01 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 01 July 2022

Another batch of 6,400 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath from Jammu

Jammu , July 01 : Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 6,400 pilgrims left from a base camp here on Friday in a secured convoy to perform pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Himalayas. Chanting Bam Bam Bhole, the pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in a cavalcade of 265 vehicles early in the morning. The 43-day long pilgrimage to the cave shrine will conclude on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

Entry of Yatris into Kashmir post 3.30 pm barred for security reasons: Police

Banihal, Jammu , July 01 : Pilgrims and tourists have been barred from crossing over to Kashmir from Banihal area of Ramban district after 3.30 pm, the cut-off time, due to security concerns, an officer said on Friday. The measure has been taken by the police in view of unregistered Amarnath pilgrims travelling in the guise of tourists to the Valley, thereby causing security problems in view of heightened security threats, the officer said. Unregistered pilgrims, travelling without RIFD (radio-frequency identification) and devotees travelling in the guise of tourists will not be allowed to move to Kashmir from Navyug tunnel in (Banihal area) after cut-off time of 3.30 pm, Ramban Superintendent of Police Mohita Sharma told reporters here.

Mehbooba hails SC observations against Nupur

Srinagar , July 01 : PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday appreciated the Supreme Courts observations against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her provocative comments on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). However, she asked when the apex court will take cognizance of the Delhi Polices different yardsticks applied to Sharma and fact-checking website Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court came down heavily on Sharma over her remarks on the Prophet (PBUH), saying her loose tongue has set the entire country on fire and that she is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country.

Hakeem Yaseen welcomes Supreme for reprimanding guilty Nupur Sharma

Supreme court verdict ignites new hope about law of the land , July 01 : Chairman People`s Democratic Front (PDF) and former Minister Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen has welcomed the Supreme Court for reprimanding suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma for igniting tension with her comments on Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH)and asking her to apologise to the whole country. In a statement issued on Friday Hakeem Yaseen while welcoming the supreme court remarks has urged the guilty Nupur Sharma to apologise before the nation as early as possible in order to respect secular and religious sentiments of people . He said supreme court remarks on the Nupur Sharma case has ignited new hope among the people of the country especially minority communities about law of the land and delivery of justice .

Raja Aijaz Ali welcomes sanctioning of four lanning of Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri highway

Srinagar July 01 (KNS) , July 01 : J&K Peoples Conference senior leader Raja Aijaz Ali expressed his gratitude to Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari for sanctioning four lanning of Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri section of the National highway in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Aijaz said the upgradation of the road project to four-lane would go a long way in giving further impetus to the overall economic development of the region, besides harnessing its tourism potential and giving infrastructural boost to the region. "The four lanning of of all national highway in the country was proposed by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led government in 1998.

Election boycotts have disempowered people, stalled the development process in the past: Altaf Bukhari

Apni Party leaders get a warm welcome by locals , July 01 : Apni Party (AP) President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has said that the traditional political parties have always played a divide and rule` politics to attain their political and personal advantages. He was addressing a massive public rally in the Agar area of Pattan Tehsil in north Kashmir on Friday. Besides Bukhari, Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir, District President Baramulla Shoaib Lone, and others spoke at this event.

Normalcy in J&K cannot be achieved by force: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar July 01 (KNS) , July 01 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday called for a united fight for the restoration of J&K`s abridged democratic, constitutional rights. He said this while interacting with a number of delegations who called on him at his Srinagar residence from Kargil, North, South and Central parts of Kashmir. Among others senior leaders Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Kafilul Rehman, District President Baramulla Dr Sajad Shafi Uri, and Agha Syed Muhammad Rizvi, and Minority cell women`s wing president Sumita Bhan were also present on the occasion.

Hyderpora Encounter: HC Upholds Compensation To Family Of Ramban Youth

Srinagar , July 01 : The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday upheld the Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family of Aamir Magrey, who was killed in the Hyderpora shootout last November and directed the government to allow the kin to perform perform fatiha at the graveyard of the slain youth. A division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Javed Wani, while disposing of an appeal by the state against a single bench order, upheld the compensation amount. "It is made clear that the payment of the said compensation by the appellants to the respondent no.

PAGD misleading people in J&K: Shah Mohammed Tantray

Poonch , July 01 : Apni Party District President and Ex-MLA Shah Mohammed Tantray Friday criticized People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) for its propaganda to mislead people of Jammu and Kashmir for their political gains. Tantray was speaking at a public meeting at Block Loran in Poonch District in which dozens of National Conference and Congress Party leaders and workers joined the Apni Party. Tantray who presided over the programme said the PAGD has played with the sentiments of the people with emotional slogans for the last 7 decades. 'In these years, these political parties did nothing for the people and always tried to exploit the sentiments of the people to fulfill their political motives,'' he said.