News Briefs for 27 July 2022
6514 Pandits Still Living In Kashmir Valley: Govt Tells RS New Delhi , July 27 : Altogether 6,514 Kashmiri Pandits are still residing in Kashmir valley — highest 2,639 in Kulgam district, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday. Rai said in Rajya Sabha that no Kashmiri Pandit has left the valley in 2022. The number of Kashmiri Pandits who are still residing in the valley as on July 20 is 6,514, he said, replying to a written question.
Muharram Processions To Be Allowed On Permitted Routes Only: Div Com Srinagar , July 27 : Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole on Wednesday said that Muharram processions will be allowed only on permitted routes, which have been already notified by the authorities. Talking to reporters at Budgam, Pole, said that decisions regarding Muharram processions have been taken at the appropriate level. Muharram processions will be allowed only on the already permitted routes.
No Significant Protests Against J&K Delimitation Report: Govt New Delhi , July 27 : The Centre on Wednesday said there were no significant protests in Jammu and Kashmir against the report of the Delimitation Commission even though various political parties have expressed different views on the report. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said this in Rajya Sabha replying to a question whether there is widespread resentment regarding the report on the delimitation of assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir. "The government of Jammu and Kashmir has intimated that there were no significant protest against the report of the Delimitation Commission.
Soldier Injured In South Kashmir Gunfight, Militants Flee Srinagar , July 27 : An Army soldier was injured during predawn encounter with militants in Yaripora area of Kulgam district of South Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. An official said that government forces launched search operation in Brayihard Kathpora village of Yaripora after receiving information about the presence of militants there. "As the searches were on, militants who had taken shelter in a nearby area came out firing guns and lobbed grenade," he said.
Centre wants to crush journalism: Mehbooba Srinagar , July 27 : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former chief minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said it is no secret that the BJP-led Centre wants to crush journalism, the fourth pillar of democracy. Immediately after CJIs remarks on the role of journalists in a democracy, @AakashHassan was barred from travelling abroad. Its no secret that GOI wants to crush the very backbone and fourth pillar of our democracy because of its intolerance to the truth, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet.
Yasin Malik hospitalised after BP fluctuates New Delhi , July 27 : Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who was on a hunger strike in Tihar Jail here, has been admitted to the RML hospital following a fluctuation in his blood pressure, sources said on Wednesday. Malik has submitted a letter to the doctors at the medical facility, saying he did not want to be treated, they said. He was admitted to RML hospital on Tuesday after fluctuation in his BP levels, a source said.
Congress wont be cowed down by intimidation, misuse of Agencies: G.A. Mir Srinagar
July 27 , July 27 : (KNS) Congress wont be cowed by intimidation and misuse
of Agencies against the leadership, it will defeat every challenge and
intimidation on the part of BJP Govt. J&K
Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir made
these comments while leading the Satyagrah Protest against ED Summons to
Sonia Gandhi, in Shangus area of South Kashmir on Wednesday Senior
Party Leaders included Former Legislator Gulzar Ahmad Wani, DCC
President Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Block Presidents, DDC members, Sarpanchs
and Panchs were present in the Protest and vowed to fight against the ED
Policy of BJP Govt. Speaking
on the occasion Ghulam Ahmad Mir termed ED Summons to Sonia Gandhi as
unfortunate and unacceptable and questioned the ED Policy of BJP
Internet Suspended Temporarily To Ensure Safety Of Public After Abrogation 370 In J&K : Govt Srinagar , July 27 : Union Minister of
State for Home Nityanand Rai informed Wednesday informed Parliament that
the internet services were temporarily suspended in J&K for the
maintenance of law and order and to ensure the safety and security of
public after abrogation of Article 370. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in a
written reply to a question in the Parliament said that after the
constitutional changes of 5th Aug, 2019, the internet services were
temporarily suspended in J&K for the maintenance of law and order
and to ensure the safety and security of public. He however said that
the internet services were restored in a graded manner.
J&K people ought to have a renewed political narrative to set attainable goals: Altaf Bukhari Apni Party holds a daylong party convention in Pulwama , July 27 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday said that August 5, 2019, occurrences have challenged the J&K people to decide whether they will continue pursuing unachievable goals or set a fresh political narrative and attainable goals to ensure a better future. He was addressing a party convention at Pulwama in south Kashmir, wherein the AP leaders, on their arrival, received a grand welcome by the people and party workers. According to a press release, Bukhari said that the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A on August 5, 2019, has crumpled down the political narrative of regional political parties in J&K.
Statehood to be granted at appropriate time to J&K: Govt informs Parliament Srinagar , July 27 : The Minister of State
for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai on Wednesday informed the Parliament
that statehood to Jammu and Kashmir would be granted at an appropriate
time. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said
that delimitation Commission has notified orders on March 14 and May 05
on delimitation of Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly Constituencies
of J&K. J&K government has intimated that there were no
significant protests against the report of the delimitation commission,
however, various political parties have expressed different views on the
report, he said.
4,500 left post attacks, claim Kashmiri Pandits Srinagar , July 27 : Nearly 4,500 Kashmiri Pandit (KP) employees and their families left the Valley in the wake of targeted civilian killings this year. Kashmiri Pandit leaders say nearly 40 per cent of the 1,200 employees stationed at different transit camps across Kashmir left the Valley and “almost all employees” living in private accommodations migrated to Jammu after the targeted attacks. Only 380 KP families are residing at seven transit camps in Kashmir, claims Ashwini Pandita, a leader of the All-Minorities Employees Association Kashmir. “There are 150 employees each in Vessu and Sheikhpora camps. Their number before the migration was 450 and 350,” he says.
Nexus Between Punjab Gangsters, Jaish Terrorists: Jammu-Kashmir Probe Body Jammu , July 27 : A nexus between the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group and Punjab-based gangsters has come to the fore as the State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir has filed a chargesheet against five accused in a terror-funding case registered last year. The case was registered in November last year following the recovery of ₹ 43 lakh from a Kashmir-bound vehicle.