News Briefs for 23 July 2022
Youths Custodial Killing: Court Dismisses Revision Petition Of Police Srinagar , July 23 : A local court here on Saturday dismissed a revision petition filed by the police a court order that directed the Crime branch, Srinagar to file an First Information Report (FIR) against the police officials over alleged custodial killing of a youth. The revision petition was dismissed by the Principal Session Court, Srinagar, upholding the order of City magistrate that was passed on July15, 2022. In the order, the court of City magistrate had directed the Station House Officer (SHO), Crime branch to get the case investigated by an efficient police officer to bring the culprit/s to book.
BSF opens fire at Pakistani drone on Jammu border Jammu , July 23 : BSF opened fire at a Pakistani drone after spotting it near the International Border (IB) in Kanachak sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said on Saturday. A blinking red light was observed by the troops coming from Pakistan side in Kanachak area at 9.40pm on Friday, he said. Alert Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired at it, he said.
Court summons Farooq in JKCA scam Srinagar , July 23 : A court here Saturday summoned National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah in a money laundering case related to the alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, issued the summons against Abdullah for August 27 on a complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him and others in the JKCA money laundering case.
Gunfight erupts in Kulgam: Police Anantnag , July 23 : Two militants are believed to be trapped in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Exchange of fire is going on in the area, and we believe two militants are holed up, a senior police official from the Kulgam district said. The gunfight was going on in Rampora area near Qaimoh of south Kashmir`s Kulgam district.
Malik deservers fair trial, demands probe into 1987 poll rigging, says Lone Srinagar , July 23 : Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone on Saturday said JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, convicted in a militancy funding case, deserves a fair trial and demanded a probe into the alleged rigging in the 1987 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the 1987 rigging resulted in the eruption of militancy in the Kashmir Valley and asked National Conference president and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah why Malik was tortured.
Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is on voluntary basis, no kind of compulsion in it: Div Com Kashmir Srinagar , July 23 : Divisional
Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole Saturday said that hoisting or displaying
the national flag at homes and shops between August 13 and 15 under
Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is a voluntary movement and there is no
insistence in it. Talking to reporters, Pole said that they welcome those
citizens who want to hoist the Tricolour on their houses or shops
between 13th and 15th August and the movement is on voluntary
basis. He said that Har Ghar Tiranga initiative is on appeal,
voluntary and awareness basis and there will be no compulsions in
NC, PDP best separatists when out of power, cruel and tyrant when in power: Vakil July 23 : Peoples Conference Sr. Vice President and Former
minister Abdul Gani Vakil today said the greed for power between
National Conference and PDP is a main reason for the prevailing chaos
and insecurity in Kashmir and said these parties can go to any extent
for the sake of power. Vakil was addressing the party workers Convention
in Zainageer Rafiabad today. While addressing the gathering Vakil
reminded people that it was the leadership of NC which brought the laws
of POTA and PSA to J&K and "turned the valley into a prison of
The mammoth public rally indicates that Handwara people are determined to change: Altaf Bukhari Handwara , July 23 : Jammu Kashmir Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday said that his party will ensure the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir within a year if the party is elected to power in the forthcoming assembly elections. He said, The way we ensured an assurance from New Delhi on the protection of land and jobs for J&K people post-August 5, 2019; we will convince Central Govt to restore the statehood within a year after we attain peoples mandate in the assembly elections. Bukhari was addressing a mammoth public rally in Hundwara town of north Kashmirs Kupwara district, where people and the party workers accorded a rousing reception to Bukhari and other party leaders.
PoJK residents protest high electricity bills, demand relief from Government Muzaffarabad , July 23 : People of Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK) have expressed their apprehensions over the heavy load shedding and nerve-racking high electricity bills and called on the government to provide immediate relief, media reports said.
People say they have no relief over the perpetuating issue. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is producing more than 4000 MW of electricity and its total need is even less than 350 MW, yet the people in the region are forced to dwell in darkness.
Demanding a solution to the persisting issue, what they are made to go through is a grave injustice. They have appealed to both the federal as well as the PoJK government to provide relief.
Drug money from Pakistan used to fund fake journalists who demonise India New Delhi , July 23 : During searches in the Baramulla area of north Kashmir in connection with a terror funding case, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) discovered that funding from the smuggling of drugs is being used to sponsor fake journalists in Jammu & Kashmir. During the investigations, it was discovered that drug money is being utilised to support some fake journalists in Kashmir Valley who glorify terror and demonise security agencies.