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News Briefs for 09 June 2022

Bloody fortnight: 21 militants killed in 11 gunfights

Anantnag 08 Jun: In the eleven gunfights that have taken place in Kashmir in less than a fortnight, 21 militants and a policeman have been killed making this the bloodiest period in the restive Kashmir valley this year, thus far. There has been a serious spiralling of violence in Kashmir this year, with the killing of more than 90 militants and 22 other people in targeted killings. The 22 people killed in targeted attacks this year included a Kashmiri Pandit employee of the Revenue Department, a Rajasthani Bank Manager, a Rajput man, four policemen, four members of Panchayat, three non-locals, three locals, one army man, two CRPF personnel, and two members of the Railway Protection Force.

Not many people this year: Kashmiri Pandits at Kheer Bhawani rue grim situation

Tulmulla 08 Jun: Amid tight security, Pandit pilgrims paid obeisance at the famous Ragnya Devi temple here in Ganderbal on Wednesday for the annual Kheer Bhawani mela on the occasion of Zyeshta Ashtami, but the recent killings of Hindus in the Valley cast a shadow on the festivities.

Defence infrastructure being set up by China near India border alarming: US Army commander

NEW DELHI 08 Jun: Some of the defence infrastructure being set up by China near its border with India is alarming and the destabilising and corrosive behaviour of the Chinese Community Party (CCP) in the Indo-Pacific region is simply not helpful, US Armys Pacific Commanding General Charles A. Flynn said here on Wednesday. The armed forces of India and China have been engaged in a tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 5, 2020, when there was a violent clash between the two sides in the Pangong lake areas. Last month, it came to light that China is constructing a second bridge in an area held by it around the strategically key Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and it could help its military to quickly mobilise its troops in the region.

Dogra leader in Jammu blames centre for mishandling situation in Kashmir

Jammu 08 Jun: Expressing concern over grim security situation in Kashmir in the wake of unabated targeted killings, Jammu-based Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) president G S Charak on Wednesday urged the government to involve civil society and mainstream leaders to restore peace and stop exodus of minorities and nationalist Muslims from the Valley.

Entire country stands shoulder to shoulder with you: Kejriwal to Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi 08 Jun: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday greeted Kashmiri Pandits on the occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami and said the entire country stands shoulder to shoulder with them in their happiness and sorrow.

Shops closed, lawyers protest in Kishtwar to condemn insulting remarks on Prophet (PBUH)

Jammu 08 Jun: Normal life was disrupted in Jammu and Kashmirs communally sensitive Kishtwar township during a strike convened on Wednesday against the insulting comments on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma during a recent TV debate.