May 2022 News

News Briefs for 24 May 2022

2 hybrid `terrorists` of LeT arrested in Srinagar: IGP

Srinagar 23 May: Inspector general of police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that Srinagar police have arrested two local hybrid `terrorists` of LeT outfit. Kashmir zone police while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said that incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession. IGP termed it as a big success for the police and said that further investigation was going on.

No plans to disengage employees working under Rehber-e-Khel, Rehbar-e-Jamglat, NYC scheme: Govt

Srinagar 23 May: The government of Jammu and Kashmir said that they have no plans to disengage employees working under Rehber-e-Khel, Rehbar-e-Jamglat and NYC scheme. In a Tweet, DIPK J&K informed that this is to clarify that the government has no such plans. This is to clarify that the Govt of J&K has no plans to disengage employees who are working under Rehber-e-Khel, Rehbar-e-Janglat and NYC scheme, it Tweeted.

Two hybrid millitant of LeT arrested along with arms, ammo in Srinagar

Srinagar 23 May: Srinagar police on Monday arrested two hybrid millitants of LeT outfit along with arms and ammunition in Chanpora area of Srinagar. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), during a Cordon and Search Operation in Chanpora area, Srinagar Police arrested 2 hybrid militants of proscribed terror outfit LeT/TRF namely Aamir Mushtaq Ganai @Mussa S/o Mushtaq Ahmed Ganai and Ajlan Altaf Bhat S/o Mohd Altaf Bhat-both residents of Chanpora. The statement reads that incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 15 pistols, 30 magazines, 300 rounds & 1 silencer recovered.

3 hybrid militants arrested for Sarpanchs killing in Baramulla: Police

Srinagar 23 May: Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the murder case of a Sarpanch, a month after the incident took place, in Baramulla district, with the arrest of three hybrid militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). Three pistols, two grenades, other arms and ammunition, and some incriminating material have been retrieved from the possession of the arrested militants, a police official from the north Kashmir district said. The three persons apprehended have been identified as Noor Mohammad Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Parray, and Ashiq Hussain Parrayall, all residents of Goshbugh, Pattan.

Not only militants, but those running militancy ecosystem our target: LG Sinha

Srinagar 23 May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday said that the roots of militancy remained stronger in Jammu and Kashmir and that his administration is resolved to not only target those who kill people with guns but also those who are running this ecosystem. Addressing agitating Kashmiri Pandits at Sheikhpura area of Budgam district, Sinha said that the people have borne the brunt of militancy and the administration will not stay calm until the ecosystem is put to an end. Militancy roots have remained stronger here in Jammu and Kashmir and there was a time when even the case was not being registered.

BJP trying to provoke Muslims to create opportunity for their genocide: Mehbooba

Srinagar 23 May: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged that the fundamentals of the country are being shaken, its Constitution shredded, and the BJP ministers are competing among themselves to harass Muslims. The former chief minister also accused the BJP of trying to provoke and instigate the Muslims to create an opportunity for their genocide. Mehboobas remarks came in response to a question over Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarmas statement that madrassas should cease to exist.

Some in J&K administration creating controversies to defame BJP, says Raina

Jammu 23 May: BJP president Ravinder Raina on Monday alleged that a lobby is working to defame his party as he tried to pacify angry workers protesting the re-advertising of posts under three schemes where these people were employed. The government had on Friday re-advertised Rehbar-e-Janglat, Rehbar-e-Zirat and Rehbar-e-Khel posts through the Service Selection Board and had said additional weightage and age relaxation will be given to those already working on these posts. Hundreds of people employed under these schemes on Monday assembled outside BJP headquarters and staged a demonstration demanding revocation of the order under apprehension of end of their services.

'Seditious' Article Probe: JIC Gets Kashmir Journalist's Custody

Jammu 23 May: The custody of journalist Fahad Shah who remains detained under the Public Safety Act has been transferred to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC), Jammu, in connection with investigations into a case by the State Investigation Agency. The case pertains to the arrest of a PhD candidate under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for an article appearing under his name on the online news magazine - thekashmirwalla.com - headed by Fahad Shah, 11 years ago. The agency said the article published on November 6, 2011, was 'highly provocative, seditious and intended to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir'.

AAP To Contest All Seats In Upcoming J&K Assembly Elections

Jammu 23 May: Buoyed by the big win in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to field its candidates in all the constituencies across Jammu and Kashmir in the upcoming assembly elections. This was announced on Monday at the first-ever convention of the AAP in south Kashmir's Kulgam by Imran Hussain, Delhi's cabinet minister, who is in charge of elections in Kashmir. He said the AAP has decided to fight the upcoming assembly elections from all the constituencies.