May 2022 News

News Briefs for 13 May 2022

Mehbooba Trying To Ignite Communal Divide With Hate Speeches: Nirmal

Jammu 12 May: Senior BJP leader and former Dy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today accused PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti of trying to ignite communal tension with her hate speeches. 'Scared to face elections and desperate to regain lost political ground, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to ignite communal tension with her hate speeches,' he said while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters on Thursday.

Bijbehara Encounter: Militants Flee, Operation Called Off

Srinagar 12 May: The militants who were engaged in a gunfight with joint team of police and army in south Kashmir's Anantnag district yesterday have escaped from the encounter site after which the operation has been called off, officials said on Thursday.

Altaf Bukhari condemns killing of a Kashmiri Pandit, Rahul Bhatt

Srinagar May 12 (KNS) 12 May: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has strongly condemned the attack on a Kashmiri Pandit, Rahul Bhatt a government employee working in Tehsil office Chadoora in Central Kashmir`s Budgam district. While strongly condemning the attack, Bukhari said that it is very tragic to see this senseless bloodshed of innocents. Our fellow Kashmiris are suffering due to acts of violence and there seems to be no end to this madness, he remarked.

Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah condemns brutal killing of Kashmiri Pandit

Srinagar May 12 (KNS) 12 May: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and MP from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah today condemned the brutal killing of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat in Budgam. In his words of condemnation, Dr Farooq said such , "I unequivocally condemn the dastardly attack on Rahul Bhatt. The sole purpose of such dastardly and heinous acts is to vitiate the atmosphere of Kashmir.

JKPCC strongly condemns killing of Revenue Employee

Srinagar May 12 ( KNS ) 12 May: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) strongly condemned the killing of Revenue employee,terming the act as heinous and mindless. JKPCC has strongly condemned the killing of Revenue Employee Rahul Bhat in Tehsil Office Chadoora by unidentified gunmen, terming the incident ghastly, highly condemnable and mindless act. The perpetrators of the heinous crime must know that they cannot achieve anything by killing innocent people to satisfy their masters.

Killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat in Budgam barbaric: CPI(M)

Srinagar May 12 (KNS) 12 May: CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday condemned the killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat in Chadoora area of Budgam and termed the incident as unfortunate ,tragic and said such barbaric incidents have no place in a civilised society. Such brutal killings are harmful for the society and cant be justified under any circumstances, he added. While expressing condolence to the bereaved family, he demanded an immediate end to the killings .

Kashmir Pandit employee killed inside office in Budgam

Anantnag 12 May: Kashmiri Pandit, an employee of the Revenue department in Budgam district, was shot at and killed by unidentified pistol-borne militants inside his chamber at the Tehsil office Chadoora in Budgam. Following the killing, hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, living in secure colonies in different parts of Kashmir valley, came out and blocked roads as they demanded immediate action by the authorities. The slain man has been identified as Rahul Bhat.

At least 168 militants operating in J&K, 75 killed this year: Army

Jammu 12 May: At least 168 militants are operating in Jammu and Kashmir while 75 have been killed in encounters with security forces this year, officials said. Among those neutralised include 21 foreign militants, they pointed out. In the past 11 months, 11 militants were encountered and 12 infiltration bids were foiled in the vicinity of the Line of Control (LoC) alone, they said.

Pakistans Parliament passes resolution denouncing delimitation exercise in J&K

Islamabad 12 May: Pakistans Parliament on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution denouncing the alleged Indian attempt of demographic changes in Kashmir through a delimitation commission. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who moved the resolution, said that the alleged Indian move is aimed at artificially altering the electoral strength of the Muslim majority in Jammu and Kashmir, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported. The resolution categorically rejected the delimitation commission report and alleged that through the delimitation exercise, India is making attempts to further its illegal actions of August 5, 2019 and subsequent measures.

Pakistan Says, 'No Change' In Trade Policy With India

Islamabad 12 May: Pakistan on Wednesday said the appointment of a 'trade minister' in New Delhi was a routine process and there was 'no change' in its trade policy with India. On Tuesday, media reports said Qamar Zaman had been made Pakistan's 'trade minister in New Delhi', giving rise to speculation of a thaw in the present frigid bilateral trade relations between the two neighbours.

Power Thefts: Corporations Of Jammu And Kashmir In The Red

Jammu 12 May: Both the power distributing corporations of Jammu and Kashmir have been facing over 50% aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses due to power theft for years, but nothing concrete has been done to recover the same so far. Instead of sealing the gaps, the corporations have now proposed increase in the power tariff to reduce the losses.