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 Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday related the remarks of BJP Minister Jitendra Singh on Autonomy and Self Rule to “mocking the miseries of people of JK and rubbing salt into their wounds”, saying under present ruling BJP government JK suffered from multipronged attacks on its identity and rights. “The BJP minister has made a laughing stock out of him by brazenly lying in a presser the other day on democracy,” said Party’s…

Srinagar: CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has filed an Application for Direction in the pending Writ Petition in the Supreme Court challenging new land laws on behalf of the CPI (M). In the application, Tarigami submitted that the new land laws promulgated by the Government of India permits anyone from any part of the country to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir including agricultural land and that the same is illegal for the reason…

New Delhi: In backdrop of the protests by farmers from different states of India, several ministers including Home Minister of India Amit Shah and Agriculture Minister, appear to have called up farmer leaders to convince them to proceed to the Nirankari Ground in Burari. However, the farmers have rejected the offer to talk with Amit Shah and other ministers terming the offer “conditional” one. Quoting several farmer organisations, a report by The Tribune, said that…

Srinagar: In wake of the rage among Gujjar and Bakarwal communities and outrage JK political parties showed over the recent demolition of hutments of Gujjar and Bakarwal communities, the erstwhile state’s Forest Department has issued eviction notices to more “unauthorized occupants” of the forest land in various areas of Jammu and Kashmir According to an order copy, accessed by Free Press Kashmir, one of such notice has been issued to Haji Makhan, son of Kalu…

Family reaches Srinagar with dead-body, say won’t bury the dead till action is initiated  Shopian: Family of 65 year old Abdul Salam Thokar, a resident of Padderpora Shopian, ‘killed’ yesterday during land acquisition drive in Hermain village came to Srinagar with the dead body on Wednesday, and alleged that the man didn’t die of cardiac arrest but was assaulted by goons on the ‘behest of civilian officials’. Eyewitnesses say that during a stone-pelting incident an…

Srinagar: People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Tuesday rejected the statement of an official spokesman regarding the October 26 order by the Ministry of Home Affairs which allowed buying of the land in JK by outsiders for the first time in decades, calling it a “bizarre attempt to, distort facts, weave lies and mislead people.” In a statement, the alliance has termed the land laws regime of Jammu and Kashmir as most progressive, pro-people, and…

Under new Land Laws, agricultural land can only be sold to agriculturists from within JK Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration has repealed 11 Land Laws that existed in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir replacing the “old, regressive, intrinsically contradictory and outdated” laws with a set of modern, progressive and people-friendly provisions. The new land laws will not only afford protection to over 90% of the land in JK from being alienated to outsiders…