April 2022 News

News Briefs for 27 April 2022

Terror module of HM involved in recent killing of a Panch busted in Kulgam: Police

Kulgam 26 Apr: Kulgam Police busted a terror module of HM involved in the recent killing of a Panch at Village Kulpora and three terrorist associates have been arrested so far and recovered incriminating materials including 02 grenades and a Pistol with 08 rounds. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), on March 03 militants shot dead a Panch namely Mohd Yaqoob Dar som of Gh Mohd Dar of Kulpora Kulgam. In this regard, a case with FIR No.

Unfortunate that Supreme Court took 3 years to make mention of Article 370: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar 26 Apr: People`s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that it was unfortunate that it took three years for the Supreme Court to even make a mention of a sensitive issue like Article 370. Talking to reporters during her visit to Anantnag, Mehbooba said that it was very unfortunate that Supreme Court took 3 years to make a mention of such a sensitive issue, which abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in an unconstitutional and illegal manner. "I don`t know when the Supreme Court will enlist it, but I hope it will maintain a status quo on the special status and pre-August 05, 2019 position of Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants Use Chilli Powder To Snatch CRPF Mans Rifle in South Kashmir

Srinagar 26 Apr: In what seemed to be like a scene from a Bollywood movie, unidentified militants on Tuesday made an abortive bid to snatch a rifle of a CRPF jawan by throwing chilli powder in his eyes in South Kashmir. The broad daylight attack took place at Reshi Bazar in the main town of Anantnag district around Tuesday afternoon. Unknown militants threw chilli powder at a CRPF personnel, who was performing duty at the gate of a Kashmiri Pandit family, reports said.

Grenade attack on CRPF bus in Kulgam

Srinagar 26 Apr: Suspected militants hurled a grenade towards CRPF bus in Barzloo area of South Kashmirs Kulgam district on Tuesday. A top police officer said that militants lobbed a grenade on an 18BN CRPF vehicle, and the grenade exploded with a loud bang. However no loss of life or injury was reported till this report was being filed. Meanwhile, the entire area was cordoned off to nab fleeing militants.

Two JeM militants arrested in Baramulla

Srinagar 26 Apr: Security forces arrested two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants from Baramulla district on Tuesday and seized arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said here. Acting on a tip-off, the security forces set up a mobile check-point at Hanjiveera in the Pattan area of Baramulla in the early hours, the officials said. During the searches, two suspects were apprehended and two pistols and two chinese grenades recovered from their possession, an official said.

Militancy Forced 64,827 KP Families To Leave Kashmir: MHA

New Delhi 26 Apr: Militancy forced 64,827 Kashmiri Pandit families to leave the Kashmir valley in the early 1990s and settle in Jammu, Delhi, and some other parts of the country, government has said. According to the annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for 2020-21, as many as 14,091 civilians and 5,356 security force personnel lost their lives to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir between the 1990s, when militancy first reared its head in the valley, and 2020. Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is intricately linked with infiltration of militancy from across the border, the report said.

NIA Takes Over Jammu Attack Case

Jammu 26 Apr: The NIA Tuesday took over the case of last week`s militant strike near an army camp here, officials said, as one of the three arrestees confessed to transporting militants from the International Border to Kashmir in the past also, sending alarm bells ringing in the security establishment. The case relates to the attack on a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) bus and the subsequent encounter in Sunjwan area on the outskirts of the city on Friday. While two Pashto-speaking suicide bombers of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit were eliminated in the encounter, an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of CISF lost his life in the militant attack.

JK Election Authority Issues Schedule For Preparation Of Final Electoral Rolls

Jammu 26 Apr: Election Authority (Financial Commissioner Revenue J&K) has issued a schedule for preparation of final electoral rolls to be used for holding elections to Gurudwara Prabandhak Committees in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. As per a communiqué issued here Tuesday, in this regard, the Photo Electoral Rolls (PER) are being prepared for the first time for these elections. The qualifying date is 01-04-2022.

Statement About Kashmir Being Occupied By Military Is Not Protected Under Freedom Of Speech, Says HC

Srinagar 26 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court said that the protection under Constitution's Article 19(A) is not granted on statements that Kashmir is occupied by the military or that the residents of the Valley have been reduced to slaves, reported Bar and Bench on Monday. Article 19(A) deals with freedom of speech and expression. 'It is one thing to criticise the government for its negligence and express outrage on the violation of human rights of the people but it is quite another to advocate that the people of a particular part of the country are slaves of the government of India or that they are under occupation of armed forces of the country,' the order dated April 22 stated.