March 2022 News

News Briefs for 02 March 2022

J&K BJP Delegation Urges HM To 'fully Revive Anti-terror VDCs'

New Delhi 01 Mar: Hinting at the resurgence of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) and Dhok Defence Committees (DDCs) in J&K, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday directed his ministry officials to prepare 'proper proposal regarding the salaries of their (VDCs') unpaid members.' Shah issued this direction after a delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from J&K, during its meeting with him in the union capital on Tuesday, urged him to 'fully revive anti-terror VDCs.'

Help line set up for Kashmiri residents, students stuck in Ukraine

Srinagar 01 Mar: Jammu and Kashmir government has established a helpline for those residents and students who are stuck in Ukraine. According to Divisional Administration Kashmir, a help line has been established at Srinagar for those residents and students of Kashmir who are stuck in Ukraine. They and their families are informed to contact on phone number 01942457312 and 01942473135 for any assistance from the government.

PAGD leaders exploiting people of J&K by false claims of restoring Article 370: G H Mir

Lateef Bhat Srinagar 01 Mar: Apni Party senior vice-president, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said that PAGD leaders are politically exploiting the people of Jammu and Kashmir by their false claims of restoring article 370. Talking exclusively to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Mir said that PAGD is deceiving people by their false claims as article 370 could only be restored either in the Parliament or through the Supreme Court. Mir said that for the last 70 years these leaders of PAGD have politically exploited the people of Jammu and Kashmir and they are repeating the same now.

PAGD should also have mentioned their own betrayals in white paper report: Basharat Bukhari

Srinagar 01 Mar: Peoples Conference senior leader, Basharat Bukhari on Tuesday said that PAGD members should also have mentioned their own betrayals in the white paper issued by them a few days ago. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Bukhari said that PAGD has named their white paper report as Betrayal of August 05, 2019, however, they it would have been better if they would have mentioned about their own betrayals. As far as I know, all members of PAGD have been in power and I feel they should have mentioned their own betrayals, which have done during their own tenures with the people, in the white paper report, he said.

Anupam Kher Recalls His Family's Horrifying Story During Kashmir Exodus In 1990

Srinagar 01 Mar: Actor Anupam Kher will be next seen in Vivek Agnihotri's directorial 'The Kashmir Files'. The film is based on the horrifying exodus of lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley in 1990. During a recent press conference, actor Anupam Kher got emotional as he shared his personal story relating to the sad historic event.

Omar for unity against divisive forces in country

Chennai 01 Mar: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday asked the progressive forces of the country to fight unitedly against the divisive forces aiming to hurt the idea of India. This he said while addressing a function marking the release of the biography of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin One Among You the other day at Chennai. Taking exception to rising intolerance in the country, Omar said, It is my right to choose whether to wear a skull cap, sport a beard or wear a hijab.

India, Pak Meet To Discuss Water Treaty

Islamabad 01 Mar: A 10-member Indian delegation has arrived in Pakistan for the annual meeting of the Permanent Commission on Indus Waters (PCIW) and the two sides will discuss among other topics arrangements about flood flow information during the current season and finalise future programmes, meetings and inspections. The delegation, headed by the Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters, arrived here via Wagah border on Monday to attend the annual PCIW meeting being organised by the office of Pakistan`s Commissioner for Indus Waters under obligations of the Indus Water Treaty-1960, the Dawn newspaper reported. The meeting is scheduled for March 1-3 in Islamabad.

Work On Transit Accommodations For KP Employees In Full Swing: Govt

Jammu 01 Mar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration is working for speedy completion of transit accommodations for migrant employees in the valley, an official of the Relief and Rehabilitation Department said on Tuesday. Around 920 kanal (115 acres) of land has been identified and transferred to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) at 19 locations for construction of transit accommodations in Kashmir. The prime minister`s package for Kashmiri migrants announced in 2008 has two major components.

AP Leader Requests Kashmiri Pandits To Return To Kashmir

Srinagar 01 Mar: Apni Party (AP) leader and former vice-chairman J&K Cements Limited, Er. Nazir Ahmad Yatoo Tuesday appealed to the Kashmiri Pandits to return to the Valley. In a statement, on the eve of Mahashivratri, Yatoo said, 'This is the time, our Kashmiri Pandit brothers should return to Kashmir, their younger generations should see where their roots really lie. Every Kashmiri will make all arrangements. Whatever has happened in the past is unfortunate but now we will have to move forward,' he said.