June 2022 News

News Briefs for 14 June 2022

Kashmir All Set To Host Biggest Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar 13 Jun: In what would exemplify Kashmir's quintessential communal harmony and brotherhood yet again, 43 day-long Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to start on June 30 from the twin routes - traditional 48-km Nunwan in South Kashmir's Pahalgam and 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir's Ganderbal after a hiatus of two years owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saner voices from all sections need to come forward for peace and harmony: Sheikh Imran

Srinagar 13 Jun: Blaming some hate-mongering TV channels which are infested with religious mudslinging fest, Youth President JKPC Sheikh Mohammad Imran urged saner voices from all sections of society to come forward to stop this crazed TRP rat-race that has only created a massive wedge between different communities that normally co-exist in peace & harmony. Imran said that this cycle of hurting religious sentiments on TV is only aimed to benefit them monetarily, be it even at the cost of creating discord amongst communities. However, action, reactions & counter-reactions to such malicious propaganda will only further widen division & the state of chaos.

Years of hard work in J&K stand obliterated: Sagar

Addresses meeting of party functionaries 13 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday held the incumbent government doubly responsible for plunging J&K into a state marked by greater uncertainty and deteriorating security situation. This was said by party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, while interacting with the party functionaries in a meeting at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Among others Party`s Women`s wing President Shameema Firdous, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmed, Provincial President Women`s wing Er.

Infiltrators Trade Fire With BSF On Jammu Border

Jammu 13 Jun: Border Security Force (BSF) engaged armed infiltrators in a brief gunfight and thwarted their attempt to sneak into this side from across the International Border (IB) here, a spokesperson of the border guarding force said on Monday. The incident occurred in Arnia sector around 9.30 pm on Sunday when alert BSF troops observed suspicious movement close to the IB, the spokesman said.

KP employees reiterate demand for relocation outside Valley

Jammu 13 Jun: Kashmiri Pandit employees on Monday staged another protest demonstration here, reiterating the demand for their relocation outside the Valley till peace is restored there. Hundreds of employees, both men and women, assembled under the banner of All Migrant Employee Association Kashmir outside the Press Club carrying placards, some of which read, Dont rehabilitate us at the cost of our blood! Orphaning our children!

LG Sinha for strong action to stamp out militancy in hinterland, borders

Nagrota 13 Jun: Pitching for strong action against the militant eco-system in the hinterland and on the border, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said better coordination by security agencies is needed to deal with continuous attempts by outside forces to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir. Sinha said the government has a clear-cut policy on dealing with militancy not to spare any terrorist and not to touch any innocent. The LG said that militants and their supporters should be handed out the same punishment.

Police prevents Cong march in Jammu, detains many

Jammu 13 Jun: A number of Congress leaders and workers including Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir were detained Monday after they staged a sit-in and tried to take out a march here to protest alleged misuse of government agencies against opposition leaders by the BJP-led central government. The protest was part of the nationwide agitation by the Congress against questioning of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald money laundering investigation. Hundreds of Congress workers led by Mir assembled outside party headquarters at Shaheedi Chowk in the heart of the city and staged a sit-in before starting a march which was, however, foiled by the police by barricading the main Residency Road, officials said.

Curfew Continues In Bhaderwah Town Of J&K

Srinagar 13 Jun: Broadband and mobile Internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district while prohibitory orders were lifted from Doda, except in Bhaderwah town, on Monday, days after tension ran high in the Union Territory over now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's derogatory remarks over Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). Prohibitory orders were also relaxed in the Kishtwar district but curfew remained in force in the Bhaderwah town for the fifth day in a row. However, students appearing in board exams were given free movement on showing valid identity and admit cards, officials said.

A Month After Rahul Bhat's Killing, Over 5,400 Pandit Employees Refuse To Join Duty In Valley

Srinagar 13 Jun: More than 5,000 Kashmiri Pandit employees, recruited under the Prime Minister's special employment package since 2008, continued to stay away from offices in the Valley on Monday, even as a month has passed since a Pandit employee was shot dead by militants in his office in Budgam. However, top government officials were hopeful that the employees will rejoin duty within the next two weeks.