June 2022 News

News Briefs for 30 & 29 June 2022

Amarnath Yatra begins as first batch of pilgrims leaves for holy cave shrine from Pahalgam

Pahalgam, 30 Jun: After two years the annual Amarnath Yatra began on Thursday after the first batch of 2750 pilgrims left for the holy cave shrine from Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district, official said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the first batch of 2,750 pilgrims was flagged off by DC Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla, besides other senior officials from civil and police administration. He said that the first batch left for the holy cave shrine from Nunwan base camp today morning.

Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC ) describes Amarnath Yatra as an integral part of Kashmir tradition and Kashmiryat

Srinagar, 30 Jun: The Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC), Jammu and Kashmir, has welcomed the Hon. Lieutenant Governor`s outreach to the political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with Amarnath Yatra to seek their and people`s cooperation for the smooth and successful conduct of Yatra this year. The GCC has reiterated that Amarnath Yatra is part of Kashmir tradition and Kashmiris from all communities have always extended full support and cooperation for the comfort and safety of the yatris and smooth conduct of the yatra.

Police busts Fake SIM card Racket in Budgam, 03 arrested

Budgam, 30 Jun: Police in Budgam have busted a fake SIM card racket by arresting three persons involved in the commission of crime. Police received specific information that, a group of PoS agents is operating in District Budgam and involved in cheating innocent people by forging their documents and using them as genuine to procure SIM cards for their personal interests and selling such SIM cards for criminal acts. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.

Three LeT militants arrested in Sopore, arms & ammo recovered : Police

Sopore 30 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested three militants along with arms and ammunition in Sopore town of North Kashmir`s Baramulla district. An official told, that a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Armys 52 RR and CRPF 177 BN during a Naka arrested three militant of a banned militant organization Lashkar e Toiba at Takyabal Krankshivan area of Sopore town. He said, that they recovered Incriminating material including two pistols along with magazines, 14 pistol rounds, 01 hand grenade and 01 Ak 47 rifle from their possession.

Political Dynasties Kept People Busy With Unachievable Goals, And Emotional Slogans For Their Gains: Syed Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar 30 Jun: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has said that the dynasty-driven politics has ruined the people of Kashmir as the political families have always kept them busy with emotional slogans and unattainable ambitions to remain in power. He was addressing a huge rally at Wachi in south Kashmirs Shopian district on Thursday

KP Body Urges Masjid Committees To Restore Confidence

Srinagar 30 Jun: The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) on Thursday appealed to majority community members in Kashmir Valley to restore confidence among all the minorities living in the valley. KPSS is a body of Kashmiri Pandits, who did not migrate from the Kashmir Valley during the 1990s, when the militancy broke-out. The body in a tweet appealed to the Masjid communities to reach out to the minorities and restore the confidence through the public systems.

Final electoral rolls in J&K to be published Oct 31

New Delhi 30 Jun: The Election Commission will publish the finalised electoral rolls of Jammu and Kashmir on October 31, the union territorys first voters list after the boundaries of assembly seats were redrawn in the delimitation exercise. In a letter to the chief electoral officer of Jammu and Kashmir, the poll panel has given a timeline to complete various activities before the final publication of the electoral rolls on October 31. Officials said the voters list will keep getting updated as there are four cut-off dates in a year now when those turning 18 can enrol themselves as voters.

China Opposes Indias Plan Of G20 Meeting In Kashmir

Beijing 30 Jun: China on Thursday voiced its opposition to Indias reported plans to hold the next years meeting of G-20 leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, echoing close ally Pakistans objection, and underlined that relevant sides should avoid politicising the issue. We have noted relevant information, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here on Thursday while replying to a question from the official media. Chinas position on Kashmir is consistent and clear cut.

29 June

Hybrid militant of LeT arrested in Bandipora: Police

Bandipora 29 Jun: A hybrid militant of LeT was arrested along with arms and ammunition near Papchan area of Bandipora district, police said here on Wednesday. Kashmir zone police in a Tweet informed that LeT hybrid militant identified as Mehboob-ul-Inam of Nadihal Bandipora was arrested at a checkpoint near Papchan by a joint team of police and security forces. Police added that his disclosure led to recovery of huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 3 AK rifles, 10 magazines, 380 rounds, 2KG IED explosive substance and one Chinese grenade.

LG Sinha flags off first batch of Amarnath Yatris from Jammu Base Camp

Srinagar 29 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra from Jammu base camp. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) said LG Sinha along with administrative officers flagged off the first batch of Yatris from Yatri Niwas in Bhagwati Nagar area of Jammu today morning. Notably, amid unprecedented security measures in Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra will commenced on Thursday (June 30) after a gap of two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.

LG Sinha holds meet with J&K mainstream leadership, discusses Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar 29 Jun: The meeting called by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha with the heads of all Jammu and Kashmir political parties at Raj Bhawan today culminated after four hours and the meeting discussed about Amarnath Yatra, which is going to commence from Thursday. Talking to reports after the culmination of the meeting, Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari the meeting was called about Amarnath Yatra and nothing else was discussed. He said that a unanimous appeal was made to the people to make Yatra successful, which has been a part of centuries old ethos of Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants killed in Kulgam encounter local categorised militants of LeT: IGP

Srinagar 29 Jun: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said that two militants killed in Kulgam operation were local categorised militants and that the encounter was important as it was close to national highway, yatra route. Kashmir zone police, while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle informed that both the militants were local categorised militants of LeT outfit. He said that the encounter was important as the operation site was very close to national highway, which is the yatra route.

Two LeT militants arrested in Sopore, arms & ammo recovered : Police

Sopore 29 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two uncategorized militants along with arms and ammunition in Sopore town of North Kashmir`s Baramulla district. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Armys 22 RR and CRPF 179 BN during a Naka arrested two militant of a banned militant organization Lashkar e Toiba at Chinar crossing in Sopore town. He said, that they recovered Incriminating material including 02 pistols along with magazines and 14 pistol rounds from their possession.

Farm Income Ranking: J&K Stands Tall Among Top 5 States, UTs

Srinagar 29 Jun: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that braving all challenges of agricultural reform, the ranking in monthly farm income in Jammu and Kashmir has improved and the Union Territory is standing tall among top five states and the Union Territories. Sinha made these remarks at the 'Kisan Maha Sammelan' here at SKICC Srinagar during which he felicitated innovative, technically empowered farmers for their contribution to agriculture & horticulture sector, an official spokesperson said.

Abdullah, Mir, Raina attend high tea with LG; Mehbooba skips

SRINAGAR 29 Jun: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was the only notable absentee from the high tea party hosted by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. Sinha invited heads of various political parties in the union territory for a meeting to discuss the prevailing situation including the Amarnath Yatra scheduled to begin Thursday, officials said. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, J-K BJP chief Ravinder Raina and Congress president G A Mir were among the notable leaders who attended the meeting.

BSF, Pak Rangers field commanders meet

NEW DELHI 29 Jun: A ground commander level meeting was held between the border forces of India and Pakistan along the international front in Rajasthan, a BSF spokesperson said on Wednesday. The meeting was held on Tuesday at Munabao in Barmer district of the state. The Indian side was led by Border Security Force (BSF) Commandant G L Meena and the other side was headed by Lt Col Murad Ali Khan, Wing Commander, Pakistan Rangers.

It is Kashmiris who provide real security to yatris: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR 29 Jun: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said despite stringent security measures, it is the people of Kashmir who provide the real sense of security to the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. This years Yatra has resumed after 2 years & Im sure that Kashmiris will welcome them wholeheartedly as always. Despite stringent security measures including shutting down of shops en route the Yatra, its we Kashmiris who provide a real sense of security to the yatris, Mehbooba tweeted.