News Briefs for 10 April 2022
13 arrested for sloganeering, hooliganism at Jamia Masjid Srinagar: PoliceSrinagar 09 Apr: Srinagar police on Saturday said that it arrested thirteen accused
person for sloganeering and hooliganism in and around Jamia Masjid
Srinagar on Friday. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) a police
spokesperson said that till now thirteen accused persons have been
arrested in a case related to hooliganism and sloganeering. The statement reads that yesterday afternoon, there were Friday
prayers in Jamia masjid wherein huge number of gathering took place,
around twenty four thousand persons attended the prayers, which is among
largest in recent history.
Darakshan Andrabi thanks GOI, PM on getting MoS statusSrinagar Apr 09 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board chairperson Darakshan Andrabi thanked Prime
Minister Narendra Modi on getting MoS status. Talking to reporters, Darakshan said that prime Minister always has
in his heart how the people of Jammu and Kashmir can benefit and
prosper. The recent meeting with prime minister was about how the
people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those from the business
community or tourism is being looked at, Darakshan said.
LeT militant killed in Anantnag encounter, another gunfight underway in Kulgam: PoliceSrinagar 09 Apr: A
militant of LeT outfit has been killed in Anantnag encounter, while
another encounter was going on in DH Pora area of Kulgam, police said
here. An official said that an encounter broke out in Sirhama village of
Anantnag following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. He said that in the ensuing encounter one militant of LeT outfit was killed, while searches were going on.
LeT commander killed in Bijbehara gunfight: PoliceBijbehara 09 Apr: Police said that they killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)
commander, active since a year now, in a gunfight here in south
Kashmirs Anantnag district. The slain militant was identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar, alias Musaib, son
of Ghulam Hassan Dar, a resident of Redwini Bala area of Kulgam
district. He was active since April 2021 and was a categorized militant, involved
in killing of civilians and non-local labourers, a police official
Doors of NC open for those who want to strengthen pluralistic, united J&K: FarooqJammu 09 Apr: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on
Saturday said the doors of his party are open for those who want to
strengthen the idea of a pluralistic, democratic, progressive and united
Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah was speaking at a function here to welcome new entrants into
the party-fold from the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Among those who joined the party were former government officials
Raghubir Singh Manhas, D B Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma, former
sarpanch Charan Singh and former soldier Sanjeev Singh from the Nowshera
area of Rajouri and prominent social activist Mumtaz Shah from
Surankote in Poonch, an NC spokesperson said.
J&K witnessing golden period as 80 lakh tourists visit in last six months: LGSrinagar 09 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a golden period as
80 lakh tourists visited the Union Territory in the last few months, a
record in the last 15 to 20 years, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said
here on Saturday. He also highlighted several initiatives of the government to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir. I think this is the golden period for Jammu and Kashmir in which all
the records of the last 15-20 years have been broken.
Kargil hill council chairman likely to face no confidence motion; GCM postponedKargil 09 Apr: The scheduled general council meeting of the Ladakh
Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was postponed here on
Saturday by its CEO, amid indications that a no-trust vote against
Council chairman and National Conference leader Feroz Ahmad Khan could
be on the cards. In his order, chief executive officer Santosh Sukhdeve said six
councillors each of the BJP and the Congress have intimated separately
withdrawal of their support from the present dispensation and it would
not be appropriate to go ahead with the GCM till the position of all the
councillors is cleared. The LAHDC-Kargil plunged into crisis last week when the BJP announced
rescinding support to Khan, the chief executive councillor who, however,
denied any threat to his chair by claiming the backing of the required
16 members in the 30-member house.
Absconding Ex-Minister Babu Singh ArrestedJammu 09 Apr: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Jatinder
Singh alias `Babu Singh`, the main accused in a case related to the
recent recovery of Hawala money meant for subversive activities, was
arrested from Kathua district on Saturday, a police officer said. Singh was at large since March 31 after police busted a Hawala racket here and issued a lookout notice for him on April 6. "He (the former minister) was arrested from Kathua district and is
being brought to Jammu for questioning," Senior Superintendent of
Police, Jammu, Chandan Kohli, told PTI.
BJP Trying To Damage Jammu And Kashmir's Economy: Mehbooba MuftiSrinagar 09 Apr: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said that the BJP has been trying to destroy the economy of Jammu and Kashmir for the last three years while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is watching. Mufti was speaking to mediapersons after visiting the home of a recently martyred Jammu Kashmir policeman in Handwara, where she offered condolences to the slain cop's family.