News Briefs for 30 & 29 June 2022
Amarnath Yatra begins as first batch of pilgrims leaves for holy cave shrine from PahalgamPahalgam, 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 KashmiryatSrinagar, 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 arrestedBudgam, 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 : PoliceSopore 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 BukhariSrinagar 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 ConfidenceSrinagar 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 31New 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 KashmirBeijing 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.
Hybrid militant of LeT arrested in Bandipora: PoliceBandipora 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 CampSrinagar 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 YatraSrinagar 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
Militants killed in Kulgam encounter local categorised militants of LeT: IGPSrinagar 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 : PoliceSopore 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
Farm Income Ranking: J&K Stands Tall Among Top 5 States, UTsSrinagar 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 skipsSRINAGAR 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 meetNEW 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: MehboobaSRINAGAR 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,