April 2022 News

News Briefs for 13 April 2022

Altaf Bukhari Asks Pakistani Leaders Not To Meddle In Kashmir Affairs

Srinagar 12 Apr: Asking the Pakistani leadership not to meddle in the affairs of Kashmir, J&K Apni Party President Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday said Kashmiri people are capable of taking up their issues and problems with Central Government in New Delhi and getting those resolved. Bukhari was addressing a press conference here.The press conference was organised by him to seek the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his Jammu visit on April 24 in the plight and sufferings of 'over one lakh daily wagers', working in various J&K government departments, and to get their services regularised and due wages released.

NC asks GoI to shun suspicion against JK Govt employees

Srinagar April 12 12 Apr: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said that the new employment policies, and termination spree has opened the doors for witch-hunt in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the new set of rules undermine the tenets of labour rights and right to living. This was said by the party state spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar while expressing concern over the duress under which the government employees are working in J&K. Employees are the extended arms of the government anywhere.

Kulgam Encounter- Slain Pak Militant Was Active For 5 Years: Police

Srinagar 12 Apr: A Pakistani militant killed in an encounter with government forces in south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Monday, was active for the last five years in south Kashmir and had a long history of cases, police said Tuesday. Jameel Pasha alias Usman Chacha of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and his associate Sameer Ahmad Sofi of Amshipora, Shopian, a hybrid militant were killed in Khurbatpora area of Kulgam on Monday. According to the police spokesperson, Pasha was active since 5 years in Kulgam-Shopian belt and had a history of terror crime cases including attacks on police and security forces, abduction of forces personnel, IED attacks, weapon looting and civilian atrocities.

3 hybrid militants arrested in Baramulla: Police

Srinagar 12 Apr: Police said they have arrested three hybrid militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) from Baramulla district. The term hybrid militant was coined by the Police for those who after carrying out a particular anti-national task given by their handlers, slipped back into normal life. Police along with security forces have arrested three hybrid militants of LeT from Sopore on Monday night.

India and US ask Pakistan to take immediate, sustained action against terrorism

Washington 12 Apr: India and the US have asked Pakistan to take immediate, sustained, and irreversible action to ensure that no territory under its control is used for terrorist attacks and called for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack and Pathankot attack to be brought to justice. The demand for action by Pakistan was made through a joint statement issued after the 2+2 Ministerial attended by the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. This came a day after Shehbaz Sharif replaced Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Maintain vigil along LoC: Army Commander to troops

Srinagar 12 Apr: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on Tuesday asked the soldiers posted along the Line of Control to remain vigilant and maintain the sanctity of the ceasefire line, a defence spokesman said here. Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, on the final day of his visit to Kashmir Valley, spent the morning hours interacting with soldiers at forward locations and reviewing the security situation along the Line of Control with the Formation Commanders, the spokesman said. He said the Army Commander was accompanied by Lt Gen D P Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps during the visit.

Pakistani handler of 2016 Pathankot air base attack designated as militant

New Delhi 12 Apr: Ali Kashif Jan, the Pakistani handler of the 2016 attack on Pathankot air base, has been designated as a militant by the government. Jan alias Jan Ali Kashif is the third terrorist to have been designated as a terrorist by the central government in the last five days. The Union home ministry said in a notification than Jan was the handler of Punjabs Pathankot air force station attack in January 2016 in which seven security personnel and one civilian were killed.

'Want Peaceful Ties With India': Shehbaz Responds To Modi

Islamabad 12 Apr: Pakistan's newly-appointed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for felicitating him and said his country desires 'peaceful and cooperative' ties with India. Sharif, however, emphasised that peaceful settlement of outstanding disputes including Jammu and Kashmir is indispensable.