May 2022 News

News Briefs for 28 May 2022

Conspiracy Behind Killings, Forces Across Border Fixing Targets: LG

Jammu 27 May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today declared that some incidents won't derail peace process in Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that there was 'deep conspiracy' behind targeted killings as some forces here as well as across the border are fixing targets. In an interview to a national news channel, Sinha said some incidents (of killings) notwithstanding, security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police have been doing very good job and they have killed large number of militants including foreigners.

Lifer For Yasin Malik: Many Pending Cases Still Seek Delivery Of Justice

Srinagar 27 May: A terrorist trained on the soil of Pakistan, who later became the chief of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik is a nightmare which is not over yet. A plethora of cases against Malik, convicted and sentenced for life in a NIA terror funding case on Wednesday by a court, is a can of worms waiting to be opened.

4 LeT militants killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir: IGP

Srinagar 27 May: Four LeT militants were killed in two encounter in Soura and Awanripora areas Srinagar and Pulwama districts respectively on Friday morning, inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said here. Talking to reporters here, he said that two LeT militants involved in the killing of TV artist Amreen Bhat were killed in Awantipora encounter. They had killed the TV artist on the instructions of LeT commander Lateed, he said.

Targetting only PAGD leaders in J&K not a coincidence: NC

Srinagar 27 May: National Conference on Friday said that Its also not a coincidence that the only leaders targeted in J&K belong to the PAGD alliance parties. Taking to microblogging site twitter, NC on it`s official Twitter handle said that the latest ED summon to JKNC President Dr Farooq Abdullah is common for all opposition parties in India. Every time elections are expected to be announced in any state, the investigative agencies move in first to clear a path for the BJP.

Pandits meet LG to press main demand: Relocation from Kashmir

Srinagar 27 May: A 25-member Kashmiri Pandit delegation on Friday met Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and demanded relocation from Kashmir to Jammu or some other place on fast-track basis, stating that nothing was worth a life. Twenty-five members from our community met LG Sinha. Top bureaucrats were also present there.

Atmosphere of fear prevails in Kashmir: Omar

Srinagar 27 May: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday said tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir should not be linked with normalcy as there is an atmosphere of fear in which no one is certain about his future. He said the government should be asked how the situation has come to a point where militancy has made a comeback in areas declared militancy-free years ago. Tourist arrivals to Kashmir should not be seen as a sign of normalcy.

CBI court summons Rubaiya Sayeed in her abduction case

Jammu 27 May: A special CBI court here has summoned Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, on July 15 in a case related to her kidnapping in 1989, officials said on Friday. This is the first time Rubaiya Sayeed has been asked to appear in the case relating to her abduction on December 8, 1989. She was freed from captivity five days later on December 13 after the then V P Singh government, supported by the BJP at the Centre, released five militants from the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in her exchange.

ED summons Farooq Abdullah in money laundering case

New Delhi 27 May: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah on May 31 at its Srinagar office in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, officials said on Friday. Abdullah (84), a three-time chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, had recorded his statement in the same case in 2019, they said. Political parties in the valley said the summons were common to all opposition leaders in the country.

Shehbaz Sharif Rakes Up Kashmir Issue In His First Public Address As Pakistan PM

Islamabad 27 May: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his first address to his nation, raked up the Kashmir issue. He called upon India to restore article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharif said that for durable peace in the Asia, India should reverse August 5, 2019 move in Kashmir. The Pakistan PM further added that India should restore Article 370 in state so that issue of Jammu and Kashmir could be resolved through talks.