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News Briefs for 12 May 2022

G.A.Mir welcomes SC order on sedition Law, terms it as historical

Srinagar May 11 (KNS) 11 May: Reacting to the Supreme Court order of putting on hold the colonial era provision of sedition in abeyance, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Wednesday said the criticism of wrong policies cannot be repressed. Mir welcomed SC order terming it as historical, in the larger interest of the Nation. In a statement JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir termed the order of the Supreme Court as historical and said putting sedition law in abeyance is a step in right direction.

One terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter, ops on: IGP

Bandipora 11 May: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone on Wednesday said that one terrorist has been killed in the ongoing encounter in Sirander area of Bandipora district. Kashmir zone police, while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle informed that one terrorist has been killed and one AK Rifle, 03 magazines have also been recovered. IGP said that the killed terrorist was a part of newly infiltrated group.

Statements by Mehbooba Mufti an insult to B R Ambedkar: Tarun Chugh

Srinagar 11 May: BJP national general secretary, Tarun Chugh on Wednesday said that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar has given the right to equality in the constitution, however, statements by Mehbooba Mufti are an insult to him. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Chugh said that there is government of Narendra Mod in the country which is running with "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas". Whether it is Covid or any scheme of the central government, from 2014 till today, whether 12 crore houses have got gas or 11 crore houses have toilets or 40 crore poor have opened their bank accounts or 50 crore poor have medical facilities.

Pak To Resume Trade With India Suspended After 2019 Kashmir Development

Islamabad 11 May: The Pakistan government under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to resume trade with India, designating a trade minister for the task. Though the decision is being seen as a major development in terms of countrys dire economic condition, it is also being seen as a major compromise by Islamabad and a back step from its previous stance against India after August 5, 2019. In a federal cabinet meeting, chaired by Shehbaz Sharif, it was decided that Pakistan will be working towards reopening of trade with India and appointing Pakistan People Partys Qamar Zamar Kaira as Minister of Trade, in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi for the task.

Massive search operation launched along IB in Samba to sanitise border villages

Jammu 11 May: Police and other security forces on Wednesday launched a massive search operation along the International Border (IB) in Samba district to sanitize the border villages ahead of Amarnath Yatra next month, officials said. The joint operation by police, Army, BSF and CRPF is underway at village Glad and adjoining areas near the border fence, the officials said. The primary focus of the operation is on village Glad due to its close proximity to the border as well as (Jammu-Pathankot) National highway, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Operations, Samba G R Bhardwaj told reporters.

People have to unite to fight attack on dignity: Mehbooba

Srinagar 11 May: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said people of Jammu and Kashmir will have to unite to fight back the attack on their dignity and identity. There is no way out because of the circumstances Jammu and Kashmir is going through after August 2019, these circumstances demand that we unite. People from all walks of life, be it Gujjar, Pahari, Kashmiri, youth, women, Mehbooba said at a party function here.

Rapid growth in locals joining militant ranks: Officials

New Delhi 11 May: The exponential growth in local youngsters joining militant ranks in Kashmir over the last two years is a cause of concern for the security establishment with officials saying such operatives constitute about 60 per cent of the total active strength, CRPF sources said on Wednesday. At the same time, as per the sources, out of the around 150-163 active militants in the Union Territory at present, 85 are stated to be foreigners, largely Pakistanis. The share of local or home-grown militants among the overall numbers of these operatives has grown exponentially over the last about two years time.

SC puts on hold sedition law, says no FIRs or any other proceedings till govt re-examines it

New Delhi 11 May: In a path-breaking order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the colonial-era penal law on sedition till an appropriate government forum re-examines it and directed the Centre and states to not register any fresh FIR invoking the offence. Besides the lodging of FIRs, ongoing probes, pending trials and all proceedings under the sedition law across the country will also be in abeyance, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana ruled. In its significant order on the law that has been under intense public scrutiny for its use as a tool against expressions of dissent, including on social media, the bench spoke of the need to balance the interests of civil liberties and citizens with that of the State.