News Briefs for 22 July 2022
Unfortunate, inappropriate decision by TMC to abstain from Vice-Presidential Polls: Tarigami Srinagar , July 22 : After Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) decided to abstain from voting in the Vice-Presidential elections, senior CPI(M) leader and PAGD spokesperson, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami said that this kind of decision is totally inappropriate on small matters and termed it as wrong and unfortunate decision. While speaking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Tarigami said that at that time, when there was a growing feeling among the opposition parties that there should be unity so that the arbitrariness of the BJP government can be stopped, this kind of decision by TMC on some small things is not only inappropriate but also stupid.
AC approves JK Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Rules, 2022 Srinagar , July 22 : The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the Jammu and Kashmir Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Rules, 2022 under the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019. The Act provides a comprehensive mechanism to ban the unregulated deposits and to protect the interests of depositors.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
Pay compensation to left out PoK refugees: NC Jammu , July 22 : Rattan Lal Gupta, Provincial President National Conference today reiterated the demand of releasing pending amount of compensation to PoK refugee families as Government has provided only first installment worth Rs 5.5 lakh to the displaced families out of promised Rs 20 lakh.
In a statement issued here, the senior NC leader said that during his party’s dispensation under former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, National Conference had proposed one time settlement by providing Rs 25 lakh compensation to each refugee family and therefore, the same is needed to be examined and provided by the Centre.
Yasin Malik on Hunger Strike New Delhi , July 22 : Top Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik sat on an indefinite hunger strike in Delhi's Tihar Jail, alleging that his case is not being investigated properly. Top jail officials huddled for several meetings and spoke with Malik but he has refused to end his strike. The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief was sentenced to life on May 25 by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Delhi. He was arrested in early 2019 in connection with the 2017 terror-funding case registered by NIA.
BJPs Shahnawaz Takes Potshots At Abdullahs, Muftis Srinagar , July 22 : Some opposition leaders in Jammu and Kashmir are frustrated and cannot see development and tourists here, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said on Friday and asserted that the time for dynasty politics is over. So many tourists are coming here. There are more than 80 flights.
Hideout busted in Doda, arms, explosive material recovered Bhaderwah , July 22 : Security forces on Friday busted a hideout and recovered arms and explosive material in Jammus Doda district, police said. On specific information, Police and the Armys Rashtriya Rifles launched a joint operation in Khasodi Chansar forest of Gandoh area and busted an old hideout of militants, a statement issued by police said. One Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), one UBGL grenade, one RPG shell, 25 electronic detonators and two UBGL accessories were recovered from the hideout in a rusted condition, it said.
Pak agencies using social media to poison young minds in Kashmir: DGP Anantnag , July 22 : Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Singh, on Friday blamed Pakistan for exploiting social media platforms to poison young, impressionable minds of Kashmiri youth to push them on the path of militancy and crime. Pakistani agencies and some handlers there are trying to usher filth into Kashmir, and cause harm to the people and families of Kashmir, Singh told media person in Anantnag. He was here to inaugurate a womens police station.