April 2022 News

News Briefs for 17 April 2022

Srinagar police urges citizens to report any demand of bribe by any officer, employee

Srinagar 16 Apr: Srinagar police on Saturday urged the citizens to come forward and report any demand for bribe or favour by any officer or employee including Srinagar police in the district. The police in a tweet informed that citizens can inform the police on given phone numbers and email ID. All Citizens of Srinagar district are requested to come forward & report any demand of bribe or favour by any officer/employee of Srinagar District at below mentioned numbers (9596770502) & at email dposrinagar@jkpolice.gov.in, police Tweeted.

Those killing innocents in Ramadhan biggest enemies of Islam: Ravinder Raina

Srinagar Apr 16 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Janta Chief Ravinder Raina on Saturday said that those who are killing innocent people in this month of Ramadhan are biggest enemies of Islam. Talking to reporters, Raina said that militants who are killing and threatening people in Kashmir during holy month of Ramzan are biggest enemy of Islam and Kashmir. He also said that killers of Sarpanch Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo, who was killed in Pattan last evening, will be hunted down.

Soldier Killed In South Kashmir Gunfight

Srinagar 16 Apr: A soldier was killed on Saturday in an ongoing encounter with militants in south Kashmirs Anantnag district, officials said. Police and armys 19 RR launched a cordon and search operation in the Watnar area of Kokernag on Saturday following inputs about the presence of militants in the village, officials said. When the join team started advances, the officials said, militants hiding in the village opened fire upon them in a bid to escape from their dragnet.

IED detected, destroyed in Rajouri: Police

Rajouri 16 Apr: Security forces in the wee hours of Saturday morning recovered Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Gurdan Chawa village of Rajouri district, police said. A police official said that after receiving credible input about some suspicious movement in Gurdan Chawa village in Rajouri, security forces launched a joint Cordon and Search Operation in the area in the early morning hours on Saturday. During the operation, the official said a suspicious object was found lying there alongside the road which turned out to be an IED during examination.

'Kashmir Not Alone': Army's New Video With A Message Of Unity, Support

Srinagar 16 Apr: Amid a spike in terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army has put out a video, underlining how every section of the society has suffered the wounds of terrorism and assuring citizens that it is strongly with them in their fight for stability in the Valley. The video, tweeted by the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army and titled 'Kashmir Fights Back', attempts to show the sufferings of the civilians, irrespective of their faith, and the efforts undertaken by the security forces to end terrorism and reinforce normalcy in the valley.

Forces alone cant control killings in Kashmir, people need to rise up against selected killings: Bukhari

Jammu 16 Apr: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir should stand up against innocent killings by militants as security forces alone cannot control it. He also appealed to the youth of Kashmir to stay away from subversive elements who are the enemies of peace, tranquillity and development. The people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those in the valley, have to stand up themselves (against innocent killings) as only security forces and police cannot control it.

Hearing In Bitta Karate Case Deferred

Srinagar 16 Apr: The hearing in application for reopening of trial against militant Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate in the murder case of Kashmir Pandit Satish Tickoo was deferred on Saturday as the judge was on leave. The hearing was deferred to May 10. Tickoos family has moved to the court requesting a status report on all first information reports (FIRs) registered against Dar.

Election Of Azad Kashmir PM Delayed As Opposition Moves Court

Muzaffarabad 16 Apr: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) plans to get its regional chapter's president, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, elected as the new Azad Kashmir prime minister were dashed after the region's high court put the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly on hold until Monday on the opposition's plea. Shortly after the house met with speaker Chaudhry Anwarul Haq in the chair, the treasury legislator Abdul Majid Khan called for suspension of Rule 15 (1) of the Rules of Procedure, which stipulates a gap of two days between the filing of the nomination papers and voting for the prime minister's election. Amid ruckus by the opposition, the treasury members voted in favour of the suspension of the rule but the opposition did not budge.

AAP Plans High-profile Entry In Jammu & Kashmir Politics

Srinagar 16 Apr: From organising iftar parties in volatile and militancy-infested Pulwama to holding membership drives in National Conference (NC) bastions of north Kashmir, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is gearing up for a significant entry into the Union Territories of J&K ahead of Assembly polls likely later this year. The development is likely to unsettle smaller development-driven and not ideology-based parties in the Valley and upset the BJP more in the Jammu region.