26 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 26 July 2022

28 Migrant Workers Killed Since 2017: GOI

New Delhi , July 26 : Twenty-eight migrant workers, including seven from Bihar, were killed in Jammu and Kashmir since 2017, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union minister Nityanand Rai also said there has been a substantial decline in the number of militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir — from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021. However, the minister said, there have been a few targeted attacks on people belonging to minority communities and migrant workers by militants sponsored from across the border.

J&K Saw 9-Fold Rise In Encounters In 2021-22: GOI

New Delhi , July 26 : Jammu and Kashmir has seen nine-fold increase in police encounters in 2021-22 highest in the country followed by Assam where such cases rose by over four times against the previous year, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said on Tuesday that there were 82 cases of police encounters in 2020-21 in the country and the number has gone up to 151 in 2021-22. According to the data tabled in Lok Sabha, there were just five police encounters in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020-21 and such cases have been increased to 45 in 2021-22.

No Kashmiri Pandit Quit Govt Job After Militant Attacks: Govt

New Delhi , July 26 : No Kashmiri Pandit working under the Prime Minister`s Development Package (PMDP) has resigned in protest against the killings of fellow community members in the Valley by militants, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Rai also said that a total of 5,502 Kashmiri Pandits have been provided government jobs in different departments of Jammu and Kashmir administration in the Kashmir Valley under the PMDP. As per the information provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, no Kashmiri Pandit working under the Prime Minister`s Development Package has resigned in protest against the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in Kashmir Valley, Rai said replying to a written question.

Yasin Malik being given intravenous fluids in Tihar Jail: Officials

New Delhi , July 26 : JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, who is on a hunger strike in Tihar Jail here for five days, is being given intravenous fluids and his health is being regularly monitored by doctors, officials said on Tuesday. Malik (56), the head of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), began his indefinite hunger strike on Friday morning after the Centre did not respond to his plea that he be allowed to physically appear in a Jammu court hearing the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case, in which he is an accused. Malik, who was kept in solitary confinement in a high-risk cell in Tihars jail number 7, has been shifted to the prisons Medical Investigation (MI) room where doctors are constantly monitoring his health status and updating officials about the same.

Sopore Restaurant organizes I Love Sopore event to provide platform to youth to showcase their talent

Waris Fayaz Sopore , July 26 : Sandy Bloom Restaurant and Cafe in North Kashmir`s Sopore town organized an event titled `I Love Sopore` to provide a platform to youth to showcase their talent. The main purpose of organizing this musical event was to provide a platform for budding singers and musicians and also to make youth aware about drugs absue and other social evils. Many local budding singers and musicians including Rapper Faizan Farooq (The Razeel Army), Rapper Ashu, Talib Teli (Rabab Master), Mehraj Ahmed (Guitarist), Aijaz Sultan (Rhythmist) and Tariq Rasool (Singer) participated in the event and mesmerized the audience with their enthralling performances.

Will restore State subject If Apni party comes To Power, says Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , July 26 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday said that If his party comes to power, he will restore the state subject in Jammu and Kashmir. He further said that many youth, elderly people and political leaders are in jails and they should be given a chance by the government. About, NC and PDP`s comments of his state subject remarks, he said that the both parties are in confusion over it.(KNS).

Terror Camps in 3 Clusters of Pak-Occupied Kashmir

New Delhi , July 26 : Facilitated by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), terror camps are being run in three clusters of the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) region, sources told CNN-News18 exclusively. The clusters are Manshera, Muzzafarabad and Kotli, said sources, adding that all groups, namely the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Al-Badar and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, are running camps there. The Manshera cluster has camps at Boi, Balakot, Garhi Habibullah.

ED files supplementary persecution complaint against Farooq Abdullah in money laundering case

Srinagar , July 26 : A supplementary persecution complaint (equivalent to a charge sheet) has been filed against the former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah, Mir Manzoor Gazanffer, and others by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its money laundering investigation into the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) case. A special court in Srinagar took cognizance of the charge sheet on Tuesday after it had been presented on June 4.

India slams Pak, China move on CPEC projects

New Delhi , July 26 : India today slammed China and Pakistan for their efforts to encourage third countries to join projects relating to their multi-billion dollar connectivity corridor that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. In a sharp reaction, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said such activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are “inherently illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable”, and will be treated accordingly by India. New Delhi has consistently been critical of projects in the so-called CPEC projects which are in India’s territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan.”

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to hold local body polls after 31 years

Muzaffarabad , July 26 : Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) will hold local body elections in the month of September on a party basis after 31 years, local media reported citing the region's poll body.The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Retd Abdul Rasheed Sulehria on Tuesday along with the poll body members in a media conference."The apex court of AJ&K has given us a deadline to conduct polls before October 12, 2022 however, we are ready to conduct them in the month of September this year," said CEC Justice Retd Sulehria as quoted by The Express Tribune.