News Briefs for 16 August 2022
Kashmir Traders Upbeat As Worlds Highest Rail Bridge Nearing Completion Ramban , August 16 : Chenab Bridge, considered to be the worlds highest railway bridge is nearing completion and generating hope of uninterrupted supply line and transport connection for passenger traffic, once the direct link between Kashmir Valley and rest of India becomes a reality. Last Saturday, the government formally inaugurated the golden joint of the railway bridge connecting two ends of the deck of the bridge. With this, the governments long-cherished dream of direct train service linking Jammu and Kashmir to the rest of the country, will come true.
Kashmiri Pandit shot dead, brother wounded in Shopian ANANTNAG , August 16 : A member of the minority Pandit community was shot at and killed, while his brother was grievously injured, by militants Tuesday morning here in Shopian district of south Kashmir. The slain has been identified as 45-year-old Sunil Kumar Pandit, son of Arjun Nath, resident of Chotipora village in Shopian district. He was a farmer by profession and lived in the village along with his family, a police official from the district said.
KPSS urges Kashmiri Pandits to vacate the valley SRINAGAR , August 16 : Kashmiri Pandit Sangharash Samiti (KPSS) on Tuesday asked the community members to leave the valley in the wake of increased attacks on them by the militants. With another deadly attack on Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir, the terrorists have made it clear that they are going to kill all the Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir valley, KPSS chief Sanjay Tickoo said. Tickoo said he has urged all Kashmiri Pandits to leave the valley and move to safer places like Jammu and Delhi.
LG visits Army Hospital, inquires about injured civilian SRINAGAR , August 16 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited Army Hospital in Srinagar earlier today to inquire about the health of Pitambar Nath Pandit, who was injured in Shopian militant attack. The Lt Governor enquired about the well-being of Sh Pitambar Nath Pandit and asked the doctors to ensure the best possible medical care for his early recovery. The Lt Governor strongly condemned the attack on civilians in Shopian in which a civilian namely Sunil Kumar has lost his life, and Pitambar Nath Pandit received injuries.
Youth Congress condemned the killing of Sunil Kumar, terms the act barbaric Srinagar , August 16 : All India Youth Congress Joint Secretary Manpreet Singh Mani on Tuesday strongly condemned the militant attack in Shopian in which Sunil Kumar was killed leaving another person injured. Mani termed the killing of Sunil Kumar as barbaric act committed by the militants and condemned the incident in strongest terms. Terribly sorry to hear about the targeted killing in Shopian.
Civilian killings of Non-Local Labourer, Kahmiri Pandit act to distrub peace, promote violence: JKNPF Srinagar , August 16 : Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist People's Front on Tuesday in a statement said that civilian killings of non-local labourer and Kahmiri Pandits is an act to distrub peace situation and promote violence.ShiekMuzaffer Ahmad President Jammu and Kashmir Nationalist People's Front said that they condem the act.The innocent killings is an inhuman act and the party president is committed to continue protest against such inhuman acts, whosoever is involved must be brought to task and should be taught lesson. It is conspiracy which leads violence and disterbance in the valley. It severely damages to brotherhood ties between the communities.I request all the communities please come forward and let's together fight against it, he further added.
Massive outrage over terrorist's brutal killing of Pundit Srinagar , August 16 : Massive protests, attended by thousands, were held in Shopian after terrorists shot dead a civilian and left another injured in an apple orchard on Tuesday in Chotipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.The deceased was identified as Sunil Butt, son of Sriji Butt, while the injured was identified as Pritmber Kumar Butt s/o Arjun Butt. Both are residents of Chotigam Shopian belonging to a minority community and received critical gunshot injuries.“Following the attack, both injured were immediately shifted to hospital where one of them, Sunil Butt succumbed to his injuries, however, the condition of the other injured person is stated to be stable,” the officials said.No sooner did the news spread, thousands of people assembled in the village to attend the last rites of the slain pandit and later held massive demonstrations at many places against the civilian killing.
Political leaders condemn target killing of Kashmiri Pandit in Shopian Srinagar , August 16 : Political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday condemned attack on Kashmiri Pandit brother duo in Shopian resulting in death of Sunil Kumar and serious injuries to his brother Pinto Kumar.National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice-president Omar Abdullah have unequivocally condemned the attack.Dr Farooq said, "The terrible and dastardly attack has shocked me beyond words. I express sympathies and condolences with the bereaved, pray for peace to the departed soul and speedy recovery to injured. There is no place for such gruesome acts in any emancipated society."
Altaf Bukhari shocked over the killing of a local Kashmiri Pandit in Shopian Srinagar , August 16 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has expressed his shock and grief over the terror attack, in which a local Kashmiri Pandit Sunil Kumar was killed and his brother Pitambar alias Pint got injured on Tuesday in the Chotigam village south Kashmir's Shopian district. According to a statement issued here, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has said, “I am shocked over the terror attack in which a Kashmiri Pandit was killed and his brother injured in Shopian. Such brutal acts of violence cannot be acceptable to anyone.
Congress appoints former minister VikarRasool as new JKPCC chief Srinagar , August 16 : Srinagar, Aug 16: All India Congress Committee (AICC) Tuesday appointed former minister VikarRasoolWani as new president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC). As per the party sources, Wani has been appointed as new JKPCC chief while Raman Bhalla has been appointed as party’s working president. “Congress President has accepted the resignation of Ghulam Ahmad Mir from the post of President, Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee.