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Mannan’s killing: Friday prayers disallowed in Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Mannan’s killing: Friday prayers disallowed in Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in Nowhatta area of Srinagar to prevent people from offering congregational Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid. Restrictions were imposed in parts of Downtown Srinagar even as Kashmir is observing a complete shutdown against the killing of scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani and his associate in Kupwara gunfight yesterday. Taking to Twitter, […]

Kashmir: Clashes in Soura after absentia funeral prayers offered for slain militants

Kashmir: Clashes in Soura after absentia funeral prayers offered for slain militants

Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted in Soura locality of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar Friday afternoon. The clashes, witnesses said, erupted after hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers in absentia of slain Hizb militants killed in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday in Kupwara district. They said that hundreds of people assembled after offering […]

Funeral prayers in absentia held for Mannan, associate in Budgam, Srinagar

Funeral prayers in absentia held for Mannan, associate in Budgam, Srinagar

Srinagar: Hundreds of people in Beerwah town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday held funeral prayers in absentia for slain scholar turned militant Mannan Wani. The prayers were held immediately after the congregational Friday prayers culminated in the town. Witnesses said that hundreds of people after Friday prayers at grand mosque assembled in the […]

Kashmir: Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Downtown Srinagar, Jamia Masjid closed

Kashmir: Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Downtown Srinagar, Jamia Masjid closed

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the downtown Srinagar on Friday as a precautionary measure to prevent any protests following strike called by separatists against the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants in Kupwara. All gates of historic Jamia masjid, stronghold of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, were […]

AMU suspends 3 Kashmiri students for offering absentia prayers to slain Mannan Wani

AMU suspends 3 Kashmiri students for offering absentia prayers to slain Mannan Wani

Srinagar: The Aligarh Muslim University on Thursday suspended three Kashmiri students, who tried offered ‘Janaze ki Namaz’ following the death of former research scholar-turned Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Mannan Wani, in a joint operation of government forces including Jammu and Kashmir police in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A media report said that they confirmed the suspension […]

#Metoo: Police officer accuses Ex-ADG Jammu & Kashmir police of sexual harassment

#Metoo: Police officer accuses Ex-ADG Jammu & Kashmir police of sexual harassment

Srinagar: Amid “#MeToo” campaign across India, a woman police officer from Jammu and Kashmir has levelled sexual harassment allegations pertaining to 2015 director of vigilance organisation Alok Puri. Thakur, who is a sub-divisional officer with the railway police, posted her harassment story on Twitter on Thursday, Hindustan Times reported. “I raised voice against land mafia […]

J&K Police barred media from covering slain Mannan’s funeral: Journalists

J&K Police barred media from covering slain Mannan’s funeral: Journalists

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday disallowed media to reach the ancestral village of scholar-turned militant commander Mannan Wani in Tikipora at Lolab in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district and cover his funeral prayers. Almost a dozen media persons including that of New Delhi based publications were stopped by police at Bab-e-Lolab (Gateway of […]