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Security personnel guard a street during a strike call given by traders in protest against the extension of Central laws to Jammu and Kashmir and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami

Kashmiris like lawyer-activist Babar Qadri pay for the Valley’s silence on Jamaat-e-Islami

The extent of the conspiracy of silence is such that even leaders like Farooq Abdullah, who are hated by the Jamaat-e-Islami, oppose its ban.
The cricket field in Nazneenpora, Shopian. | Photo: Azaan Javaid/ThePrint

How booking 9 cricketers under anti-terror law has left Shopian playground empty on Sundays

J&K Police booked and later arrested 9 youths under UAPA for being part of a cricket match organised in the memory of a slain militant from Nazneenpora.
At the cricket ground in Shopian | By special arrangement

10 Kashmiri youths booked under UAPA for playing cricket match ‘in memory of slain militant’

The 10 youths include nine local cricketers and slain militant Syed Ruban's brother, who allegedly organised the cricket match in Shopian Thursday.
Fareeda Lone at the Shopian room rented by the trio | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

Missing Rajouri youth bought salt & chilli, did up house, then ‘disappeared’ into the night 

ThePrint retraces the movement of three missing youth from Rajouri who are believed to have been killed in an alleged encounter in Shopian on 18 July.
(L-R) Ibrar Ahmed, Imtiyaz Ahmed and Ibrar Ahmed, the three youth killed in the Shopian encounter in July | ThePrint Team

In J&K, a missing person report for 3 labourers brings 18 July Shopian encounter under cloud

The Shopian encounter resulted in the death of 3 men, their identity was not divulged at the time. Now, a Jammu family claims the 3 are their missing members.
A CRPF jawan stands guard along a street on the first day of the two-day curfew in Srinagar, Tuesday, 4 August, 2020. | PTI

In one-year-old Naya Kashmir, development is only visible in Twitter hashtags

For the first time since the emergence of the new militancy in Kashmir, the recruitment of local boys has seen an over 40% year-on-year decline.
File photo of security personnel in Kulgam on 29 May

Two militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam

Police said a search operation in Kulgam's Nagnad turned into an encounter when the militants, hiding in the area, opened fire at the security forces.
BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Security personnel in Kashmir | Praveen Jain | ThePrint | File photo

Shutdown in parts of Kashmir, internet cut off on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

J&K Police said some parts of the Valley witnessed minor stone-pelting incidents, which were immediately brought under control. No processions were taken out.
Bashir Ahmed Khan is laid to rest Wednesday | ANI

Day after J&K militant attack, 3-yr-old knows grandfather is dead but thinks he will return

Death of Bashir Ahmed Khan has triggered a massive controversy in Kashmir in light of two very divergent accounts regarding the circumstances of his killing.

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Security personnel guard a street during a strike call given by traders in protest against the extension of Central laws to Jammu and Kashmir and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami

Kashmiris like lawyer-activist Babar Qadri pay for the Valley’s silence on Jamaat-e-Islami

The extent of the conspiracy of silence is such that even leaders like Farooq Abdullah, who are hated by the Jamaat-e-Islami, oppose its ban.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.