April 2022 News

News Briefs for 04 April 2022

Delimitation Comm Arrives On 3-day Visit

Jammu 03 Apr: The Delimitation Commission headed by Justice (Retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai reached here today on a three-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir to interact with political parties, organizations, members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and individuals. The Commission will tomorrow meet large number of delegations at Convention Centre Canal Road in Jammu and will proceed to Kashmir late in the evening where they will have interaction with deputations on April 5 at SKICC Srinagar.

Two militant modules of LeT busted in Bandipora as 5 associates held: Police

Bandipora 03 Apr: Bandipora police on Sunday claimed to have busted to militant modules of LeT by arresting five militant associates in Bandipora and Hajin areas of the district. According a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Bandipora police busted two militant modules and arrested five militant associates of LeT, who were providing logistics & transportation to militants in the district. The statement reads that in one case, on a specific input security forces recovered two Chinese grenades in Bandipora along with militant associates identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat of Ashtengoo, Sajad Ahmad Mir, Shariq Ahmad Mirboth residents of Arin and Irfan Ahmad Jan of Qazipora, who were providing sim cards and logistic support to militants in the area.

2 labourers from Punjab shot at in Pulwama

Anantnag 03 Apr: Two non-local labourers from Punjab were shot at and injured by unidentified gunmen late Sunday evening here in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The injured men have been identified as Surinder Singh, son of Bhishen Singh, and Dheeraj Dutt, son of Susheel Dutt, both residents of Pathankot area of Punjab. Singh has a bullet injury to the left side of his chest, and has been shifted to SMHS hospital for further treatment, a health official from Pulwama said.

Court martial proceedings against Army captain begin in Amshipura fake encounter case

Srinagar 03 Apr: The Army has initiated general court martial proceedings against a captain for the killing of three men in a staged encounter in Amshipura in south Kashmir in July 2020 after a Court of Inquiry found that troops had exceeded powers vested under the AFSPA, officials said here on Sunday. The three men hailing from Rajouri district of Jammu region Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrar were killed in a remote hilly village in Shopian district on July 18, 2020 and labelled as terrorists. However, as doubts were raised on social media over the killings, the Army promptly constituted a Court of Inquiry which found prima facie evidence that the troops had exceeded powers vested under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Kashmir Witnesses Record Breaking Tourist Arrivals In Spring 2022

Srinagar 03 Apr: Ever since Srinagar's famous gardens reopened last month, tourist arrivals have seen a sharp rise in picturesque Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). According to J&K tourism officials, March 2022 broke the 10-year tourist arrival record in Kashmir, signalling that Kashmir's tourism industry is finally on the path to recovery.

Displaced KPs Will Be Able To Return To Kashmir Soon: RSS Chief

Jammu 03 Apr: Kashmiri Pandits will be able to return to their homes in the valley soon, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday, asserting that work is on to create a conducive atmosphere so that they are never displaced again. He also praised 'The Kashmir Files' movie, saying it has created public awareness across the country and outside about the reality behind the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990.