News Briefs for 17 March 2022
Pak Handlers Pushing Militants To Harm Civilians In J&K: DGPJammu 16 Mar: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today said Pakistani handlers were pushing terrorists into the Union Territory to harm civilians and disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere. 'Over the past two weeks, the evil designs of terrorists once again came to light when they targeted Panches and Sarpanchs. The sinful acts of harming and killing innocent people evoked strong condemnation from all quarters,' the police chief told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Kishtwar district.
Kashmir Genocide: What Bitta Karate Aka Farooq Ahmed Dar Said 31 Years AgoNew Delhi 16 Mar: A film has brought the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 back in public debate. Kashmiri Pandits were killed for being Hindu by terrorists on the orders from Pakistan or outfits it sponsored. They were asked to choose between 'raliv, galiv ya chaliv' (convert, die or leave). Scores were killed and tens of thousands fled the Kashmir Valley.
Congress, BJP's Blame Game Over Kashmiri Pandits Exodus Brings Limelight On Yasin Malik AgainNew Delhi 16 Mar: The Kashmir Files, written and directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, has become the talk of the town across India with political parties playing blame game over the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Recently, Congress has tweeted some 'facts about Kashmiri Pandits issue' and alleged that it took place under Governor Jagmohan, who the grand old party claimed was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) man.
2 more militants killed in Nowgam encounter, toll 3: PoliceSrinagar 16 Mar: Two more militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out
between militants and security forces in Nowgam area of Srinagar
district late last night, taking the toll to three, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that encounter broke out in Nowgam locality last night. He said that in the ensuing encounter one militant was killed in
the morning today and later two more militants were killed.
Victory of BJP in 4 states will have impact on J&K, people will vote for development: Tarun ChughSrinagar 16 Mar: BJP National General Secretary and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Tarun
Chugh has said that the victory of BJP in assembly elections in the
four states will have impact on Jammu and Kashmir as people here are
also well aware about the welfare and pro-poor policies of PM Narendra
Modi. Talking exclusively to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Chugh said that
BJPs victory in four states will be a gain in Jammu and Kashmir as well
as people here too will vote for development and progress. He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have understood the
difference and they too are well aware about the welfare and pro-poor
policies of PM Modi.
Mehbooba Mufti Targets Centre Over 'The Kashmir Files'Srinagar 16 Mar: The aggressive manner in which the Centre is promoting 'The Kashmir Files' film and 'weaponising' the pain of Kashmiri Pandits makes its 'ill intention' obvious, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday.
Timeline Of Terror: Chronology Of The Ethnic Cleansing Of Kashmiri PanditsSrinagar 16 Mar: The atrocities committed against Kashmiri Hindus and their forced exodus from the Valley coinciding with the rise of militancy in the 1990s are part of the general conversation again across the country. The release of the film The Kashmir Files last week has put the issue on the front burner.
Situation In J&K Very Good: CRPF DGJammu 16 Mar: CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh asserted on Wednesday that the
situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very good and is improving further,
even as he said 162 militants and Maoists were killed across the country
in 2021-22. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief also
said 1,500 militants and Maoists were arrested and 750 others forced to
surrender in relentless operations by the force in 2021-22, while 12 of
its personnel sacrificed their lives and 169 others suffered injuries. He
presided over the "DG parade" ahead of the 83rd Raising Day parade of
the force, which is to be attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Students Body Fears Backlash Over The Kashmir Files`Dehradun 16 Mar: An organisation of Kashmiri students on
Wednesday expressed apprehensions that the "disturbing video clips"
emerging from different theatres screening the movie The Kashmir Files`
could lead to targeting of students of a particular community especially
those from Jammu and Kashmir studying in different parts of the
country. "The onus of any unprovoked attempt of hate, physical,
verbal abuse aimed at students from the Union territory of Jammu and
Kashmir will be on the director of the film," spokesman of J-K Students
Association Nasir Khuehami, who studies in a college here, said in a
said attempts are being made on social media in the wake of the release
of the movie to build an atmosphere of distrust and discord.