Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on November 15 paid tribute to slain soldier Hardhan Rai. Rai was among the five security forces personnel who lost their lives after Pakistan indulged in heavy cross-border shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on November 13. Six civilians also died in the crossfire. In retaliation, Indian Army killed eight Pakistani soldiers and also caused extensive damage to its infrastructure.
After nearly a decade of unlawful imprisonment by the Pakistan government, political activist Baba Jan has finally been released. Baba Jan's arrest had sparked a global controversy, with protests in Gilgit-Baltistan for his immediate release as recent as September this year. Baba Jan who was serving life imprisonment in Damas jail in district Ghizer was released after 9 years. Baba Jan is a political activist from Hunza and a member of Awami Workers Party. Baba Jan was serving life imprisonment along with others after being convicted by an anti-terrorism court over the mass demonstration against the government's silence in the Attabad incident that left thousands homeless. The massive landslide blocked the Hunza River and submerged several villages in January 2010.
Higher reaches of Pir Panjal range in Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall, following which snow clearing operations by local authority were underway on Mughal Road in Rajouri. Heavy machinery such as JCB is being used to clear snow in the region. The Mughal Road connects south Kashmir's Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch districts. On Monday, isolated heavy falls were observed over Jammu and Kashmir. The maximum temperature in Jammu was at 20.3 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature was at 12.6 degree Celsius.
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Pakistan on Thursday started unprovoked ceasefire violation in four sectors of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The four sectors where ceasefire was violated are Nowshera, Rajouri, Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba. Pakistan violated ceasefire by firing with small arms and mortars. This is the third consecutive day when Pakistan targeted hamlets and posts on the Indian side. Shelling by Pakistan drew a befitting retaliation by the India Army. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 24 times this month.
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Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that terrorists across the border are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and disrupt normal democratic processes."With the ongoing situation on our western borders, terrorism continues to be a serious threat, and that is not abating in spite of all efforts made. There are terrorist launch pads and terrorists across the line of control (LoC) making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt normal democratic processes," Naravane said. He said that with the onset of winters, last-ditch attempts are being made to infiltrate before the passes close and level of snow make it impossible to cross over. Meanwhile, first phase of DDC polls ended in J&K with nearly 52% voting turnout. Watch the full video for more details.
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In a humanitarian gesture, Indian Army soldiers were seen helping a new mother in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara. The woman was carried on a stretcher along a snow-covered road in Lolab. She was taken from a government hospital to her home by the soldiers. She had reportedly given birth to a baby on November 27 morning. Watch the full video for more.
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The Indian Army soldiers carried a woman, who gave birth to a baby on morning of Nov 27 to her home from a govt hospital in Lolab area of J-K's Kupwara. The Indian Army showed empathy and courage at the road fully covered with snow.
Mortal remains of Rifleman Sukhbir Singh brought to his native village Khawaspur in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on November 28. He lost his life in action in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army..
India on Saturday summoned the Pakistani Diplomat to register a strong protest over the heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on multiple sectors along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday..