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News Briefs for 27 May 2022

10 arrested for anti-national sloganeering, stone pelting outside home of Yasin Malik in Maisuma: Police

Srinagar 26 May: At least 10 persons have been arrested for raising anti-national slogans and stone pelting outside the home of JKLF chief Yasin Malik ahead of his sentencing yesterday, police said here on Thursday. On its official Twitter handle, Srinagar police informed that 10 accused persons have been arrested so far in anti-national sloganeering & stone pelting outside home of Yasin Malik prior to sentencing in Maisuma yesterday. Police added that all other areas remained peaceful and youths are again requested not to indulge in activities that can spoil their careers & disrupt families.

3 militants killed in Kupwara identified as Pakistanis affiliated with LeT: IGP

Srinagar 26 May: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that the three militants killed in Kupwara have been identified as Pakistanis affiliated with LeT. Quoting IGP on its official Twitter handle, Kashmir zone police said that from the incriminating materials recovered, the 03 killed militants have been identified as Pakistani, affiliated with LeT. IGP added that so far, 26 foreign militants, of which 14 belonged to JeM & 12 to LeT, have been neutralized this year.

Encroachers of waqf property won`t be spared: Darakshan Andrabi

Srinagar 26 May: BJP leader Chairperson Waqf board on Thursday reiterated that the encroachers of the Waqf land or other property in the UT will face bulldozers if they don`t voluntarily end the occupation of the same. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , after chairing the budget meeting in Srinagar, Andrabi said that there are no two opinions in retrieving the occupied waqf land even if bulldozers are to be used. "Waqf property is the property of Allah and our prophet.

Pained by Yasin Malik`s sentence: PC

Srinagar 26 May: Peoples Conference on Thursday said that they are pained by the sentence announced for Yasin Malik. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that irrespective of his ideology they believe that dialogue and peace should be the objectives of the future. We now hope that magnanimity, reconciliation and forgiveness will define the policy of the government of India in the future.

3 Pakistani militants, army porter killed in Kupwara gunfight: Police

Srinagar 26 May: Three Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, who had recently infiltrated into Kashmir, were killed Thursday morning in a gunfight with government forces in the frontier Kupwara district, police said. An army porter identified as Lateef Mir son of Majeed Mir resident of Kuchiban Jummagund, was also killed in the firefight. The gunfight was the second such in less than twenty-four hours in the north Kashmir region.

Civilian killings belie claims of normalcy in Kashmir: Mehbooba

Srinagar 26 May: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday questioned the Centres Jammu and Kashmir policy saying the civilian killings in Kashmir did not support Government of Indias claims of normalcy in the union territory. In Kashmir, mournings have sadly become the norm & a daily ritual. Countless innocent civilians are killed in one way or the other & devastated families are left behind to pick up the pieces.

Mehbooba, Farooq Abdullah act like Paks ambassadors: BJP leader

Jammu 26 May: Charging former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah for toeing Pakistans line, BJP leader Kavinder Gupta on Thursday alleged that both these leaders act like Islamabads ambassadors and always stand against India. The former deputy chief minister also condemned the ghastly militancy act in which a TV artist, Amreena Bhat, was brutally killed and her 10-year-old nephew injured in Kashmir on Wednesday. Mehbooba and Abdullah never target militants and for such horrendous acts but do not waste even a jiffy in decrying the verdicts of the court against those who have allegedly waged a war against the country, Gupta said.

NIA arrests Pulwama man in Jammu attack case

New Delhi 26 May: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a person believed to be a key accused in the Sunjwan attack case that happened in April on the outskirts of Jammu, an official spokesperson said on Thursday. The accused, Abid Ahmad Mir of Putrigam in south Kashmirs Pulwama, is alleged to be an overground worker of Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit. According to the NIA, Mir was a close associate of accused Bilal Ahmed Wagay, who has been arrested in the case.