February 2022 News

News Briefs for 22 February 2022

Hybrid JeM militant arrested in Handwaras Rajwar: Police

Handwara 21 Feb: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant of JeM outfit in Zachaldara Rajwar area of Handwara in Kupwara district. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that based on a specific input regarding the movement of militant in Rajwar area, Handwara police along with 21 RR, and 92 Bn CRPF established a joint Naka at Sultanpora Bridge in Zachaldara Rajwar. The statement reads that while conducting search of pedestrians and vehicles one suspected person on seeing the naka party tried to conceal his presence and tried to flee from the spot, who was tactfully apprehended by the naka party.

JK lags behind due to political mistakes done in past: Hakeem

Srinagar 21 Feb: ( KNS ) Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Front (J&KPDF) and former Minister Hakeem Muhammed Yaseen on Monday stated that political and economic mistakes in past are responsible for backwardness of people in J&K. While addressing political workers in Shamsabad area of Khan Sahib in Budgam district, he said due to absence of political leadership, the people in Jammu and Kashmir have suffered a lot since 1947. There is a political turmoil and uncertainty in the Valley since 1947 and no serious approach was taken by the previous government regimes, he said.

On International Mother Language Day, Tarigami calls for promotion of Kashmiri language

SRINAGAR February 21 21 Feb: ( KNS ) On International Mother Tongue Day, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami stressed on the need to preserve and promote Kashmiri language and literature. 21 February is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day every year to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. The purpose of celebrating this day is to promote, preserve and protect all languages used by people of the world.

Pakistani wives of ex-militants protest in Srinagar, demand citizenship

Srinagar 21 Feb: Pakistani wives of ex militants on Monday held a protest in Srinagar to demand citizenship from the administration. While talking to reporters, one of the protesting woman said that the government is not even responding to their demands. We have met the LG and have also written letters for the same but nothing has been done so far.

Forest Fire Triggers Landmine Blasts Along LoC In J&K`s Poonch

Srinagar 21 Feb: A forest fire which reportedly broke out on intervening February 20 and 21 night has triggered landmine blasts along Line of Control in Poonch district. Reports said that the blasts have been heard intermittently since last night in the Balnoi area of Krishna Ghati sector in Mendhar, according to news agency GNS The forest fire was raging, when the last reports came in. A police official confirming the outbreak of fire in the area said that around a dozen mine blasts have been heard so far, with the blaze yet to be brought under control.

Polls Likely In 6-8 Months, Amit Shah

New Delhi 21 Feb: Elections in Kashmir will be held within six to eight months of the delimitation exercise being wrapped up in the Union Territory, Home Minister Amit Shah has said in an exclusive interview to Network18 Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi. 'The delimitation exercise is about to get over. After that, within six-eight months, the elections will be held. There is no confusion,' Amit Shah said.

A strong NC eyesore for elements opposed to J&Ks spirit of inclusiveness: Abdullah

Jammu 21 Feb: A strong National Conference is an eyesore for the elements opposed to Jammu and Kashmirs spirit of inclusiveness, party president Farooq Abdullah said as he exhorted the cadre to remain steadfast in their resolve of serving people and strengthening inclusiveness. The former chief minister complimented the people in general and the party cadre in particular for their commitment to the secular ethos and hoped that this glorious tradition would continue to inspire future generations. The emergence of National Conference as a big political force is an eyesore for elements opposed to J&Ks spirit of amity, brotherhood, harmony and inclusiveness, Abdullah said after reviewing the functioning of the party units in Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley regions of Jammu province.

Adviser to Pakistan PM backs resumption of trade ties with India

Lahore 21 Feb: Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on commerce, has backed the resumption of trade with India, which was suspended by Islamabad in August 2019 after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Trade with India is the need of the hour and beneficial to both countries, Dawod said at a media interaction here on Sunday, Dawn News reported. As far as the ministry of commerce is concerned, its position is to do trade with India.

BJP Leader Faces Probe For Sexual Assault, Blackmail

Srinagar 21 Feb: A court in Jammu and Kashmir`s Anantnag district has directed police to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and blackmailing levelled by some women against two people, including a BJP leader, officials said here Monday. The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class has directed police in Kokernag area of the district to register a case and investigate the allegations of sexual exploitation against BJP leader Mohammad Sidiq Khan and Shahid Bhat, they said. The court order said the complainants have apprehension that the accused persons are highly influential and may hamper or tamper with witnesses of the complainants.