February 2022 News

News Briefs for 23 February 2022

Kashmir Relative Stable, Witnessing Normalcy After Long Time: GoC Lt Gen D P Pandey

Srinagar 22 Feb: Maintaining peace is the prime goal of all security forces deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and especially in sensitive areas of the Kashmir Valley. The Indian Army in coordination with paramilitary forces, intelligence agencies and the police has achieved a measure of success in curbing terrorism and militant-related activity on the one hand, and performing a softer activity of engaging with the local citizenry through various initiatives such as organising Sadbhavna tours, sports, education and cultural programmes for the youth, on the other. To get a better understanding of the army and other security agencies role in the Union Territory, Brighter Kashmir (BK) spoke with Lt Gen. D.P. Pandey, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Srinagar- based Chinar Corps.

Pak Deceitfully Changing Demography Of Gilgit-Baltistan: VC CUJ

Jammu 22 Feb: Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu, Prof Sanjeev Jain today emphasized on the need of educating the younger generation about history of the areas of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which are illegally occupied by Pakistan and China since 1947.

Administration least bothered about welfare of people of J&K, only elected government will mitigate sufferings of people: Vakil

Kupwara February 22 22 Feb: (KNS) J&K Peoples Conference delegation led by senior VP & Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil including former legislator Adv Bashir Ahmed Dar, DDC Chairman Kupwara Irfan Panditpori, Ashiq Hussain, Abdul Ahad Kashmiri and others today visited various places in District Kupwara. The PC delegation on directions of PC President Sajad Gani Lone visited the residence of Mushtaq Ahmed Mir in Sirajpora to extended condolences to his family on his tragic demise. The PC leaders prayed for peace to the departed soul and assured the family that the party will stand with them in their hour of immense loss and frief.

HMs statement on election in J&K seems unclear until implemented on ground: Sagar

Srinagar 22 Feb: National Conference general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar on Tuesday said that there was no clarity in the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah, which he made yesterday regarding elections in J&K. While talking to Kashmir News Service ( KNS ), Sagar said that it was a general statement which has been repeated so many times in the past two years and without any practical implementation, all these statements are unclear. He said that statehood was also promised in the parliament of India but till now nothing has been done and same goes with the elections.

Hybrid LeT militant held along with arms, ammo in Bandiporas Aloosa: Police

Bandipora 22 Feb: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a hybrid militant of LeT militant outfit in Aloosa area of Bandipora district along with arms and ammunition. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that acting on a specific input about the presence of militants in Aloosa area of Bandipora, joint parties of Police Bandipora, 26 Assam Rifles and 3rd Bn CRPF laid a joint naka at Aloosa. The statement reads that a suspicious individual was seen approaching the naka and on being challenged by the joint parties, the individual tried to flee into the nearby orchards.

Srinagar police file 1000-page chargesheet in acid attack case against three accused

Srinagar 22 Feb: Srinagar police on Tuesday filed 1000 page chargesheet against three accused persons involved in an acid attack on a girl in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service ( KNS ), a spokesperson said that a special investigation team of Srinagar Police, produced about 1000 page chargesheet in the recent acid attack case of a 24-year-old woman in Nowhatta. The statement reads that the SIT was headed by SP North Raja Zuhaib, JKPS with Yasir Parrey SDPO Khanyar, SHO PS Safakadal, SHO PS Nowhatta, SHO PS Women as its members, has completed the investigation of the case (registered at PS Nowhatta, FIR No 08/2022 U/S 326-A and 120-B IPC) within the shortest possible time after arresting three accused persons.

Delimitation panel on J&K gets two months extension

New Delhi 22 Feb: The term of the Delimitation Commission, mandated to redraw the assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, has been extended by two months to complete its task. The panels term was to end on March 6, but according to a Law Ministry notification issued on Monday, it has been extended by two months till May 6 this year. The panel needed more time to ready its final report, sources aware of the reasons for the extension said.

NC leader quits party

Jammu 22 Feb: National Conference leader Mushtaq Ahmad Shah Bukhari resigned from the partys basic membership on Tuesday after a heated argument with Farooq Abdullah over the issue of Scheduled Tribes status for Pahari speaking people. Bukhari, a two-time ex-MLA from Surankote in Poonch district, had on Sunday chaired a convention by the Pahari Tribe ST Forum here which saw over 350 delegates in attendance with Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina as the chief guest. I had stated that we will not hesitate in supporting any party which will help the community in achieving its long-standing demand of Scheduled Tribe status.

Polls no favour to J&K: Mehbooba

Jammu 22 Feb: Any political alliance or third front without the Congress cannot fight the BJP, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday, accusing the saffron party of shaking the basic foundations of the country by its divisive policies . She said the assembly elections are part of the democratic process and holding it in Jammu and Kashmir is not a favour to its people. Without the Congress, no alliance or third front can succeed in defeating the BJP.

Minority Persecution In Bangladesh: A Distorted Reality

Srinagar 22 Feb: Bangladesh has recently been depicted by some in the international media as a violent country from which Hindus are fleeing to India. However, this understanding is completely incorrect. There is no doubt that Bangladesh has seen a steady outflow of Hindus since partition.