January 2022 News

News Briefs for 20 January 2022

CCIK condemns assault on 3 Kashmiri students in Kharar, seeks immediate assistance, intervention from LG

Srinagar 19 Jan: The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir (CCIK) has condemned the assault on three Kashmiri students inside a housing society in Kharar late on Monday evening. In a statement issued to KNS, CCIK President Tariq Rashid Ghani said the assault on Kashmiri students is alarming and Kashmir police should immediately look into the matter and ensure their safety. Ghani said such incidents have also happened in the past and no concrete step has been taken by the central government to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students studying outside J&K.

Sagar rues escalating development deficit, administrative inertia in J&K

Srinagar 19 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday said the good governance claims of the incumbent J&K administration amidst increase in the cost of living, rise of unemployment and development deficit in J&K have fallen flat. This was said by the Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar here at the Party Head Quarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar, while talking to media persons. Sagar said the tall claims of the GOI about good governance and bringing a seismic shift in addressing the concerns of the most vulnerable sections of society have fallen flat.

Militants Target CRPF Bunker In Anantnag

Srinagar 19 Jan: Unidentified militants on Wednesday attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) picket in south Kashmirs Anantnag district. According to reports, unknown militants fired upon the bunker of CRPF 40 battalion near FM Gali on KP road in the south Kashmir Township. However, no injuries were reported in the incident.

Single-day tally reaches 5800 in J&K with above 4000 in Kashmir

Srinagar 19 Jan: In the highest-ever single-day Covid tally, Jammu and Kashmir reported 5818 cases on Wednesday with 4066 from Kashmir division alone. An official bulletin said that four deaths by Covid were also reported in Jammu while 1752 fresh cases of Covid were detected from Jammu division. Todays tally, according to the bulletin, took the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 372669.

Traders body to observe voluntary weekend lockdown in Jammu

Jammu 19 Jan: A traders body, dealing with essential supplies, on Wednesday announced its decision to observe weekend lockdown here to support the efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection. On January 15, the Union Territory administration imposed complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends amid a surge in Covid cases. In the highest single-day spike this month, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 4,651 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 3,66,851 while three deaths pushed the death toll linked to the pandemic to 4,575.

Media Associations Deeply Worried Over Shutting Down KPC, Seek Its Reopening

Srinagar 19 Jan: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia said it is deeply concerned about the government shutting down Kashmir Press Club. 'The journalists of the region already work under immense pressure and threats. Closing one of the most important places of community support for Kashmiri journalists could make their work more difficult, and reduce the free flow of information, which is essential for a democracy,' it said in a statement.

Kashmiri Pandits Observed January 19 As 'holocaust Day'

Jammu 19 Jan: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Wednesday observed January 19 as the 'holocaust day' to mark the exodus of their community members from the Valley in 1990 due to threats and killings by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists. Several migrant organisations like Panun Kashmir, Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD), Kashmir Pandit Sabha (KPS), Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS), Save Sharda Committee (SSC) and All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) held programmes during the day to pay tributes to the victims and to reaffirm commitment to the cause of the Kashmiri Pandits.

Firm With Turkey Connections Files Outlandish Plea On Kashmir

Srinagar 19 Jan: In what appears to be motivated and selective propaganda against India, London-based firm Stoke White on Tuesday filed an application with the British police seeking the arrest of India's Home Minister and Army Chief over what it alleges are 'war crimes' in Jammu & Kashmir.