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News Briefs for 10 May 2022

Hybrid LeT Militant Arrested In North Kashmir's Baramulla: Police

Srinagar 09 May: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a hybrid Lashkar-i-Toiba militant in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. News agency GNS quoted a police spokesman saying that the accused Tawheed Ahmad Haroon son of Late Khazir Mohammad resident of Delina Ghat, Baramull was apprehended by a joint team of Baramulla Police, Army 46 RR, 53 Bn CRPF and 2nd Bn SSB at a checkpoint near Juhama crossing Baramulla. A pistol, pistol magazine, nine live rounds of 9 mm pistol were recovered from his possession, police said. It said that the militant obtained the arms ammunition 'with intent to carry out terrorist activities in Baramulla and its adjacent areas'.

Sadhotra assails BJP for delivering lip service to POJK displaced persons, seeks Rs 25 lakh compensation per family

JAMMU MAY 09 (KNS) 09 May: Senior National Conference leader and former minister Mr Ajay Kumar Sadhotra today assailed the BJP for delivering just lip service to the POJK displaced persons instead of paying any heed to the recommendations of the then State Government led by Mr Omar Abdullah with regard to provision of one-time settlement of Rs 25 lakhs per family to 31619 displaced families. The National Conference led government had made a conscious decision during a cabinet meeting in 2014 by recommending a package for the POJK displaced persons of 1947, 1965 and 1971 involving around Rs 9025 crore but the Centre outrightly rejected it and arbitrarily announcsed a meagre Rs 2,000 crore for payment of far reduced rate of compensation at the rate of Rs 5.50 lakh per family, which too is not implemented in letter and spirit, Mr Sadhotra said while welcoming prominent political activists into the National Conference fold at a function held at Lower Muthi here. The former minister criticized the BJP for false slogans besides rhetoric on every crucial issue and said that the way the POJK displaced persons have been treated speaks volumes about its insensitivity towards their plight.

Two Civilians injured in ongoing encounter in shopian, airlifted to srinagar hospital, one critical

Shopian May 09 May: Two civilians sustained injuries during ongoing encounter in Pandoshan area of central Kashmir`s Bandipora District. Kashmir Police through its official Twitter handle informed that two civilians sustained injuries after in an initial cordon, militants fired upon them and tried to escape. Both the civilians have been airlifted to srinagar hospital for better treatment however one among them is critical, top official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), adding that cordon has been strengthen.

Lt Gen Aujla Takes Over As GoC 15 Corps

Srinagar 09 May: Lieutenant General Amardeep Singh Aujla on Monday took over as General officer Commanding of the strategic Chinar Corps of the India Army from Lt Gen D P Pandey, a defence spokesman said here. Lt Gen Pandey commanded the Corps in a critical phase of 2021, when Kashmir was confronted with the twin challenges of militancy and the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The tenure has been defined by an improved security environment prevailing at the Line of Control (LoC), as well as in hinterland.

Major J&K Parties Announce Joint Struggle Against Delimitation Report

Jammu 09 May: Major opposition parties, including the Congress, NC and PDP, on Monday announced a joint struggle against the recently released final report of the delimitation commission on Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was made after a three-hour long meeting of the parties and several social organisations under the banner of All Parties United Morcha (APUM) here. The delimitation panel on Jammu and Kashmir, formed in March 2020, on May 5 notified its final report giving six additional assembly seats to the Jammu region and one to the Kashmir Valley and bringing areas of Rajouri and Poonch under the Anantnag parliamentary seat.

Hope Supreme Court Restores Jammu And Kashmir's Special Status: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar 09 May: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said she was disappointed that the Supreme Court did not hear the petitions challenging the revocation of Article 370 for the last three years, but expressed hope that the apex court will do justice with Jammu and Kashmir and restore its special status. 'We are very disappointed that it has taken Supreme Court three years.