June 2022 News

News Briefs for 26 June 2022

150 Militants Ready At Launchpads Across LoC To Infiltrate Into J-K, Says Army Officer

Srinagar 25 Jun: There are about 150 militants present at the launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC) ready to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir while 500 to 700 more are undergoing training at eleven terror camps there, a senior Army officer said on Saturday. He said security forces have successfully thwarted infiltration attempts by the militants along the LoC in the Valley. There are about 500 to 700 people at the 11 training camps at Manshera, Kotli and Muzaffarabad across the LoC, the Army officer, who did not wish to be named, he said.

Kashmir Valley Witnesses Tourism Boom Breaking 10-yr-old Record: J&K Govt

Srinagar 25 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said the Kashmir Valley is witnessing an exponential increase in the tourism flow due to the successful campaigns to attract maximum tourists towards the region. According to statistics of the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department, March 2022 broke the 10-year tourist arrival record in Kashmir, signalling that the tourism industry is finally on the path to recovery, a statement said.

Manufacturing Beer Illegally, Plant Seized In Kashmir

Srinagar 25 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday sealed an illegal beer manufacturing unit in Khanmoh area on Srinagar outskirts. A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on specific information received from reliable sources that a factory registered in the name of M-S Zainab Textiles situated at Phase-2 Khunmoh is involved in illegal-unlawful activity of manufacturing-processing of Beer.

Announce through sermons that Kashmiri Pandits are our own people: Mehbooba to Islamic scholars

Srinagar 25 Jun: People`s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed to Islamic leaders and scholars of Kashmir to announce through their sermons that Kashmiri Pandits are our own people, so that attacks on them wont take place. Addressing a press conference at Srinagar, Mehbooba said that no attack on Kashmiri Pandits was carried during her tenure as Chief Minister and still they were paid seventeen months salary without going attending their duties. She said that Islamic scholars and leaders in Kashmir should announce through their sermons that Kashmiri Pandits are our own people, so that attacks on them wont take place.

Congress murdered democracy, muzzled media on June 25, blackest day in history: Chugh

Chandigarh 25 Jun: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today strongly condemned the Congress for murdering the democracy on June 25 by imposing emergency in 1975. He said the June 25 was the blackest day in the democratic history of our country when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had suspended all human rights and had put lakhs of people behind the bars. It not only brought world-wide shame for the country but also set a horrible example of dictartorship in the garb of democracy.

Democratic path, only way to win trust of Kashmiris: Sagar

Sagar 25 Jun: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday said that every attempt to weaken NCs organisational structure and base with people is doomed to fail. This he stated while addressing a one day workers convention at Khanmoh Srinagar. Among others Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq, Senior leader GQ Pardesi, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar and Provincial Women`s Wing President Er.

Three arrested in sub-inspectors killing: Police

Srinagar 25 Jun: Police on Saturday claimed to have solved the case of SI Farooq Ahmads killing by arresting three accused persons involved in the commission of crime. Incriminating material including a pistol recovered from their possession, it said in a statement. Police said that during the course of investigation of case FIR No.

Concerned over use of sticky bombs, Police asks people to check vehicles before turning them on

Jammu 25 Jun: Concerned over militants using sticky bombs to target public transport, the police has advised residents of Jammu and Kishtwar to thoroughly check their vehicles before turning them on. A North Korean drone sent from Pakistan with a payload of seven magnetic or sticky bombs and an equal number of under barrel launcher grenades was shot down by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the Talli Hariya Chak area close to the International Border on May 31. We advise people to thoroughly check their vehicles before starting them, senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Chandan Kohli said.

Heightened security arrangements for yatra: Officials

Srinagar 25 Jun: Security forces have made unprecedented security arrangements for Amarnath yatra as it apprehends a higher threat perception to the pilgrims this year, a senior Army official said here on Saturday. The Army officer, who did not wish to be identified, said security personnel three to four times more in strength have been deployed around the yatra as there is credible intelligence of a likely militant strike. There is an increased threat perception to the Amarnath yatra this year.

Massive searches carried out along IB ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Jammu 25 Jun: Security forces on Saturday carried out a massive search operation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu to detect cross-border tunnels and prevent any infiltration attempts by militants during the Amarnath Yatra, officials said. The search operation was jointly carried out by Police, CRPF, and BSF in the forward villages in Samba, Kathua, and Jammu districts, the officials said. The 43-day-long Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to start on June 30 from two routes the traditional 48-km Nunwan in south Kashmirs Pahalgam and a 14-km shorter route from Baltal in central Kashmirs Ganderbal after a two-year break forced by the COVID pandemic.

Mehbooba urges parents to stop youth from joining militancy

Srinagar 25 Jun: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed to the youth of Kashmir to shun militancy and save their lives, claiming security forces were getting incentives for killing them. Mehbooba said Jammu and Kashmir was going through a tumultuous phase and in the times to come, it will need its youth. I hear every day that three or four youths have been killed, which means the local recruitment here has increased, she told reporters here.

Pakistan says want to have result-oriented dialogue with India, but environment not conductive

Islamabad 25 Jun: Pakistan on Friday said it would like to have a result-oriented dialogue with India but the environment for such parleys was not conducive. Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, responding to a query about National Security Adviser Ajit Dovals recent remarks, said: We would like to have normal relations but tolerance threshold for terrorism is very low. Cant have peace and war at the choice of our adversary, we will decide when, with whom and on what terms.

Pak Rejects India's Plan To Hold Meeting Of G20 Countries In Kashmir: Foreign Office

Islamabad 25 Jun: Pakistan said on Saturday that it rejects India's attempt to hold a meeting of G20 countries in Kashmir, hoping that members of the grouping will be fully cognisant of the imperatives of law and justice and would oppose the proposal outright. Jammu and Kashmir will be hosting the 2023 meetings of G-20, an influential grouping that brings together the world's major economies, with the union territory administration on Thursday setting up a five-member high-level committee for overall coordination. This will be the first major international summit to be held in J&K after its special status guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn and the erstwhile state was divided into two union territories in August 2019.

UK Parliament Leaders Hail Vivek Agnihotri's Film 'The Kashmir Files'

New Delhi 25 Jun: Vivek Agnihotri along with Pallavi Joshi has been traveling around the globe for their ambitious tour 'Humanity Tour'. Recently, he shared a video of several leaders from the UK parliament praising him for his contributions to highlighting the genocide and his advocacy for humanity. Several speakers including Sam Tarry (Mp Labour Party), Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative Party), Lord Navnit Dholakia (Liberal Democrat) ,Virendra Sharma MP (Labour Party) and Navendu Mishra Mp (Labour Party) among many others spoke on the same.