News Briefs for 21 March 2022
All Political Parties, Including Mine, Create Division Among People: Ghulam Nabi AzadSrinagar 20 Mar: Stating that political parties, including Congress, create division among people on various grounds, former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, member of G23 of the Opposition party, on Sunday, while referring to the 1990 exodus and killings of the Kashmiri Pandits, said that Pakistan and terrorism were responsible for all that took place in the valley.
Mehbooba Asks Jammu People To Stop March Of BJPJammu 20 Mar: Accusing BJP of pushing the country towards another division on religious lines, PDP president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today urged Jammu people to stop march of divisive forces. 'Jinnah divided this country in the past but they (BJP) want to divide us again. Mahatma Gandhi was killed by Godse but today his ideology is being targeted by so many like Godse,' she said while addressing workers meeting in R S Pura town today.
'The Kashmir Files' Actor Anupam Kher's Mom Gets Teary-eyed As She Recalls Her Brother's Death During The Kashmir TragedyMumbai 20 Mar: Senior actor Anupam Kher, who is currently riding high on the success of his latest outing 'The Kashmir Files', shared a heartbreaking video of his mother Dulari on social media. In the video, Anupam's mother can be seen recalling the Kashmir tragedy and revealing that her younger brother died during the incident.
46 percent unemployment figure of J&K flies in the face of Government claims: NCSrinagar March
20 20 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday
stated that report titled Periodic Labour Force Survey April-June 2021
released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is
in stark contrast to the false realities projected by the Central
Government on fostering employment in J&K after the reading down of
Article 370 and punctured a hole into their claims. In a statement Party`s State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said the
Data published by the premier government agency flies in the face of the
Central and incumbent J&K government`s claims on swelling
employment opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir. The report hasn`t caught
us by surprise.
Target is to make J&K free of militancy, corruption: LGUdhampur 20 Mar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration intends to make the
union territory a society free of terror and corruption, Lieutenant
Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday. In his address at the attestation-cum-passing out parade of 636 newly
recruited Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the Subsidiary
Training Centre here, Sinha lauded the role of the security forces for
bravely facing various challenges, including infiltration attempts, and
smuggling of weapons and narcotics from across the border. Jammu and Kashmir is full of diversity, which is our strength.
Pakistan Brainwashing Youth, Exploiting Religious Fault Lines In Jammu And Kashmir: OfficialsNew Delhi 20 Mar: In a change in its strategy in fomenting the three-decade-long cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is again employing the tactics of brainwashing the local youth in the name of religion and exploiting the 'religious fault lines', officials said here on Sunday. The change in tactics should also be seen in the light of Pakistan's desperate attempt to get out of the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), they said.
'Pakistan Responsible For': Ghulam Nabi Azad Amid 'The Kashmir Files' RowNew Delhi 20 Mar: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said 'Pakistan and militancy' were responsible for what has happened in Jammu and Kashmir. His comments come amid the ongoing controversy over the recently released Bollywood film 'The Kashmir Files' which depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir in the 1990s following systematic killings of people from the community by Pakistan-backed terrorists.
Rajiv Gandhi Gheraoed Parliament For Kashmiri Pandits: Congress's Counter To BJP On ExodusNew Delhi 20 Mar: Ever since the release of the movie 'The Kashmir Files' issue of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandit has peaked and sparked a political blame game between the Congress and BJP. While the BJP and its allies continue to target Congress for the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits, the Congress has now countered by saying that it can't hide its failure under the garb of a film.