All stories by Sumir Kaul
Captain Saurabh Kalia's father wants Pakistan taken to HagueRediff.com26 Jul 2022
'My fight for my son and against the misdeeds of the neighbouring country's army needs to be highlighted at the international fora'
Around 60-80 Afghan-returnee terrorists waiting to cross LoC into IndiaRediff.com19 Apr 2022
The launchpads across the Line of Control in Kashmir valley are abuzz with activity, with around 60 to 80 terrorists, believed to be Afghan returnee mercenaries, receiving training with a possible push expected during summer months, officials in Srinagar said.
Security nightmare as Pak terrorists lay hands on Aadhar cards in J-KRediff.com18 Apr 2022
With terror groups misusing Aadhaar to camouflage the identity of their Pakistani cadres, the Jammu and Kashmir police will request the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to strengthen safety features of the biometric ID, officials have said.
After driver's killing, threat letter puts Kashmiri Pandits in panicRediff.com14 Apr 2022
The killing of a Rajput driver by a terrorist has generated a sense of fear and uncertainty among members of the tiny community in Kakran village in Kulgam district who have stayed on in Kashmir Valley despite decades of militancy but are now considering leaving for a safer place.
J-K terrorists' weapon of mass connection: Civilian mobile hotspotRediff.com14 Apr 2022
The phone could be in your hand but another person, possibly a militant or a sympathiser, could be using its 'hotspot' facility, say police officials, red-flagging the latest modus operandi of terrorists in Kashmir and warning unsuspecting civilians about the trouble they could land in.
Amshipura fake encounter: Court martial of captain beginsRediff.com3 Apr 2022
The Army has initiated general court martial proceedings against a captain for the killing of three men in a staged encounter in Amshipura in south Kashmir in July 2020 after a Court of Inquiry found that troops had 'exceeded' powers vested under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, officials said in Srinagar on Sunday.
100 students await flight to India after they enter Poland from UkraineRediff.com2 Mar 2022
The students, who had to brave hunger and freezing temperatures amid a sense of uncertainty, heaved a sigh of relief when they crossed over to Poland. They now await their flight back home on Thursday.
How Indian students boarded a train out of KyivRediff.com1 Mar 2022
"We realised no one is going to come to help us and it is up to us now," 20-year-old Ashna Pandita told PTI over the phone as the train took them to the western city of Ukraine, about 80 km from the Poland border, where the fighting has been relatively less.
Former JK chief ministers to lose SSG security coverRediff.com6 Jan 2022
The officials said the SSG will be "right-sized" by reducing the number of the elite force to the "bare minimum".
JK separatists duped medical, engg aspirants by promising seats in Pak: PoliceRediff.com2 Jan 2022
The chargesheet, filed by the State Investigation Agency, has highlighted several instances where parents were taken across the border using valid travel documents but were later compelled to pay extra money for their wards' admission to universities and colleges there.
Will challenge delimitation panel suggestions in SC: OmarRediff.com24 Dec 2021
The veteran politician, who has been chief minister of the erstwhile state three times as well as union minister, also said the time has come for the opposition parties to come together and fight the forces who are bent on destroying the secular fabric of the country.
Namratha Nandish Makes History in KashmirRediff.com8 Nov 2021
Bengaluru's Namratha Nandish has trekked to 50 high altitudes lakes in Kashmir in one season to earn the sobriquet of 'Alpine Girl'.
Kashmiri youth 'rescued' from IS dragnet ends in jailRediff.com17 Oct 2021
Parvez, a resident of the downtown area in Khanyar, was 21 when he was rescued from Ankara, after his parents claimed he had been misguided by some people to join the terror ranks.
Terrorists behind killings of J-K chemist, teachers identifiedRediff.com12 Oct 2021
Security agencies on Tuesday identified the terrorists they believed were behind the civilian killings in Srinagar last week, and the attackers included their 25-year-old kingpin Basit Ahmed Dar, a resident of Kulgam in South Kashmir, officials said.
Kashmiri Pandits fleeing Valley amid rise in attacks on minoritiesRediff.com8 Oct 2021
As a spate of targeted killings of minorities rock Kashmir, a Kashmiri Pandits' organisation on Friday said some employees from the community, who were provided government jobs under a rehabilitation package in 2010-11, have started moving to Jammu quietly fearing for their life, alleging the administration was unable to provide then a secure environment.
Abducted J-K soldier's family awaits DNA results as army recovers bodyRediff.com22 Sep 2021
After a year, a father's hope of finding the body of his son, Shakir Wagey, who worked with the Territorial Army and was killed by terrorists, was rekindled on Wednesday when the Army recovered a decomposed body near a mobile tower in this district of South Kashmir.
J&K cops cracking down on 'white-collar jihadis'Rediff.com29 Aug 2021
The Jammu and Kashmir Police recently arrested five suspected "white-collar jihadis" who were behind a campaign to spread falsehood about the sovereignty of the country.
Hurriyat moderates, hardliners to be banned under UAPARediff.com22 Aug 2021
Officials said both the factions of the Hurriyat are likely to be banned under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or the UAPA, under which "if the Central Government is of opinion that any association is, or has become, an unlawful association, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare such association to be unlawful."
140 terrorists waiting at launch pads across LoCRediff.com5 Aug 2021
Contending that the ceasefire agreement was more important for Pakistan as it is desperately trying to come out of the "grey list" of the Financial Action Task Force, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the sincerity of Islamabad could have been gauged if they had dismantled the terror infrastructure.
Politicians can't mourn for long: Omar on Article 370 abrogationRediff.com4 Aug 2021
Two years after the special status of Jammu And Kashmir was abrogated and he was detained for 234 days, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that after initially being 'deeply jaded' he had realised that as a politician he didn't have the right to 'mourn' for long and could not let down the people struggling for their basic constitutional rights.