March 2022 News

News Briefs for 23 March 2022

Article 370 Acted As Protective Shield For Terrorists, Helped Dynastic Politics In J&K: Mukhtar Naqvi

New Delhi 22 Mar: Article 370 of the Constitution was the root cause of all the problems in Jammu and Kashmir and the region is witnessing progress after its abrogation, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Article 370 used to act as a protective shield for terrorists and it also helped 'dynastic and dishonest' politics in the erstwhile state, he said.

Hang Me If I'm Found Responsible For Kashmiri Pandit Exodus

Srinagar 22 Mar: With the Kashmiri Pandit exodus back at the centre of political discourse following the release of the film 'The Kashmir Files', former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah said he is ready to be hanged anywhere in the country if he is found responsible for the events of 1990.

Exposed Business Of Terrorism Through My Film 'The Kashmir Files': Vivek Agnihotri

Kanpur 22 Mar: The director of the much-acclaimed film 'The Kashmir Files', Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, visited his maternal house in Arya Nagar area of Uttar Prasdeh's Kanpur city on Monday. Speaking to India Today, Agnihotri said, 'I have exposed the business of terrorism and that is the reason political parties are opposing my film, The Kashmir Files.'

Shopian grenade attack case solved, all 3 accused arrested: Police

Srinagar 22 Mar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that it solved Shopian grenade attack case, that took place on March 19, by arrested the accused persons involved in the crime. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a police spokesperson said that Police in Shopian solved a grenade attack case (FIR number 22/2022 of PS Zainapora) and arrested accused persons involved in the terror crime, besides recovered incriminating materials including arms & ammunition. The statement reads that during investigation of a grenade attack case (FIR number 22/2022 of PS Zainapora), Shopian police based on reliable sources picked up one suspect identified as Fazil-bin-Rashid son of Abdul Rashid Alai resident of Melhura.

Film 'The Kashmir Files' Is Fiction: Sajad Lone

Srinagar 22 Mar: Terming 'The Kashmir Files' film based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits a piece of 'fiction', Peoples Conference president Sajad Lone on Tuesday alleged the makers of such films would drown the country in hatred. Speaking to reporters after a public meeting in Kokernag in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, Lone said such filmmakers hankered after Rajya Sabha berths.

Cop covertly chasing militants killed in shootout in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 22 Mar: A policeman was killed, after getting seriously injured, in a brief shootout between government forces and militants here in the Soura area of Srinagar city, police said. The slain policeman has been identified as Amir Hussain Lone, a resident of the Kupwara district in North Kashmir. He was a Sgt.

Infiltration reduced considerably: Govt

New Delhi 22 Mar: Infiltration from Pakistan has reduced considerably but a significant number of militants remain present in various launch pads in Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In written replies to questions pertaining to the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border with Pakistan, ministers of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai and Nitish Pramaik gave details of steps taken by the government in countering the menace of infiltration and dropping of arms and ammunition using drones. Rai told the house that the infiltration across the LoC has decreased significantly since 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K at a transformative stage: Sinha

Srinagar 22 Mar: Jammu and Kashmir is at a transformative stage and prosperity and employment opportunities will come and people will coexist peacefully, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said here on Tuesday. He also said that about seven lakh jobs will be created in the Union Territory once outside investments bear fruit. Speaking to media at SKICC here after attending the Gulf Countries investment summit, Sinha said a huge change has started in the J-K in the last two years.

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at OIC foreign ministers meeting

Islamabad 22 Mar: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again raked up the Kashmir issue at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers meeting here, saying the 57-member body has not been able to make any impact at all as its a divided house. Khans comments came at a time when he is facing the toughest political test since assuming office in 2018 as a no-confidence motion has been introduced by the opposition parties against his government. We have failed both the people of Palestine and Kashmir, Khan said in his keynote address at the 48th Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC at the Parliament House here as he sought to raise the issues of Palestine and Kashmir in the same breath.

Targeted killings in Kashmir continue to remain a challenge: DGP

Jammu 22 Mar: Targeted killings will continue to remain a challenge for security agencies till there is a presence of gun and militants in the Valley, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday. He also said security forces are alert at the border to foil infiltration attempts of militants. When was not targeted killings a challenge?

Significant Drop In Infiltration Along LoC: GOI

New Delhi 22 Mar: Infiltration from Pakistan has reduced considerably but a significant number of militants remain present in various launch pads in Pakistan and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In written replies to questions pertaining to the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border with Pakistan, ministers of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai and Nitish Pramaik gave details of steps taken by the government in countering the menace of infiltration and dropping of arms and ammunition using drones.

Rs 27000 Crore Investment Proposals In J&K Cleared: LG

Srinagar 22 Mar: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday that his administration has cleared investment proposals of Rs 27,000 crores and in the next six months, it will cross Rs 70,000 crore mark. While about a year ago, the total outside investment made so far in Jammu and Kashmir was about Rs 15,000 crore, today, we have about Rs 27,000 crore investments which have been cleared. We hope in the next six months, it will cross Rs 70,000 crore, Sinha said here on Tuesday