March 2022 News

News Briefs for 28 March 2022

Valley Based Politicians Irked By 'The Kashmir Files': Bali Bhagat

Jammu 27 Mar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Minister Bali Bhagat while reacting strongly against the insensitive statements issued by the Valley based Kashmiri politicians over 'The Kashmir Files' has said that these politicians are now crying hoarse over this film as it has exposed the dubious role they played in facilitating the genocide of Kashmir Pandits in 1989.

J&K Cleric Calls For Ban On The Kashmir Files, Says Muslims' Blood Ignored For 32 Years

Rajouri 27 Mar: The row over Vivek Agnihotri's directorial 'The Kashmir Files' continues even after weeks of its release. The movie, which is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s, has kicked a storm in the country. Now, a cleric in Jammu and Kashmir has called for a ban on the film, slamming it for allegedly ignoring the Muslim community's pain and bloodshed.

Day after being injured in militant attack in Budgam, slain SPOs brother succumbs at Srinagar

Srinagar 27 Mar: Day after being injured in a militant attack, brother of slain SPO who was killed in the attack last evening at his residence in Chadbugh village of Budgam district, succumbed to his injuries today morning. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that a special police officer (SPO) and his brother were injured after being attacked by militants at their residence in Chadbugh village last evening. He said that SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umar Jan, a student, were fired upon by militants at their residence last evening, injuring them grievously.

IGP Kashmir visits slain SPOs family in Budgam

Srinagar 27 Mar: Inspector general of police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar along with other senior police officials visited the residence of slain SPO to offer condolences with the family. An official said that, IGP Kumar along with DIG central Kashmir and SSP Budgam visited the family of SPO today afternoon. He said that the seniors officers visited the family to offer condolences and express sympathy with the bereaved family.

NIA conducts search in Srinagar in NGOs Terror Funding Case

Srinagar 27 Mar: National Investigation Agency on Sunday conducted searches in Srinagar in a case related to terror funding case of an NGO in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, a spokesperson said that NIA conducted search at Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar in RC-37/2020/NIA/DLI today. The statement reads that the case pertains to collection and transfer of funds by certain NGOs, Trusts, Societies and Organisations on behalf of separatists/terrorist organizations in order to sustain secessionist and terror activities in Kashmir Valley.

Hundreds attend funeral prayers of slain cop, his brother in Budgam

Anantnag 27 Mar: Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of two brothers, one of them a Special Police Officer (SPO), shot at and killed by unidentified gunmen late Saturday evening in Budgam district of central Kashmir. Men, women, and children thronged the house of the slain in huge numbers throughout the day. SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and his brother Umar Jan were fired upon by unidentified gunmen inside their house in Chadbugh village in Budgam district.

Attaching property- Innocent civilians need not worry: IGP

Srinagar 27 Mar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that honest and innocent civilians should not be worried a bit regarding implementation of law on attachment of properties of those sheltering militants. Honest and innocent citizens dont have to worry a bit about the implementation of law regarding action against house owners in whose house militants come to hide at gun point, he said, adding, Law already provides protection to such persons and police will go by law. He said that police is also aware that agents of militants and separatist leaders from time to time cleverly push militants into innocent citizens houses to damage them.

Blast near Army camp in Kupwara

Srinagar 27 Mar: A blast occurred near an Army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, but no loss of life was reported, officials said. A mysterious blast took place near the camp of 21 Rashtriya Rifles at Zachaldara in Handwara area of the north Kashmir district, one of the officials said. However, no loss of life or injury to anyone was reported.

NC was ready to form coalition govt with BJP in 2014, claims Rana

Jammu 27 Mar: Former legislator and BJP member Devender Singh Rana has claimed that National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah was ready to form a coalition government with the saffron party in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. Rana, a former NC member, had joined the BJP in Delhi October last year, along with former minister S S Slathia. His remark assumes significance as it contradicts the statement of NC vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah that he had cautioned PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed against forming a government with BJP in 2014, saying its would be a disaster.

Sanjay Raut targets BJP over Mehboobas comments on Kashmir

Mumbai 27 Mar: A day after Mehbooba Mufti remarked that peace would be elusive in Kashmir until the Centre holds dialogue with Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said the PDP chief could make such comments as the BJP had given people like her strength by forming government with her party in the erstwhile state. Talking to reporters, Raut said the Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a friend of the BJP at some point of time. The PDP has been pro-Pakistan and sympathises with terrorists right from the beginning, he claimed.

Altaf Bukhari Calls For End To Political Alienation Among J&K Youth

Srinagar 27 Mar: In a major drill at Shopian, Apni Party (AP) president Syed Mohammad AltafBukhari addressed a workers convention and discussed the various linchpins that need to be held firmly towards forming a strong leadership all across the region. A party statement said that during the event, Bukhari stressed on the end of political exploitation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been used as vote banks till date by various traditional political parties.

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits Demand Action

New Delhi 27 Mar: Displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday met under the aegis of the All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) and unanimously demanded punitive action against the culprits and perpetrators of the crimes of genocide against them in Kashmir. The well-attended meeting, which was presided over by AIKS president Dr Ramesh Raina, termed the 'genocide' as one of the egregious and ghastly crime against humanity.