April 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 April 2022

Amit Shah To Attend 'PoJK Sankalp Rally' On May 8

Ahmedabad 14 Apr: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the 'Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir Sankalp Rally' on May 8 which is being organised to reiterate India's claim over parts of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, BJP sources said. The rally is being organised in Jammu on May 8 by Jammu and Kashmir People's Forum.

4 LeT militants killed in Shopian encounter: Police

Srinagar 14 Apr: Four militants of LeT were killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Badigam area of Zainpora in Shopian district on Thursday, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that encounter broke out in Badigam village, following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. He said that during the ensuing encounter four militants of LeT outfit were killed, while search was going on.

Altaf Bukhari pitches for democratic process in J&K

JAMMU 14 Apr: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has pitched for the start of democratic process in J&K. Bukhari was speaking at the Party Office in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu during a joining programme of advocates which was organized by Provincial President Jammu Legal Cell, Vikram Rathore. The joining programme was also attended by all the leaders of Jammu.

In democracy, every political party has right to put forward its view point: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar 14 Apr: Apni party president Altaf Bukhari on Thursday said that in democracy every political party has a right to put forward its view point. Talking to reporters, Bukhari said that in democracy people come and go and they too have their right to join whichever political party they want to join, where they feel they can represent people at their best. He also said that the legal team of Apni party is always there for people of Jammu and Kashmir to help them legally.

A day after Kashmir Rajput drivers killing, community in shock and despair, mulling leaving Kashmir

Kulgam 14 Apr: The killing of a Rajput driver by a militant has generated a sense of fear and uncertainty among members of the tiny community in Kakran village in Kulgam district who have stayed on in Kashmir Valley despite decades of militancy but are now considering leaving for a safer place. Satish Kumar Singh, 50, was shot dead at his home on Wednesday evening, amid a string of targeted attacks on members of minority communities in Kashmir Valley. At the Singh residence a day later, one could hear wails and shrieks as his family members and neighbours were yet to come to terms with their loss.

Al-Umar Chief Mushtaq Latram designated as terrorist under UAPA

New Delhi 14 Apr: Top militant commander Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias Mushtaq Latram has been designated as a terrorist under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA, a move which enables the security agencies to attach his or associates properties believed to be purchased from proceeds of crime. With this, anyone staying in touch with him becomes an offender under the law. Considered to be ruthless in the early 1990s, Zargar had broke JKLF and formed his own Al-Umar Mujahideen terror group.

IED detected in Doda: Police

Bhaderwah, Jammu 14 Apr: A major tragedy was averted on Wednesday after security forces detected an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by militants on a busy road in Doda district, police said. A police party noticed a suspicious polythene bag lying along the Gath road on the outskirts of Doda town late in the evening, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Doda, Abdul Qayoom. He said the traffic on the road was immediately suspended and the Special Operations Group of the local police, Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel reached the spot, along with the bomb disposal squad, which after inspection confirmed the presence of an IED inside the bag.

Pak Army says it has nothing to do with politics, Gen Bajwa to retire in Nov

Islamabad 14 Apr: The Pakistan Army, apparently ruffled by a vicious social media campaign against it, said on Thursday that it has nothing to do with politics and it will remain apolitical. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the media wing of the Army- Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar also asserted that Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was not seeking an extension and will neither accept one. Maj Gen Iftikhar said that Pakistans survival lies solely on democracy and its strength lies in the institutions, be it Parliament, Supreme Court or the Armed forces.

Security agencies will handle attacks on minorities in Kashmir: Rijiju

Srinagar 14 Apr: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said normalcy has returned to Kashmir under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and asserted the recent attacks on minorities in Kashmir will be handled by security agencies. The Union minister said there were still some incidents of violence in Kashmir but such things are common to the entire country. But, broadly, the normalcy what we see in the entire Kashmir valley is such a wonderful thing for everybody for the people who live here, for the people who want to visit this heavenly beautiful place, as well as for the country.

J&K BJP Expresses Concern Over Terror Threats To Hindu Community In Kashmir

Jammu 14 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP Thursday expressed concern over 'terror threats' to the Hindu community in Kashmir, and demanded the administration and security establishment ensure their safety and security. The killing of a Rajput driver, Satesh Kumar Singh, by a terrorist has generated a sense of fear and uncertainty among the members of the tiny community in Kakran village in Kulgam district who have stayed on in Kashmir Valley despite decades of militancy but are now considering leaving for a safer place.