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News Briefs for 05 June 2022

Targeted Killings In Kashmir: Grand Mufti Demands Probe, Urges People To Maintain Brotherhood

Srinagar 04 Jun: Condemning the recent targetted killings in Kashmir, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Friday demanded a probe into such a 'heinous crime' and urged the people to maintain brotherhood between communities as every religion emphasises the security of every human. He also expressed pain over the recent killings by terrorists in the valley and said that blood of humans and humanity has 'become cheap in Kashmir'.

Poll Body Begins Work For First Election In J&K After Electoral Map Redrawn

New Delhi 04 Jun: The ball has started rolling in the Jammu and Kashmir elections. The Election Commission has started taking stock of security in the region along with poll preparations. The commission held its first meeting on conducting assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after the delimitation commission submitted its report. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar chaired a meeting with J&K chief electoral officer Hirdesh Kumar and other officials to assess the ground situation. Initial assessments show that the overall poll preparations should be complete by October, following which, the elections can be held in November.

Altaf Bukhari seeks end to senseless killings in Kashmir

JAMMU 04 Jun: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday has demanded an end to the senseless targeted killing of innocent people in Kashmir which has spread fear among them. In a statement to the press, Altaf Bukhari said that the Govt should ensure safety and security of the people working in various Govt Depts and avoid posting of the minority people in the far-flung areas. The protection of the life of the minorities is the responsibility of the Govt.

Hizb commander killed in overnight encounter in Anantnag: IGP

Srinagar 04 Jun: Inspector general of Police Kashmir zone on Saturday said that a commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen oufit was killed in an overnight encounter in Rishipora area of Kapran in South Kashmirs Anantnag district. Kashmir Police Zone police while quoting IGP Vijay Kumar on its official Twitter handle said that militant commander of HM outfit HM Nisar Khanday has been killed in Anantnag encounter. He said that incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 47 rifle have also been recovered.

Baramulla man slapped with PSA for posting video justifying killing of TV artist: Police

Srinagar 04 Jun: A man has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act for allegedly uploading a video in which he justified the killing of television artiste Amreen Bhat by militants in Budgam, police said on Saturday. Acting tough on anti-social elements, police in Budgam booked a hatemonger under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for spreading hate and justifying the killing of a woman artiste by uploading a video on social media, they said. The accused has been identified as Mohammad Irfan Bhat, a resident of Takiya Wagoora in Baramulla.

Govt should restore confidence of minorities: Bukhari

Jammu 04 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari on Saturday sought an end to the senseless targeted killing of innocent people in Kashmir and appealed to the people of the valley to come forward and support the governments efforts in restoring confidence among the minorities. His remarks came days after a 29-year-old bank manager from Rajasthan and a labourer from Bihar were killed in Kulgam and Budgam districts. Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed eight targeted killings since May 1.

Hyderpora encounter: HC Division Bench stays order for Amirs exhumation

Srinagar 04 Jun: A division bench of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday stayed a single bench order for exhuming the body of a civilian, who was dubbed as a militant by police during the Hyderpora encounter in November last year, and handing it to his family for last rites. Hearing a Letter Patent Appeal (LPA) filed by the government, a division bench comprising Justices Ali Mohammad Magray and Wasim Sadiq Narwal stayed the single bench order passed last week. The HC also listed the matter for next hearing on June 28.

KP employees transfer list goes public, BJP demands action

Srinagar 04 Jun: The BJP on Saturday took strong objection to making public the transfer list of Kashmiri Pandit employees and demanded action against the officials responsible for the leak, terming it a breach of security. According to the list, 177 Kashmiri Pandit teachers employed under the Prime Ministers Rehabilitation Package have been transferred. The transfer list is being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

LeT militant, 2 associates arrested in Udhampur IED blast case: Police

Jammu 04 Jun: Police arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant and his two associates in connection with the low-intensity IED explosion outside a court complex in Udhampur district in March in which one person was killed and 14 were injured, officials said on Saturday. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh told reporters here that a number of suspects were questioned before the investigators zeroed in on and arrested Mohammad Ramzan Sohil, a resident of Halla Bohar Dhar in Ramban district. The other two arrested accused were identified as Khurshed Ahmed of Motla Dessa in Doda and Nisar Ahmed Khan of Bhaderwah.

J&K Government Posts Kashmiri Pandit Teachers To 'safer Zones' Within Valley

Srinagar 04 Jun: The Jammu & Kashmir administration has started posting Kashmiri Pandit teachers in government schools to 'safer zones' in a bid to discourage their desire to leave the Kashmir valley following a string of targeted attacks by militants on members of the minority community that left nine people dead in the past one month. Srinagar's Chief Education Officer has posted 177 Pandit employees, recruited under the Prime Minister's special employment package, to more secure zones in the city. Most of them have been posted in areas around the Army Cantonment such as Badamibagh, Batwara and Athwajan, or high security areas such as Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh and Barzulla. Non-teaching Pandit staff have also been shifted to safer locations.