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‘Have noted versions of armed forces, families, other quarters’ Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that JK is a very sensitive Union Territory and that he will come up with facts about the Srinagar military operation at an “appropriate time.” “Let me tell you that JK is a very sensitive UT. I have noted all versions including that of forces’ and the families of the (slain trio). I will come up with facts…

Srinagar: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul on Sunday said that BJP’s JK unit has urged the JK administration to investigate the Lawaypora encounter and to find out whether any wrong has been committed Talking to reporters at party headquarters in Srinagar, Koul, said that BJP has urged the JK administration to order an inquiry to find out whether any wrong has been committed in Lawaypora gunfight. “If there is any wrong,…

‘I am going to ask for my son’s dead-body for the last time’  Pulwama: Amid claims made by families of three youth killed by a joint team of armed forces in a military operation in Lawaypora area of Srinagar that “they were civilians and not militants”, father of one of the slain Athar Mushtaq from Bello village of Pulwama district, said that he has dug the grave for his slain son and appealed the police…

Srinagar: A jeweller who was critically injured after being attacked by unidentified gunmen in Sairabala area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital, officials said. A senior police officer told news agency GNS that “militants fired upon the jeweller namely Satpal Nichal in Saraibala”. He was shifted to nearby SMHS hospital in critically condition. Dr Nazir Choudhary, the medical superintendent at SMHS, told the news agency that Nichal was…

Pulwama: A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday over the “killing of 3 persons in Hokarsar” area of Srinagar during an “encounter” on December 30. Eyewitnesses said that majority of the shops in the areas including Bello, Rajpora and Pulwama Town remained shut to mourn the killing of the trio who according to the families were killed in “fake encounter”. In these areas, they said public transport is off…

Srinagar: National Conference on Wednesday sought a time-bound inquiry into the “circumstances leading to the killing of three persons at an encounter site in Hokarsar area of Srinagar” while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti asked the JK administration to come clean. In a statement, NC spokesperson said that the versions of people and family pertaining to the killing of three people at an encounter site in Srinagar suburb are contradictory, therefore the situation…

Family alleges being offered Rs 1 crore plus job to ‘remain silent’, SSP Sopore denies Srinagar: More than 40 days have passed since the expiry of the deadline fixed for submission of inquiry report into the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore, but the inquiry officer has so far failed to submit the report regarding the subject. The family members of the youth have alleged that despite approaching the authorities with a request…