30 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 30 July 2022

Youth Who Went Missing 2 Weeks Back Killed In Baramulla Shootout

Srinagar , July 30 : Police Meanwhile, Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two hybrid militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from Baramulla district. Around 5:30 pm Saturday, a joint team of police, armys 32 RR and CRPF 92 battalion established checkpoint at Hadipora Rafiabad, a police spokesperson said Saturday. During naka checking, he said, two suspects coming from Lorihama link road towards Hadipora tried to escape through the orchards after observing the forces carrying out searches.

Yasin Malik Back in Tihar, Still On Hunger Strike

New Delhi , July 30 : Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who was admitted to the RML hospital here following a fluctuation in blood pressure, has returned to Tihar Jail, officials said on Saturday. They said Malik returned to the prison on Friday evening. He has refused to eat anything and is still on IV fluids, the officials said.

5 Kashmiri Pandit employees transferred from Kashmir to Jammu

Jammu , July 30 : The Jammu and Kashmir administration has transferred five Kashmiri Pandit employees from Kashmir to Jammu, a step welcomed by the community members who have been on a strike for over two months in support of the demand for their relocation over safety concerns. The Landscape division of the Public Works Department (Roads and Buildings) last week ordered the transfer of five in-charge assistant engineers, all Kashmiri migrant employees, from Kashmir Valley to Jammu. It was not clear immediately whether these were stand-alone transfers or the administration was planning to relocate these employees.

Constructive dialogue with India has become difficult after 2019: Pak FM

Islamabad , July 30 : Pakistans Foreign Ministehutto Zardari has said that a constructive dialogue with India has become difficult after 2019, according to a media report on Saturday. Bilawal, who attended the SCOs Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting in Tashkent, said India and Pakistan are part of the SCO and the two countries are currently engaged in the context of the broad-based activities of the organisation. India is our neighbouring country.

Kargil war: Point 5140 named as Gun Hill

Srinagar , July 30 : To commemorate the victory of Indian armed forces and pay tribute to the supreme sacrifice of the gunners in Operation Vijay, Point 5140 at Drass in Kargil has been christened as Gun Hill, a defence spokesman said on Saturday. The Regiment of Artillery, with lethal and accurate firepower, was able to have a telling effect on the enemy troops and their defences, including Point 5140, which was the key factor in the early completion of operations in the 1999 Kargil war, he said. On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army announced the successful culmination of Operation Vijay, declaring victory after a nearly three-month-long battle with Pakistani troops on the icy heights of Kargil in Ladakh.

Thousands pay tribute as young pilot killed in MiG-21 crash cremated in Jammu

Jammu , July 30 : Thousands of people, including IAF personnel, paid their last respects to flight lieutenant Advitiya Bal, who died in a MiG-21 trainee aircraft crash in Rajasthan`s Barmer. An army official told Kashmir news service (KNS), that the deceased pilot`s body arrived in a service aircraft at Airforce station in Jammu today morning. In a ceremony at the IAF station, Air officer Commanding (AoC) Air Commodore GS Bhullar paid tributes to Bal, who made supreme sacrifice in Rajasthan in service of the motherland.

Calling Kashmir a 'military occupation’ isn’t freedom of speech: JKHC

Srinagar , July 30 : Questioning the status of Kashmir or calling it a military occupation is not the freedom of speech and expression, the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court recently ruled.A single bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar observed that the freedom of speech and expression cannot be stretched to such a limit which will allow an individual to call Kashmir a military occupation or people of Kashmir as slaves."In my opinion, the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution cannot be stretched to such a limit as to allow a person to question the status of a part of the Country or its people. It is one thing to criticize the Government for its negligence and express outrage on the violation of human rights of the people but it is quite another to advocate that the people of a particular part of the Country are slaves of the Government of India or that they are under occupation of armed forces of the Country,” Justice Sanjay Dhar observed.

Safeguarding interests of J&K's people biggest leadership challenge in current times: Sajad Lone

Srinagar , July 30 : J&K Peoples Conference (PC) President Sajad Gani Lone on Saturday said that safeguarding the interests of people of J&K is the biggest leadership challenge in current times.According to a press note, he was interacting with a delegation of prominent workers from Sopore constituency at its headquarters in Srinagar. Senior Vice President of the party Abdul Gani Vakil was also present on the occasion.

Don’t teach nationalism to BJP: Kavinder to Mehbooba

Jammu , July 30 : In a hard hitting rejoinder to PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti’s challenge to BJP to unfurl Tricolour in area occupied by China, senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta said that she has no locus standi to teach nationalism to BJP leadership.The BJP senior leader was addressing the party workers here at Gandhi Nagar constituency.

170 Positions Vacant In JK Judiciary, MP Masoodi

Srinagar , July 30 : Welcoming the appointment of Rajesh Sekhri as additional judge of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, NC MP Masoodi said it was the first time in its recent history, that the High Court has full strength of 17 Judges. He demanded that the vacant positions of the subordinate staff must be filled early. “This is no small achievement. The legal fraternity in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh would remember the times when only three Judges against a sanctioned strength of eight, were in place. This continued for a long and the lawyers and the litigant public had to face immense difficulties. Leaving the vacancies un-filled violates the right of access to justice- an integral part of the fundamental right to life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution,” Masoodi said.