June 2022 News

News Briefs for 18 June 2022

Separatism, Corruption, Dynastic Rule Oppressed People Of J&K: LG

Jammu 17 Jun: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said separatism, corruption and dynastic rule had oppressed the people of the Union Territory for over seven decades. 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave new direction by revoking Article 370 and relieved the people of its burden and opened the ways for their welfare. The coming times belong to one nation, one mission and one constitution,' he said while addressing a function to mark 200th Raj Tilak celebrations of Maharaja Gulab Singh here.

Imran Khan Terms Restoring Trade With India As Enmity With Kashmir

Islamabad 17 Jun: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairperson and former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday termed resumption of trade relations with India as enmity with Kashmir. A meeting of party spokespersons headed by Imran Khan held in Islamabad, in which the former PM said that relations with India are unacceptable without restoration of special status of occupied Kashmir otherwise restoring relations with India is tantamount to betraying the blood of Kashmiris.

Apni Party represents aspirations of both Regions: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU 17 Jun: Apni Party President, Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today said that Apni Party represents the aspirations of the people of both the Regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a joining programme, Altaf Bukhari said that the joining of people from different segments of life shows that Apni Party has been able to win the confidence of the people who belong to various areas of Jammu Region. The policy of equitable developmental of the Party has attracted the people, he said while welcoming the prominent people from Udhampur District who joined Apni Party in his presence and Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh, Provincial Vice President Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, District President Udhampur Hans Raj Dogra, District Vice President Haji Noor Mohammed, and other leaders.

Foreign Conspiracy behind targetted killings in J&K: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar June 17 Jun: Defense Minister of India, Rajnath Singh who is on two days visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday said that foreign conspiracy is behind the recent targetted killings in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing personnel at Jammu, Singh said that the recent targeted killings that have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in recent times have been due to foreign conspiracies. Singh said that the neighbouring country is sowing seeds of hatred and they do not want peace to prevail here and trying to disturb the peace and order here with all sorts of tricks and moves.

JeI Funding Case: NIA conducts searches at Barmulla, Budgam, Srinagar

Srinagar 17 Jun: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids at several locations in Barmulla, Budgam and Srinagar districts in a case related to Jamaat-e-Islami funding case. According to a statement, NIA conducted searches in Jamaat-e-Islami (Jel)Funding Case (RC-03/2021/NIA/DLI) at 06 locations in Baramulla, Budgam and Srinagar district. The statement reads that the case pertains to the activities of the members of Jel who have been collecting funds domestically and abroad through donations particularly in the form of Zakat, Mowda and Bait-ul-Mal purportedly to further charity and other welfare activities but are using funds so collected for violent and secessionist activities.

Possibility of assembly election in J&K by year end: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar 17 Jun: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that there is a possibility that Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections can be held by the end of this year. While speaking in Jammu, Singh said that there is a strong possibility that the electoral process will commence by the end of this year in J&K. He said that recently the delimitation exercise concluded in J&K and now Jammu will have 43 seats & Kashmir will have 47 seats in the Vidhan Sabha.

China blocks India, US bid to designate top LeT commander as global terrorist by UN

United Nations, Beijing 17 Jun: China has blocked a joint proposal by India and the US to designate Pakistan-based top LeT militant Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the UN sanctions committee, a move Beijings claimed were in accordance with the relevant procedures and rules. Makki, a US-designated terrorist, is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Makki, 74, also known as Abdulrahman Maki, has occupied various leadership roles within LeT, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO).

Dont let your guard down: Northern Army Commander to troops deployed along LoC

Srinagar 17 Jun: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on Friday asked troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to not let their guard down and remain prepared to meet any emerging security challenges effectively. On the last day of his three-day visit to the Kashmir Valley, the Northern Army Commander reviewed the security situation along the LoC, PRO Defence Col Emron Musavi said. He said Lt Gen Dwivedi, accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen ADS Aujla, visited the formations and units wherein the local commanders briefed the Army commander on the existing security situation and the measures instituted to foil infiltration by terrorists from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

IT Raid On Kashmiri Biz Group in Delhi, Cash Seized

New Delhi 17 Jun: The Income Tax department has seized over Rs 46 lakh in cash after it recently raided the premises of a leading Pashmina and Kashmiri shawl manufacturer in Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Friday. The raids were launched on June 15 at 15 premises in Srinagar and Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir and the national capital. A preliminary analysis of the seized documents indicates that a substantial portion of sales has been made in cash which has not been found recorded in the regular books of account, the CBDT said in a statement.

Srinagar Again Shuts Down Against Anti-Prophet Remarks

Srinagar 17 Jun: Parts of Srinagar observed a shutdown on Friday over the Derogatory remarks made by two now-sacked BJP leaders against Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh), officials said. Most of the shops and business establishments were shut in old city areas, popularly known as downtown Srinagar, and in and around the Lal Chowk city centre, they said. However, public transport and private vehicles were plying in these areas, according to the officials.