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Saddam Padder: ‘He picked up gun when nobody dared to’

Saddam Padder: ‘He picked up gun when nobody dared to’

The last surviving militant Saddam Padder killed in Shopian encounter on Sunday. Pic courtesy: The Telegraph NewspaperThe last surviving militant commander in the 12-man Burhan group, Saddam padder, was killed in Shopian gun battle on Sunday. Padder, 32, a resident of Heff Sheermal village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, started participating in pro-freedom politics a […]

Six including top Jaish commander killed in Tral gunbattle

Six including top Jaish commander killed in Tral gunbattle

  Four Jaish militants, one policeman and an Army trooper were Tuesday killed during a gun battle that broke out between the militants and the government forces in Laam Aripal village of Tral area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the police said. The police said four Jaish militants include top Jaish commander, Omar Khalid and his accomplices Ashfaq Ahmad […]

Estranged By Their Khakis

Estranged By Their Khakis

    What is it like to be a policeman in Kashmir today? Wasim Khalid  Srinagar  He is at the forefront of confrontations in the volatile state of Kashmir. Be it a public protest demanding civic amenities, stone-hurling youth raising their voice for ‘freedom’, or militants engaging them in a gunfight, the policeman has to bear […]