News Briefs for 26 August 2022
Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Congress after Slamming Rahul Gandhi New Delhi , August 26 : Many leaders have quit the Congress, but Ghulam Nabi Azad's five-page resignation letter on Friday delivered the maximum sting by describing former Congress president Rahul Gandhi as “immature” and “childish” and accused the leadership of “foisting a non-serious individual” at the helm of the party. Rahul Gandhi's actions were criticised by leaders such as Himanta Biswa Sarma and Hardik Patel as well when they quit the party. In his letter addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Azad mentioned Rahul Gandhi seven times, accusing him of running the party through a “new coterie of inexperienced sycophants”.
8 Azad Loyalists Resign In J&K Jammu , August 26 : Hours after former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the Congress, eight senior party leaders including three former ministers resigned the party's primary membership, with sources indicating they may form a new party soon. More leaders, perceived to be close to Azad, are contemplating to resign, the sources said. Former ministers R S Chib, G M Saroori and Abdul Rashid; former MLAs Mohammad Amin Bhat, Gulzar Ahmad Wani and Choudhary Mohammad Akram; former MLC Naresh Gupta and party leader Salman Nizami have resigned in Azad's support, sources said.
Not right time to resign: JK Cong Jammu , August 26 : The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Friday said it was not the right time for senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to resign as the entire top leadership of the party was out of the country and called for a rethink on his decision. Azad, a senior Congress leader and former Union minister, resigned from all party positions, including its primary membership, ahead of organisational elections and accused the leadership of committing “fraud” on the party in the name of “sham” internal polls. “It was not right time (for Azad) to leave the party,” former J-K minister and senior Congress leader Yogesh Sawhney told reporters soon after a meeting held at the party headquarters here.
G N Azad's resignation not a good decision : Farooq Abdullah Srinagar, August 26 : National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that at present the Congress party is going through a difficult situation and Azad's resignation from the party is not a good decision at all. "At present, the Congress party is going through a difficult period and Ghulam Nabi Azad has not done good decision by resigning from the party. However, this is Azad's own decision and it is my prayer that Almighty grants him the opportunity to do good deeds," he told reporters here at srinagar.
Chinese Rifle Slips Into Kashmir, Army Says It's 'Unusual' Srinagar , August 26 : 55 am on August 25, the teams spotted the militants crossing the LoC,” he said. The CO said the movement of the militants was ascertained by using latest aerial and ground-based sensors and surveillance equipment. At around 8:45 am on Thursday, the terrorists came to a distance of 40-50 metres from the ambush parties, which opened fire on them, and in a brief exchange of about 15 minutes, the three Pakistani militants were neutralised, he said.
New-gen surveillance equipment foiled infiltration bid in Uri: Army Srinagar , August 26 : New-generation surveillance equipment, including aerial and ground-based sensors, and weapons were used to track and neutralise three terrorists during an anti-infiltration operation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Thursday, the Army has said. Talking to reporters in north Kashmir's Baramulla, General Officer Commanding of the Army's 19 Infantry Division Major General Ajay Chandpuri said the operation was launched following credible inputs from various sources, including the military intelligence, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army's own sources on the ground. “We have foiled an infiltration bid from from PoK in the area of Kamalkote in Uri sector, in which three foreign terrorists were neutralised and assault weapons and ammunition recovered,” he said.
Authorities disallow Mirwaiz to lead Friday Prayers Srinagar, August 26 : Authorities on Friday barred the Mirwaiz Omar Farooq from leaveing his residence in Srinagar to attend congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid. A day before Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid had said that they are hopeful of his release today for Friday prayers.
Three LeT OGW's Held in Sopore Sopore, August 26 : Police on Friday said they have arrested three over ground workers of Lashkar-e-Tobia in Sopore area of north Kashmir's baramulla district, official said. Police spokesperson in a statement said that today on 26 August 2022, during evening hours, a joint naka/MVCP was established by Sopore police, 22 RR, 179 BN CRPF at Bomai chowk in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bomai. “During checking a suspicious movement of three persons coming from Goripura towards Bomai was noted and were subsequently asked to stop, but they tried to flee from the spot, however were tactfully apprehended by the security forces.
Around 120 terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Valley from 20 launch pads: ArmyBaramulla, Aug 26: Army on Friday revealed that around 120 terrorists are attempting to infiltrate to this side of Kashmir from around 20 launch pads. The information was shared by the General Officer Commanding (GoC) 19 Infantry Division Ajay Chandpuria during a press conference held here. “Based on multiple inputs, 100 to 120 terrorists are attempting to infiltrate, from 15 to 20 launchpads which are close to Line of Control (LOC),” the GoC said.
J&K HC orders constitution of exclusive special courts for NIA cases Srinagar , August 26 : In order to ease the burden on National Investigation Agency (NIA) courts, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday ordered constitution of exclusive special courts for NIA cases. In an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) Registrar General, J&K High Court, Sanjeev Gupta stated that to ease out the pressure from the NIA Courts, the Chief Justice has been pleased to transfer the Civil, Session trial cases (except Rape Cases) and NDPS cases pending in the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, (NIA Special Court), Anantnag to the Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Anantnag for disposal in accordance with law. “Similarly, Session trial cases, NDPS and Civil Cases are transferred from the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (NIA Special Court), Baramulla to the Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Baramulla for disposal in accordance with law,” reads the order.