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What is Article 35A?
The last few months have seen a new cause for agitation and protest in the Kashmir Valley. These revolve around Article 35A of the Indian Constitution which accords certain special rights to the state of Jammu & Kashmir on the issue of deciding who are its permanent residents and providing them special privileges regarding land ownership, scholarships and so on.Full article...
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Grenade Attack Kills Two, Close Call For Minister
Date: 22 September 2017
Minister Nayeem Akhtar had a narrow escape on Thursday when a grenade was hurled at his cavalcade in Tral, killing two persons, one of them a 17-year-old girl. Police said it was a militant attack. No outfit has taken responsibility so far. According to reports, the attack occurred about 11.30 am, when the minister's cavalcade was passing through a market in Tral. Some unidentified persons hurled a grenade, which reportedly fell about 8 metres away from Akhtar's vehicle. Twenty-nine people, including nine security personnel and a one-year-old infant, were injured.
[courtesy: Indian Express]
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Militant outfits are morally bound to tell the truth about Tral attack.. Er. Rasheed
Srinagar 21 September: Expressing deep anger, anguish and sorrow over loss of innocent lives in Tral today, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has reiterated that only way to stop bloodshed is to resolve Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said that Kashmiris need peace more than any body and those killing innocents are doing a great disservice to humanity. He said 'violence of all forms needs to be condemned.' He also condemned use of force against the peaceful protestors after the attack in which many innocent civilians were critically injured and appealed Govt. to fulfill its promise of showing maximum restrain.
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