13 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 13 July 2022

Militancy won`t end unless govt wins peoples heart: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar , July 13 : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that the caravan of militancy will not end in Kashmir unless the central government wins hearts of the people of Kashmir and engages in dialogue with the neighboring country. Talking to reporters at Srinagar, he said that militancy in Kashmir will not end unless the central government tries to win hearts of the people and engages in dialogue with the neighboring country. "I tell them it will never end unless you win the hearts of the people," he said, while referring to the government.

CPI(M) condemns the killing of a policeman in Srinagar

Srinagar July 13 (KNS) , July 13 : Strongly condemning the killing of police officer ASI Mushtaq Ahmad in a gruesome attack in Lal Bazaar area of Srinagar yesterday, CPI(M) Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik has said that taking lives in cowardice attack can bear no solution but only add to the miseries. Malik said that such incidents are inhuman and the perpetrators of violence have achieved nothing except for rendering irreparable loss to the family of the killed. Expressing sympathies with the bereaved families, the CPI(M) leader has wished for speedy recovery of the injured cops.

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch

Jammu , July 13 : The Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here. Patrolling of Border Security Force (BSF) as well as Army has been more frequent along the LoC to foil any infiltration attempt, said the official. "During the midnight hours of 12/13 July 2022, there was an infiltration attempt along LoC in the Poonch sector (J&K) which was suitably foiled by our alert troops.

Bukhari pays glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1931

Srinagar July 13 (KNS) , July 13 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has paid glorious tributes to the martyrs of 1931 on their 91st anniversary, today. According to a statement issued here, Bukhari while paying tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931, said, This day reminds us of the sacrifices of our ancestors who laid their lives while fighting the autocracy. Those who were gunned down by the Dogra soldiers wanted democracy here.

Srinagar Police urges shopkeepers not to sell uniforms of security forces to civilians

Srinagar , July 13 : Srinagar police has urged the shopkeepers and tailors to not sell or stitch any uniforms of the police and army to any civilians except those carrying valid identity cards. In view of reported misuse, all Cloth/Garment sellers, Tailors etc are requested not to sell Police/CAPF/army type uniform & camouflage pattern wear to any civilian," the police urged people in a tweet. "Further record to be maintained of all such sales even if they are made to police/CAPF/army (after seeing I Cards)," it said.

Yasin Malik seeks physical appearance in court, examining witnesses himself in Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case

Jammu , July 13 : Chief of banned JKLF Yasin Malik on Wednesday requested a special court here for physical appearance in a case related to the kidnapping of former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's daughter Rubaiya, failing which he would sit on an indefinite hunger strike, officials said. They said that Malik, who is undergoing a life sentence in a terror-funding case, appeared before the court through video conference. Malik said he has written to the government for a physical appearance before the court. He also informed the court that he has requested for cross examination of witnesses himself and said he would sit on hunger strike if his request was not accepted by the government.

Almost all 20 districts ready with list of draft Polling Stations

Jammu , July 13 : All 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to finalize rationalization of Polling Stations around July 25 while Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines have started reaching the Union Territory in a major step forward for what is being seen as conduct of first Assembly elections in the Union Territory. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar also reviewed arrangements for ongoing process of Special Summary Revision with all 20 Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir who have been designated as District Electoral Officers (DEOs) through video conferencing and stressed for meeting timelines at all stages including submission of draft Polling Stations and other steps listed in detailed schedule of the Revision which has already been released.

Cong to put up united face in J&K, Azad to lead party in next Assembly elections

Jammu , July 13 : Keeping aside all the differences and rising above any factionalism within the party, the Congress will put up united face in Jammu and Kashmir and former J&K Chief Minister and senior AICC leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad will lead the party from the front in the coming Assembly elections in the UT. This was unanimously resolved in a meeting of the senior party leaders from J&K held at New Delhi today in presence of AICC general secretary, KC Venugopal, senior AICC leaders Ambika Soni and Ghulam Nabi Azad. Venugopal, who was representing party president Sonia Gandhi in the meeting, stressed the need to put up a united face in the faction-ridden Congress in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba accuses BJP of using agencies to harass people

Srinagar , July 13 : Former Chief Minister and president of People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti today accused Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) of using agencies to harass people in Jammu and Kashmir. While addressing a gathering of party workers at her residence, Mehbooba said: 'When Pulwama incident occurred, over 40 jawans lost their lives, a discussion started with the phrase we shall invade their houses and kill them started to circulate. I am unsure if they killed anyone in Balakote, but in Jammu and Kashmir, they have been entering our homes using various agencies like the NIA, ED, CBI, and any other agencies, harassing our people. Our people now find it challenging to leave their houses,' she said.