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Kashmiri Pandits protesting for their rights.(HT File Photo (Representational image))

We cannot be selective about the past in Jammu & Kashmir | Opinion

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 10:38 AM IST
if we’re going to recall what’s happened to Pandits in 1990, then it’s wrong not to remember what happened to Muslims in Jammu in 1947. Hundreds of thousands were killed or expelled
Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who was recently in Mathura, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah of making false claims about the situation in Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who was recently in Mathura, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah of making false claims about the situation in Kashmir.(HT Photo)

PM Modi, Amit Shah making false claims on Kashmir: Digvijay Singh

Mathura | By HT Correspondent, Mathura
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:15 PM IST
He claimed that as many as a million jobs were lost, businesses came to a standstill and corruption increased after the BJP government’s demonetisation move.
A BSF jawan guards as Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel check the vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after a truck was seized with arms and ammunition, in Kathua.(PTI)
A BSF jawan guards as Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel check the vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after a truck was seized with arms and ammunition, in Kathua.(PTI)

3 Jaish militants held in Kathua, terror bid foiled

Jammu/Srinagar | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Police said four AK-56 assault rifles, two AK-47s, six magazines, 180 live rounds and ~11,000 in cash was recovered from the truck in Lakhanpur.
Kashmir is India’s largest apple grower with an average annual production of nearly 2,200 metric tonnes. Apple industry fetches revenue of nearly Rs 1,300 crore, according to a state government website.(HT image)
Kashmir is India’s largest apple grower with an average annual production of nearly 2,200 metric tonnes. Apple industry fetches revenue of nearly Rs 1,300 crore, according to a state government website.(HT image)

Jammu and Kashmir governor launches scheme for direct apple sale

SRINAGAR | By MIR EHSAN
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:30 AM IST
The move comes two days after the Centre announced a plan to procure apples from the growers in Jammu and Kashmir and make payments directly to their bank accounts.
Curfew-like restrictions were reimposed on Tuesday in several parts of Kashmir, including the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended that large congregations might lead to violence.(PTI)
Curfew-like restrictions were reimposed on Tuesday in several parts of Kashmir, including the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended that large congregations might lead to violence.(PTI)

Curbs in parts of Valley on Muharram

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Barricades were set up in city centre Lal Chowk and in the Maisuma neighbourhood, roads were blocked with concertina wire. The main flyover from Budshah Chowk to the civil secretariat was closed.
“India says it wanted to integrate Kashmir but it is an ugly country. You are a sham democracy,’’ says a young man on a street in a South Kashmir village.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
“India says it wanted to integrate Kashmir but it is an ugly country. You are a sham democracy,’’ says a young man on a street in a South Kashmir village.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Pockets of resistance spring up in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 01:39 PM IST
No major violence has been reported since Article 370 was revoked; but a civil resistance may be taking shape in Kashmir.
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir valley to prevent Muharram processions

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Shia Muslims would take out mourning processions during the month before 1990’s. However, Muharram processions have been banned since militancy erupted in the state.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has extensively spoken about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s role in creating trouble in the Kashmir valley.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has extensively spoken about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s role in creating trouble in the Kashmir valley.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

On ‘bangles’ in Pak’s intercepted terror communication, Ajit Doval’s stern message

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:36 AM IST
In a wide-ranging interaction in New Delhi, NSA Ajit Doval said that the government was determined to protect lives of Kashmiris from Pakistani terrorists.
The arrests of mainstream politicians could have initially been explained as a strictly precautionary measure to maintain the writ of law and the semblance of order. Thirty days later, that rationalisation cannot hold(REUTERS)
The arrests of mainstream politicians could have initially been explained as a strictly precautionary measure to maintain the writ of law and the semblance of order. Thirty days later, that rationalisation cannot hold(REUTERS)

The Modi government must allow politics to return to Kashmir, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:52 AM IST
It must integrate Kashmir, lift curbs and release leaders. Otherwise, separatists will get stronger
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter to pay her a visit in Valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Three former chief ministers, including Mehbooba Mufti, are among hundreds of people, who were detained as the Centre abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories on August 5.
Even as India has done well to manage the diplomatic fallout, the situation in J&K is a matter of concern. Communication links were snapped(ANI)
Even as India has done well to manage the diplomatic fallout, the situation in J&K is a matter of concern. Communication links were snapped(ANI)

Kashmir, a month on: Well managed globally, now look inwardsI HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 09:50 AM IST
Internationally, India has done well. Now, open up the Valley
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)

‘J&K move timed to avoid fresh violence, checkmate Pak’: Army chief Bipin Rawat

New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 02:00 AM IST
FATF, a multilateral watchdog, placed Pakistan on its “grey list” in June 2018 for failing to counter fund-raising by terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Commuters seen on a road in Kashmir valley after abrogation of the provisions of Article of 370.(PTI photo ( Representational image))
Commuters seen on a road in Kashmir valley after abrogation of the provisions of Article of 370.(PTI photo ( Representational image))

‘91% of Kashmir valley open for traffic, people freely talking to relatives’: Indian diplomat in US

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 01:38 PM IST
In a clarificatory conversation aimed at putting the facts straight about abrogation of Article 370 that ended the hilly state’s political autonomy, the Indian Ambassador said that the move was aimed at re-organising the state administratively.
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)

Two Pakistanis linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba held in Jammu and Kashmir: Army

Srinagar | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said “Pakistan is desperate to infiltrate maximum terrorists into the Valley and infiltration attempts are being made every day.”
Sitaram Yechury spent over six hours with his ailing comrade and former lawmaker Md Yusuf Tarigami over two days.(HT FILE)
Sitaram Yechury spent over six hours with his ailing comrade and former lawmaker Md Yusuf Tarigami over two days.(HT FILE)

Yechury returns from Valley after meeting CPI(M) leader Tarigami

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Yechury’s visit in Kashmir—the first by any political leader after the abrogation of Article 370—was hectic yet successful.
Ever since the government announced its move on Article 370, the top brass of the Army has frequently undertaken visits to the Valley to review the security situation.(PTI image)
Ever since the government announced its move on Article 370, the top brass of the Army has frequently undertaken visits to the Valley to review the security situation.(PTI image)

Army Chief to review security in J-K today, his first visit after Art 370 repeal

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 11:39 AM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has also stressed that normalcy is returning to the Valley.
Trade and commerce affected in the Valley(HT FILE)
Trade and commerce affected in the Valley(HT FILE)

Businesses hit amid Valley lockdown

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul H Laskar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:41 AM IST
The government’s actions in Kashmir, including the detention of mainstream and separatist politicians, and curbs on public movement and communication were followed by a civil curfew.
A police team escorted Yechury to Tarigami’s residence on Srinagar’s Gupkar road, where he has been under house arrest.(HT FILE)
A police team escorted Yechury to Tarigami’s residence on Srinagar’s Gupkar road, where he has been under house arrest.(HT FILE)

Yechury visits Srinagar, meets colleague Tarigami

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:38 AM IST
Yechury moved the court after he was earlier prevented from visiting Tarigami, who is a former assembly member.
On August 5 and 6, Parliament approved provisions nullifying Article 370, which offered special status for J&K, and Article 35A, under which outsiders were barred from holding government jobs or owning property in Kashmir. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the J&K administration to reply to the pleas seeking removal of several restrictions imposed in the state, including the communications blockade, that are hampering the functioning of the media, on two petitions, filed by Poonawalla, and Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.(HT FILE)
On August 5 and 6, Parliament approved provisions nullifying Article 370, which offered special status for J&K, and Article 35A, under which outsiders were barred from holding government jobs or owning property in Kashmir. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the J&K administration to reply to the pleas seeking removal of several restrictions imposed in the state, including the communications blockade, that are hampering the functioning of the media, on two petitions, filed by Poonawalla, and Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.(HT FILE)

5-judge SC bench to hear J&K challenge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Solicitor general of India Tushar Mehta requested the top court more than once not to issue a formal notice to the government on the petitions against nullification of Article 370.
Malik admitted that pellet guns were used in certain places during protests in the Valley, but forces took utmost precaution to prevent serious damage, and that most of the pellet injuries were below the waist.(HT FILE)
Malik admitted that pellet guns were used in certain places during protests in the Valley, but forces took utmost precaution to prevent serious damage, and that most of the pellet injuries were below the waist.(HT FILE)

‘Curbs necessary; will give 50K jobs’: Satya Pal Malik

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:34 PM IST
The governor also announced that a massive recruitment drive for filling 50,000 vacant government posts would be taken up in the Jammu & Kashmir in the coming days.
Rahul Gandhi(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi(PTI)

Rahul Gandhi says ‘Kashmir internal matter, Pakistan prime supporter of terror’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s statement comes amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the government in its August 5 decision scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divided the state into two Union Territories.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with army officers in Baramulla district on August 1, 2019.(ANI file)
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with army officers in Baramulla district on August 1, 2019.(ANI file)

Pakistan may instigate violence in J&K, says Army chief

New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 09:12 PM IST
On August 5, the Modi government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and divided the state into two separate Union Territories.
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

With top Shia leader in detention, uncertainty over Muharram in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The Valley has been under a lockdown since August 5, when the decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir was announced in Parliament by union home minister Amit Shah.
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
People have been trying to meet the leader of the Shia Association to get instructions on Muharram procession.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

With top Shia leader in detention, uncertainty over Muharram in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Rezaul Laskar
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The Valley has been under a lockdown since August 5, when the decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir was announced in Parliament by union home minister Amit Shah.
Kashmir have been eased to some extent and landline telephone services restored in most places across the Valley in view of the improving situation.(Reuters photo)
Kashmir have been eased to some extent and landline telephone services restored in most places across the Valley in view of the improving situation.(Reuters photo)

Landline telephone services restored in most places in Kashmir, says officials

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:12 AM IST
No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Valley on Saturday, they said, adding the restrictions on communication were eased in view of the improving situation.
Kansal said about 1,500 primary schools and 1,000 middle schools after restrictions were eased. He said security forces are maintaining a close watch and local disturbances were being handled at the local level.(HT FILE)
Kansal said about 1,500 primary schools and 1,000 middle schools after restrictions were eased. He said security forces are maintaining a close watch and local disturbances were being handled at the local level.(HT FILE)

Forces on alert over cross-border terrorism threat in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Hyderabad | By HT Correspondents and Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Officials said traffic movement increased on Saturday and attendance in offices also improved. However, public transport remained off roads and markets in the Valley were shut for the 20th day.
On August 5, the government shut off internet and telephone lines in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370.(HT File)
On August 5, the government shut off internet and telephone lines in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370.(HT File)

Cut off from families, Kashmiri students face cash crunch

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar/Mohali | By Dar Ovais and Idrees Bukhtiyar, Jalandhar/mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Since the tension broke out in the valley, many colleges have asked Kashmiri students to take 10 days break to visit their homes
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had last week asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quell apprehensions about Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had last week asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quell apprehensions about Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Rahul Gandhi part of Opposition delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Apart from the Wayand MP, Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal and Anand Sharma would be other Congress leaders in the delegation. Rahul Gandhi had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quell apprehensions about Kashmir last week.
Rumours have swirled around the number of people who may be under arrest. Is it the case, as whispers in Srinagar suggest, that no major mainstream politician is ready to face the public? Or is the government unwilling to release them and allow protests?(REUTERS)
Rumours have swirled around the number of people who may be under arrest. Is it the case, as whispers in Srinagar suggest, that no major mainstream politician is ready to face the public? Or is the government unwilling to release them and allow protests?(REUTERS)

Article 370 is gone. It is time to open Kashmir’s political space

UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Preventing deaths was the State’s first priority. But it now must allow political leaders to operate
CRPF personnel stand guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
CRPF personnel stand guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Vigil stepped up, fresh bunkers in Srinagar

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:48 AM IST
On Thursday, sand-bag or iron-shield bunkers could be seen in several places in the civil lines areas of Srinagar and in towns of north and south Kashmir. They are manned by the police and personnel from the CRPF and BSF.
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