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News Briefs for 15 June 2022

J&K DGP chairs high level meeting at PCR Kashmir, reviews security, deployment arrangements

Srinagar 14 Jun: The Director General of Police, J&K Dilbag Singh chaired a high level meeting of senior officers from Police, Civil Administration, and CAPFs to review the security arrangements and deployment of personnel for the forthcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra at the Police Control Room here today. The meeting was attended by ADG CRPF, J&K Zone, Daljit Singh Chawdhary, Spl DG CID, J&K R.R Swain, ADGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh, IGP CRPF (Ops) Sector Kashmir, M S Bhatia, IGP CRPF Srinagar, Ms Charu Sinha, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, IGP Traffic J&K, Vikramjit Singh, DIG Central Kashmir . Sujit Kumar, DIG South Kashmir, Abdul Jabbar, DIG SSB SHQ, (Spl Ops) Kashmir, Memen Basant Kumar, DIG ITBP Kashmir S.K Yadaw, senior officers from Civil Administration.

Encounter breaks out in Kulgam village

Srinagar 14 Jun: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Mishipora area of Kulgam district on Tuesday. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Mishipora Kulgam. He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, leading to an encounter.

18.3% unemployment rate in J&K lays bare govts hoax claims: NC

Srinagar 14 Jun: National Conference on Tuesday said the 18.3 percent unemployment rate in J&K is the living spectacle of the incumbent government`s failure in providing jobs to the skilled and educated youth of J&K. NC state spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar in a statement said that the data has again repudiated the claims of the incumbent on fostering employment extravaganza in J&K. Yet again the CMIE has put the unemployment rate in J&K at staggering 18.3 percent.

Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, who headed J&K delimitation panel, selected as new PCI chief: Sources

New Delhi 14 Jun: Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, a former judge of the Supreme Court, is understood to have been selected for the post of the Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson. Justice Desai had recently headed the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir which was set up to redraw the assembly constituencies of the Union Territory. A committee comprising Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and PCI member Prakash Dubey approved her appointment as the PCI chairperson at a meeting held on Tuesday, sources said.

Pakistani, Kashmiri militant sent to attack Yatra killed in Srinagar

Anantnag 14 Jun: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, sent across from Pakistan to attack Amarnath Yatra, were killed in a swift gunfight between militants and government forces late Monday night here in Bemina area of Srinagar city, police said. A policeman also sustained minor injuries during the gunfight but his condition is stated to be stable. The slain militants have been identified by the police as Abdullah Gojri, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan, and Adil Hussain Mir, a resident of Anantnag district.

Govt Orders Closure Of Schools Run By Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir Affiliate

Srinagar 14 Jun: E-Aam Asked To Cease Academic Activities Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir School education department on Monday ordered the cessation of academic activities in schools run by the Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of the now banned socio-religious organization, Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Kashmir. In an order, a copy of which lies with the Kashmir Observer, Principal Secretary (School education department) B K Singh directed the school education department for cessation of academic activities in FAT affiliated schools. Singh has also asked chief education officers (CEO) of various districts to seal the FAT affiliated institutions within 15 days in consultation with the district administration.

Encounter in Srinagar`s Bemina Quarter, 2 Militants Killed

Srinagar 14 Jun: IGP Srinagar- Police on Tuesday claimed to have averted a major threat to the upcoming Amarnath Yatra by killing two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani national in an encounter in this capital city. Abdullah Goujri of Faisalabad Pakistan and his local associate Adil Hussain Mir alias Sufian alias Musaib of Pahalgam in Anantnag district were killed in a swift encounter in Bemina area of this capital city, a police spokesperson said Tuesday. Mir, according to police, had crossed over to Pakistan in 2018 on a visit visa through Wagah border.

BJP Delaying Assembly Polls In J&K As It Is Scared To Face People: AAP

Jammu 14 Jun: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged on Tuesday that the BJP was delaying the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir as it was scared to face the people. Referring to reports in a section of the media that the revision of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be taken up before August 15 in view of the Amarnath pilgrimage, AAP leader Harsh Dev Singh said it was 'yet another frivolous excuse' given to delay the assembly polls.

'We Want Nupur Sharma Beheaded': Muslim Women, Students In Kashmir Take Out Protests Demanding Death For Comments On Prophet

Srinagar 14 Jun: 'We want Nupur Sharma beheaded', 'Sar tan se Juda', the Islamist cries targeting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma have now emerged in the Kashmir valley too. Videos of Kashmiri Youth and women have surfaced on the Internet demanding gory punishments for Sharma over her alleged 'blasphemous' remarks. Amid continued death and rape threats publically issued to Nupur Sharma globally, the same has come from Jammu and Kashmir where local youth could be seen giving Islamist slogans and chants calling for the beheading of the politician.