June 2022 News

News Briefs for 29 June 2022

Militancy In Kashmir Is On The Run: Bhan

Jammu 28 Jun: Supreme Court Senior advocate and Chairman Kashmir (Policy & Strategy) Group -Ashok Bhan-today said the militancy in Kashmir is on the run, for the reasons that the militants are targeting innocent and unarmed civilians and lost the courage and ability to majorly involve with security forces.

Amarnath Yatris our revered guests :- Hakeem Yaseen

Srinagar June 28 (KNS) 28 Jun: - Welcoming ensuing Amarnath Yatra , Chairman People`s Democratic Front PDF and former Minister Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen has said that the people of Kashmir were eagerly waiting to receive devotees wholeheartedly and with traditional hospitality . He said Amarnath Yatra has remained a reckoning force since centuries to refresh bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood in kashmir adding that they were our revered guests . In a statement issued on Tuesday , Hakeem Yaseen while welcoming the annual Amarnath Yatra, starting from ending this month ?

NIA arrests two accused involved in Cross LoC Trade and Funding Case in J&K

Srinagar 28 Jun: National Investigation Agency on Tuesday said that it arrested two accused persons involved in Cross LoC Trade and Militancy Funding Case in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) NIA arrested two accused persons namely Tanveer Ahmad Wani s/o Ghulam Ahmad Wani of Pulwama and Peer Arshad Iqbal alias Ashu s/o Peer Gayasuddin of Baramulla in case RC-17/2016/NIA/DLI. The statement reads that the case pertains to the generation of extra profits through cross LoC trade mechanism between J&K and PoK and using of those funds for fomenting militant activities in Jammu & Kashmir.

Yatra to boost J&K economy: Div Com

Anantnag 28 Jun: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole, on Tuesday said that Amarnath Yatra is not mere a pilgrimage but a major economic push to J&Ks economy as the government expects Rs 2000 crore to Rs 3000 crore revenue from 6 to 8 lakh pilgrims who intend to visit tourist destinations as well. Talking to reporters at Mir Bazar Ananatnag, after reviewing arrangements for the Yatra, Pole said that Mir Bazar Yatra facility will accommodate 2,500 yatris at a time compared to 500 earlier. He added that all other arrangements are in place for smooth pilgrimage this year and he welcomes Yatris with open heart and may Lord Shiva accept their prayers.

Amarnath Yatra: Hundreds of pilgrims arrive in Jammu amid threat

Jammu 28 Jun: Chants of Bam Bam Bhole and Jai Barfani Baba ki rented the air as hundreds of enthusiastic pilgrims unperturbed by the looming militant threat arrived at the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here amid tight security on Tuesday to set out on a journey to cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on Wednesday. The devotees said their unflinching faith in Lord Shiva and the security forces has encouraged them to be part of the annual Amarnath Yatra that is being organised this year after a gap of two years on account of the Covid pandemic. The first batch of pilgrims will leave the Jammu base camp on Wednesday, officials said.

Basant hints at fighting poll against Omar, Mehbooba; BJP says not contacted yet

Jammu 28 Jun: Suspended IPS officer Basant Rath on Tuesday dropped another hint about joining the BJP and expressed his willingness to contest against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former chief ministers, but the saffron party feigned complete ignorance about his plans Rath, who had claimed to have resigned from the police service through a social media post on June 25, said in a fresh tweet, If the BJP high-command allows me, Ill contest against Omar Abdullah who was my chief minister when I was the police chief in Jammu (SSP), and Mehbooba Mufti who was my chief minister when I was the chief of traffic police in Jammu and Kashmir. His resignation letter, however, has not reached the office of the Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary or that of Director General of Police Dilbag Singh. Rath has been at the centre of controversies on multiple occasions in the past and has issued contentious tweets through his unverified handle, KangriCarrier.

Mehbooba, Omar, Tarigami criticise Zubairs arrest

Srinagar 28 Jun: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said it was ironic that the Delhi Police arrested Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair on a day India joined G7 countries to commit to defending democratic principles and protecting the freedom of expression. It is a strange thing that on one hand our government signs the pledge with G7 countries to protect freedom of expression and on the same day, Zubair is arrested, she said. She said Zubair had brought truth to people but today he is being hounded for posting a scene from a Bollywood movie.

Two arrested in Rajouri blasts: Police

Jammu 28 Jun: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was behind the recent series of explosions in Jammus Rajouri district, police said on Tuesday, claiming to have solved the case with the arrest of two of its operatives while the search is on for the main accused. A huge cache of explosive material, including five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), was recovered at the disclosure of the arrested accused, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh said. Twin explosions rocked Kotrana town of Rajouri on March 26 and another on April 19, leaving two persons injured.

Two suspected OGWs killed along LoC in Kupwara: Police

Srinagar 28 Jun: Two suspected overground workers (OGWs) of militants were on Tuesday shot dead by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district, police said. The deceased were identified as Majid Chechi and Shamsudin Beigh. They are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of militants, they said.

Kashmiris Hold Anti-Pak Protest, Call Out Islamabad's Human Rights Violations

Geneva 28 Jun: On the sidelines of the ongoing 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, a number of Kashmiri activists, led by the chairman of the United Kashmir People's National Party, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, demonstrated against Pakistan. They raised anti-Pakistan slogans and demanded 'Islamabad free' Kashmir and other parts that it has illegally occupied for decades.