January 2022 News

News Briefs for 21 January 2022

20-days-old militant apprehended in Budgam: Army

Srinagar 20 Jan: The army on Thursday claimed to have apprehended an active militant during a joint operation in Chadoora area of Budgam district. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , a joint operation was launched based on the input of Jammu and Kashmir today morning in the area. The statement reads that during the operation one active militant of Shopian was apprehended and war like stores were recovered from his possession.

Altaf Bukhari urges HM to ensure safety of J&K students in Mohali-Punjab

Srinagar 20 Jan: (KNS) Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday called on the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to intervene in the matter of an assault on three J&K students studying in Mohali-Punjab. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Bukhari said the merciless beating of three Kashmiri students by a mob inside a housing society at Kharar-Mohali has raised serious concerns over the collective safety of the J&K students. The students have sustained numerous injuries after being assaulted by over 30 persons as per the eyewitnesses.

Kashmir Media Coalition, an amalgam of 10 journalist bodies, demands restoration of KPC

Srinagar 20 Jan: At least 10 journalist organizations registered with the Kashmir Press Club came under the umbrella of Kashmir Media Coalition (KMC) to denounce the forcible takeover of Kashmir Press Club. The new body KMC in a statement said that in an extraordinary meeting, the journalists of the Kashmir valley condemned the attempted forcible take-over by a tiny group of journalists and subsequent shutting down of the Kashmir Press Club by the J&K administration. The meeting was attended by 10 journalist organizations registered with the Kashmir Press Club that have come together under the umbrella of Kashmir Media Coalition.

Omar targets GoI over its plan to appropriate powers of transferring IAS, IPS officers

Srinagar 20 Jan: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Centres plan to appropriate powers of transferring IAS and IPS officers will be another nail in the coffin of the countrys federal structure. He was reacting to media reports that the Union government is planning to acquire for itself overriding powers to transfer IAS and IPS officers through central deputation, doing away with the requirement of taking the approval of the state governments. This would be another nail in the coffin of Indias federal structure.

PCI writes to LG, says cancellation of Kashmir Press Clubs registration, takeover of premises by govt illegal

New Delhi 20 Jan: The Press Club of India (PCI) on Thursday termed the cancellation of the Kashmir Press Clubs registration and takeover of its premises by the government as illegal and said such coercive action against journalists will adversely affect the image of Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, seeking his effective intervention in the matter, the PCI also said the administrations move violated basic constitutional rights of the local journalists. The action was deliberately taken as the elected management committee of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) had announced the date for elections next month, the PCI alleged.

Mehbooba Won't Be Allowed To Sway Youths Towards Violence: BJP

Jammu 20 Jan: Former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta on Thursday hit out at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for allegedly promoting 'soft-separatism' by opposing every move of the Centre. He said the BJP has ensured that she does not continue with her anti-national agenda by swaying youth towards stone pelting and picking up guns against the government .

US Army Weapon Left In Afghanistan Makes Its Way To Kashmir; Terror Group Releases Video

New Delhi 20 Jan: The terror groups in the Kashmir valley have got hold of arms and ammunition left by the US army in Afghanistan. In a recent video released by a terror organisation, American made rifles and pistols can be seen being used by the terrorists. Six foreign terrorists were recently killed in Jammu and Kashmir by security forces in different operations, all of them were carrying US-made M4 carbine rifles.