Archive for August 2016

Traffic police books pedestrians to make up for lost revenue

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

In its efforts to make up for the revenue lost due to curfew and shutdowns, the J&K Traffic Police today started booking pedestrians for various traffic violations, as vehicular traffic remained very thin on the roads. At an intersection in Lal Chowk, traffic police stopped some pedestrians and let them go only after they paid
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India to hold ‘referendum’ for weapons of choice in Kashmir

Aug 27th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: India will hold a ‘referendum’ to empower Kashmiris to choose the weapons the state can use on them, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here today while discussing the alternatives for pellet guns. “This is as democratic as we can get,” Singh said at a press conference in Srinagar. The poll for weapons of choice
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J&K makes Braille compulsory for all students

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The J&K government is introducing Braille education as a mandatory subject in all schools in Kashmir to “prevent interruption in education” of children and youth losing eyesight because of pellet guns used by police and paramilitary in the state. “We have observed that the education of children is getting interrupted due to these pellet
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Mehbooba bans her own videos for inciting unrest

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Clamping down on ‘objectionable content’ available on the internet that ‘incites unrest’, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has banned her old government-bashing videos recorded during her days in opposition. Ms Mufti has directed the cyber cell of the police to get such content removed from the internet and take action against people sharing them. In
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