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News Briefs for 26 May 2022

People Fed Up , Annoyed With Deceitful Politics Of Traditional Parties In J&K: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar 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 case

Srinagar 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: PAGD

SRINAGAR 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 Budgam

Srinagar 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: Police

Anantnag 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 Malik

Jammu 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: HC

Srinagar 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 preventive legislation.

HC bails out Waheed Parra, says evidence sketchy

Srinagar 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 Maisuma

Srinagar 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 chief

Islamabad 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.