March 2022 News

News Briefs for 19 March 2022

PAGD Constituents Deceit Root Cause Of People's Misery: Rana

Jammu 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 Abdullah

Addresses 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 Shah

Srinagar 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 arrested

Srinagar 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 UAPA

New 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: Congress

Jammu 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 case

New 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 officials said.

Tarigami asks PM to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Srinagar 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: Omar

Srinagar 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 Files

New 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.