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Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather is the traditional folk theatre form performed by the ‘Bhaands’, folk artists of Kashmir. Historians believe that the Bhaands of the Mughal period successfully symbolized the aspirations of...


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CASO Launched in Khudwani

Monday, 30 April 2018 11:17 Written by

April 30

The Government Forces have launched a Cordon and Search Operation in Wanpora area of Khudwani in  South Kashmir's Kulgam District.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that 1RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir police and CRPF initiated the search operation in the area.

The Forces have launched a door to Door search operation after closing all the entry and exit points to Wanpora area.

Details emerging.

Massive Clashes Erupt During CASO in Tarigam

Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:16 Written by

April 29

Massive Clashes begun during a Cordon and Search Operation in Khanday Mohallah of Tarigama area of South Kashmir's Kulgam District.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir police and CRPF initiated the search operation in the area.

As soon as the troops laid a siege in the area, people hit the streets shouting pro Freedom slogans, Locals said.

"The youth threw stones on the troopers who in retaliation fired tear smoke shells at the protesting people," locals said while speaking to 'The Kashmiriyat'.

Meanwhile the Forces have launched a door to Door search operation after closing all the entry and exit points to Tarigam area.

Details emerging.

CASO Launched in Kulgam Area, Drone Cameras Being Used

Sunday, 29 April 2018 13:51 Written by

April 29

An Anti Militancy has been launched in Kahrvat area of South Kashmir's Kulgam District on Sunday evening.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that Government Forces have laid a massive cordon in the area.

There are inputs about Militants moving freely in the area, officials said.

The operation has been jointly launched by RR, CRPF and Jammu Kashmir Police.

Locals said that Drone Camera have been pushed into service to find the hiding Militants.

Details Emerging.

Militancy Growing- Another South Kashmir Youth Joins Jaish e Muhammad

Sunday, 29 April 2018 13:47 Written by

April 29

Another South Kashmir Youth has picked up arms among growing Militancy in the Kashmir region.

A Youth from Kulgam District in South Kashmir is the recent one to pick up arms.

He has been identified as Zubair Ahmed Lone, son of Farooq Ahmed Lone, a resident of Awahatoo area in Kulgam district of South Kashmir

A Photograph of 25 year old Zubair has been doing rounds over the Social networking.

In the Photo, Zubair can be seeing holding at least 2 Assault rifles AK 47 and wearing grenade pouches.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that the youth has likely joined Jaish e Muhammad, militant outfit which is gaining prominence in Kashmir valley.

The Police officials told The Kashmiriyat that they are checking the authenticity of the photograph.

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Militants Appear in South Kashmir Market, Clear Traffic Jam

Saturday, 28 April 2018 14:50 Written by

April 28

Militants on Saturday appeared in a South Kashmir market in a private vehicle and helped clear the traffic jam.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that Militants at least three in number went off their car in a Kulgam Market in South Kashmir.

The roads were busy with traffic, so the Militants came down from their vehicle and helped the traffic run smoothly.

Locals while confirming the incident told that when the Militants left after a gap of more than 10 Minutes, Locals gathered in large numbers shouting Pro Freedom and Pro Islam Slogans.

This is a first of its kind of incident to be witnessed in the recent past.

Teacher Arrested in Khudwani, Teachers Demand Release

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:49 Written by

April 24

The Government Forces have arrested a school teacher hailing from Ganjipora area in Khudwani of South Kashmir's Kulgam District.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that a teacher identified as Javaid Ahmed Mattoo was arrested during a Search operation by Government Forces on Saturday.

"Javaid is the maternal uncle of recently arrested Militant, Shams ul Viqar," Sources confirmed to The Kashmiriyat.

A Local from Ganjipora said that Javaid is a respected person and has no affiliation with anybody.

Javaid Ahmad Mattoo is posted as the Head of Middle School Rah Mohalla, Zone Qaimoh area of Kulgam.

Meanwhile in a statement the Kulgam Teacher’s Forum has demanded the immediate release of Javaid Ahmed Mattoo.

The Kashmiriyat contacted the Jammu Kashmir Police in Kulgam who said they will look into the matter.

5 Army Men Injured in Qazigund Road Accident

Monday, 23 April 2018 05:39 Written by

April 23

At least 5 Army men have been injured in a road accident in Bonigam Qazigund in South Kashmir.

Details Emerging.

Damhal South Kashmir - 'From 77% Turnout in 2014 To a Militancy Hot-Bed'

Sunday, 22 April 2018 11:15 Written by

April 22

There has been a Huge Rise in the number of youth from South Kashmir, taking up arms this year.

As The Kashmiriyat reported earlier, the latest one is Muzammil Ahmed Magray Son of Mohammed Afzal Magray, a resident of Watoo Manzgam in Kulgam who has recently posed with an Ak 47 Rifle.

The Photo is doing rounds on Social Networking sites including Facebook.

Muzammil had gone missing on the 15th of April after which we tried to find him everywhere, one of his family member told The Kashmiriyat.

“We also filed a Missing report in the Police station and the Police officials said they will investigate the matter,” a family member said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

The Manzgam area in located in Damhal that wore a festive look during the 2014 State Assembly Polls witnessed a voting percentage of 77.6.

Earlier, at least 7 youth from Damhal area were arrested when they were planning to Join Militant ranks, as per Police officials.

Gulzar Ahmed Padder, a youth from Takiya Adijan in Damhal was one of the first youth to pick up gun post elections of 2014 in the area, Sources informed The Kashmiriyat.

Amir Ramzan Tantray Son of Mohammed Ramzan Tantray resident Warpora Noorabad has also joined Militants this year.

Ata Mohammed Malik another who youth is in police custody was injured 16 November 2017, during a Gunfight in Kund area of Kulgam.

Aqib Bashir, a youth from here who was killed in Kachdoora encounter on April 01, this year.

“The area has undergone a massive transition from 2014 to now, during 2014 elections, the area wore a festive look, I remember,” a Damhal resident said.

But after the elections, youth have been participating in pro Freedom rallies, many taking up arms, he said.

During 2016 Uprising, a 21 year old girl, yasmeena was shot dead which angered people of the area and they attacked the Police station of the area and reportedly snatched 40 weapons from the Police station.

Another local informed The Kashmiriyat that after the killing of Aqib Bashir on April 1, thousands of people marched to Ringath  to pay tributes to the slain Militant.

“Such mass participation was witnessed during elections in 2014 here,” he said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

The Noorabad Damhal has been in the news for being the home to many prominent faces of Pro establishment groups including Sakina Itoo, Ex Social Welfare Minister, Wali Mohammed Itoo, former  speaker of Assembly, MLA and EX Minister of Food Control, Abdul Majeed Padder, Presently the MLA and Abdul Aziz Zarger, Agriculture Minister, PDP.

But the area is again in news, though the reasons are different this time.

As Indian Agencies have stated in the past that Local recruitments is a cause of worry, however Analysts believe that Indian Government has done less to check the same.

The Local Militants apart from gaining wide public support also attract more youth to join the Militant ranks through social media platforms.

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