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Troops have been provided with bullet proof jackets and vehicles due to the enhanced alert in the state.
Former state CM Omar Abdullah was reacting to a video on Twitter showing two Kashmiri men being beaten up by a group of men in Lucknow.
It was ‘second home’ but reaction of locals to Kashmiri students after Pulwama changed that. After scrambling home, now they want to return but are unsure of safety.
Sources in J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik's office cite security concerns, particularly after the 14 February Pulwama terror attack.
Fathers of Adil Dar, Pulwama bomber, and Burhan Wani, Hizbul commander killed in 2016, say young Kashmiris are impatient & unafraid, and only talks can resolve situation.
An estimated 300 villagers living along the LoC have been moved to evacuation camps amid ferocious firing from Pakistan.
The encounter broke out at Tral area, the security forces cordoned off area and launched an operation to flush out militants.
A defence spokesperson said that Pakistan initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing mortar shells and small arms on forward posts and villages.
Reacting to the resolution, New Delhi asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the issue is strictly internal to the country.
Politicians & analysts say while the Hurriyat has lost some of its appeal, it is still the long-term destination for pro-azadi voices, and must be engaged.