News Briefs for 17 April 2022
Srinagar police urges citizens to report any demand of bribe by any officer, employeeSrinagar 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 email@example.com, police
Those killing innocents in Ramadhan biggest enemies of Islam: Ravinder RainaSrinagar 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 GunfightSrinagar 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: PoliceRajouri 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
'Kashmir Not Alone': Army's New Video With A Message Of Unity, SupportSrinagar 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: BukhariJammu 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 DeferredSrinagar 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 CourtMuzaffarabad 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 PoliticsSrinagar 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.