalra during election campaign at Sakhira village in Tarn Taran district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: In this one-time militancy hotbed, PDA candidate Khalra raking up ’84, extra-judicial killings

Hindustan Times, Sakhira/Jaura (Tarn Taran) | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 02:23 PM IST
She starts her speeches with the post-Partition events such as “declaring of Sikhs as a criminal community” besides claims of “depriving them of a territory where they could feel free” and then coming to Punjab’s over-a-decade-old troubled phase starting in the eighties.
Paramilitary soldiers stand near closed shops during a shutdown to protest against the death of Rizwan Pandit, at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar on March 20.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Paramilitary soldiers stand near closed shops during a shutdown to protest against the death of Rizwan Pandit, at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar on March 20.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Days after Kashmir teacher’s custodial death, his friend ‘joins militancy’

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Rizwan Pandit, a 29-year-old school teacher from south Kashmir, who was arrested in connection with a terror case on Sunday, died in police custody on Tuesday.
Fahmeeda (Left), mother of Adil Ahmad Dar, who claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack, sits inside her home in Gundbagh village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.(Reuters)
Fahmeeda (Left), mother of Adil Ahmad Dar, who claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack, sits inside her home in Gundbagh village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.(Reuters)

‘Desperately wanted him to quit’: Pulwama suicide bomber Adil Dar’s mother

Hindustan Times, Pulwama | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 01:11 PM IST
Police say Adil Ahmad Dar had joined terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed about a year back. The group had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also said that terrorist infrastructure continues to remain intact in PoK and Pakistan(REUTERS/ Representative Image)
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also said that terrorist infrastructure continues to remain intact in PoK and Pakistan(REUTERS/ Representative Image)

Pakistan using social media to mobilise Kashmiri youth toward militancy, says Army

Udhampur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 02:17 PM IST
“Pakistan is trying to develop narratives to alter public opinion in Kashmir to disrupt peace and stability. It is matter of concern for us. We are seized of this concern” said Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.
Earlier this year, the government suspended anti-terror operations during Ramazan in a move described as “non-initiation of combat operations” in Kashmir . Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
Earlier this year, the government suspended anti-terror operations during Ramazan in a move described as “non-initiation of combat operations” in Kashmir . Image for representation.(AFP file photo)

No tolerance policy towards militancy in Jammu and Kashmir to continue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 10:57 PM IST
The Centre has decided to persist with its muscular “no tolerance” policy towards militancy in Jammu and Kashmir even as violence in the Valley increases, a senior government official said on Saturday, a day the security forces shot dead four militants in Pulwama district.
A CRPF jawan guards as army soldiers leave after an encounter with militants at Kuthipora village, Chattergam in Budgam district of central Kashmir. Image for representation.(PTI file photo)
A CRPF jawan guards as army soldiers leave after an encounter with militants at Kuthipora village, Chattergam in Budgam district of central Kashmir. Image for representation.(PTI file photo)

5 school boys threaten parents of joining militancy, traced by police

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 08:05 AM IST
The parents of the boys from Srinagar reported to police that they received phone calls from their children, who had left for the school in the morning, that they are going to join terrorists.
Family members and relatives of a student who went missing from an Uttar Pradesh university staging a silent protest in Srinagar. The student has returned home ( PTI File Photo)(PTI)
Family members and relatives of a student who went missing from an Uttar Pradesh university staging a silent protest in Srinagar. The student has returned home ( PTI File Photo)(PTI)

Kashmir student, who went missing to ‘join’ militancy, returns home on family’s appeal

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 11:19 PM IST
The teenager was studying in a university in Uttar Pradesh when he went missing on October 28. He had informed his father that he was going on a trip to Delhi while according to police, his call details showed his location in Jammu and Kashmir.
An intelligence-based operation had led to the arrest of a woman who had many accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram which many youths in the Valley followed.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An intelligence-based operation had led to the arrest of a woman who had many accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram which many youths in the Valley followed.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pakistan-based terror groups use women to ‘honey trap’ J&K youths into militancy, say officials

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 06:12 PM IST
An intelligence-based operation had led to the arrest of Syed Shazia, a woman in her early 30s from Bandipore, a fortnight ago. It was seen that she had many accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram which many youths in the Valley followed, they said.
Paramilitary troopers stands guard after a gunfight with militants in Kashmir's Bandipora district, north of Srinagar.(AFP File Photo)
Paramilitary troopers stands guard after a gunfight with militants in Kashmir's Bandipora district, north of Srinagar.(AFP File Photo)

Six militants killed in two encounters in Kashmir, third gunfight on

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Two militants were killed in an encounter in Baramulla district in north Kashmir and four others in a gunfight still underway in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Another encounter was taking place in Pulwama district, as per police
Though the Jammu and Kashmir Police has time and again termed Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind as a non-starter in the valley, the growing popularity and graffiti of his name and slogans have taken maximum spaces of towns and villages.(PTI File Photo)
Though the Jammu and Kashmir Police has time and again termed Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind as a non-starter in the valley, the growing popularity and graffiti of his name and slogans have taken maximum spaces of towns and villages.(PTI File Photo)

Locals joining militancy in Kashmir highest since 2010; Ghazwat-ul-Hind gaining ground, says data

Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 06:18 PM IST
According to data compiled till July 31, around 131 youths have joined various terror outfits with Shopian district contributing the maximum of 35 so far. The number of local recruits last year was 126.
Security personnel outside a house which was held up by alleged militants during an encounter, in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on June 29.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel outside a house which was held up by alleged militants during an encounter, in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on June 29.(PTI Photo)

87 J-K youth joined militancy in last seven months, 12 after governor’s rule: Govt

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 03:22 PM IST
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha that the 87 youths belong to four south Kashmir districts -- Anantnag (14), Pulwama (35), Shopian (23) and Kulgam.
Coming down heavily on the BJP-PDP coalition that ruled Jammu and Kashmir from 2015 till last month, former CM Omar Abdullah said militancy was “reborn” in the state when the alliance was formed.(PTI)
Coming down heavily on the BJP-PDP coalition that ruled Jammu and Kashmir from 2015 till last month, former CM Omar Abdullah said militancy was “reborn” in the state when the alliance was formed.(PTI)

More Kashmiri youths joining militancy now than ever before: Omar Abdullah

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Alleging that more youths from Jammu and Kashmir have been joining militancy in recent years, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday regretted that “not enough attention” was paid to the state during the recent no-confidence motion in Parliament.
Kashmiri protesters clashed with police on the outskirts of Srinagar after forces killed four militants, including Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood Salafi during an encounter at Nowshera village in South Kashmir on Friday, June 22, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Kashmiri protesters clashed with police on the outskirts of Srinagar after forces killed four militants, including Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood Salafi during an encounter at Nowshera village in South Kashmir on Friday, June 22, 2018.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

13 teachers detained in Kashmir for allegedly glorifying militancy

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 08:20 PM IST
Videos doing the rounds on social media showed teenaged boys being encouraged to act as militants somewhere in the forests of Zandafaran.
Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah was reacting to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s tweet and statement that more militants were killed under the NDA government than in the UPA rule.(HT/File Photo)
Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah was reacting to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s tweet and statement that more militants were killed under the NDA government than in the UPA rule.(HT/File Photo)

NDA’s claim of more encounters in Kashmir tells how it allowed militancy to re-emerge: Omar

Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:59 PM IST
National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley.
CRPF personnel patrol a street during the third day of strike over the killings of militants and civilians in three separate encounters in Kashmir, in Srinagar, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
CRPF personnel patrol a street during the third day of strike over the killings of militants and civilians in three separate encounters in Kashmir, in Srinagar, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

J-K terrorists glamourising militancy to recruit misguided youngsters: Govt

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir says Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by terrorist violence that is sponsored and supported from across the border.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)

J-K panchayat elections likely in summer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Panchayat polls have been a long-standing demand in Jammu & Kashmir, but organisations including various trade groups had appealed to the CM to not hold elections before summer tourist season and the Amarnath yatra.
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