June 2022 News

News Briefs for 03 June 2022

Apni Party holds protest against targeted killings in Kashmir

Jammu 02 June (KNS) 02 Jun: Apni Party leaders and workers today protested against the targeted killing of Jammu based employees who are working in different Govt departments in Kashmir. The protest was organized at the Exhibition Ground in Jammu and it was led by Apni Party SC State Coordinator, Bodh Raj Bhagat. In this protest, Provincial Secretary / District President Jammu Urban, Dr Rohit Gupta, Additional State General Secretary (Organisation) Arun Kumar Chibber, ST Wing President Saleem Alam, President Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi, District Vice President Jammu Urban, Vaibhav Mattoo, Ashraf Chowdhury, Mohd Sheikh Latif, Provincial Secretary Trade, Daljeet Singh, Tarsem Lal, Kuldeep Raj, Ram Pal, Rajat Kumar, District Secretary Trade, Puran Chand, Jogender Kumar, Om Parkash Dansalia, State General Secretary Youth Wing, Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President Youth Wing Vipul Bali, Youth Coordinator, Sunny Kant Chib, Joginder, Sandeep Vaid, Charanjeev, Atinder, Ankush, Gaurav, Vishal, Sumit Bali, Nadeem, Bali, Bublu, Mangat Ram, Irshad, Saleem and others were also present.

Authorities refute reports of huge rush of minority community at Srinagar airport

Srinagar 02 Jun: The authorities at Srinagar International Airport have refuted news reports that there was huge rush of minority community members at the airport in a bid to leave the valley following targeted civilian killings. In a Tweet, Srinagar Airport on its official Twitter handle informed that they rebut the sensational rumor mongering that minority community members were leaving the valley and there was huge rush of members at the airport. The authorities said that on an average they handle between 16 thousand to 18 thousand passengers every day and today also the number of passengers was the same.

Bank Manager from Rajasthan shot dead in Kulgam

Srinagar 02 Jun: A Bank Manager of Elaqahi Dehati Bank, Branch Kulgam, was shot dead by suspected militants in Arreh Mohanpora village of the district on Thursday. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the bank manager, a resident of Rajasthan, was fired upon by militants when he was on duty at Arreh Mohanpora Branch. He said that the injured was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Barbarians trying to destroy Kashmirs economy: Muzaffar Baig

Srinagar 02 June (KNS) 02 Jun: Ex-Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig has strongly condemned selective targetting and killing of minorities in Kashmir valley. He has called it barbaric, inhumane and counterproductive. In a handout issued here today, Baig said, I express my heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones to the bullets of the barbarians.

No migration by minorities in Kashmir, LG Admin, Security agencies must against persons spreading fake news: Altaf Thakur

Srinagar 02 Jun: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur Thursday urged the LG Manoj Sinha led administration to take strict action against those spreading false and fake rumours about minority community members fleeing Kashmir stating that the Srinagar airport authorities have already clarified that the rush at the airport is normal and there was no rush of minorities. In a statement issued here, Thakur said that some elements are not happy with the prevailing peace in Kashmir and trying to spread fear by projecting the recent target killings in a wrong way. These elements are spreading false and fake news on social media and other platforms about minority community members fleeing Kashmir, he said, adding that airport authority of Srinagar has already cleared that given the large number of tourist arrivals, they are witnessed 16000 to 18000 passenger on daily basis and that there was no additional rush of minorities.

Non-local labourer shot dead, another injured in Budgam

Srinagar 02 Jun: A non-local brick kiln labourer was killed while another was injured after being shot at by militants in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Thursday late evening. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) , militants fired upon two non-locals, working as labourers in brick kiln in Chadoora area, resulting in injuries to both of them. He said that soon after the incident, the duo was evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment, where one of them succumbed to injuries.

Rise In Terror Recruits, Missing Locals Big Concern In Kashmir: Sources

New Delhi 02 Jun: The rise in recruitment of terrorists and missing local youth from Kashmir Valley are posing a major security challenge for intelligence agencies operating in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, the recruitment number stood at around 50 in the first five months of 2022. Meanwhile, in the last one month alone, more than three dozen youngsters have gone missing.

Fear-stricken govt employees march in Jammu, demand immediate transfer from Valley

Jammu, 02 Jun: Amid unabated targeted killings in Kashmir, hundreds of government employees posted in the valley took out a march here on Thursday to demand their immediate transfer to their respective home districts. The protesters were carrying placards in support of their demand and pictures of their colleague Rajni Bala, a school teacher who was shot dead by militants at a school in south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Tuesday, and chanted slogans demanding relocation. The march was carried out from Press Club to Ambedkar Chowk.

NSA, Raw chief meets Home Min ahead of security meet on Kashmir

New Delhi 02 Jun: Ahead of a crucial meeting on Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and is believed to have discussed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed a spate of targeted killings since May 12. Doval along with RAW chief Samnat Goel closeted with Shah for over an hour at the home ministers office at North Block this afternoon, official sources said. Details of their meeting were not known immediately but they were believed to have discussed the situation in Kashmir where a bank employee hailing from Rajasthan was killed this morning the third non-Muslim government employee.

Killing Spree, Fear Belie Govt's Normalcy Claims: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar 02 Jun: Targeted killings of civilians and the pervasive fear among the people in Kashmir belie the government's claims of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, NC president Farooq Abdullah said Thursday, alleging the administration has its head in sand. 'This ostrich approach will push the situation to a point of no return,' said the former J&K chief minister, presiding over a meeting of the National Conference's provincial committee (Kashmir) at Nawa-e-Subah here.

Centre Not For Relocation Of Kashmiri Pandits Now

New Delhi 02 Jun: The Centre is not in favour of moving Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus from the Kashmir Valley to Jammu as it would be a repeat of the situation in the 1990s when thousands migrated out of the Valley under government's watch in wake of repeated threats and attacks, a senior government official said on Thursday. As targeted killing of civilians in the Kashmir Valley continued, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) Samant Goel and Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) A.S Rajan on Thursday. The details of the meeting were not known.