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News Briefs for 22 May 2022

War Against Terrorism In Final Phase: Rana

Jammu 21 May: Noting with satisfaction the decisive onslaught on terrorism and its eco-system in Jammu and Kashmir, Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today lauded the valiant security forces for wiping out the menace with pro-active support of the people, who want end to alien gun culture and peace to prevail for progress and prosperity.

Issues Faced By KPs Working In Kashmir Will Be Addressed: Manoj Sinha

Srinagar 21 May: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said the issues faced by Kashmiri Pandits working in the Valley, including their safety concerns, will be addressed. 'I would not like to go into the statistics of now and then. You are from here and you know it as well that the situation now is better than before. But unfortunately an odd incident (of violence) takes places once every few months. We are working out a strategy with police and other security forces to tackle this,' Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

My father was killed for saying what he believed in: Sajad Lone

Srinagar May 21 May: Remembering Father on his 20th death anniversary, People`s Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Saturday said that his father was killed for saying what he believed in. In a series of tweets Sajad Lone said, "remembering my father Abdul Gani Lone. Every year as 21st May approaches I start trembling.

PC pays rich tributes to Abdul Gani Lone, Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq

Srinagar May 21 (KNS) 21 May: A commemorative meeting of the Peoples Conference took place today in which glowing tributes were paid to Abdul Gani Lone on his 20th martyrdom anniversary and Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq on his 32nd martyrdom anniversary. Meeting was presided over by Sr. Vice President and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil. Those who paid glowing tributes to both the leaders include former minister Syed Basharat Bukhari former MP Nazir Ahmad Laway, Former MLA`s Maulana Abid Ansari, Mansoor Suharwardy, Abbas Wani, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Sr.Leaders Raja Aijaz Ali, DDC Chairman Kupwara Irfan Pandithpori, Youth President JK PC Sheikh Imran, Irfan Matoo, Adnan Ashraf Mir, Irfan Mattoo, Mohammad Sulaiman Bhat, Sulaiman Mir.

10 labourers found dead in Ramban tunnel mishap

Anantnag 21 May: The death toll in the Ramban tunnel collapse has reached ten, with the recovery of as many bodies, which brought an end to the more than 40 hour long rescue operation amid strong winds, shooting stones and a massive landslide. An FIR has been registered against the construction firm entrusted with constructing the tunnel. The cave-in took place some 30 t0 40 meters inside an under-construction tunnel (T3) near Khooni Nallah of Makerkote in Ramsu area in Ramban district along the national highway.

J&K witnesses completion of 65000 projects in 3 years

SRINAGAR 21 May: Reflecting exponential rise in completion of development works and establishing itself as leader from laggard in the world of progress and prosperity, Jammu and Kashmir has completed over 60,000 development projects in the past three years. According to official document, 66,724 development projects have been completed in the Union Territory from 2019 to January 2022. The break up details stated that 9229 projects have been completed during 2018-19, 12637 in 2019-20, 21943 during 2020-21 exhibiting a steep increase as compared to previous years achievements while 22975 works have been completed during the financial year 2021-22, till January 2022.

Second time in history, J&K legislative assembly has no role in presidential election

Srinagar 21 May: For the second time in history, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly members would not be part of the presidential elections likely to take place in July. Elected MLAs and MPs from Jammu and Kashmir were not part of the 1992 presidential elections due to absence of the Legislative Assembly. Also, elections to Parliamentary seats were not conducted because of the worsening situation.

Delimitation report tailor-made, contrary to ground realities: Azad

Jammu 21 May: Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the current tourism boom in Kashmir is due to the rising temperature in the rest of the country and not because of any improved situation. Azad made the assertion, reiterating his stand on the Delimitation Commission report, saying that the tailor-made report is in contradiction with the ground realities . The J&K former chief minister called for united efforts to finish militancy and also urged the government to accept the genuine demands of vulnerable sections of the society to ensure that they are not put in harms way.

Kashmiri Pandits take out protest march in Srinagar

Srinagar 21 May: Kashmiri Pandits took out a protest march on Saturday against the killing of Rahul Bhat and staged a sit-in in front of clock tower in Lal Chowk demanding justice for the slain government employee. Rahul Bhat (35), who had got the job of a clerk under the special employment package for migrants in 20120-11, was gunned down by militants inside the Tehsil office in Chadoora town on May 12. Kashmiri Pandits assembled near Bund in the Lal Mandi area of the city and held a puja for Bhat on the banks of the Jhelum river, following which they began to march towards Lal Chowk.

Shutdown in parts of Srinagar on Mirwaizs death anniversary

Srinagar 21 May: A bandh was observed in parts of Srinagar on Saturday to pay tributes to Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone on their death anniversary, officials said. The bandh was called by the Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Most of the shops in the downtown areas of the city, including Nowhatta, Gojwara and Rajouri Kadal, were shut, the officials said.