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News Briefs for 31 May 2022

Five-member Pakistani Team In India For Indus Water Talks

Islamabad 30 May: A five-member Pakistani delegation crossed over to India via the Attari-Wagah border on Sunday to hold talks under the Indus Water Commission. The delegation led by Indus Water Commissioner Syed Maher Ali Shah, also comprised of the director-general met office, and representatives from the irrigation department, the foreign office and NESPAK (National Engineering Services Pakistan).

Kashmir's Development Hit By Militancy, Time To Make Up For Lapses: Dr Jitendra

Jammu 30 May: Maintaining that Kashmir's development journey got affected and economy was devastated by three decades long militancy, Union Minister of State in PMO with Independent charge of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that now it is high time to work for the compensation of losses.

J&K Police Slaps PSA On Militant Recruiters

Srinagar 30 May: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Monday that those who motivate and lure young boys towards militancy are being booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a police spokesperson, Kumar said that Police have succeeded to a large extent to prevent youth from taking up arms and are working on multi-dimensional fronts to prevent local militant recruitment.

2 Jaish militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: Police

Anantnag 30 May: Two local militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad militant outfit were killed in an overnight gunfight with government forces, here in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, the police said on Monday. The slain militants have been identified as Aabid Hussain Shah, a resident of Monghama village in Pulwama district, and Saqib Azad Sofi, a resident of Amshipora village in Shopian district. Police said that the slain militants were involved in shooting dead a police constable, Riyaz Ahmad Thoker, on May 13 in Gudoora village of Pulwama district.

Terror Groups Focus From Afghanistan To Kashmir: UN Report

United Nations 30 May: A change in the name of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) magazine 'suggests a refocusing' of the terror group from Afghanistan to Kashmir, a UN report has said. The 13th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team submitted pursuant to resolution 2611 (2021) concerning the Taliban and other associated individuals and entities constituting a threat to the peace stability and security of Afghanistan was released on Saturday.

Payback Time For Yasin Malik's Past Sins In Kashmir

Srinagar 30 May: By issuing summons to Rubaiya Sayeed to depose as a witness in her sensational abduction in December 1989 by JKLF leader Yasin Malik and others, a TADA court hopes to unpeel more layers of one of the most shameful episodes in the state's jihadi terror history. Her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was Union home minister in the V P Singh-led government at that point in time. Rubaiya's kidnapping was a watershed moment in Kashmir's chequered history as it shook the national will to fight terror to its core.