22 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 22 August 2022

BJP reminds PDP its founder fought election from UP

Jammu , August 22 : The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday slammed the NC, PDP and others for raking up the issue of inclusion of non-local voters in the revised electoral rolls and alleged they were spreading propaganda to disturb the peace in the Union Territory. The saffron party's reaction came as National Conference president Farooq Abdullah held a meeting in Srinagar, where nine parties vowed to oppose by all means, including in court, any decision to include “non-locals” in electoral rolls. As the war of words between the two sides intensified, activists of PDP held a demonstration here against alleged attempts by BJP to import votes while Rashtriya Bajrang Dal torched an effigy of Abdullah during a protest.

JK parties vow to resist inclusion of 'non-local voters'

Srinagar , August 22 : Any decision to include “non-locals” in electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable and will be contested by all means including in court, Nation Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Monday after a meeting of nine parties here over the issue. Abdullah said they were united against the move to extend the voting right to “outsiders” as it would rob Jammu and Kashmir of its identity. “The state's identity is about to end. The Dogra, Kashmiri, Pahari or Gujjar or Sikh, who reside here, will lose their identity. The assembly will be in the hands of the outsiders… We all oppose it and are not ready to accept it,” he told reporters.

Sajad Lone threatens hunger strike in Outside Voters Issue

Srinagar , August 22 : Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Monday said his party will hold protests, including going on hunger strike, outside all constitutional institutions of the country if any non-locals were enrolled as voters in Jammu and Kashmir. The former minister, who was an ally of the BJP till 2018, distanced himself from a meeting convened by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah to discuss the issue of non-local voters, saying the effort was not a serious as it was being held publicly.

J&K BJP calls meeting to counter All party Meeting

Jammu , August 22 : To counter all-party meeting which has been called by Farooq Abdullah over the issue of inclusion of outside voters in J&K electoral roll, J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina has called an important meeting of top party leaders today in Jammu. The Jammu based BJP party insiders told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the BJP president Ravinder Raina has called an important meeting of top party leaders today at 11am at Party Headquarter to chalk out counter strategy against all-party meeting called by PAGD chief Farooq Abdullah. Similarly, J&K BJP General Secretary (Organisation), Ashok Koul will also chair an important meeting of party workers at Church Lane, Sonwar area of srinagar.

Solider wounded in fidayeen attack on Rajouri camp dies

Jammu , August 22 : The number of dead in Rajouri suicide attack rose to five, as another injured soldier succumbed at the military hospital at northern command in Udhampur, officials here said on Monday. On August 11, two militants had attacked an army camp in Rajouri killing four soldiers in a pre-dawn suicide strike that marked the return of fidayeen' to Jammu and Kashmir after more than three years. Both militants, believed to be from the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), were gunned down after an over four-hour gun battle.

Yasin Malik spurns offer of legal aid from court

Jammu , August 22 : A special court here on Monday offered legal aid to JKLF chief Yasin Malik, but he turned it down and again insisted on his physical appearance in the hearing on the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in 1990. Malik appeared in the hearing via video conference from Delhi's Tihar Jail where he is currently lodged, standing counsel for the CBI Monika Kohli said. Malik, 56, is serving a life sentence in a terror-funding case.

AAP asks BJP to clear its stand on promise of statehood restoration

Jammu, Aug 22: AamAadmi Party (AAP) Monday asked BharatiyaJanta Party to clear its stand on promise of restoration of statehood in Jammu and Kashmir which is a promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the floor of parliament by Home Minister Amit Shah. Addressing a press conference on the issue, AAP senior leader Dr.Nawab Nasir Aman said that restoration of statehood is a promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the floor of parliament with Union Home Minister Amit Shah himself made this promise before entire nation. "BJP government had promise that first Delimitation will be conducted, than assembly elections will be held alongside will be the restoration of statehood," Dr.Nawab said adding that uncertainty is now looming large over the promise.

One more hybrid militant arrested in Budgam for Grenade Attack

Srinagar , August 22 : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have arrested one more hybrid militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba terror outfit involved in grenade attack on minorities in Central Kashmir's Budgam A police spokesman said, "In a case of grenade attack on minority in Budgam in which 02 hybrid terrorist were arrested on Saturday (20th August-22). During further course of investigation of said Case FIR number 147/2022, budgam Police today arrested one more hybrid terrorist of prescribed outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba who is involved in grenade attack on minorities" The spokesman said that Incriminating material of Lashkar-e-Toiba and One hand Grenade has been recovered from the possession of the arrested hybrid terrorist. "The details of arrested person are Suhail Ahmad Malik S/o Abdul Hamid Malik R/o Panzan Chadoora.

SIA presents chargesheet against four Jaish associates in NIA court

Srinagar , August 22 : State Investigation Agency Kashmir on Monday presented charge sheet against four associates of Jaish-I-Mohammad proscribed terrorist organisation, banned under first Schedule of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967, in the designated Honb'le court of NIA Srinagar. A police spokesman said, a case FIR No 05/2022,Under relevant sections of law was lodged at Police Station CIK/JIC Srinagar earlier this year following some credible inputs regarding presence of an active module of banned terrorist organisation Jaish-I Mohammad, active in South Kashmir for strengthening striking strength of the organisation by way of motivating youth tojoin terrorist ranks of Jaish-I- Mohammad actively. Investigation was set into motionfor the logical conclusion of the case forjudicial determination, which has been completed within six months period by the SIA (K).