News Briefs for 19 January 2022
Kashmiri Pandits Worldwide To Observe Holocaust DaySrinagar 18 Jan: The Kashmiri Pandit community worldwide will observe 'Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday in memory of the victims of the over three-decade long violence in Kashmir and to reaffirm the community's resolve to fight violence, racism and other forms of intolerance. Satish Mahaldar, Chairman of Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation of Migrants (RRRM), an organisation of migrant Kashmiri Pandits, said in a statement on Tuesday, 'Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed each year on January 19 by Kashmiri Pandits to pay tribute to the victims and to reaffirm commitment to counter violence, racism, and other forms of intolerance.
Closure of Kashmir Press Club unacceptable, unfair: CongressSrinagar 18 Jan: Stating that closure of Press Club was unacceptable and unfair, the
J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Tuesday urged the LG
administration to revisit the decision. JKPCC unequivocally condemn the closure of Kashmir Press Club by the
administration and sought revocation of the closure order in the larger
interest of the press freedom, while laying emphasizes over paving the
way for holding free and fair elections to the Club. Congress party expresses serious concern over the developments
relating to KPC and urge the administration to help settle down the
issue by paving way for early elections to the KPC.
Youths to play decisive role in fight against BJPs onslaught on J&Ks identity: MehboobaJammu 18 Jan: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said
the youths have a decisive role to take Jammu and Kashmir out of morass
of disappointment and hopelessness that had been created by the BJP-led
government at the Centre through its wrong policies. She also expressed gratitude to the party workers from across Jammu
for standing with the people of Kashmir at the time when people have
been pushed to walls and their rights curtailed in the name of security. Praising her party workers, Mehbooba said it is heartening to see the
dream of party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed becoming a reality with
each passing day.
4114 Apply for Land After New Land Allotment Policy in J&KJammu 18 Jan: The industries and commerce department of
Jammu and Kashmir government has received over 4,000 online applications
for land allotment pledging a proposed investment of Rs 44,327 crore,
besides an estimated employment generation potential of 1,84,100
engagements, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. These details were shared in a meeting chaired by the Chief
Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday to review the functioning of
the I&C Department. Under the new land allotment policy, the official spokesperson said
that it was informed that the Industries Department has so far received
4,114 online applications for land allotment, pledging a proposed
investment of Rs.
IED blast in Kulgam, bomb scare in Srinagars QamarwariSrinagar 18 Jan: Militants on Tuesday triggered off a low-intensity
improvised explosive device at Ziyarat Qaimoh-Kader Road, the area
falling between Yaripora and Qaimooh in south Kashmirs Kulgam district,
officials said. There was no casualty reported in the incident which created panic in the area, a police officer said. He said that soon a contingent of police and army reached the spot and cordoned off the area, he said.
People Suffer In Absence Of Consumer Court In KashmirSrinagar 18 Jan: Much to the respite of consumers, the government had established a court in Srinagar in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir to deal with consumer complaints, disputes and grievances, however, since the abrogation of the state's limited autonomy it has been shut leaving people of the region in a fix.
Ultimate goal was to shut down KPC, says ousted managing bodySrinagar 18 Jan: The ousted managing body of the Kashmir Press Club
on Monday said the installation of a group of journalists as an interim
body was done with the ultimate goal of shutting down the club. It reiterated that journalists in the Valley will confront these challenges . It seems the ultimate goal was to shut down the Kashmir Press Club and
for this purpose, they tried to install a group of journalists.
Army rescues civilians stuck in avalanche in KupwaraSrinagar 18 Jan: The Army rescued around 30 civilians after their
vehicles came under an avalanche triggered by recent snowfall in border
district of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. A vehicle carrying civilians got stuck on the Tangdhar-Chowkibal axis on
Monday, following which the nearest Army unit was alerted and a rescue
operation launched, they said. The civilians, including a child, were evacuated to safety by the Army rescue team, the officials said.
Wont let in leaders who left PDP and now willing to return: MehboobaJammu 18 Jan: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she is not
taking back those leaders who have deserted the party even though many
of them are willing to return. Dozens of senior PDP leaders including former ministers and legislators
left the party after the BJP withdrew its support to the Mehbooba-led
coalition government in July 2018 and most of them joined the Apni Party
led by Altaf Bukhari or the Peoples Conference led by Sajjad Lone. I have made it a principle that those who have left us will not be