News Briefs for 29 August 2022
PM Modi Displayed Humanity: Azad New Delhi , August 29 : Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said he had assumed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be a “crude man” but he had displayed humanity while recalling a terror-related incident during the farewell speech for Azad in Rajya Sabha. After Azad quit the Congress, the party had alleged that he was “Modi-fied” and several leaders attacked him citing Modi's speech in Rajya Sabha in February last year in which the teary-eyed prime minister had praised Azad as a “true friend”. Modi had recalled the 2007 militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir on a bus carrying people from his state Gujarat when he was the chief minister and his interaction with Azad, who was then the chief minister of J&K.
Ready to give my blood for restoration of rights of people of J&K, Azad Srinagar , August 29 : Reacting to the allegations of some parties that Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad parted ways with Congress with an understanding that he will form his own party in J&K only to help the BJP like Asaduddin Owaisi, he said that he can ally with any party except BJP who he says has no voter base in Muslim majority regions. “BJP has no vote in Kashmir, Chenab or Pir Panjal region. I cannot help them in the Hindu area. No one is ready to listen the name of the BJP in Muslim areas. Now how can I help them? They should at least talk sense before levelling allegations. I and Owaisi have a difference. In UP there are some constituencies where they are even 90 per cent Muslim voters. BJP there fights regional parties, here we have no BJP in Muslim dominated areas,” he said.
4 Congress leaders, 12 Apni Party workers resign in Azads support Kathua, Jammu , August 29 : Four more Congress leaders, including former deputy speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Gulam Hyder Malik, and a dozen prominent workers of the Apni Party resigned from their respective parties on Monday in support of veteran politician Ghulam Nabi Azad. Malik, a former Congress MLA from Kathua's Bani, and two former MLCs — Subash Gupta from Kathua and Sham Lal Bhagat from Doda — separately forwarded their resignation letters to the party high-command. “We have received the letters (of support) from Malik, Gupta and Bhagat,” Azad's close aide and former minister G M Saroori said.
Those who want to leave Congress can go, those who want to stay are welcome: JKPCC Chief Srinagar , August 29 : Srinagar, Aug 29: The new JKPCC chief Vikar Rasool Wani on Monday said those who want to leave Congress can go and those who want to stay are welcome. He said that Congress party won't ally with BJP. Wani who was appointed as JKPCC chief last week by Congress high command after the former JKPCC chief voluntarily resigned from the post and paved way for appointment of new head of the J&K Unit told reporters said Congress being secular in nature, will never ever ally with BJP.
Cong demands statehood, early polls in J&K Jammu , August 29 : The Congress on Monday demanded restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood and early holding of assembly polls. All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Dolly Sharma accused the Narendra Modi government of handling matters related to Jammu and Kashmir in an autocratic manner. Addressing a press conference, Sharma and party leader Devashish Jarariya also targeted the central government over the issues of price rise and unemployment.
Non-local voters: PAGD to hold another meeting, in Jammu Jammu , August 29 : In an attempt to garner the support of more political and social parties against the inclusion of non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir's electoral roll, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is holding an all-party meeting here next month. Senior CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami on Monday said the meeting will take place under the leadership of PAGD president Farooq Abdullah at his Jammu residence and is scheduled for 2 pm on September 10.
Hyderpora Encounter: J&K Opposes Mans Plea In SC Seeking Sons Body Srinagar , August 29 : “We all saw what happened when the body was given a few years back…”. He added that large number of militants are killed in encounters and buried, and if this petition is entertained by the apex court, then the high court will be filled with such petitions seeking to perform last rites. Prasad said 8 months have passed, the body would have decomposed and now exhuming the body will only lead to law and order problems, and Magrey has lost his son but he was a terrorist.
Surrendered militant detained under PSA, lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail Banihal, Jammu , August 29 : A surrendered militant was detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) for his alleged involvement in “anti-national and anti-social” activities in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, and lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu, officials said on Monday. The order for the detention of Mohammad Amin Wani, a resident of Bankoot village of Banihal, under PSA was issued by Ramban District Magistrate on August 25, stating that his activities are “prejudical to maintenance of public order”.
NIA Arrests 12th Accused in Handwara Narco Terrorism Case Srinagar , August 29 : National investigation agency(NIA) on Monday said it arrested 12th accused from Kupwara district for his involvement in case of supply of narcotics, cash, arms and ammunition through LOC border of Tangdar by concealing the consignment in vegetable carrier vehicle. NIA in it's statement said that the 12th accused identified as Abdul Rauf Badan (45 years) s/o Mohammad Abdullah Badan r/o Amarohi, PS Karnah, Tehsil Tangdhar , District Kupwara, J&K for his involvement in case of supply of narcotics / cash/ arms ammunition through LOC border of Amarohi,Tangdhar area by concealing the consignment in vegetable carrier vehicle. It said that the accused is a key operator of the module of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT, which was working at the behest of Pakistani handlers.
Strategically planned final assault is required to march towards a terror free J&K: DGP Srinagar , August 29 : We have to put in more efforts to consolidate peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by the Director General of Police, J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh while chairing a high level Crime review meeting at Police Headquarters, Jammu today. Spl.