April 2022 News

News Briefs for 12 April 2022

NIA Court To Frame Formal Charges Against Yasin Malik In Terror Funding Case On April 18

Srinagar 11 Apr: A Special NIA Court on Monday said that it will frame formal charges against Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik and others on April 18 in connection with a terror funding case. On the last date of hearing on March 19, the court had ordered framing of charges against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and others for hatching criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country and other unlawful activities.

Apni Party braces up to give tough fight to BJP in upcoming assembly polls in J&K

REASI 11 Apr: (KNS) Intensifying the political activities in Reasi and Ramban Districts, Apni Party Vice President and Former Minister Aijaz Ahmed Khan on Monday insisted on the decentralization of the powers to strengthen the partys ground cadre. Aijaz Ahmed Khan was speaking at a workers` meeting in the Reasi district office of Apni Party. He was accompanied by President, Women Wing J&K Apni Party; Namrta Sharma and other leaders of the party.

Pakistani terrorist among two killed in Kulgam encounter, two cops injured: IGP

Srinagar 11 Apr: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that a Pakistani terrorist was among two terrorists killed in an encounter that broke out in Kulgam district on Monday evening. Kashmir zone police on its official Twitter handle, while quoting IGP said that one Pakistani terrorist alias Chacha and one hybrid terrorist have been killed in the ongoing encounter Khurbatpora village of Kulgam. He also said that two policemen have also received injuries during the encounter and they have been evacuated to hospital, while encounter was going on.

Three Hybrid Lashkar militants held in Sopore, arms and ammunition, cash recovered

Waris Fayaz Sopore 11 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested the three active militants of Lashkar e Toiba militant outfit along with arms and ammunition in Sopore area of north Kashmirs Baramulla district. Official told, that a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Armys 32 RR and 179 Bn CRPF during a cordon and search operation arrested three active militants of Lashkar e Toiba militant outfit in Wadoora Bala area of Police district Sopore. He said, that they recovered 03 Pistols, 03 Magazines, 22 rounds of Pistols, 01 Grenade besides a cash of Rs 79,800 from their possession.

Amarnath Yatra: Centre, J&K Expects Record Pilgrims This Year

Srinagar 11 Apr: A senior Indian government official on Monday said that about eight lakh pilgrims are expected to attend annual Amarnath Yatra this year, and called for highlighting the achievements of the Centre and the Union Territory administration with respect to developmental work done in Jammu and Kashmir. There is a need to highlight the various achievements of the Centre and UT Administration with respect to developmental work done in J&K. We need to amplify such positive stories about the region throughout the country, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Apurva Chandra said here Monday.

Gun Gave Us Only Two Things- 'Zindaan' & 'Qabristan': Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar 11 Apr: Jammu Kashmir Apni Party Chairman Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Monday said that the 'gun' gave two things to the people of Kashmir Valley and they are 'Qabristan' (graveyard) and 'Zindaan' (prison). When asked how can he justify the police order that the property of people harboring militants will be confiscated, Bukhari asked that did guns give us anything. 'Let us admit that guns didn't give us anything. It only brought destruction. Gun has given us only 'Qabristan' (graveyard) and 'Zindaan' (prison),' he said and appealed to the youth not to pick up weapons.

Mehbooba calls for dialogue, reconciliation with people of Kashmir

Srinagar 11 Apr: Democracy is gaining roots in Pakistan and political stability in the neighbourhood is good for us, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said here on Monday. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said Pakistan should decide whether it wants a new government or to hold fresh elections so that democracy flourishes there. (Former Pakistan prime minister Zulfikar Ali) Bhutto used to say that India is alive because of the hustle-bustle of its democracy.

India Declares Pulwama Attack Accused Mohiuddin Alamgir As Designated Terrorist

New Delhi 11 Apr: India on Monday declared Mohiuddin Aurangzeb Alamgir, a member of Pakistan-based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who was involved in the Pulwama attack of 2019, as a designated terrorist. Alamgir looks after JeM's fund collection activities and routes the said fund to Kashmir. He has been involved in facilitating infiltration of Afghan cadres and coordinating terror attacks on Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants Again Using Mosques, Madrassas

Srinagar 11 Apr: Faced with people in Kashmir increasingly refusing to give them refuge, terrorists are going back to taking shelter in mosques and madrassas that not only help them evade security forces but also provide them a school of young minds to indoctrinate, officials said today. The people's reluctance to help terrorists and the Government's decision to heighten the vigil and seize any house that shelters militants have led to terror groups adopting their old tactic.

The Kashmir Files Becomes First Hindi Release To Cross ₹250 Crore Post-pandemic

Srinagar 11 Apr: The Kashmir Files has checked another box on its list of achievements at the box office. The sleeper hit has now become the first Hindi film to cross the Rs.250-crore-mark at the domestic box office since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The film, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, took just over a month to reach this landmark. The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s and was made on a budget of just Rs.15 crore.