February 2022 News

News Briefs for 06 February 2022

Pakistan Responsible For Destruction Of Kashmir, Says Mahmood Kashmiri

London 05 Feb: Mahmood Kashmiri, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance (JKNIA) slammed Pakistan and said that Pakistan is responsible for the destruction of Kashmir and February 5 is not a day of solidarity, but hypocrisy. Kashmiri was speaking to Dr Shabir Chaudhry, the host of Our Voice. Notably, every year on February 5, Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

Home Minister Misreading Kashmir Situation: Soz

Srinagar 05 Feb: Former union minister Saifuddin Soz Saturday said that Home Minister Amit Shah was not reading the situation in Kashmir correctly. In a statement issued here, Soz said Shah taunted credible Kashmir observers saying, 'No River of Blood had flowed and No Stones had been thrown after abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India.' Soz said 'The one-sided abrogation of Article 370 has in reality caused very deep anger in the hearts and minds of a vast majority of the people in J&K.'

Adopt multi-pronged approach to tackle unemployment, unemployability in J&K : Rana

MATHWAR NAGROTA FEBRUARY 05 05 Feb: (KNS) Strongly pleading for focused approach towards tackling burgeoning unemployment, Senior BJP leader Mr. Devender Singh Rana today called for a multi-pronged strategy to address the issues confronting the youth due to unemployment and unemployability. Interacting with people during his visit to Mathwar block of the Nagrota Constituency, Mr Rana said that J&K is plagued with the issue of unemployment since last two decades and so some out of box multi-pronged measures will have to be taken to address this issue. He said the society as a whole is concerned about it and the J&K Government is also taking some steps to tackle the burgeoning problem but a well-crafted short term and long term strategy will have to be evolved to satiate the urges and aspirations of the youth.

PDP outrightly rejects interim delimitation report

Srinagar 05 Feb: (KNS) Rejecting the interim report by the Delimitation Commission circulated among its Associate Members, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Saturday said that the Commission instead of a constitutional body has proved itself to be as a frontal organization of ruling Bhartiya Janta Party. According to a statment issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), readsFrom the media reports regarding the interim recommendations of the commission, it was clear that the sole objective of the body was to ensure backdoor entry of BJP and its shadow organizations to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman of the party said, adding that the apprehensions about the entire exercise expressed by the party have come true. PDP believes that the entire exercise of the delimitation is a part of major ploy to disempower people of Jammu and Kashmir by division of secular and majority votes.

Two TRF militants killed in Srinagars Zakura: Police

Srinagar 05 Feb: Two militants of TRF outfit were killed in an encounter that broke out in Zakura area of Srinagar in the wee hours today morning. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) , encounter broke out in Zakura area today morning. He said that in the ensuing encounter two militants of TRF out were killed.

Those questioning Delimitation Commissions report have some other motives: Jitendra Singh

Jammu 05 Feb: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that those who are questioning the report of Delimitation Commission must have some other motives. Talking to reporters at Jammu, he said that the BJP trusts the legitimacy and integrity of the Delimitation Commission which was constituted by the election commission of India. Commission follows certain laid down norms and parameters and there cannot be any deviation in the commissions report.

Delimitation draft proposes massive changes in Kashmir

New Delhi 05 Feb: The Delimitation Commission has proposed an overhaul of assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu andKashmir in its draft report which has been handed over to five associate members for their suggestions, officials said on Saturday. The voluminous report has proposed redrawing of the Anantnag Parliamentary seat by including Rajouri and Poonch from the Jammu Region, besides carrying out massive changes in the Kashmir division, they said. Many of the assembly seats in erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state have vanished that include Habba Kadal, a seat that was seen as a traditional bastion of migrant Kashmiri pandits.

Journalist Fahad Shah booked for glorifying militancy: Police

Srinagar 05 Feb: Journalist Fahad Shah, who was Friday arrested by police, has been booked for glorifying militancy , spreading fake news, and inciting the general public against law and order in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. A case has been registered against Shah at Safakdal Police Station and Pulwama Police Station, they said. For the last three-four years, Shah has been frequently glorifying militancy, spreading fake news and inciting people for create law and order problems, for which three FIRs have been lodged against him one in Srinagar, one in Pulwama and other in Shopian.

NC Rejects Delimitation Panel`s 2nd Draft Proposal

Srinagar 05 Feb: The National Conference on Saturday rejected the second draft proposal of the Delimitation Commission which has suggested the creation of new constituencies and redrawing of others in Jammu and Kashmir. NC summarily rejects draft working paper made available by Delimitation Commission to associate members on 4th February 2022, party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said. The fresh proposal included redrawing of constituencies in the union territory as well as increasing the number of constituencies -- six in Jammu and one in Kashmir.