31 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 31 July 2022

JK Police finest example of internal security machinery: LG

Srinagar , July 31 : The Jammu and Kashmir Police has not only foiled evil designs of the neighbouring country but uprooted terrorism and its ecosystem from many areas, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday. He said the Jammu and Kashmir Police is also the finest example of superior internal security machinery for protection of integrity and sovereignty of the country. Sinha was addressing the gathering at the attestation-cum-passing out parade of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Constables at Manigam Police Training School.

LeT militant killed in encounter in Baramulla

Srinagar , July 31 : One Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. The militant was identified as Irshad Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Baramullas Pattan, they said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Binner area of the district on Saturday evening on the basis of information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

Two LeT militants, Srinagar residents, arrested: Police

Srinagar , July 31 : Security forces on Saturday arrested two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The arrested duo has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Wani and Ishfaq Ahmad Wani, both residents of Rangreth in Srinagar. Two pistols and two pistol magazines along with 11 live cartridges were also recovered from the arrested LeT ultras, a police spokesman said.

Militancy, Its Ecosystem Eradicated In Many Areas Of J&K, Says LG Manoj Sinha

Ganderbal , July 31 : While efforts are still ongoing to root out militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday said that the militancy and its basic ecosystem have been eradicated in many areas of J&K. "Security forces have succeeded in eradicating militancy in many areas of Kashmir while the major efforts to root out militancy and it`s basic ecosystem in the entire region is continue," the Lt Governor said while addressing a function during passing out-cum attestation parade of 538 new recruits at Police Training Centre (PTC) Manigam. Terming narco-terrorism originating from the neighbouring country as a big challenge, the LG said that the security agencies are making all-out efforts to counter the menace.

Abdullahs, Muftis can stoop to any level for the sake of power: Vakil

Rafiabad , July 31 : Coming down heavily on NC and PDP for their opportunistic politics to save their "dynasty throne", senior Vice President President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil said these two parties have once again got exposed before the people of Jammu and Kashmir as the PAGD once formed for restoration of Article 370 and 35A turned out to be an secret pact of NC and PDP to save two-family rule. Vakil alleged that NC and PDP have always preferred uncertainty in J&K and never wanted peace as they have the "lust for power" to loot state exchequer and shower benefits to their kith and kins. Addressing a party Workers Convention at Zaloora Zainageer in Rafiabad, Vakil asked the people to identify those political parties who have, through their successive regimes, enormously weakened Article 370 simply to appease their lords in Delhi for the lust of power.

Be part of J&Ks growth story: Rana to Diaspora

Nagrota, July 31 : Senior BJP leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today made a passionate appeal to J&K Diaspora to participate and play a proactive role in the growth story of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such an effort will be in consonance with the great philosophy Strengthen the Roots. It is heartening to see those away from their native places in pursuit of careers and other avocations for decades remembering their origin and contributing in whatever manner they can, Mr Rana said while inaugurating a venture here set up by a son of the soil Mr Suneet Kumar, who has remained HR head of a multinational corporate house for 18 years The Senior BJP leader hailed the interest being evinced by the J&K Diaspora for welfare and upliftment of the places of their birth despite being far-away and even abroad, saying the remittances in terms of societal development is inspiring and laudable. Mr Rana said the establishment of the venture does not matter for the materialistic aspect of it but the spirit behind creating this facility is invaluable and worth emulation.

Forces making all-out efforts to counter narco-militancy: Dilbag Singh

Ganderbal, July 31 : Director General of Jammu and Kashmir of Police Dilbag Singh said on Sunday that narco-militancy is the biggest challenge faced by the J&K Police at present but forces are making all-out efforts to counter the menace. Addressing the passing out parade at the police training center at Manigam in Ganderbal district, the DGP said that narco-militancy is the biggest challenge faced by the J&K Police at present but security forces are dealing with the menace very effectively while much more needs to be done. He also thanked the people for supporting the initiative of hoisting Tricolour on every home and said that the country wants "Har Ghar Tiranga" in Kashmir, while the neighbouring country wants "Har Ghar Matam" in kashmir.

Apni Party wants to end Regional differences, communal hatred in J&K: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , July 31 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today said his Party is committed to end Regional differences and will bring the two communities close to each other for the unity and prosperity of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir. Altaf Bukhari was addressing a one day workers convention in Hiranagar of Kathua District. The convention was organized by District President Kathua and Ex-MLA Prem Lal. In his address, he said that the people of both the Regions were betrayed and differences were created for one reason or the other to continue the politics of Regional divide and to harm communal harmony among Hindus and Muslims by the traditional political parties. However, the Apni Party will not allow divisive politics.

Army dog killed in tense Kashmir operation

Srinagar , July 31 : Two-year-old Axel, a Belgian Malinois of the army's elite assault dog squad, was shot dead by a terrorist in Kashmir's Baramulla district Sunday, minutes after the canine soldier sniffed out the hiding terrorist. Army sources said that initially, another assault dog, Bajaj, went in first to sanitise the building in Baramulla's Wanigam Bala village. Axel was deployed after the first room of the building had been sanitised. Sources said that the dog first entered the same room and cleared it. As soon as he entered the second room, he was fired upon by a terrorist hiding there. An exchange of fire ensued between the troops and the terrorists, and once the operation was over, Axel's body was retrieved. Axel's handler also sustained superficial injuries, the sources said.

UK: Conclave on Kashmir condemns Pakistan for violating human rights in PoJK

London , July 31 : The United Kashmir People's National Party organised the 'International Kashmir Conference' in UK's Leeds against the human rights violation in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) and condemned the land grabbing in the area and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by the military and influential non-State actors. The Conference was held on July 28, where the Kashmiri Nationalist human rights activists, thinkers, politicians and other renowned Diaspora personalities came together to address the issue. The conference declared that the erstwhile state of J-K is one political entity and its unification, stability and prosperity are the ultimate goals.