June 2022 News

News Briefs for 21 June 2022

114 militants killed in Kashmir this year so far: IGP

Srinagar 20 Jun: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that at least 114 militants have been killed in the Kashmir Valley this year so far. IGP Kumar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that among 114 militants, 32 foreign militants have been killed in the Valley this year so far. Notably, at least seven militants have been killed in the last 24 hours during three encounters in Kupwara, Kulgam and Pulwama districts of the Valley.

AAC Foundation Day: Party calls for release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar 20 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) on its foundation day demanded immediate release of its head Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq from house detention for the past almost three years since august 2019. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), AAC said that since there is a ban on any political activity of those seeking resolution of Kashmir issue, no function at the party headquarters, the historic Mirwaiz Manzil or at other Halqas and district headquarters could be organised. The statement reads that AAC each year celebrates its founding day on June 20 with the determination and commitment that legitimate and peaceful struggle for attainment of goal for which it was founded 58 years ago, will continue.

NIA conducts searches at 7 locations in Pulwama, arrests 4 OGWs

Srinagar 20 Jun: National Investigation Agency on Monday conducted searches at multiple locations in Pulwama district and arrested four OGWs in a case related to an encounter that took place in Pulwama district in March this year. According to a statement, spokesperson said that NIA conducted searches at seven locations in Pulwama district and arrested four OGWs in the case of firing on security forces by militants in Chewa Kalan area of Pulwama. The statement reads that the case relates to the terrorist activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in South Kashmir, during which two terrorists were killed by security forces in a gun battle at Chewa Kalan area of Pulwama on 11.03.2022.

SSP Baramulla chairs meeting with NOKs of Police martyrs

Baramulla June 20 (KNS) 20 Jun: In order to strengthen the bond between families of Police martyrs and Police Department, Police in Baramulla organized a meeting with NOKs of martyrs at DPL Baramulla. The meeting was chaired by SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat-IPS in which large number of NOKs of Police martyrs from district Baramulla. The main aim of the meeting was to take stock of the welfare, wellbeing of the families of police martyrs and address their grievances.

2 more militants killed in overnight Kupwara gunfight, another slain in Pulwama

Anantnag 20 Jun: The gunfight that broke out in Lolab area of Kupwara district Sunday afternoon, soon after a militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba was apprehended by the police, ended on Monday with the killing of two more militants, including the arrested militant who led government forced to the hideout. On the basis of his (arrested militants) disclosure regarding a hideout, an operation was launched in the area, Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said. He said that the area was being cordoned off when the hiding militants opened indiscriminate fire.

Northern Army Commander arrives on 4-day visit to Ladakh

Leh 20 Jun: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Monday arrived in Leh on a four-day long visit to Ladakh to review the operational preparedness of troops in the union territory, officials said. He is also scheduled to visit Siachen sector, the worlds highest battlefield. Lt Gen Dwivedi arrived in Leh and was received by commanders of corps and the Indian Air Force (IAF), they said.

Release Kashmiri youths lodged in prisons of the country: NC

Srinagar 20 Jun: National Conference on Sunday asked the government to release jailed Kashmiri youths lodged in prisons in different parts of the country. Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Hasnain Masoodi said while it was quite gladdening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar as she entered the 100th year of her life, there are parents whose sons continue to remain out of sight for them for years altogether. Such reunions are heart-warming indeed.

Will approach international community for asylum: Kashmiri Pandit employees

Srinagar 20 Jun: Kashmiri Pandit employees on Monday threatened to appeal to international human rights organisations for asylum if the central government failed to relocate them from the Valley in the wake of attacks on minorities. The employees, recruited under PM Package, have been protesting since the killing of one of their colleagues Rahul Bhat inside his office in the Chadoora area of Budgam district on May 12. Later, Rajni Bala, a government school teacher from the minority community, was shot dead by terrorists at her school in Kulgam district.

Organisation Of Kashmiri Pandits Requests UN To Declare Pakistan As A 'terrorist Country'

Jammu 20 Jun: The Kashmiri Pandit United Front (KPUF) urged the United Nations (UN) on Monday to declare Pakistan as a 'terrorist country' alleging that the neighbouring country continued to sponsor terrorism in Kashmir Valley. On the occasion of World Refugee Day on Monday, the organisation staged a demonstration here and raised anti-Pakistan slogans.

Kashmir Based News Portal Booked For Spreading Fake News: Police

Srinagar 20 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have booked 'The Real Kashmir ' news portal for spreading fake news on social media. A police spokesman said, 'Shopian police registered FIR No. 43-2022 U-s 153 and 505(1)b IPC against the handler of Facebook news portal THE REAL KASHMIR NEWS for spreading fake and baseless news with the intention to mislead the general public about the Chandigam Lolab encounter and investigation has been set into motion.'