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News Briefs for 16 May 2022

Running With India But Supporting Pak Won't Do: Sharma

Jammu 15 May: Criticising the Kashmir based politicians' duplicity, BJP Spokesperson, YV Sharma said that there are some politicians who adopted a policy of 'running with India ostensibly but are actually supporting Pakistan' for last seven decades which have caused immense bloodshed and hardships to the, otherwise, peace-loving and simple people of J&K while amassing wealth and enjoying, both, pelf and power.

Targetted Killings Are Evil Designs Of Pakistan To Wound Kashmir: Ravinder Raina

Srinagar 15 May: BJP's J&K unit president Ravinder Raina on Sunday said that targetted killings are evil designs of Pakistan to wound Kashmir and the neighbouring country has always shed blood of Kashmiri people. Raina said this while talking to newsmen after meeting L G Manoj Sinha in the backdrop of killing of Rahul Bhat by the terrorists in Chadoora office Thursday.

Abdullahs, Muftis destroyed Kashmir culture to please Pakistan, ISI; Shedding Crocodile tears on Pandits: Tarun Chugh

Srinagar 15 May: BJP national general secretary and J&K in-charge of the part Tarun Chugh today blasted National Conference president Farooq Abdullah for his " chameleon conduct " saying that after destroying the Hindus in J&K he is now trying to play a dual politics. Chugh said the Abdullah family engineered the destruction of pandit families in J&K for it`s petty political gains. Chugh ridiculed Abdullah for his crocodile tears.

Don`t leave Kashmir, will bear this tragedy together: PAGD to Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar May 15 May: People`s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Sunday urged Kashmiri Pandits not to leave Kashmir adding that they share equal pain and will together bear this tragedy. The appeal by the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) came after the conglomerate met Jammu and Kashmiri Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here. The meeting was over the issue of security of Kashmiri pandit employees in the aftermath of the killing of Rahul Bhat that has sparked protests by community members.

Omar reaffirms unflinching commitment to welfare of all sections of J&K, Ladakh

Jammu May ( KNS ) 15 May: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday made a fervent appeal to people to remain united and not allow anyone to strike regional, and religious discord. He made these comments while addressing a public gathering at Dak Bangalow Surankote. He was accompanied by party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Senior leaders Mian Altaf Ahmed, Javed Rana, Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Provincial President Rattan Lal Gupta, YNC Provincial President Ajaz Jan, Deputy Political Advisor to VP Mudassir Shahmiri, NC OBC Cell chairman Abdul Gani Kohli and other party functionaries.

TRF Conspiracy Case: NIA conducts searches at 4 locations in Kashmir, 2 held

Srinagar 15 May: National Investigation Agency conducted searches at multiple locations on Saturday in a case related to activities of TRF outfit and its commander Sajjad Gul and also arrested two accused persons. According to statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), NIA conducted searches at 04 locations in Kashmir valley in the districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian and arrested two accused in NIA case no. RC-32/2021/NIA/DLI.

22-Year-Old Shopkeeper Killed In 'Crossfire' In Kashmir, Say Police

Srinagar 15 May: A shopkeeper was killed in 'cross firing' when security forces were chasing a suspect after he jumped a police check post in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, said the police. The J&K police chief termed the killing of 22-year-old a sad incident. Shoib Ahmad Ganai, the shopkeeper, was critically injured after he received multiple gunshots. He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

BJP using diversionary tactics as it failed to keep promises: Omar

Jammu 15 May: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Sunday alleged the BJP was using diversionary tactics as it failed to keep its promises and provide justice to any section of the society in Jammu and Kashmir. The former chief minister said his party will scuttle every attempt of the BJP and will safeguard the rights of the people to start a new phase of development, once it returns to power. Addressing his party workers at Surankote in the border district of Poonch, he said nothing has changed in Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019, when the BJP-led central government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two union territories.

PM Modi crystal clear that he will never allow cross-border terrorism: Jaishankar

New Delhi 15 May: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been crystal clear that he will never allow terrorism, especially of the cross-border nature, to be normalised, and this determination has shaped Indias policy towards Pakistan since 2014, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has said. Writing in the book Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery, Jaishankar recalled Modis parting instructions for him when he was set for his SAARC Yatra in 2015 after becoming foreign secretary. The PM told me that he had great confidence in my experience and judgement, but there is one thing I should keep in mind when I arrive at Islamabad.

Rahul Bhats killing: LG orders inquiry into use of force against protesting Pandits

Srinagar 15 May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the use of force against the Kashmiri Pandit employees who were protesting the killing of Rahul Bhat. Protests were held at several places in J-K against the killing as well as against the failure of the administration to provide security to the Kashmiri pandit employees. Police used batons and tear smoke shells at Sheikhpora in Budgam on Friday to quell the protest.

Sense of insecurity increasing: J&K BJP to LG

Srinagar 15 May: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Sunday said a sense of insecurity among Kashmiri Pandit employees is increasing due to the recent spurt in killings of Hindus by terrorists, asserting that an exodus of members of the community from the valley will be a black spot on the initiatives of the government. In a memorandum to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha by a BJP delegation led by its J&K unit president Ravinder Raina, which called on Sinha at Raj Bhavan here, the party also said that it will be a disastrous step if the Kashmiri Pandit (KP) employees leave the valley. The BJPs memorandum to LG comes in the aftermath of the killing of Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, which has sparked protests by community members.