News Briefs for 31 January 2022
Security Forces Recover, Destroy Over 200 Detonators In PoonchPoonch 30 Jan: The security forces on Saturday recovered and destroyed more than 200 detonators in the Shindra area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The operation was carried out by a joint team of the Indian Army and Bomb Disposal Squads (BDS) of the army and police.
BJP encouraging ideology of Godse instead of Mahatma Gandhi: G A MirSrinagar 30 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress Pradesh committee president G A Mir on
Sunday said that BJP is following the ideology of the murderer of
Mahatma Gandhi. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of tribute ceremony of Mahatma
Gandhi on his death anniversary today, Mir said that The BJP government
is encouraging the Godse ideology instead of following Mahatma Gandhis
footsteps. Congress party wants to tell nation that our country always
has been moving forward on the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and will
continue as Gandhian Rashtri in future also.
If New Delhi can end lockdown, why not JK: KadfeenSrinagar January
30 30 Jan: (KNS) Congress leader Kadfeen Choudhary on Sunday has
urged the government to consider the lifting the curbs imposed otherwise
to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir. Kadfeen in a statement issued here said that given the fact that the
Omicron variant is least dangerous when compared to other variants of
COVID, the government should allow the business establishments and
educational institutions to function with the least curbs. He added that the national capital- New Delhi- in spite of being an
epicenter of the deadly virus has lifted the curbs, it is ironic that
place like Jammu and Kashmir where the economy is already doldrums is
still mulling overtaking any such measures.
PHDCCI calls for reopening of schools with specific measuresSrinagar January
30 30 Jan: (KNS) In a press statement issued by the PHDCCI Kashmir Chair Baldev
Singh Raina request the administration that advance arrangements and
announcements needs to be made in this regard on priority by making
provisions for vaccine booster shots for teachers and requiried testing
for students and unvaccinated teachers during winter
vacation. Baldev stated that Children are the lost voices of this pandemic,
and at this stage of the pandemic we must acknowledge and follow the
principle set by both the World Health Organisation and the United
Nations Childrens Fund, that in a pandemic, schools must be the last to
close and the first to open. A delay in returning to in-person learning will put childrens mental
health at risk.
Yet another gruesome act of senseless violence: Sajad LoneSrinagar 30 Jan: Peoples conference President, Sajad Lone on Saturday condemned the
killing of head constable of police, Ali Mohammad Ganai who was shot
dead by unidentified gunmen at Hassanpora area of Bijbehara, Anantnag. Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Lone said that Yet another gruesome act of senseless violence. Ali Mohd Ganai of JK police falls to the bullets of cowardly violent thugs.
J&K reports 4615 Covid cases, 7 deathsSrinagar 30 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir reported 4615 new positive cases of Covid and seven deaths by the virus on Sunday. For the past three days, the daily Covid toll has shown dip with experts
suggesting Covid mitigation measures to further bring down the tally. According to an official bulletin, 3214 cases were reported from Kashmir
division and 1401 from Jammu division, taking the total number of
positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 432875.
NC decries disallowing of Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid, SrinagarSrinagar 30 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday decried continued disallowing of Friday congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid, Nawhatta, Srinagar.
In a statement, Party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that disallowing Friday congregational prayers at the historic and central Jamia Masjid Nowhatta for the 26th consecutive week since 6 August, 2021 is violative of fundamental right to freedom to freely profess, and practice religious practice guaranteed in the Constitution of India.
Will move SC for early restoration of elected govt in J&K: NPPJammu 30 Jan: Accusing the BJP-led government of deliberately delaying
Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Panthers Party (NPP)
on Sunday said it is contemplating filing a petition in the Supreme
Court for early restoration of a democratically-elected government in
the union territory. NPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh said an inordinate
delay in the restoration of a democratic government in Jammu and Kashmir
was not only unconstitutional but it also amounted to contempt of the
highest court of the county. Referring to the judgments of the Supreme Court that mandated timely
conduct of Assembly elections, Singh accused the central government and
the Election Commission of India of defying the apex courts orders for
vested interests .
JeM's Kashmir Chief Among Four Militants Killed In Pulwama: PoliceSrinagar 30 Jan: Top officials Sunday said that five militants were killed in twin military operations in past 12 hours-four in Naira, Pulwama district and one in Charar-e-Shareef area of Budgam district. They said among the four slain in Naira, Pulwama was the wanted Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit's Kashmir chief for south Kashmir Zahid Manzoor Wani, who was an IED expert and the JeM's south Kashmir chief. He was the master mind of IED attacks carried out in South Kashmir since 2017 and the main recruiter of local boys into militancy fold.