News Briefs for 26 May 2022
People Fed Up , Annoyed With Deceitful Politics Of Traditional Parties In J&K: Altaf BukhariSrinagar 25 May: Apni Party (AP) President Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, on Tuesday said people are fed-up and annoyed with the deceitful politics of the traditional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a party function here, he alleged that the traditional parties and their leaders have been befooling and misleading people by playing with their sentiments over the years.
Life Sentence 'too Little' For Yasin Malik, Says Bhasha Sumbli Of 'The Kashmir Files'Srinagar 25 May: 'The Kashmir Files' actress Bhasha Sumbli, who played the stunning role of Sharda Pandit in Vivek Agnihotri film, has said that Yasin Malik should have been given the death sentence. A separatist who masterminded the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1989-90, Malim was sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by the NIA court in the terror funding case in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Court awards life imprisonment to Yasin Malik in terror-funding caseSrinagar 25 May: The National Investigation Agencys special court at Delhis Patiala
House Court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to JKLF chief Yasin
Malik in a terror funding case after he pleaded guilty in the
case. Reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that the court
after hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment awarded life
imprisonment to Yasin Malik. NIA Special Judge, while pronouncing the judgement announced life
imprisonment under section 121 IPC and section 20 of UAPA.
Life imprisonment to Yaseen Malik unfortunate, setback to efforts for peace: PAGDSRINAGAR May 25 (KNS) 25 May: Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Wednesday said that the life
imprisonment given to Yaseen Malik is unfortunate and a setback to the
efforts for peace. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), PAGD
spokesperson, M Y Tarigami said that they are afraid that this will
further compound the uncertainties in the region and will only fuel more
alienation and separatist feelings. The statement added that the NIA Court has delivered its verdict but not justice.
TV artist killed, her nephew injured in militant attack in BudgamSrinagar 25 May: A TV artist was killed, while her nephew was injured after
militants fired upon them in Hishroo area of Chadoora in Budgam district
on Wednesday. Reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS) , said that militants fired upon the ladu identified as Ambreen and her 10-year-old nephew outside her home in Hishroo Chadoora. They said that the duo was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital
for treatment, where Ambreen was declared dead on arrival.
3 Pakistani militants, cop killed in Baramulla gunfight: PoliceAnantnag 25 May: Three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit and a
policeman were among four people killed in a chance encounter between
militants and government forces Kreeri area of North Kashmirs Baramulla
district, police said. The slain militants believed to be Pakistani nationals were identified
as Haneef, Ali Bhai, and Shah Wali. They had been active in this area
for the last three to four months.
BJP welcomes Delhi court verdict against MalikJammu 25 May: Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on
Wednesday welcomed the Delhi courts order awarding life imprisonment to
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik in a militancy funding case, saying that the
separatist leader deserved it for the sins committed against the people
and the country . Raina also lashed out at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for speaking against
the verdict and said militants are no friends with anyone as is evident
that thousands of Muslims, along with members of minority communities
like Pandits and Sikhs, were killed by Pakistan-sponsored militants. He (Malik) himself pleaded guilty before the NIA court which has now
awarded him the life sentence.
Due to compelling circumstances, UAPA has become what it was never meant to be: HCSrinagar 25 May: UAPA was legislation for preventing unlawful
activities but due to compelling circumstances, it has become what it
was never meant to be, the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
said on Wednesday. A division bench comprising justices Sanjeev Kumar and V C Koul made
this observation while granting bail to PDP youth leader Waheed Para in a
terror-related case. UAPA Act, as is apparent from its name, was initially envisaged to be a
HC bails out Waheed Parra, says evidence sketchySrinagar 25 May: Senior PDP leader Waheed Ur Rehman Parra was on
Wednesday granted bail after 18 months in a militancy-related case by
the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court which said the evidence
gathered by the prosecution is too sketchy to deny him the relief. Hearing Parras petition, a division bench of justices Vinod Chatterji
Koul and Sanjeev Kumar ordered bail against a surety of Rs 1 lakh
besides other conditions which include surrendering of his passport. In its 15-page order, the bench asked him to present himself before the
investigating officer as and when required to and not leave Jammu and
Kashmir without the prior permission of the trial court.
Shutdown in parts of Srinagar, clashes in MaisumaSrinagar 25 May: Clashes erupted between supporters of JKLF
chairman Yasin Malik and security forces in Maisuma locality here on
Wednesday, even as parts of the city observed a spontaneous shutdown
ahead of a courts verdict on the quantum of sentence for the separatist
leader convicted in a militant funding case, officials said. Scores of people, including women, assembled at Maliks residence at
Maisuma, a short distance from Lal Chowk city centre, and raised slogans
in support of the separatist leader, the officials said, adding that
the protesters took out a protest march around the area. The protesters tried to move towards Maisuma Chowk and clashed with security forces, they said.
Urge India to acquit Yasin Malik: Pak to UN rights chiefIslamabad 25 May: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
has written to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet
to urge India to acquit separatist leader Yasin Malik from all charges
and ensure his immediate release from prison so that he can be reunited
with his family. Pakistans Foreign Office said in a statement that the foreign minister,
as part of Pakistans ongoing efforts to draw the attention of the
international community to the situation in Kashmir, sent the letter to
Bachelet on May 24. The letter apprises the High Commissioner, in particular, of the Indian
governments ongoing attempts to persecute and repress the Kashmiris and
their leadership and to implicate them in fictitious and motivated
cases, according to the FO.