June 2022 News

News Briefs for 16 June 2022

Cross LoC Trade: NIA conducts searches at Baramulla, Handwara

Srinagar 15 Jun: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted searches at Baramulla and Handwara in connection with a case related to Cross LoC trade. According to a statement, NIA conducted searches at 03 locations in District Baramulla and 01 location in Police District Handwara in connection with case RC-17/2016/NIA/DLI at the premises of suspected cross LoC traders and connected persons. The statement reads that the case pertains to the generation of additional profits through cross LoC trade mechanism between J&K and PoK and using funds so generated for fomenting terrorist activities in Jammu & Kashmir.

Dr Farooq appeals people to remain united, struggle for restoration of J&K`s identity

Srinagar June (KNS) 15 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to forge unity and fight for the common challenges together and that JKNC will keep on fighting for the restoration of the Special constitutional status of J&K. This he said while addressing a one day workers convention of Block Khanyar at Koolipura, Khanyar. Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Senior Provincial Vice President Mohd Syed Akhoon also addressed the gathering.

GOI must clarify its stand on holding polls in JK: Vakil

Srinagar June 15 (KNS) 15 Jun: Senior vice president Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today asked the Central government to clear its stand on holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. it seems that the Narendra Modi led government is not sincere in holding polls in Jammu and Kashmir, thereby denying a constitutional right of popular government to the people. Apprehensions are increasing in the minds of the people that GoI is not serious in holding assemble elections as early as possible.

Two militants of LeT killed in Shopian encounter: Police

Srinagar 15 Jun: Two militants of LeT outfit were killed in an encounter that broke out in Kanjiular village of Shopian district late last night, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that encounter broke out in the village late last night. He said that in the ensuing encounter two militants were killed, while incriminating material, arms and ammunition were also recovered.

GoI Keen Towards Peaceful, Prosperous Welfare Of KPs: Minister

Srinagar 15 Jun: Asserting that Kashmiri migrants constitute part and parcel of Kashmirs composite culture, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik said on Wednesday that the government led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is keen towards the peaceful and prosperous welfare of Kashmiri migrants. Pramanik, who also holds the portfolio of MoS, Youth Affairs and Sports, further said that several concrete measures have been taken in order to ensure their rehabilitation so that they live in their homeland with peace and harmony, an official spokesperson said The Minister, he said, made these remarks during inspection of Transit Accommodation Camp at Khawjabagh Baramulla where he took first hand appraisal of its construction work. He was accompanied by DIG North Kashmir Uday Baskar, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad and other senior functionaries of the administration.

Explosives recovered from bus in Jammu: Police

Jammu 15 Jun: Police recovered explosives in the form of gelatin sticks from a bus carrying an unidentified number of passengers on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday, officials said. The explosives were detected during a routine check at Jajjar Kotli along Jammu-Srinagar national highway, a police spokesperson said. He said that experts from Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) were immediately rushed to the scene and the explosive substance was later detonated through a controlled mechanism.

Policeman injured in Bijbehara grenade attack: Police

Bijbehara 15 Jun: A policeman sustained minor splinter injuries in an explosion, caused by a hand grenade hurled by militants, here in Bijbehara town of South Kashmirs Anantnag district. The policeman was rushed to the nearby sub-district hospital, where he was given preliminary treatment, a senior police official from the area said, adding that the injured cop was stable. The incident took place at about 8:30 PM Wednesday evening, near the Mughal garden in Bijbehara town, along the old national highway.

Curfew relaxed for 2 hrs in Bhaderwah, lifted in Kishtwar

Bhaderwah, Jammu 15 Jun: Curfew was relaxed for two hours on Wednesday in Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmirs Doda while it was completely lifted in the neighbouring Kishtwar district headquarters, officials said. Curfew and strict restrictions under prohibitory orders were imposed in parts of Jammu regions Chenab valley, including Bhaderwah and Kishtwar on June 9 following communal tension in the wake of protests over the remarks of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and social media posts by some right wing local activists in her support. Broadband and mobile internet services, however, remained suspended for the seventh consecutive day in both Doda and Kishtwar districts.

NIA searches 4 locations in J&K in militancy financing case

Srinagar 15 Jun: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at four places in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday in connection with a case related to cross-LoC trade and militancy financing, an official said. The searches were conducted at three locations in north Kashmirs Baramulla district and one in Handwara in Kupwara district, a spokesperson of the NIA said. The spokesperson said the case pertains to generation of additional profits through trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and using the proceeds for fomenting militant activities in the Union territory.

All Students Of Schools Run By Falah-e-Aam Trust To Be Enrolled In Government Schools, J&K Govt

Srinagar 15 Jun: J&K government has issued fresh orders for students enrolled in schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT). Just a day after 'cessation of academic activities' orders were issued for these schools, J&K Government has now announced that students of these schools will be enrolled in nearby Government schools. According to the official orders, the schools run by Falah-e-Aam trust (FAT), an affiliate of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) organisation will be sealed within 15 days. Hence, all students presently studying in these institutes, have been asked to enroll themselves in nearby Government schools for the current academic session.