June 2022 News

News Briefs for 04 June 2022

LG Sinha arrives at Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi to attend crucial security meet

Srinagar 03 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha on Friday arrived at the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi to attend a crucial security meeting on J&K convened by Home Minister Amit Shah. Reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that LG Sinha reached the ministry of Home Affairs today afternoon after he was summoned by HM Amit Shah amid rise in targeted civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a meeting today with top officials including LG Manoj Sinha on security in Jammu & Kashmir.

3 army soldiers, civilian injured in ongoing gunfight in Anantnag

Anantnag 03 Jun: Three army soldiers and a civilian was injured in a gunfight between militants and government forces in Anantnag district of South Kashmir late Thursday evening, the police said The gunfight was going on in Rishipora area of Kapran, here in Verinag of South Kashmirs Anant- nag district. In the initial exchange of fire, three army personnel & one civilian got injured. All the injured were immediately airlifted to 92 base hospital #Srinagar for treatment & are stated to be stable, police said.

Centre Blames Pakistan For Spate Of Targeted Killings In Kashmir

New Delhi 03 Jun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government cannot be part of ethnic cleansing so minorities would not be shifted out of the Kashmir valley but only to a safer location, this decision was taken by the centre amidst demands from Kashmiri Pandits who wanted to be shifted out of Kashmir after a spate of targetted killings mostly at the minority community and non-locals. Central intelligence agencies again blamed Pakistan for the escalating violence in the Kashmir valley while briefing union Home Minister Amit Shah during a series of meetings on Friday at the North Block.

Govt employees continue protest in Jammu, seek transfer from Kashmir

Jammu 03 Jun: A group of government employees, mostly teachers, staged a sit-in here for the second day on Friday to press for their transfer from Kashmir to their home districts in the Jammu region following a string of targeted killings by militants in Kashmir. These employees have returned to Jammu after their colleague, Rajni Bala, was shot dead by militants at a school in south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Tuesday. Under the banner of All Jammu-based reserved categories employees association, the protesters took out a march from the Press Club to Ambedkar Chowk on Thursday and followed it by another sit-in at Panama Chowk in the heart of the city on Friday.

No shifting of Kashmir Pandit employees to Jammu; Amarnath Yatra on schedule: officials

New Delhi 03 Jun: Amid a growing demand for shifting Kashmiri Pandit employees to safer places after a series of targeted killings, the Jammu and Kashmir administration Friday made it clear the employees would not be moved out of the Valley but transferred to safer locations. Official also said the recent escalation in targeted terrorist violence would not lead to any change in plans for holding the annual Amarnath Yatra which is scheduled from June 30-August 11. The assertion comes in the wake of a spate of terror incidents which included targeted killings of civilians.

Situation crawling to 90s in Valley, say KPs after reaching Jammu

Jammu 03 Jun: Several Kashmiri Pandits, who have got jobs in the valley under Prime Ministers employment package, have reached here along with their families and said an environment of apprehension is prevalent in the valley owing to the recent spate in the targeted killings by terrorists. The Pandits said they have heaved a sigh of relief on reaching their township at Jagti in the outskirts of Jammu after spending sleepless nights in their rented accommodations in the Kashmir over the past few weeks. Nearly 4000 displaced Kashmiri Pandits are working in different departments in the valley after their selection under Prime Ministers employment package which was announced in 2008 having two major components one pertaining to the provision of 6000 jobs for youth and another pertaining to the provision of 6000 accommodation units for the recruited employees.

Take immediate steps to restore peace in Kashmir: Cong to govt

New Delhi 03 Jun: The Congress on Friday demanded immediate steps to end the migration of Kashmiri Pandits and outsiders from Kashmir and asked the government to engage with the stakeholders to restore normalcy in the troubled valley. Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha said the government should spell out its policy for restoring normalcy in the union territory, rattled by a series of targeted terrorist killings. Underlining the need for greater sensitivity towards the people of Kashmir, he said, normalcy and peace cannot be brought there through propaganda.

Land Of 6.5K Kashmiri Pandits Restored In Kashmir

Srinagar 03 Jun: The J&K administration has restored 2,414 kanals of land belonging to Kashmiri Pandits which had been encroached upon after their exodus during the peak of militancy starting 1990. Government sources said 7,968 claims had been filed by Kashmiri Hindus in respect of their properties, land and houses, squandered due to militancy and 6,500 of these claims had been settled. The restoration happens under the J&K Migration Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection and Restraint on Distress Sales) Act, 1997, under which district magistrates are legal custodians of migrants' properties.