March 2022 News

News Briefs for 24 March 2022

China Gets Aggravated After Kashmiri Intellectual Raises Aksai Chin's Occupation At UN

Srinagar 23 Mar: China got annoyed after a Kashmiri intellectual and human rights activist raised the issue of illegal occupation of Aksai Chin by Beijing during the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.During his virtual intervention, Junaid Qureshi, a Kashmiri from Srinagar who is also the Director of Brussels-based European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) called upon the United Nations to formalize the term 'China occupied Jammu and Kashmir' for the large portions of the region that Beijing illegally holds

Ethnic Cleansing Of KPs

Jammu 23 Mar: The ethnic cleansing and exile of Kashmiri Pandits is entirely bigoted, communal and anti India. The primary intent of killers of both Hindus and Muslims is to achieve secession of Jammu & Kashmir and eventually its possible annexation by Pakistan.The killers have the motivation of murdering all those whom they and their masters in Pakistan perceive as peaceful and loyal citizens of the Republic of India.

CRPF man, cop, 3 passerby received splinter injuries in Grenade attack in Srinagar

Srinagar 23 Mar: (KNS) A CRPF personal, cop and three civilian including two off duty traffic men received splinter injures in Srinagar Grenade attack on Wednesday evening. According to statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the police spokesperson said there was a grenade attack on a Naka in Rainawari area, which missed the intended target. In this attack, one CRPF personnel and one Police man sustained minor splinter injuries.

Frustrated elements trying to derail PM Modi`s development plank in J&K: Chugh

Srinagar 23 Mar: BJP National General Secretary and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Tarun on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of J&K police personnel in Soura and said that it was again a heinous act of militants who are feeling frustrated and threatened due to tight security arrangements in the UT. Chugh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scripted a new chapter of peace and development in the state, but disruptive elements supported by Pakistans ISI have been trying to divert people`s attention from development works. He said that J&K would become a new development model in the country and the militants would be decisively defeated in their nefarious designs.

Grenade throwing module busted in Srinagar, 04 OGWs held along with 04 grenades: Police

Srinagar 23 Mar: Srinagar police on Wednesday said that it busted a grenade throwing module by arresting four over ground workers along with four grenades. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that today evening during a Naka checking at Bemina chowk, one OGW namely Zubair Sheikh S/o Altaf Sheikh R/o Elahi Bagh Soura was intercepted by police party & on his search one hand grenade was recovered from his possession. The statement reads that the accused was arrested on the spot & a case under FIR no 15/2022 Under Sections 7/25 of Indian Arms Act & section 13 of UAPA was registered at PS Bemina & investigation was taken up.

NC, PDP`s only objective is to save the two family rule in J&K: Vakil

Srinagar 23 Mar: (KNS) Senior vice president of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Abdul Gani Vakil said that National Conference and PDP have inked a "secret deal" to save their two family rule. NC and PDP leadership can go to any extent to save the dynastic raj and what has transpired so far is that these parties will not accept any leader other than from their own families even if the leader is more competent and better than their family member, he said, adding that this fact has been proved at the time of last assembly when most of the leaders favoured to make Sajad Gani Lone as chief minister. but both the parties combined together as Sajad Gani Lone was perceived as a threat and a challenge to dynastic politics by them.

Mehbooba pitches for truth and reconciliation panel to probe KP killings

Jammu 23 Mar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Wednesday that the BJP is promoting The Kashmir Files, a film on the plight of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, to incite people on religious lines and called for the setting up of a panel to probe the circumstances that led to the exodus of Pandits from the valley. Her demand came a day after National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah also called for setting up a panel to investigate the killings and the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley. Asking people to watch the film but not harbour hatred towards Muslims, Mufti said the circumstances that led to the 2020 Delhi riots and the communal violence in Gujarat in 2002 should also be probed.

Post removal of Article 370, militant activities declined, investment environment created in J&K: FM

New Delhi 23 Mar: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday asserted that justice, democracy and economic development were reaching everyone in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 and an environment of normalcy was returning. The minister was replying to a discussion on the Budget 2022-23 for the Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) in Rajya Sabha. The Upper House later returned the relevant bills, completing the approval of the Rs 1.42-lakh-crore budget for the Union Territory by Parliament.

FM Blames Nehru For Internationalising Kashmir Issue

New Delhi 23 Mar: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday accused the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru of internationalising the Kashmir issue by taking it to the United Nations and said India's neighbour was still misusing it. The minister targeted the Congress on the issue while replying to a discussion on the Budget 2022-23 for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) in Rajya Sabha.

NC, PDP's Only Objective To Save Family Rule: Vakil

Srinagar 23 Mar: Senior vice-president of Peoples' Conference (PC) Abdul GaniVakil Wednesday alleged that NC and PDP have inked a 'secret deal' to save their family rule. 'NC and PDP leadership can go to any extent to save the dynastic raj and what has transpired so far is that these parties will not accept any leader other than from their own families even if the leader is more competent and better than their family member,' he said, adding that this fact has been proved at the time of last assembly when most of the leaders favoured to make Sajad Gani Lone as chief minister.

The Kashmir Files Director Vivek Agnihotri Hits Back At 'genocide Deniers'

Mumbai 23 Mar: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is currently basking in the success of his latest directorial The Kashmir Files. The much talked about film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990. While Agnihotri is being lauded by many for showing the hard-hitting reality of Kashmiri Hindus in the movie, a section of people and several Opposition leaders have been criticising the film for its 'one sided' story