The Congress may dub the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti and the Hurriyat as two sides of the same coin but in Jammu, its representatives rub shoulders with BJP in SAYSS.
Jammu & Kashmir witnessed tens of thousands of Kashmiris marching on Srinagar streets almost on the pattern of militancy’s amorphous years.
BJP-mooted plan on implementing a 2005 court direction, as a way out of the Amarnath crisis, is likely to aggravate the situation in the Valley.
Protests in the tense Kashmir region spread in escalating violence that left another 15 people dead in firing by security forces as authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts in the Valley for the first time in 13 years.
Six persons including senior Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, were killed and several injured when security forces fired at mobs in different places in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, after several tried to march towards LoC.
Before flying to the capital on Sunday, home minister Shivraj Patil said the state and central governments will ensure communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.
The situation has worsened in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of the all-party meet convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sort out the Amarnath land row.
Islamabad has cleared Baglihar project saying it is satisfied with the changes that J&K’s state-run Power Development Corporation (PDC) has effected in its design as was recommended by the World Bank-appointed neutral expert Professor Raymond Lafitte early last year.
Nine persons of two families were killed and many others injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Two persons were killed and four injured in a grenade attack in Gulmarg.
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