June 2022 News

News Briefs for 20 June 2022

BJP For One Place Settlement Of Pandits In Valley

Jammu 19 Jun: Concerned over the selective killings of minorities in Kashmir BJP today demanded that all the displaced Hindus be settled at one place within Valley to address their security concerns. A resolution to this effect was passed in the BJP Kashmir Displaced District (KDD) Working Committee meeting here which was chaired by its senior vice president J L Pandita. The resolution was presented by Moti Lal Bhat and it was seconded by Hira Lal Bhat and later passed through a voice vote.

3 Al-Badr OGWs held in Handwara, arms & ammo recovered: Police

Srinagar 19 Jun: Three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Al-Badr militant outfit have been arrested along with arms and ammunition in Handwara area of Kupwara district, police said here on Sunday. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that a joint team of Police, Armys 32 RR and CRPF 92 BN during a Naka arrested three militant associates of Al Badr outfit at Wangam crossing in Handwara. He said incriminating materials including 1 pistol, magazines, 8 rounds and two hand grenades were also recovered from their possession.

4 militants killed in ongoing gunfights in North, South Kashmir areas: Police

Srinagar 19 Jun: At least 4 militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfights in Kupwara and Kulgam districts of the Kashmir Valley, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that encounter broke out in Lolab area of Kupwara district following disclosure by an arrested militant Showkat Ahmad Sheikh. He said that during search of hideouts hiding militants fired upon joint search parties and their team also retaliated, in which one militant got killed.

Like PM Modi, incarcerated Kashmiri youth also deserve to see their mothers: Masoodi

Srinagar June 19 (KNS) 19 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday asked the government to release incarcerated Kashmiri youth, who are lodged in prisons in different parts of the country. Expressing concern over the plight of parents whose sons continue to remain out of sight for them for years altogether, party leader and MP Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi said, It is quite gladdening to see PM Modi meet his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar as she entered the 100th year of her life. Such reunions are heart-warming indeed.

Militants cant deter our efforts to bring peace in Valley: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 19 Jun: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that militants cannot deter their efforts to bring peace in the Valley by killing innocent civilians, unarmed cops and outside labourers. Kashmir zone police while quoting IGP on its official Twitter handle said that their counter-militancy operations will continue in all three regions of Kashmir. IGP added that the counter-militancy operations will continue especially against foreign militants.

Muzaffar Shah files suit against JK admin for his house arrest, seeks 10 crore compensation

Srinagar 19 Jun: J&K Awami National Conference senior vice-president Muzaffar Shah has filed a suit in Srinagar court seeking compensation of 10 crore from JK administration over his eight month illegal and unconstitutional house detention. Shah has filed the petition in District and Sessions Court Srinagar arguing that the government had illegally and unconstitutionally kept him under house arrest for 8 months after abrogation of Article 370. ANC spokesperson, in a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that Shah has filed the case in the court of against the state administration and senior officials of the police and their subordinates, seeking compensation of Rs 10 crore.

AJK President Meets British MPs To Highlight Kashmir Issue

Muzaffarabad 19 Jun: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) President Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry held a series of meetings with British Parliamentarians Jeremy Corbyn and James Daly, thanking them for their all-out support to Kashmiris' just struggle for their right to self-determination. The AJ&K president praised the British Parliamentarians' role in raising voice against Indian barbarism and brutalities in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K). 'We owe gratitude to the parliamentarians for their overwhelming support for the Kashmir cause,' he said.

AAP calls for restoration of democratic govt in JK

Jammu 19 Jun: Senior AAP leader and former minister Harsh Dev Singh on Sunday demanded the restoration of a democratic government in Jammu and Kashmir to end the proxy rule of the Centre. He said the BJP-led central government has failed to deliver and to redeem its promises and was trying hard to buy time and thereby resorting to delay and deny tactics over the issue of conduct of assembly elections in J-K. The Legislative Assembly having been suspended on June 19, 2018, in J-K, the proxy rule of BJP led central government had completed its four years with no formal announcement of restoring democracy in the erstwhile state now reduced to a UT, Singh said in a statement here.

Fixed-line internet restored in Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah, Jammu 19 Jun: Fixed-line internet services were on Sunday restored in Jammu and Kashmirs Bhaderwah town after remaining suspended for the past 10 days following communal tension in the region, officials said. The curfew was also relaxed in the town for 12 hours from 7 am for the second successive day as the overall situation remained by and large peaceful with no untoward incident reported from any where during the past 24 hours, they said. After reviewing the prevailing law and order situation, the district administration directed for restoration of the broadband internet services from 11 am, officials said, adding that the decision to resume mobile internet services will be taken later in the day.

Mehbooba says ban on Falah-e-Aam schools another form of atrocity

Srinagar 19 Jun: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the ban on schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, is another form of atrocity inflicted on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to sabotage their future. After land ownership, resources and jobs, the last target is education, she said. More than 300 educational institutions run by FAT have been stopped from operating by the Jammu and Kashmir school education department.