April 2022 News

News Briefs for 05 April 2022

Attack on labourers against humanity: Ganderbal Trade Union

Ganderbal 04 Apr: Trade Union Ganderbal has condemned the attack on non-locals labourers in Pulwama and termed the attack as un human. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) the Union termed the attack as an inhuman and an act of cowardice aimed at disturbing peace in Kashmir. It reads that attack is aimed at trying to create an atmosphere of fear and panic among the non-locals.

CRPF jawan killed, another injured in Srinagar`s Maisuma

Srinagar 04 Apr: A Central Reserve Police Force personnel was killed while another one was injured after being shot at by suspected militants in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday afternoon. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that two CRPF personnel were injured after being fired upon by suspected militants in Maisuma today afternoon. He said that soon after the incident forces rushed to the spot, while the injured personnel were evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

KPs ask Delimitation Commission to make reference to government for constitutional amendment

Jammu April 04 04 Apr: (KNS) In view of the visit of Delimitation Commission to Jammu in context of the publication of the final report on Delimitation of constituencies in J&K, a joint delegation of the Kashmiri Pandits made a presentation before it. The commission headed by Justice Ranjana Desai is on a two-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir. The memorandum submitted says that: "We already have made our presentation before you last year in March at Delhi and in July at Jammu.

LeT Militant along with arms and ammunition arrested in Sopore

Waris Fayaz Sopore 04 Apr: Army on Monday claimed that they have arrested an active militant of Lashkar e Toiba militant outfit in Ladoora area of Sopore in North Kashmir`s Baramulla district. An army spokesperson told that based on inputs regarding militant presence, Joint forces launched cordon and search operation at Ladoora area of this North Kashmir village. During the operation an active militant of the banned militant organization Lashkar e Toiba was arrested.

Infiltration bid foiled in Rajouri, one militant killed: Army

Rajouri 04 Apr: A militant was killed when the army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu on Monday. Officials said that the infiltration bid took place on LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. Attempted infiltration bid by Pakistani militants in Nowshera Rajouri eliminated by Army in the intervening night of April 3 and April 4.

Militants attack Pandit resident of Shopian, 2 labourers from Bihar

Anantnag 04 Apr: A Kashmiri Pandit living in Shopian district was shot at near his shop by unidentified gunmen late Monday evening, while two non-local labourers from Bihar were shot at, the second such attack in less than 24 hours, in Pulwama district on Monday afternoon. The Kashmiri Pandit attacked in Shopian district has been identified as Bal Krishan, son of Janki Nath, a resident of Chotgam village in Shopian district. He has been shifted to hospital in a critical condition, a health official from the district said.

Delimitation Commission begins two-day interaction with public, political leaders

Jammu 04 Apr: The Delimitation Commission, which has been tasked to redraw the boundaries of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday began its two-day long meetings with public and civil society for receiving suggestions and objections on its draft delimitation proposal for Jammu and Kashmir. The Commission on March 14 has put its report in the public domain and invited objections and suggestions from people. The commission has published its report in the gazettes of India as well as Jammu and Kashmir.

Foreign militants in J&K on the rise: Army

Jammu 04 Apr: As many as 172 militants including 79 foreigners are active in Jammu and Kashmir, Army said on Monday, adding the number included 15 local youngsters who joined the militant ranks since the beginning of the new year. A total of 156 militants, 79 locals and 77 foreigners are active in Kashmir and 16 others including two foreigners are operating in the Jammu region, a defence spokesman said quoting the data released by Indian Armys northern command. The data for January to March 2022 revealed that a total of 15 local men joined the militancy.

Militant hideout busted near LoC in Poonch, huge cache of arms seized

Jammu 04 Apr: Security forces busted a militant hideout in a village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district and seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition, a defence spokesman said on Monday. He said the timely recovery of the arms consignment by the alert security forces foiled the enemys nefarious designs of disturbing the peace. The hideout was unearthed during a joint search operation by the army and police in Noorkote village of Haveli Tehsil, the spokesman said.

79 Foreigners Among 172 militants Active In J&K: Army

Jammu 04 Apr: As many as 172 militants including 79 foreigners are active in Jammu and Kashmir, Army said on Monday, adding the number included 15 local youngsters who joined the militant ranks since the beginning of the new year. A total of 156 militants, 79 locals and 77 foreigners are active in Kashmir and 16 others including two foreigners are operating in the Jammu region, a defence spokesman said quoting the data released by Indian Army`s northern command. The data for January to March 2022 revealed that a total of 15 local men joined the militancy.

Amshipura Fake Encounter: Court Martial Against Army Captain Begins

Srinagar 04 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. 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.

Speculation Rife Over AFSPA Withdrawal From Jammu

New Delhi 04 Apr: Speculation is rife over the possibility of lifting of AFSPA from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir after the controversial law was partially removed from three Northeastern states - Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) a geographical location is declared as disturbed area to facilitate operations of the armed forces. "A highly sensitive decision like withdrawal of the AFSPA from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir can be taken only at the highest political level of the government on the basis of a thorough assessment of the ground situation," a senior government official said when asked about the matter.

I Don't Get Angry Except On Kashmir Issue: Shah

New Delhi 04 Apr: In a lighter vein, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said in Lok Sabha that he has a 'manufacturing defect' of a high-pitched voice and does not get angry except for on issues related to Kashmir. In a friendly exchange with Opposition benches, Shah said he does not scold anyone or get angry. 'I do not scold anyone. I have a high-pitched voice. It is a manufacturing defect. I do not get angry, except for when it comes to the issue of Kashmir,' Shah said moving the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill for consideration and passage in Lok Sabha.

Situation Along LoC Peaceful: DG BSF

Srinagar 04 Apr: Director-General (DG), Border Security Force (BSF) Pankaj Kumar Singh Monday said that the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) is absolutely peaceful and every strategy of the enemy will be countered effectively. Addressing the reporters on the sidelines of a passing out parade at BSF Humhama headquarters, where 242 recruits were inducted into BSF after 44 weeks of training, the DG said following the ceasefire between India and Pakistan, situation along LoC is absolutely peaceful.