News Briefs for 03 July 2022
Elections after electoral roll revision, statehood later: LG Srinagar , July 03 : Asserting that democracy is Indias soul, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said elections in the union territory will surely take place after the completion of the ongoing electoral revision and that the restoration of statehood would follow at an appropriate time. Sinhas remarks came at an event here late on Saturday after veteran Congress leader Karan Singh reiterated the demands to conduct assembly elections and also restore Jammu and Kashmirs statehood. The event was organised to felicitate Singh for his contribution to the erstwhile state.
Over 64% of youths joining militancy in J&K killed within a year Srinagar, New Delhi , July 03 : Youths joining militant ranks in Jammu and Kashmir have a short shelf life with more than 64 per cent of them being killed by security forces within a year, officials said on Sunday. Security forces, aided by a strong on-ground intelligence network, have scaled up operations in the first five months of this year, though frequent violence in south Kashmir remained a cause for concern, they said. Citing data of militants neutralised between January 1 and May 31 this year, the officials said 64.1 per cent of the new recruits were eliminated within a year.
Policeman shot at in Bijbehara Anantnag , July 03 : A policeman was shot at by unidentified gunmen Sunday evening here in Bijbehara area of south Kashmirs Anantnag district. The attack happened while the entire Anantnag district is under unprecedented security cover for the Amarnath Yatra. The policeman has been identified as constable Firdaus Ahmad, a resident of Hugam village in Srigufwara area of Bijbehara.
Proper security arrangements in place for Yatra: LG Srinagar , July 03 : Proper security arrangements are in place for this years Amarnath Yatra, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday, amid reports of a higher threat perception for the pilgrimage. He said the administration and the people of the union territory have joined hands together to make the yatra a safe and successful event. Security forces have coordinated in a better way and I can say that one of the best arrangements regarding security are in place (for yatra) and by the grace of God, everything is going on well, Sinha told reporters here.
Villagers capture LeT militants armed with AK-47, hand them to police in Reasi Jammu , July 03 : Two heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including the mastermind of the recent IED blasts in Rajouri, were overpowered by villagers and handed over to the police in Reasi district on Sunday, a senior police officer said. Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh lauded the villagers for their courage and announced cash rewards for them. The incident took place in Tuksan Dhok village and the captured militants included the most wanted LeT commander Talib Hussain, a resident of Rajouri district and the mastermind of the recent IED blasts in the district, the officials said.
BJP should explain presence of militants in its party ranks -JKPCC Srinagar July 03 ( KNS ) , July 03 : JKPCC has taken stong exception to the presence of dreaded terrorists in the ranks of the BJP and asked the ruling party to explain it to the nation how the dreaded terrorists have been enjoying it`s patronage by getting important assignments in the party. According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Lauding the bravery of people of Tukson Dhok village in district Reasi for capturing LET commander Talib Hussain who happened a senior office bearer of BJP , alongwith his accomplice carrying sophisticated weapons and grenades, JKPCC has raised serious questions over the presence of such top terrorists in the ranks of ruling BJP. The main culprit in the sensational udaipur murder incident, also is the active member of the ruling BJP and now the arrest and identification of LET commander of Peer Panjal range Talib Hussain as senior office bearer of BJP is matter of great concern.
JKPM parts ways with PAGD Srinagar 03 July (KNS) , July 03 : Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement JKPM has decided to part ways with PAGD . The party in its press conference announced its decision to leave PAGD asserting that the alliance is a mere electoral alliance of two traditional political parties only to safe guard their political interests and not bothered about the multitude of issues and problems people are facing in every walk of life . The president of the party Dr Ghulam Mustafa said that post August 2019 PAGD has been more or less silent on almost all the issues of public importance that keep popping up time to time .