News Briefs for 07 July 2022
2 militants surrender during encounter in Kulgam Srinagar , July 07 : Two newly recruited militants surrendered before security forces during in an encounter in Hadigam village of Kulgam district on Wednesday, officials said here. A police officer told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that two newly recruited militants surrendered on the appeal of their parents and the police. He added that incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were also recovered from them.
Clerics Urge Govt To Allow Eid Prayers At Srinagar`s Eidgah Srinagar , July 07 : The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), the apex body of Islamic scholars and preachers in Kashmir, on Thursday urged the Jammu and Kashmir administration to allow Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid and Eid prayers at Eidgah in Srinagar`s old city. In a resolution passed unanimously during a meeting, the MMU also expressed anguish over the "illegal detention" of its patron and Kashmir`s top religious leader Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq for the last three years and urged the government to release him. "Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, in this resolution, again urges the rulers and administration not to cause obstruction regarding the Friday prayers at the historical Jama Masjid, Srinagar, the largest place of worship in Kashmir, so that Muslims can seek the pleasure of Allah at this great spiritual centre without any hindrance," the resolution released here read.
After 2019 A New Era Was Established In Kashmir: Amit Shah Srinagar , July 07 : LG Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the reforms brought in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of special status have transformed the lives of people of the Union Territory and built a better future for them. Sinha made these remarks during the inauguration of the Statue of Peace of Swami Ramanujacharya at Shuryar Mandir, Srinagar on Thursday, an official spokesperson said. The status was unveiled by Home Minister Amit Shah through video conferencing.
Land Okayed For Residential Quarters For Kashmiri Pandits, IB Employees Srinagar , July 07 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday approved transfer of land for the construction of transit accommodation for Kashmiri Pandit employees and residential accommodation for the employees of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) The approval on the proposals of Revenue Department to transfer various parcels of land for public purposes was taken in the Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, an official spokesperson said. The AC, he said, approved the transfer of land measuring 36 Kanal 14 Marla situated at village Kulangam Bagh, Tehsil Handwara, District Kupwara in favour of Department of Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for construction of Transit Accommodation (1BHK) for Kashmiri Migrant Government Employees under the PM Development package.
`Dalai Lama an honoured guest`: MEA as China slams Modi for greeting Tibetan spiritual leader on birthday BEIJING , July 07 : India on Thursday said it has a consistent policy to treat Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama as an honoured guest and Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s birthday greetings to him should be seen from the overall context. The comments by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came when asked about China`s reaction to Modi`s phone conversation with the Dalai Lama. In the phone conversation, Modi extended birthday greetings to the Dalai Lama on Wednesday.
Hybrid militant arrested in Awantipora: Police Srinagar , July 07 : Police said on Thursday that they arrested a hybrid militant affiliated with Al-Badr and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession in Awantipora. On specific information regarding movement of militants in Beigund, Awantipora, Police said that they along with Army (42RR) & CRPF (130Bn) established a joint checkpoint in the area. During checking, one hybrid militant identified as Aamir Ahmed Parray son of Abdul Rashid Parray resident of Kashwa Chitragam, Shopian was arrested, it said.
Ladakh LAC row: Jaishankar insists on early resolution of outstanding issues in talks with Chinese counterpart New Delhi , July 07 : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the need for an early resolution of all outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, and asserted that bilateral ties should be based on mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interest. At a one-hour meeting in Bali on the sidelines of a conclave of foreign ministers of the G20 nations, Jaishankar and Wang looked forward to the next round of military talks between the two sides at an early date to resolve the border issue. Jaishankar also discussed with Wang the vexed issue of the return of Indian students to China and the resumption of direct flights between the two countries.
No need to speculate: MEA on reports about G20 meeting in J&K New Delhi , July 07 : Days after China and Pakistan voiced concerns over reports of India planning to hold events relating to G20 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that there is no need to speculate on the issue at this stage. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said a large number of events will be held across India as part of its presidency of the grouping. India will assume the presidency of G20 from December 2022.
Apni Party different from other parties in terms its policy, approach: Bukhari Srinagar , July 07 : Apni Party president, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has
said his party is different from other parties in terms of its policy
and approach, as its policy is based on a pro-people agenda and they
have a pragmatic approach towards politics. In
exclusive interviews with Kashmir News Service (KNS) Bukhari said
people of J&K have always been taken for a ride by politicians,
irrespective of their ideologies. Bukhari
also talked about several issues including targeted civilian killings,
holding of assembly elections, functioning of LG led administration and
BJP ready for elections in J&K: Dr Jitendra singh Jammu , July 07 : Union Minister, Dr
Jitendra Singh Thursday said that the Election Commission to decide on
Elections in Jammu and Kahsmir, but Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) is
always ready for the same. He said that the BJP is always ready to hold assembly
elections in Jammu and Kashmir but a final decision on the matter needs
to be taken by the Election Commission. He futher said that the protagonists of Article 370 were its
greatest abusers and accused the Kashmir-centric political parties like
National conference (NC) and PDP for selectively raising the bogey of
Article 370 when it suited them, but conveniently ignoring it by their
Kashmir collective conscience rejects bigotry,Terrorism & radicalized narrative Srinagar July
07(KNS) , July 07 : Kashmir (policy & Strategy) Group facilitated
2nd.Kaath-Baath,inter-community dialogue attended by galaxy of
prominent civil societies persons from both communities of Kashmir and
vocally advocated the doctrine of peaceful coexistence and promoting
human rights values among the communities.The civil society
personalities unanimously said -the Kashmiri collective conscience has
rejected bigotry,terrorism and the radicalised narrative.The revival of
our rich heritage,plurality,peace and human rights values is the
befitting answer to enemies of Kashmir.They said -Plurality is the
keystone of our proud heritage and we shall unitedly endeavour to save
it and revive it with the societal unity and mutual trust and deep
Infiltration Attempts In Kashmir Set Off Alarms, Security Stepped Up New Delhi , July 07 : Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have sounded an alarm over encounters and infiltration attempts by foreign terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC). Considering the threat assessments, the country's biggest intelligence input sharing platform, the Multi-Agency Centre, has asked both the Border Security Force (BSF) and the army to step up their vigil, sources have told NDTV. Even though the army says there has been zero infiltration along the LoC and the Ministry of Home Affairs puts the overall number in single digits, data shows the number of foreign terrorists operating in the region is far higher than local ones.
Dalai Lama to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh New Delhi , July 07 : The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh next week. He will be in Jammu on July 14, and Ladakh on the following day. This will be the first visit by the Buddhist leader in over two years from his abode in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The visit takes place even as the Buddhist leader's birthday on Wednesday witnessed a major celebration in Dharamshala and Delhi and greetings by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vikar Rasool Wani, a Ghulam Nabi Azad loyalist, likely to be new president of Jammu & Kashmir Congress New Delhi , July 07 : After Jammu and Kashmir Congress president Ghulam Ahmed Mir resigned from his post, a massive infighting is brewing within the party for the coveted post. In exclusive information available to Frontline, Rajini Patil, Congress general secretary in-charge of Jammu & Kashmir, has finalised Vikar Rasool Wani as Mir's successor. Vikar Rasool Wani is a Ghulam Nabi Azad loyalist and the move is seen as the Congress high command's way of assuaging Azad, who has been helming the disgruntled G23 faction of the party. Azad's Rajya Sabha membership was not renewed and he was also not accommodated in the All India Congress Committee. But, by elevating his loyalist, the high command wants to keep him in good humour.