Stone Pelting

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J&K: What is the ground situation, now?

21 Sep 2019

J&K: What is the ground situation, now?

In the first week of August, the Narendra Modi-led Centre fulfilled one of the core ideologies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by abrogating Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Madhya Pradesh: Over 400 injured in annual 'Gotmar' stone-pelting festival

01 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh: Over 400 injured in annual 'Gotmar' stone-pelting festival

Over 400 people were injured in the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh during the annual 'Gotmar' (stone-pelting) festival on Saturday.

After breather, security upped in J&K before Eid: Reports

12 Aug 2019

After breather, security upped in J&K before Eid: Reports

In Jammu and Kashmir, curfew was re-imposed on Sunday afternoon, a day before Eid celebrations, said reports. Authorities had eased restrictions in some areas to help people prepare for the festival.

J&K: 18,000 offer namaz in Srinagar, schools reopen in Jammu

10 Aug 2019

J&K: 18,000 offer namaz in Srinagar, schools reopen in Jammu

The first Friday after Centre's massive Kashmir move was peaceful and no major untoward incident was reported.

Let them come, we'll deal: Indian Army after Pakistan's threats

09 Aug 2019

Let them come, we'll deal: Indian Army after Pakistan's threats

The Indian Army is determined to defend the country's borders, and will thwart all attempts of Pakistan to disrupt peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon said on Thursday.

Delhi: Two Jaish terrorists, planning attack on Republic Day, arrested

25 Jan 2019

Delhi: Two Jaish terrorists, planning attack on Republic Day, arrested

In a major achievement, the Delhi police on Thursday announced its special cell has arrested two Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks in the National Capital on Republic Day, Saturday.

In Adityanath's jungle-rule, neither people are safe, nor police: Congress

30 Dec 2018

In Adityanath's jungle-rule, neither people are safe, nor police: Congress

The Congress yesterday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a police constable during stone-pelting by a mob, alleging that in Yogi Adityanath's "jungle rule" neither the people are safe, nor the police.

759 stone pelting incidents reported in J&K in 2018: MHA

12 Dec 2018

759 stone pelting incidents reported in J&K in 2018: MHA

As many as 759 incidents of stone pelting were reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

J&K BJP candidate, en route to polling-station, injured in stone-pelting

08 Oct 2018

J&K BJP candidate, en route to polling-station, injured in stone-pelting

A BJP candidate, contesting the urban local body polls in Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir, was injured today during stone-pelting by miscreants, officials said.

Stones hurled at MP CM Chouhan's vehicle in Sidhi: Police

03 Sep 2018

Stones hurled at MP CM Chouhan's vehicle in Sidhi: Police

Miscreants threw stones on the vehicle carrying Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is touring the state ahead of Assembly polls, in Churhat area near Sidhi district, a police official said.

J&K: 10 injured in clashes between security forces, stone-pelters

04 Aug 2018

J&K: 10 injured in clashes between security forces, stone-pelters

At least 10 people were injured today as clashes broke out between security forces and stone-pelters near an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district where five militants were killed during an overnight operation.

Police foil robbery attempt in Thane, one gang member arrested

22 Jun 2018

Police foil robbery attempt in Thane, one gang member arrested

Maharashtra's Palghar district rural police foiled a robbery attempt at Waghoba Khind point on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway and also arrested one of the gang members, an official said today.

J&K: Stone-pelters clash with security-forces amid Eid celebrations; protester killed

16 Jun 2018

J&K: Stone-pelters clash with security-forces amid Eid celebrations; protester killed

One person was killed during clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir today even as men, women, and children dressed in their best, thronged mosques and Eidgah across the Valley for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

Kashmir: Government will withdraw "stone-pelting cases" against minors

07 Jun 2018

Kashmir: Government will withdraw "stone-pelting cases" against minors

Speaking at a Sports Conclave in Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the government will withdraw stone-pelting cases against minors in Kashmir.

Kashmiri stone-pelters now attacking tourists, children: One Chennai visitor dead

08 May 2018

Kashmiri stone-pelters now attacking tourists, children: One Chennai visitor dead

Stone-pelting in J&K claimed the life of a person, a young tourist from Chennai, whose vehicle was attacked at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway yesterday.

Several attacks on tourists in J&K: Planned or accident?

04 Apr 2018

Several attacks on tourists in J&K: Planned or accident?

TOI has reported four instances of attacks on tourists in different parts of J&K in the last few days.

363 terrorists, 71 civilians killed in J&K in 2016-17

19 Jan 2018

363 terrorists, 71 civilians killed in J&K in 2016-17

As many as 363 terrorists and 71 civilians were gunned down in the last two years in Jammu and Kashmir.

Stone-pelter to football star: Afshan Ashiq's life after viral photo

06 Dec 2017

Stone-pelter to football star: Afshan Ashiq's life after viral photo

In the few months since Afshan Ashiq became the face of Kashmiri stone-pelters, life has changed dramatically for the young woman.

J&K Stone Pelting: Centre may withdraw cases against first-time offenders

21 Nov 2017

J&K Stone Pelting: Centre may withdraw cases against first-time offenders

The Centre is expected to announce an amnesty scheme under which cases would be withdrawn against first-time offenders engaging in stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley.

90% dip in stone-pelting incidents 'thanks to the Kashmiri people'

13 Nov 2017

90% dip in stone-pelting incidents 'thanks to the Kashmiri people'

2017 seems to have brought a new lease of life to Kashmir. Stone-pelting incidents have come down by as much as 90%, says J&K DGP SP Vaid.

J&K: Stone pelters helped al-Qaeda Chief Zakir Musa escape

12 Aug 2017

J&K: Stone pelters helped al-Qaeda Chief Zakir Musa escape

After security forces cornered al-Qaeda India Chief Zakir Musa and his aide in a house at Noorpora in Tral, massive clashes erupted there.

J&K: Al-Qaeda India chief Zakir Musa cornered in Tral

11 Aug 2017

J&K: Al-Qaeda India chief Zakir Musa cornered in Tral

On 11th Aug, al-Qaeda's Kashmir head Zakir Musa was reportedly trapped by security forces in south Kashmir's Tral area in Pulwama sector.

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

10 Jul 2017

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

The J&K Human Rights Commission has directed the state to provide Rs. 10L as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar who was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a 'human shield'.

Communal tension grips Bhopal over clashes

31 May 2017

Communal tension grips Bhopal over clashes

Police have been deployed in large numbers across Bhopal, after members of the Muslim and Hindu communities indulged in stone pelting.

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

28 May 2017

Army Chief Bipin Rawat defends human shield idea

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, in an attempt to instil confidence in his men, defended the actions of Major Leetul Gogoi who had used an alleged stone-pelting youth as a human shield for the army's operation.

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

22 May 2017

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat awarded COAS Commendation Card to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

Despite stone-pelting, thousands of J&K youths apply in Delhi Police

11 May 2017

Despite stone-pelting, thousands of J&K youths apply in Delhi Police

Despite continuing stone-pelting against security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's youths have refused to bow down. Thousands still aspire to join the police.

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

08 May 2017

500 trained stone-pelters to fight alongside Army in Kashmir

A saint in Kanpur said he has trained 500 stone-pelters to fight alongside the army in Kashmir. He said he has already trained 2,000 followers at Siddhnath Ghat in Kanpur recently and is sending the first batch to Kashmir.

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

07 May 2017

If anyone can resolve Kashmir issue, it is Modi: Mehbooba

Talking about the long-standing Kashmir issue, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that PM Narendra Modi was the only hope who could "take us out of this quagmire".

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

02 May 2017

EC: Situation not feasible to hold Anantnag bypolls

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir made it difficult to hold elections.

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

29 Apr 2017

Violence must stop for talks on Kashmir: SC intervenes

In a rare move, the SC offered to facilitate talks between various stakeholders in Kashmir; however, it warned that talks can only come when violence stops.

Facebook, WhatsApp, 20 other social media sites banned in Kashmir

27 Apr 2017

Facebook, WhatsApp, 20 other social media sites banned in Kashmir

Twenty-two social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp have been banned in Kashmir for a month or till further orders, allegedly as they were being misused to spread violence.

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

25 Apr 2017

PM Modi open to talks, but impossible amid violence: Mufti

After talks with PM Narendra Modi, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said he was "amenable" to talks with stakeholders, but dialogue was impossible amid stone-pelting and bullets.

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

24 Apr 2017

Kashmir: PDP leader killed, fresh protests in Srinagar

Hours after PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti met PM Modi over the Kashmir crisis, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was shot by unidentified assailants in Pulwama. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Srinagar.

Kashmir: 300 WhatsApp groups used to mobilize stone-pelters

24 Apr 2017

Kashmir: 300 WhatsApp groups used to mobilize stone-pelters

Nearly 300 WhatsApp groups were used in Kashmir to mobilize stone-pelters to disrupt encounter operations by security forces, a police official said on condition of anonymity.

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

17 Apr 2017

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

The Centre has decided to stand by the army officer who decided to use a stone-pelter as a human shield to allow his men safe passage through a sea of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

15 Apr 2017

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

In a fresh controversy, on 15th April a video surfaced showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an army jeep as a "shield".