April 2022 News

News Briefs for 26 April 2022

Government`s nonchalant attitude towards persisting power crises in J&K worrisome: Masoodi

Srinagar April 25 25 Apr: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi on Monday said that the J&K administration remains shockingly unperturbed by the predicaments of people in wake of the worst ever power crises in Jammu and Kashmir. The ruling dispensations both at the center and local level in J&K are sleeping over the pressing need to find an early solution to the worst ever power crises in Jammu and Kashmir. Such a crisis has never been witnessed in the last three decades.

Had no expectation from PM Modis visit: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar Apr 25 Apr: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that she had no expectation from PM Modis visit as people especially the youth of Kashmir have been pushed to the wall by the same dispensation. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Mehbooba said that she does not know what future the Prime Minister is talking about for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir when they have to face the wrath of administration. Responding to PM Modis reach out remark to Kashmiri youth, she said that the youths here are facing charges of PSA and UAPA what their grandparents and parents didn`t saw.

Three Militants Killed In Encounter In South Kashmir's Pulwama: Police

Srinagar 25 Apr: Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Pahoo area in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday, police said. Based on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the Pahoo area of Pulwama, government forces launched a search operation there, a police official said.

LeT hybrid militant arrested in Pampore

PAMPORE 25 Apr: Police in Pampore said that they received a specific input that a militant associate has got arms and ammunition from Lashkar-e-Taiba ( LeT) with the intention to kill non-local labourers in Pampore area, police said on Tuesday. Based on the input police along with Army 50RR and CRPF 110 Bn acted swiftly and apprehended one suspect Rayees Ahamd Mir son of Abdul Rashid Mir, resident of Chandhara Pampore and recovered one Chinese Pistol along with ammunition from his possession. During preliminary interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he received a pistol with ammunition and instructions from a LeT militant code name Haji to attack and kill at least two outside labourers in Pampore town.

Delimitation Report In Final Stage, However, POJK Refugees Fear The Worst

Srinagar 25 Apr: The Delimitation Commission, appointed by the Election Commission of India on the instructions of the NDA government is in the last stages of finalizing its report on Jammu & Kashmir. Although the leaders of 'Gupkar Alliance' have opposed the delimitation exercise, the New Delhi government strongly hopes that this exercise will be fair in giving due representation to every stakeholder of J&K and hence will rehabilitate peace and democracy in the troubled State. But if fears and objections raised by the community of displaced persons from Pakistan Occupied J&K (POJK) come true even partially, this exercise is doomed to nullify all the gains Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have promised the nation from their historic step of dilution of Article-370 and removal of clause 35A from the Indian Constitution.

Congress holds inter-faith prayer in Jammu, says politics of hate a threat to nation

Jammu 25 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress on Monday organised an inter-faith prayer meet here with its leader G A Mir expressing serious concern over politics of hate and vendetta . Mir led the Sarv Dharam Prarthana Sabha and said both the politics of hate and political vendetta are dangerous for the social, secular and democratic atmosphere in the country. Various religious leaders enlightened the gathering about the need for upholding the secular character and said no religion preaches hatred and intolerance.

Govt blocks 16 YouTube channels for spreading disinformation

New Delhi 25 Apr: The Centre on Monday blocked 16 YouTube channels, including six operating from Pakistan, and a Facebook account for spreading disinformation related to Indias national security, foreign relations and public order, according to an official statement. The blocked YouTube channels and the Facebook account had a cumulative viewership of over 68 crore and were spreading false, unverified information to create panic, incite communal disharmony and disturb public order in India, the statement issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said. None of the digital news publishers had furnished information to the ministry as required under Rule 18 of the IT Rules, 2021, it added.

Pakistan objects to PM Modis visit to J&K

Islamabad 25 Apr: Pakistan has objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Jammu and Kashmir and laying of foundation stones for the construction of the Rattle and Kwar hydroelectric projects on the Chenab river, which it claimed was a direct contravention of the Indus Waters Treaty. Prime Minister Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday for the first time for a public engagement since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. During the visit, Modi laid the foundation stone of the Rattle and Kwar hydroelectric projects, an 850 MW facility to be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar at a cost of around Rs 5,300 crore, and a 540 MW Kwar hydroelectric project to be built on the same river at a cost of over Rs 4,500 crore.

SC agrees to list after summer vacation pleas against abrogation of Article 370

New Delhi 25 Apr: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider listing after summer vacation the pleas challenging the Centres decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 which had given special status to Jammu and Kashmir. A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for one of the petitioners, that the plea needed an urgent hearing in view of the delimitation exercise being carried out in the state. This is the Article 370 matter.