March 2022 News

News Briefs for 18 March 2022

BJP To Sweep Assembly Polls In J&K: Ravinder Raina

Samba 17 Mar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a joint All Morcha's Sammelan of organizational district Samba at the party office, here today which was chaired by its president, Ravinder Raina. He said the selfless love for Modi led Government and strong public support for his policies will ensure that BJP will sweep the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir.

Over 150 OGWs Arrested This Year So Far: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

Srinagar 17 Mar: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Thursday termed the Over Ground Workers (OGWs) 'one of the challenges' and said so far this year 150 such persons had been arrested. 'The OGW network is one of the challenges for the Police force and they don't remain OGW forever,' Kumar said talking to reporters after flagging off the Bharat Darshan tour of youth in Budgam.

Kashmir's Turning Point Was Rigged 1987 Election: Dr Jitendra

New Delhi 17 Mar: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that Kashmir's turning point was 'the rigged assembly election of 1987 when Farooq Abdullah was the Chief Minister of the (then) state and Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister.' A statement issued by his office said that the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh made this assertion during three different television interviews on 'politics being played on film 'The Kashmir Files'.'

Kashi Seers Demand To Know Number Of Kashmir Temples Destroyed By Terrorists In 1990s

Varanasi 17 Mar: The Kashi Dharma Parishad has demanded that a commission of sadhus and seers of Varanasi should be constituted and its members sent to Kashmir in order to find out the exact number of temples in the Valley vandalised by terrorists in the 1990s.

Mehbooba Mufti questioning hijab ban smells of hypocrisy, greed for power: Sheikh Imran

Srinagar 17 Mar: Peoples Conference youth president, Sheikh Mohammad Imran on Thursday said that on one side Mehbooba Mufti questions hijab ban and on the other side she doesnt practice the same. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Imran said that the Mehbooba Muftis Tweet about hijab ban and the pictures where is herself without hijab smell of hypocrisy and greed for power. On one side MehboobaJi questions about the Hijab Ban & cries for denying the dignity to Muslim women.

PAGD constituents deceit root cause of peoples misery: Rana

JAMMU MARCH 17 (KNS) 17 Mar: Senior BJP leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today described politics of deception and deceit , unleashed by constituents of PAGD over the decades, as root cause of the public unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the tendency of being seen on both sides of the fence has eroded the credibility of the politicians, especially those who tend to be mainstream when rehabilitated to corridors of power and soft- separatists when out of it. During his interactive session with a cross section of the society here, the BJP leader referred to the rants of restoration of 1953 position to J&K and the self-rule doctrine, saying the proponents conveniently forget these slogans after getting into the cradle of power and use them to mislead and hoodwink the people of Kashmir when out of power. The proponents of the restoration of the 1953 status ignore the reality of the 1975- Accord and brazenly cast smoke screen over the political realisation that the needles of clock could not be reversed back, Devender Rana said, adding that after becoming the beneficiaries of the accord, they forget the bogey of 1953 status when in power but resort to the beaten track again whenever rejected by the people in elections.

Several youth arrested for arson, stone pelting at encounter site in Srinagar`s Nowgam: Police

Srinagar 17 Mar: Several youth were arrested for arson and stone pelting on security forces at encounter site in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said here today. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , a police spokesperson said three dreaded categorized terrorists of LeT/TRF were neutralized at Shankarpora locality of Nowgam on Wednsday and as per the SOP, the site was being cleared to ensure the safety of citizens. "Accordingly, signboards were also placed around the site of encounter, while it was being sanitized, to dissuade citizens from approaching the site prior to sanitization with regard to any left-over explosives from terrorists that could cause damage to locals," reads the statement.

3 TRF militants killed in Srinagar gunfight

Anantnag 17 Mar: Three local militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), involved in the recent killing of a Sarpanch were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Nowgam area of Srinagar, police said. The militants were a part of LeTs offshoot, The Resistance Front (TRF). The slain militants have been identified as Adil Nabi Teli, a resident of the Chandhara area in Pampore; Shakir Ahmad Tantray, a resident of Ronipora in the Shopian district, and Yasir Ahmad Wagay, a resident of Frisal area in Kulgam district.

The Kashmir Files Is Just Tip Of Iceberg. Genocide In PoJK Is Far Worse

London 17 Mar: The movie released in India called The Kashmir Files is a brave attempt to reveal the atrocities committed by the Pakistan-sponsored Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and other Jihadi proxies and with the conformity of a significant number of local Islamists in the Valley of Kashmir. The atrocities were executed against the indigenous Hindu minority living in Kashmir during the 1990s and led to the genocide and forced exodus of nearly 500,000 Kashmiri Hindu Pandits from the Valley.

Terrorist Who Himself Confessed To 20 Murders, Released By Court On Bail

New Delhi 17 Mar: Nowadays, there is a discussion everywhere about the film The Kashmir Files in the country. It depicts the pain of eviction of Kashmiri Pandits, which they had suffered many years ago. At the same time, there is a character in this film that people are curious about, who is he after all? In fact, we are talking about the terrorist Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate. Nowadays, an old video of the same Bitta Karate is also going viral on the internet.

Tracking OGWs Huge Challenge For Security Forces: IGP

Srinagar 17 Mar: Tracking overground workers of militant outfits is a huge challenge for security forces, but 150 of them have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, Inspector General of Police of Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Thursday. "OGWs (overground workers) don`t remain permanently so. OGWs carry out a few activities and then remain silent and live normal life.

Former J&K DGP Shares 'Kashmir Files' Fact, Blames Government Of 1989

New Delhi 17 Mar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Police Director General of Police SP Vaid on Thursday blamed the Congress government at the Centre in 1989 for the rise of terrorism in the country. Taking to Twitter, Vaid said, 'Many people in the country do not know this Kashmir Files fact: the first batch of 70 terrorists trained by ISI was arrested by J&K Police but the ill-thought political decision had them released & same terrorists later on lead many terrorist organizations in J&K.'