News Briefs for 19 March 2022
PAGD Constituents Deceit Root Cause Of People's Misery: RanaJammu 18 Mar: Senior BJP leader 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.
Govt must ensure safety of Kashmiris putting up across country: Omar AbdullahAddresses massive workers meeting at DH Pora 18 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference
Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Friday said that its the duty of
governments across the country to ensure security of Kashmiris including
students putting up in states and UTs. He made these remarks while addressing a workers meeting at DH
Pora, Kulgam. On the occasion he recollected the contribution Late Itoo
Sb had on the area as its representative.
Modi govt committed to welfare of J&K police personnel, their families: Amit ShahSrinagar 18 Mar: The Union Home Minister on Friday said that Modi government is committed
to the welfare of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel and their
families. After reaching Jammu for a two-day visit, Shah in a Tweet in Hindi
said that the entire nation is proud of the dedication and valour of
Jammu and Kashmir police personnel to keep J&K safe. He also handed over job appointment letters to the families of cops
of Jammu and Kashmir, who laid down their lies in the line of duty in
Jammu and Kashmir.
LeT module busted in Pulwama, 6 arrestedSrinagar 18 Mar: Six alleged militant associates were arrested
after a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was busted in Pulwama on Friday,
police said. Preliminary investigation revealed that they were involved in providing
logistics, shelter, managing and transferring finance and motivating
youth to act as hybrid militants, a police spokesman said. Police in Pulwama have busted a militant module linked with LeT and arrested six militant associates, he said.
Delhi Court Frames Charges Against Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front Chief Yasin Malik Under UAPANew Delhi 18 Mar: In a case involving terrorist and separatist activities that disrupted Jammu & Kashmir in 2017, a Delhi court has framed charges against Yasin Malik, a leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front. The court has framed charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on 15 people including Yasin Malik.
BJP failed in rehabilitation, return of Kashmir Pandits to Valley: CongressJammu 18 Mar: Attacking the BJP over its support to the makers of
The Kashmir Files, the J&K Congress on Thursday said the ruling
party has failed to take any major initiative for return and
rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits despite being in power for over seven
years. The recently-released film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s. The BJP-led government at the Centre cannot absolve itself of the sin
of sufferings and killings of the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community.
CBI books ex-J&K Bank chairman among 19 accused in Rs 800-crore loan caseNew Delhi 18 Mar: The CBI has booked former J&K Bank chairman
Mushtaq Ahmad Shaikh and 18 others for a Rs 800 crore loss to the bank
caused due loans to REI Agro, which were issued in violation of
guidelines, without tangible security and on fake documents, officials
said. In addition to officials of the bank, the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) has also booked REI Agro chairman Sanjay
Jhunjhunwala, and vice president and managing director Sandeep
Jhunjhunwala, they said on Friday. The case was earlier probed by the anti-corruption branch of Jammu and
Kashmir and it had found during its preliminary inquiry that loans worth
Rs 800 crore were sanctioned to the group on the basis of fake
documents between 2011 and 2013 and in violation of guidelines, the
Tarigami asks PM to set up truth and reconciliation commissionSrinagar 18 Mar: The migration of Kashmiri Pandits is a tragic chapter of
Kashmirs history, but showcasing bloodshed for political gains is
dangerous for the country and the people, CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami
said on Friday. His remarks come in the wake of controversy over the recently-released
movie The Kashmir Files, which is based on the exodus of Kashmiri
Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s. Talking to reporters here, Tarigami said there is a need to objectively project the tragedies suffered by the people in Kashmir.
The Kashmir Files far from truth: OmarSrinagar 18 Mar: National Conference on Friday broke its silence on The
Kashmir Files saying while the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was a stain
on Kashmiriyat, the movie was far from the truth as the filmmakers
have ignored the sacrifices of the Muslims and Sikhs who had also
suffered from militancy. Vice President of the party and former chief minister of Jammu and
Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that if The Kashmir Files was a commercial
movie, no one has an issue, but if the film makers claim that it is
based on reality, then the facts are the other way round.a
When the unfortunate incident of Kashmiri Pandit migration took place,
Farooq Abdullah was not the chief minister. Jagmohan was the governor.
'That His Father Abandoned Hindus?': BJP's Jibe At Omar Abdullah Over Kashmir FilesNew Delhi 18 Mar: After National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said the movie The Kashmir Files was far from the truth and people who have made the movie want Kashmiri Pandits to return, BJP's Amit Malviya launched a scathing attack on Omar Abdullah's father and former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah.