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News Briefs for 08 May 2022

2 Hybrid terrorists of HM arrested in Bandipora, arms & ammo recovered: Police

Bandipora 07 May: Two hybrid terrorists of HM outfit were arrested in Bandipora district along with arms and ammunition on Saturday, police said here. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), based on a specific input regarding movement of Hybrid terrorists from Bandipora to Srinagar, a joint naka was established near Wular Vantage Aragam by Bandipora police,13 RR Army & 3rd BN CRPF. The statement added that while conducting search of pedestrians & vehicles, two individuals were observed moving suspiciously in an Alto Car bearing Reg.

6 Gujjar organisations thank PM for grant of political reservation to STs

Jammu 07 May: Six main organisations of Gujjars and Bakerwals Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for granting political reservation to STs of Jammu and Kashmir They also welcomed the Delimitation Commissions final notification reserving nine seats for Scheduled Tribes in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. In a joint statement Gurjardesh Charitable Trust Jammu, Tribal Research & Cultural Foundation Jammu, Akhil Bhartiya Gurjar Mahasaba Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar Bakerwal Joint Forum Reasi, Gujjar Bakarwal Ithad Council Rajouri and Sarimastaan Tribal Gurjar Welfare Foundation Poonch stated that reservation of nine seats including six in Jammu and 03 in Kashmir Division for tribals (STs) in J-K assembly is a step that will prove historic towards empowerment of tribal communities. The statement reads that though the Gujjars and Bakerwals were declared ST in 1991 but it took 31 years of wait for the tribes to get political reservation in 2022, which is a part of their legitimate rights as STs.

Biased & politically motivated Rajni Patil expresses dismay over delimitation report

nagar May 7 07 May: (KNS) AICC Incharge Jammu & Kashmir Rajani Patil (MP)Saturday held threadbare discussions over the current political situation, besides organizational affairs and activities with senior leaders of Kashmir here in Srinagar. Patil also received feedback with regard to organizational affairs and activities in all the districts of the valley. AICC Incharge Rajani Patil interacted with former Legislators, PCC Office bearers, District Presidents and other party functionaries covering all the districts of Kashmir while reviewing the current political situation in Kashmir.

Dr Farooq reiterates party`s stand on Delimitation exercise

Srinagar May 07 (KNS) 07 May: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday reiterated the Party`s stand on delimitation report, saying no amount of gerrymandering can change the ground situation in J&K, Ladakh. This he said while integrating with media persons on the side-lines of his visit to Boteng, Kulgam where he had gone to condole with the bereaved family of party`s Vice District President Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Dar. On the occasion he was accompanied by party Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, MP Hasnain Masoodi, South Zone President Dr. Bashir Veeri, District President Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi, Party leaders Riyaz Khan, Abdul Rahman Tantray and others.

Jubilant J&K: Extension of central laws after abrogation of Art.370 established equitable society across J&K

SRINAGAR 07 May: With the extension of 890 Central laws applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, repeal of 205 state laws and modification of 129 laws after the abrogation of Article 370, a system of equitable justice has been established in J&K for all sections of people. The rights of weaker sections like Scheduled Tribes, other traditional forest dwellers, Scheduled Castes and Safai Karamcharis are now ensured by the application of relevant Acts. Rights of children and senior citizens are now being ensured.

SIA crackdown against misuse of SIM cards, searches multiple locations in Kashmir

Srinagar 07 May: In the face of ever increasing misuse of SIM cards by terrorists, their OGW associates, narcotics smugglers and other criminals, SIA in 11 different FIR cases carried out searches of 19 premises spread all over Kashmir. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a majority of the premises belonged to Point of Sale (POS) vendors who sold these cards in violation of Department of Telecom regulations and in a manner that amounts to forgery and cheating. The statement reads that in three cases, preliminary evidence strongly indicated that the SIMS were procured to help the terrorists in maintaining their communication with their handlers across the border and other modules inside J&K.

Socio-Political organisations, leaders welcome political reservation for STs

Srinagar 07 May: The political reservation for Scheduled Tribes in the legislative assembly of Jammu and Kashmir recommended by the delimitation commission has been welcomed by serval Socio-political organisation and leaders, terming it as a historic step for inclusive development and empowerment of the marginalised tribal communities. They, however, rued the successive establishments for not implementing the political reservation for the last 30 years since communities were notified as STs after prolonged struggle. Dr Javed Rahi, Secretary J&K Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation (TRCF), a premier organisation associated with welfare of STs termed the historic step a boon for empowerment and welfare of downtrodden Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities among other tribes.

6 Gujjar organisations thank PM for grant of political reservation to STs

Jammu 07 May: Six main organisations of Gujjars and Bakerwals Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for granting political reservation to STs of Jammu and Kashmir. They also welcomed the Delimitation Commissions final notification reserving nine seats for Scheduled Tribes in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. In a joint statement Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust Jammu, Tribal Research & Cultural Foundation Jammu, Akhil Bhartiya Gurjar Mahasabha Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar Bakerwal Joint Forum Reasi, Gujjar Bakarwal Ithad Council Rajouri and Sarimastaan Tribal Gurjar Welfare Foundation Poonch stated that reservation of nine seats including six in Jammu and 03 in Kashmir Division for tribals (STs) in J&K assembly is a step that will prove historic towards empowerment of tribal communities.

Policeman killed by militants in Srinagar

Srinagar 07 May: A policeman was shot at and killed after militants attacked him on Srinagars busy Ali Jan Road on Saturday. Early on Saturday morning, a police spokesperson said that the constable in civvies on his way to office on a motorcycle was fired upon by militants at Aiwa bridge along Ali Jan Road in the city. The injured constable was shifted to nearby SKIMS hospital, Soura where doctors termed his condition as critical.

Road to J&Ks prosperity has to pass through its villages: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR 07 May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today emphasized that the policies and development plans for districts and concerned departments must accord higher priority to rural development as road to prosperity of Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir has to pass through its villages. Highlighting the role of rural infrastructure, self-employment, and agrarian society, the Lt Governor observed that the concerned departments policies should be based on pragmatism in order to harness the tremendous potential of our villages. Around 70% of J&Ks population is dependent on agriculture and allied activities.

BJP Will Form Govt With Its Own Chief Minister: Raina

Srinagar 07 May: K BJP president Ravinder Raina told reporters on the sidelines of a function at the party headquarters here. Congress leader Raju Sharma, along with scores of his supporters, joined the BJP in the presence of Raina, former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta and BJP general secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul. BJP is growing very fast with daily joining of prominent leaders from opposition camps and we are moving towards our mission of 50 plus seats in the next assembly elections, Raina said, claiming that the wave is in favour of his party due to the pro-people policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and the hard work of the party workers.

Former J&K Minister, Four Other NPP Members Join AAP

New Delhi 07 May: In what was seen as a boost to the Arvind Kejriwal led party`s expansion plan in Jammu and Kashmir, former State Education Minister and National Panthers Party chairman Harshdev Singh joined the AAP here on Saturday. Along with him, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party`s state president Rajesh Pargotra, State Secretaries Gagan Pratap and Purshottam as well as it`s Delhi unit chief Suresh Dogra also joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of the its Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh and senior leaders Imran Husain and Durgesh Pathak. This is the beginning of a new chapter in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir, AAP Rajya Sabha MP told a joint press conference here at party headquarters while welcoming Singh and other newly inducted members.