March 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 March 2022

Due to fake narrative created in 1991, Kunan-Poshpora was isolated, alienated: GOC D P Pandey

Kupwara 14 Mar: General officer commanding of Srinagar based Chinar Corps, Lt. General D P Pandey on Tuesday said that the fake narrative created in 1991 alienated and isolated the people of Kunan-Poshpora in Kupwara district and that a nexus was orchestrated in surrounding areas to defame them. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function in Kunan, D P Pandey said that months back a delegation from the village visited him and they said that they have been used through a nexus and a narrative, which was created to alienate and isolate, thereby causing a huge damage. Pandey said that delegation said that the surrounding areas also isolated them.

HM module behind killing of Sarpanch in Kulgam busted, 3 militant associates arrested: IGP

Srinagar 14 Mar: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that Kulgam police have busted a HM militant outfit module that was involved in the recent killing of a Sarpanch in Kulgam district. IGP said that three militant associates actively involved in the commission of crime have been arrested and incriminating material including two pistols have been also recovered on their disclosure. He said that the accused were involved in the killing of a Sarpanch namely Shabir Ahmad Mir in Kulgam district a couple of days ago.

PCI`s findings on Press Freedom in Kashmir a telling indictment on J&K administration: NC

Srinagar March 14 14 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said the findings of the fact finding committee (FFC) of the Press Council of India (PCI) on Press Freedom in Kashmir is a telling indictment of the way incumbent administration is handling press, saying the report has confirmed JKNC`s standpoint. Appreciating the FFC`s findings, Partys Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said the report lays bare how the news media in the Jammu & Kashmir region, and especially in the Valley is slowly being choked mainly because of the extensive curbs imposed by the local administration. We have been registering our concern over the rising curbs on the freedom of press in Kashmir for all these years.

Time to institute Spl Crimes Tribunal to probe genocide against Kashmiri Pandits: Chrungoo

Jammu March 14 14 Mar: (KNS) "This is the appropriate time for the government to establish and institute a Special Crimes Tribunal to go into the issue of genocide against the Kashmiri Pandit community and the other minority comunities of Jammu and Kashmir who bore the brunt of terrorism in J&K for the last thirty five years", said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Senior BJP & KP leader and Incharge, Deptt of Political Feedback, BJP-J&K. He was interacting with the prominent citizens and the youth of the Kashmiri Hindu community at Jammu today. According to statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), reads, In his address on the occasion, he said that the story depicted in the film, The Kashmir Files is a true saga of events of 1989 and after in the Kashmir valley.

J&K Police Says 4 Held Over Soldier, Sarpanchs Killings

Srinagar 14 Mar: Police on Monday claimed to have made a breakthrough into the recent killings of a soldier and a Sarpanch in the twin districts of Budgam and Kulgam by arresting four alleged militant associates. In a statement issued here, a police spokesperson said that it has cracked the case of abduction and killing of army man Sameer Ahmad Malla, by arresting a militant associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Giving further details, he said, police station Khag on March 7 received information about the disappearance of soldier Malla from his residence.

AAC remembers its functionary, seeks release of Mirwaiz

Srinagar 14 Mar: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Commttee (AAC) has paid rich tributes to the late Haji Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, former General Secretary of the organization, on his 12th passing away anniversary. The AAC on behalf of the organisation and its incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq paid homage to Haji Ghulam Muhammad Bhat for his lifelong political services. Haji Ghulam Muhammad Bhat had dedicated his entire life to a great cause under the enthusiastic leadership of the AAC founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and then after his martyrdom under the unblemished leadership of the present head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the statement said.

Arrested militant associate involved in killing Budgam army soldier: Police

Srinagar 14 Mar: The killing of Territorial Army soldier Sameer Ahmad Malla, whose body was found in an orchard in Budgam district, was a terror act and a militant associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) involved in the crime has been arrested, police said on Monday. Malla was found dead on Thursday, three days after he had gone missing. Case of death of soldier Sameer Ahmad Malla of Khag Budgam turned to be #terror act of #abduction & #murder, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Twitter.

Delimitation Commission makes its proposals public, invites objections till March 21

Jammu 14 Mar: The Delimitation Commission has made its proposals public and invited objections and suggestions till March 21 before visiting Jammu and Kashmir later this month for public sittings. The commission published its final proposal, maintaining the number of Lok Sabha constituencies at five but increasing the assembly seats from present 83 to 90 (adding six in Jammu and one in Kashmir), in the gazettes of India and Jammu and Kashmir. The detailed proposal, published in leading newspapers on Monday, also carried two dissenting notes signed by four of the five associate members three National Conference Lok Sabha MPs (Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Mohammad Akbar Lone) and BJP MP Jugal Kishore.

Hizb module involved in killing of sarpanch busted, 3 held: Police

Srinagar 14 Mar: Three militant associates were arrested after a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) module involved in the killing of a sarpanch was busted in Kulgam district on Monday, police said. Militants had killed sarpanch Shabir Ahmad Mir near his residence in Adoura in Kulgam on Friday night. #Kulgam Police busted #terror module of proscribed terror outfit HM involved in recent #killing of #Sarpanch Shabir Ahmad Mir & arrested 03 #terrorist associates actively involved, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Twitter.

Oppn demand restoration of J&Ks statehood

New Delhi 14 Mar: The Congress, TMC and other parties on Monday alleged in Lok Sabha that the government has not been able to achieve the objectives it set out while abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded the early restoration of statehood. Speaking during the discussion on the budget for the Union Territory, members of the BJP, JD(U) and others, however, supported the Centres efforts in accelerating development in the Union Territory. Opposition parties also accused the government of not doing enough for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

BJP Dares Congress To Announce It Would Restore Article 370

New Delhi 14 Mar: The BJP on Monday dared the Congress to announce in Lok Sabha that it would restore Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if it comes to power. Intervening in the debate on budget for Jammu and Kashmir in the Lower House, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said that the Modi government was allocating 63 per cent of the budget to the Union Territory to deal with the legacy of the Congress regime. "Does the Congress party have the courage to say that it will restore Article 370 after coming to power...You don`t say that.

Rs 1.42 Lakh Crore J&K Budget Presented In Lok Sabha

New Delhi 14 Mar: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented a Rs 1.42 lakh crore budget for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the year 2022-23 in the Lok Sabha, amid demands from the opposition that it be given adequate time for studying the proposals. Sitharaman also presented the supplementary demands for the year 2021-22 totalling Rs 18,860.32 crore for the Union Territory and moved a motion seeking suspension of certain rules to allow the House to take up the discussion on the same day. Congress member Manish Tewari and RSP member N K Premachandran objected to the motion moved by Sitharaman, contending that that the Rule 205 formed part of the basic rules of procedure and cannot be waived.