January 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 January 2022

Ahsan Untoo arrested for inciting violence through social media platforms: Police

Srinagar 14 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that it booked and arrested Mohammad Ahsan Untoo for spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through social media platforms. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), police spokesperson said that it was reliably learnt that Mohammad Ahsan Untoo son of Late Ghulam Hassan Untoo of Diver Lolab Kupwara and at present Kursoo Rajbagh is an active participant and speaker at Twitter spaces titled "Radio Resistance Kashmir" led by Muzamil Ayyub Thakur and Dr Asif Dar. The statement reads that they are accused in several cases along with Ahsan Untoo and are actively spreading hatred against the Union of India on the social media platform.

Covid cases in Kashmir higher than reported: DAK

Srinagar 14 Jan: With Omicron driven third Covid wave raging in Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said the actual number of Covid positive cases in the valley is higher than what is being reported. The official count is an underestimate as many Covid cases go unreported, said DAK President and Influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. Dr Hassan said use of home test kits and rapid antigen test kits has seen a massive jump since the Omicron surge began.

Dont communalise academic atmosphere in J&K: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar 14 Jan: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday took a strong exception to a recent government order directing academic institutions to organize virtual programs for `Surya Namaskar` on the eve of Makar Sankranti. In a statement issued to KNS, Bukhari said the educational institutions must be kept aloof from political maneuvering and emphasis should be laid on providing quality education to the students. "Celebrating festivals is an individual choice and the state has no right to interfere in it.

Masoodi decries selective demolition in Jammu

Srinagar 14 Jan: Member of Parliament and JKNC leader Hasnain Masoodi has decried selective demolition by JDA and Administration of houses of scheduled Tribe community in Roop Nagar and other areas of Jammu leaving scores of families including women and children shelterless in harsh winter. In a statement issued to KNS, Masoodi said that the demolition operation has been apparently carried out unmindful of the possessory and other rights of the victims in possession of the residential sites for decades and in gross violation of law. "It is shocking that while the Party in power at the Centre boasts of having in 2020 regularised 1731 illegal colonies in Delhi under PM - UDAY and claimed to have set up an efficient and hassle mechanism of providing ownership papers to thousands of beneficiaries, the Jammu and Kashmir administration orders selective demolition when it comes to ST population of Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

Surya Namaskar not necessary for govt employees: Advisor Farooq Khan

Srinagar 14 Jan: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, on Friday said that doing Surya Namaskar is not necessary for any government employee. Talking to reporters, Khan said that Surya Namaskar is a part of yoga and it should not be mixed with any religion. "There is no force in anything," he said.

Masoodi decries selective demolition in Jammu

Srinagar 14 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi on Friday decried selective demolition by Jammu Development Authority in Roop Nagar and other areas of Jammu leaving scores of families including women and children shelter less in harsh winter. The demolition operation, Masoodi said has been apparently carried out unmindful of the possessory and other rights of the victims in possession of the residential sites for decades and in gross violation of law. It is shocking that while the Party in power at the Centre boasts of having in 2020 regularized 1731 illegal colonies in Delhi under PM UDAY and claimed to have set up an efficient and hassle mechanism of providing ownership papers to thousands of beneficiaries, the Jammu and Kashmir administration orders selective demolition when it comes to ST population of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

Third Wave officially declared in Kashmir

Srinagar 14 Jan: The administration has announced the start of 3rd wave of Covid-19 in Kashmir and among other measures, ordered the establishment of Triage Centres besides designating all those hospitals as dedicated Covid Hospitals which were earmarked for such purpose previously.

Fire in Kulgam temple: Kashmiri Pandits demand speedy justice

Kulgam 14 Jan: As the news of a minor fire at an ancient temple in Kashmir broke out, Kashmiri Pandits lodged a protest alleging foul play and demanded the arrest of those who engineered the act.

J-K: Police Arrests 2 Terror Associates In Shopian District Of Kashmir

New Delhi 14 Jan: Police on Friday (January 14) claimed to have arrested two terrorist associates along with arms and ammunition in the Khujipora Zainapora area of Shopian district in South Kashmir. A top police officer told that two arrested terrorist associates were about to join terror ranks. They tried to escape from the spot, but police and security forces managed to apprehend them. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession, the officer added.