Two challans produced against 21 accused, 4 VDC members among accused, BJP leader from Padder declared absconder

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KISHTWAR, Sept 25: Kishtwar police in joint collaboration with Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing August 9 and August 10th violence at Kishtwar and Padder today produced challan in two FIRs registered at Police Station Padder and Police Station Kishtwar before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Kishtwar. The first challan was

Kishtwar riots an ISI bid at ethnic cleansing: Defence expert

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The August 9 riots at Kishtwar in Jammu, dubbed as 'communal', were actually another bid by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at orchestrating ethnic cleansing in the northern Indian state, according to a senior defence expert. "Our estimate is that the ISI used the riots to get rid of the village defence

Inquire Commission starts probe in Kishtwar violence

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Even as one man Inquiry Commission of Justice (Retired) RC Gandhi reached Kishtwar this afternoon and initiated inquiry into August 9 violence, people in entire Paddar belt observed a bandh and held protest demonstrations against police harassment to the Village Defence Committees (VDC) and other innocent persons. Official reports said Justice

Retired Judge RC Gandhi appointed Commission of Inquiry

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The Government today appointed Mr Justice RC Gandhi, Retired Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court as Commission of Inquiry for August 9 Kishtwar violence. The Commission has been asked to submit its report within a period of one month from the date of issue of notification i.e. today. An official notification

Woes of Hindus in Kishtwar — Who is to Blame?

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An indefinite curfew was clamped and Army called out in Kishtwar town and surrounding areas this afternoon after large scale incidents of arson, looting and violence were reported during the day in which two civilians were killed and 63 others were injured, four of them seriously, as a free for

MoS slapped CEO Tourism

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 In what could be termed as sheer abuse of power, Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, today slapped senior Government officer at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) Kishtwar, just before the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah’s visit to the area. Eyewitnesses told EXCELSIOR that not only the MoS Home slapped the