April 2022 News

News Briefs for 23 April 2022

Kashmiri Pandits Demand Assembly, Parliamentary Seats For PoK, Shaksgam Valley

Srinagar 22 Apr: A Kashmiri Pandit organisation has demanded that the Delimitation Commission should mandate Parliamentary and Assembly seats for PoK, Shaksgam Valley and the main Karakoram Range, which has been illegally occupied by China. Satish Mahaldar, Chairman, Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation of Migrants, said, 'While abolishing Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the Government of India retained provisions related to the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, reserving 24 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Union Territory of J&K.

Altaf Bukhari condemns the militant attack, pays tribute to the slain jawan

Srinagar April 22 22 Apr: ( KNS ) Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has said that peace and tranquillity are of utmost importance for the prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed his grief and sorrow on the incident in which an officer lost his life and at least nine others were injured during an encounter in the Sunjwan area of Jammu district early morning on Friday. Security forces have eliminated the two militants involved in the attack.

ASI of CISF killed, four security forces personnel injured in Jammu encounter

Srinagar 22 Apr: An ASI of CISF was killed while four other security forces personnel including two cops and as many CISF jawans in the ongoing encounter in Sunjwan area of Jammu. Talking to reporters at the encounter site, ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh said that following inputs that militants were planning some activity in the area, a cordon and search operation was launched in Sunjwan area of Jammu. Cordon party was fired upon in the wee hours, in which one security forces personnel got martyred while four others were injured.

Baramulla Encounter: Another militant killed, toll 04, Ops on

Baramulla Apr 22 (KNS) 22 Apr: One more militant has been killed in the ingoing encounter in Malwah village of Baramulla district, taking the toll to four, police said here. Kashmir zone police in a Tweet informed that another militant has been killed in the ongoing encounter in Baramulla. Police said that so far four militants have been killed, while operation was going on and further details will be shared accordingly.

Militancy recruitment graph going down in Kashmir Valley: D P Pandey

Srinagar 22 Apr: General officer commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based 15 Corps, D P Pandey on Friday said that recruitment graph of militancy is going down in the Kashmir Valley. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Kupwara, Pandey said that the recruitment graph and militancy is going down in the Valley. Last year it was down as well and this year it has further come down as society and the people have understood that militancy has only brought miseries to them, he said.

2 workers from Bengal shot at in Srinagar

Srinagar 22 Apr: Two non-local workers from West Bengal were critically injured after fired upon by militants in Nowgam area on Srinagar outskirts Friday late evening. Police said that militants attacked two non-local labourers in Nowgam who have been hospitalised while the area has been put under cordon. Both the non-locals hail from West Bengal and their condition is stated to be critical.

BJP raises concern about militancy in Jammu

Jammu 22 Apr: Condemning the militant attack in Jammu, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Friday raised serious concerns against the anti-nationals that vitiate the atmosphere of peace in Jammu. Encounter of terrorists in Sunjwana area today is an eye-opener about the modus operandi of terrorism spreading its tentacles in Jammu region. It is happening when PMs visit is just two days away and it raises serious concerns, chief spokesperson of the party Sunil Sethi told reporters here.

Disengagement the way forward: Rajnath on Ladakh row

New Delhi 22 Apr: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the ongoing talks with China for a peaceful resolution of the eastern Ladakh row will continue and that the disengagement of the troops and de-escalation of the situation is the way forward. In an address at the biannual Army Commanders Conference, Singh also said that Indian troops are standing firm braving extreme weather and hostile forces to defend the countrys territorial integrity. In the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war, he also asked the top commanders of the Army to prepare for every possible security challenge that India may face in future including that of unconventional and asymmetric warfare.

High Court Bar suspends work in protest against attack

Jammu 22 Apr: The JK High Court Bar Association on Friday suspended work in protest against the militant attack here. The Bar has decided to suspend their work in the high court, subordinate courts, including tribunals and forms, today in protest against the terror incident, its general secretary, Surjeet Singh Andotra, said. This decision was taken at a meeting of officer bearers and members of the fraternity, he said.

US Congressman expresses concern over human rights situation in Kashmir

Washington 22 Apr: A prominent US Congressman has expressed concern over the human rights situation in Kashmir and emphasised that the US government must make clear that it expects better of democracies like India. The remarks by Congressman Andy Levin a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation came during a virtual Congressional briefing organised by the Indian American Muslim Council and 16 other groups on Wednesday. The Democratic Party Congressman emphasised the need for the US to take a clear stance on Indias human rights violations and make clear that the US cares about what happens in Kashmir and that we expect better of democracies like India.