05 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 05 August 2022

Aug 5 Passes Off Peacefully; No NC,PDP Leader Under House Arrest: Police

Srinagar , August 05 : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday dismissed a claim made by the National Conference that its president Farooq Abdullah was placed under house arrested hours after chairing a meeting at the party headquarters here. “There is fake news going that some NC and PDP leaders have been placed under house arrest in Gupkar Road. This news is completely baseless,” a police spokesman said.

Civilian Killed, Soldier Injured In Kulgam Encounter

Srinagar , August 05 : Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone S/O Abdullah Lone R/O Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries. Injured Army Jawan Kiran Singh of 1RR, R/O Ramban is hospitalised at 92 base Hospital Srinagar. Search operation concluded,” police said in another Tweet.

JKP Recruitment Scam: CBI Searches 30 Locations In J&K, Bengaluru

New Delhi , August 05 : The CBI conducted searches at 30 locations on Friday in connection with alleged irregularities in the selection of police sub-inspectors by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB), officials said. The searches were conducted at 28 locations in Jammu and one each in Srinagar and Bengaluru after the registration of an FIR against JKSSB member Narayan Dutt and 32 other accused, including middlemen and candidates, they said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also named Karnail Singh, a medical officer posted in Jammu, Avinash Gupta, the owner of a coaching centre in Akhnoor, and a Bengaluru-based company in the FIR, they said.

India, Pak should resolve Kashmir issue peacefully through talks: China

Beijing , August 05 : India and Pakistan should resolve their differences over the Kashmir issue peacefully through dialogue and consultation, China said on Friday on the third anniversary of the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In August 2019, the Indian government bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into Union territories and abrogated the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which accorded special status to the erstwhile state. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2019 and passed on the same day.

J&K has taken giant leap in every sector since abrogation of special status: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR , August 05 : Jammu and Kashmir has taken a giant leap in every sector since the abrogation of its special status three years ago and the youth now want to work with a smart phone rather than indulge in stone pelting, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Friday. Huge changes have taken place in J-K in the last three years. A common man feels that there has been a huge change in his life.

No more protest, shutdown in Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370: ADGP Kumar

Srinagar , August 05 : Additional Director General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Friday said that hybrid militancy was not a challenge anymore for the security agencies. He recounted the development that has been brought to Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370, and said that there were no longer protests or stone throwing incidents around sites of gunfights. Replying to a query, he said that two Lashkar militants have been identified for carrying out an attack on non-locals in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Thursday.

Third anniversary of Article 370 abrogation: Political parties stage protests, seek rollback of move

Srinagar , August 05 : Peoples Democratic Party and the Congress staged protests on Friday to mark the third anniversary of the repeal of Jammu and Kashmirs special status and reiterated their resolve to fight for its restoration. The National Conference held a meeting on the occasion and pinned all its hopes on the Supreme Court reversing the decisions taken by the Centre on this day three years ago. Life was normal across Kashmir on Friday with markets, schools and other establishments remaining open.

Will continue peaceful struggle using all legal & constitutional means to reverse Aug 05 2019 decisions: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar , August 05 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that August 05 2019 unilateral and unconstitutional decisions have become a rallying point for the people of J&K to come together to fight for getting their unique political and cultural identity back. This he said while addressing an unprecedented meet of party functionaries here at Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Senior leaders Abdul Rahim Rather, Mubarak Gul, Nazir Gurezi, Shariefudin Shariq, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi, Shameema Firdous, Javed Dar, Dr Bashir Veeri, Ali Mohammad Dar, Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Showkat Hussain, Peer Afaq, Qaiser Jamsheed Lone, AB Majeed Larmi, Dr Sajjad Shafi, GR Naaz, Showkat Ahmed Mir, Syed Tauqeer, Ahsan Pardesi, Imran Nabi Dar, Salman Ali Sagar, Sarah Hayat Shah, Er.

Theres a limit to everythingAnjuman seeks release of Mirwaiz, curbs

Srinagar , August 05 : Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar today expressed a strong reaction, saying that authorities did not allow the outside (main) doors of the Jama Masjid to be opened on the important occasion of Friday, Along with repeated restrictions on Friday prayers in the Jama Masjid, it has been three years since the continuous detention of the Anjuman head and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Sahab from August 2019, the statement said, adding that due to the three-year-long illegal and arbitrary detention of Mirwaiz , the mimbar-o-mihraab (pulpit) of Jama Masjid, which used to reverberate with the Dawah Wa Tableegh of Qaal Allah Wa Qaala Rasool (SAW), continues to remain silent. This is a matter of concern and pain for the people of Kashmir, Anjuman Auqaf said, adding that such undemocratic acts are seriously hurting the sentiments of Kashmiris. The Anjuman referring to the authorities said that there is a limit to everything.

Over 88 percent drop in law and order incidents since abrogation of Art 370: ADGP Kumar

Srinagar , August 05 : Srinagar, Aug 05: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Vijay Kumar, on Friday said that over 88 percent decline was witnessed in law and order incidents in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He said besides, no hartal call was given, and no incidents of stone pelting at encounter sites were reported. Kumar said that 284 people, including 174 police and security forces personnel and 110 civilians, were killed in terror-related incidents in Kashmir Valley post-August 5, 2019.

174 Security forces, 110 Civilians killed since 5 August 2019 in Kashmir: Police

Srinagar , August 05 : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that 284 people including 174 police & security forces personnel and 110 civilians were killed in militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley since 5 August 2019. Regarding Security Scenario in Kashmir: Pre/Post Abrogation of Art-370, Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet said 290 security forces personnel and 191 civilians were killed during the period from 5 August 2016 to 4 August 2019. It said there 438 “law and order” incidents from 5 August 2019 to 4 August 2022.

5th August to be celebrated as 'J&K Bhrashtachar Mukti Diwas': Manoj Sinha

Srinagar , August 05 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday launched major initiatives with a vision for a prosperous tribal community. On the sidelines of the event, the Lt Governor announced the government’s decision of extending various provisions under the Public Services Guarantee Act completely through online mode. Online Public Services are now linked with timelines laid down under Public Services Guarantee Act.

Bihar CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for kin of labourer killed in Pulwama militant attack

Srinagar , August 05 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday expressed condolences over the death of labour in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased. According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, one labourer was killed and two others were injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Pulwama district on Thursday night. All three labourers were from Bihar.

Civilian injured during Kulgam encounter succumbs to injuries: Police

Srinagar , August 05 : A civilian, who was injured, during a gunfight between the security forces and militants at Redwani area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries, police said on Friday. Earlier, A civilian and an Army man were injured in an encounter at Redwani area of Kulgam district. Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, "#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone S/O Abdullah Lone R/O Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries.

Mehbooba Mufti vows to restore J&K Constitution, BJP hits back, says "propagating anti-national agenda"

Srinagar , August 05 : As Jammu and Kashmir moved into its third year as a Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday pledged to restore J-K's flag and Constitution. Mufti said that they would "compel" the government to solve the long-standing issue of Kashmir. "The BJP will remove the Constitution of the country in the coming time and make it a religious nation.

No civilian casualties due to firing by security forces in 3 years: ADGP Kumar

Srinagar , August 05 : Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Vijay Kumar on Friday asserted that there have been no civilian casualties due to firing by security forces in the union territory in the past three years. "In the past three years, there have been no civilian casualties due to police, security force firing. There are no more incidents of stone-pelting at the site of an encounter.

People, political activists fed-up with 'fake' promises of conventional parties: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , August 05 : Srinagar, Aug 05: On the second consecutive day, more leaders and activists from traditional political parties made their entry into the Apni Party in Uri region of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who is on his two-day visit to Uri gave a warm welcome to the new entrants into the party. According to a statement issued here, many groups and individuals from traditional political parties such as National Conference (NC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peoples Conference (PC) joined Apni Party on Friday in an exciting event organized at the Rest House in Bandi Uri, where Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari greeted the new entrants into the party fold.