June 2022 News

News Briefs for 25 June 2022

The Kashmir Files: UK Lawmakers Commit To Recognising Kashmiri Hindu Genocide, Says Vivek Agnihotri

Bangalore 24 Jun: Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri on Friday conveyed via Twitter an overwhelming commitment he received from UK lawmakers to recognise the 'Kashmiri Hindu genocide' during his visit to the British Parliament. '#WATCH. This is what Members of @UKParliament (MPs) have to say about Hindu Genocide in Kashmir. The impact of a small film with TRUTH. #HumanityTour,' he said, attaching a couple of videos in his tweet.

Government notifies draft rules under Central Land Acquisition Act

SRINAGAR 24 Jun: In terms of J&K Reorganization Act, 2019, the Central Land Acquisition Act. "The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (Act 30 of 2013)" has been made applicable to the Union Territory of Government of Jammu & Kashmir. The Government of Jammu & Kashmir has prepared draft rules in exercise of powers conferred by Section 109 of the said Act which have been published as required under section 112 of the said Act, for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules shall be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of 15 (fifteen) days from the date of publication in Official Gazette.

NIA conducts searches at 14 locations in J&K

Srinagar 24 Jun: National Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in a case related to militancy conspiracy. According to a statement, NIA conducted searches at 14 locations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Anantnag Budgam and Kathua in a case under number RC-05/2022/NIA/JMU. The statement reads that the case relates to terror conspiracy hatched by Pakistan based commanders of terrorists organisations for furtherance of their activities by way of targeting minorities, security personnel and religious pilgrimages including holy Shri Amaranthji Yatra, Shri Vaishno Devi Yatra and other similar religious activities.

Our party ready for elections anytime: Imran Ansari

Srinagar 24 Jun: Peoples Conference general secretary Imran Raza Ansari on Friday said that the party was ready for elections and the announcement on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir was always welcome. In a brief interview with Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Ansari said that only an elected government can address the aspirations of the people and that it is the elected representatives, who always have to go back to the people with their report card. A bureaucrat is always a bureaucrat and will be in his office, while an elected representative has to work and go back to his people with his report card, mentioning his contribution towards the people, he said.

People paying heavy price for centres Kashmir policy: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar June 24 ( KNS ) 24 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and MP from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday asked the government of India to shun its stubborn attitude and reframe its Kashmir policy. This the party president said while addressing party workers, functionaries and delegates in Central Kashmir`s Magam hamlet. Lamenting the my way or the highway attitude of the ruling party at New Delhi, Dr Farooq said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly Kashmiris are paying a heavy price for the Center`s Kashmir policy.

Congregational prayers allowed at Srinagars Jamia Masjid after 2 weeks: Auqaf

Srinagar 24 Jun: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar on Friday said that after a gap of two consecutive Fridays, Juma prayers were allowed by authorities at the historic Jama Masjid Srinagar It, however, urged the administration to refrain from closing Jama Masjid under one pretext or the other in future so that the people who come to this great place of worship from far and wide, seeking pleasure of Allah, may not be disturbed. The Anjuman Auqaf in a statement said that it along with the faithful, continues to express deep disappointment over the three-year-long house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq whose absence is deeply hurting the people. The pulpit and Mehraab of Jama Masjid, which used to reverberate with Qaal Allah Wa Qaala Rasool (SAW), continue to remain silent because of Miwaizs absence, it said.

HC orders for status-quo on plea challenging closing of schools on state land

Srinagar 24 Jun: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has ordered for maintaining the status quo on a plea filed by petitioners challenging the closure of schools functioning on State or Kahcharai Land. The High Court in an order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) stated that status-quo shall be maintained till the next date of hearing. The court observed that the closing of schools has serious consequences and may adversely affect the petitioner schools.

Hyderpora encounter: SC to hear plea of man seeking exhumation of sons body

New Delhi 24 Jun: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on June 27 a plea filed by a man seeking a direction to exhume the body of his son, who was dubbed a militant and killed in an encounter in November 2021, and hand it to his family for last rites. A vacation bench of justices CT Ravi Kumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia was told by senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for Mohammad Latief Magrey, that a single judge bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had allowed the exhuming of his sons body but it was later stayed by a division bench. He said that his client has supported the Army all through his life, and the only need to exhume the body was to perform the last rites of his son Aamir Magrey, who was killed along with three others in the encounter.

Nine govt employees sacked over graft charges

Jammu 24 Jun: The government on Friday sacked nine government employees, including five officers, on corruption charges. All the employees have been sacked under 226(2) Article of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations which allows the administration to retire government employees at any time after completing 22 years of service or attaining the age of 48 years, an official said. They all belonged to the housing and urban development department.