February 2022 News

News Briefs for 03 February 2022

Banned Jamaat-e-Islami refutes allegations levelled in Dis Info Lab Report

Srinagar 02 Feb: Banned Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said that the allegations being circulated on social networks particularly reported by an entity named Dis Information lab that Jamaat e Islami Jammu and Kashmir and its associated organisations were involved in the conduct or promotion of any conference in Bosnia are totally baseless. During a press conference in Srinagar, Jamaat spokesperson said that the reports were baseless as the Jamaat is not functional due to the ban and it has no associate organisations anywhere in the world nor any representatives. Any organization or individual claiming to be an associate organization or representative of the Jamaat is quite against the facts and is hereby challenged, he said.

Militant killed in ongoing encounter in Shopian village: Police

Srinagar 02 Feb: An unidentified militants has been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Shopian district on Wednesday afternoon, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that the encounter broke out in Nadigam village of the district this afternoon. He said that in the ensuing encounter one unidentified militant has been killed, while operation was going on.

MMU led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expresses concern over deteriorating social situation in J&K

Srinagar 02 Feb: (KNS) Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu Kashmir, headed by the incarcerated Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating social situation in J&K, especially in the Valley. The MMU in a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the society as a whole is deteriorating at every level. Rising incidence of misbehaviour, rampant use of drug addiction, rising suicide rate, traumatic events of domestic violence, intolerance among children and youth, and promotion of waywardness are a matter of grave concern for every sensible and conscious citizen, it reads.

1700 KPs Given Jobs Since Art-370 Revocation: Govt

New Delhi 02 Feb: Nearly 1,700 Kashmiri Pandits were appointed in various government departments by the Jammu and Kashmir administration since August 5, 2019 when Article 370 was abrogated and the erstwhile state was bifurcated into union territories, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said as per the data provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, 44,684 Kashmiri migrant families were registered with the Office of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants), Jammu, comprising 1,54,712 individuals. In order to rehabilitate Kashmiri migrant families, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has appointed 1,697 such persons since August 5, 2019 and selected additional 1,140 persons in this regard, he said replying to a written question.

439 Militants, 109 Forces Men Killed Since Aug 2019

New Delhi 02 Feb: As many as 439 militants and 109 forces personnel were killed in 541 militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since Article 370 was repealed on August 5, 2019, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday. Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, Rai said 98 civilians were also killed in these incidents and private properties worth about Rs 5.3 crore were damaged since then. "During these incidents, no significant public property has been damaged," he added.

439 militants, 109 security personnel killed since Article 370 was abrogated: Govt

New Delhi 02 Feb: As many as 439 militants and 109 security personnel were killed in 541 militancy incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since Article 370 was repealed on August 5, 2019, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday. Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, Rai said 98 civilians were also killed in these incidents and private properties worth about Rs 5.3 crore were damaged since then. During these incidents, no significant public property has been damaged, he added.

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation Commission Likely To Get Another Extension

New Delhi 02 Feb: The J&K Delimitation Commission, which was constituted on March 6, 2020, not long after Jammu & Kashmir's special Constitutional position was ended in August 2019, is likely to get a second extension of its term this month. This may further delay any announcement of Assembly elections in the Union Territory.

SIA Of Jammu And Kashmir Nabs Man For Funding Terrorists

Amritsar 02 Feb: After raiding a house in Amritsar, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir reportedly arrested a person, who was allegedly involved in terror funding, on Tuesday night here. The suspect has been identified as Jaideep Dhawan of Pawan Nagar.