News Briefs for 02 September 2022
Jammu People Need To Come Out Of Discrimination Syndrome: LG Srinagar , September 02 : City Jammu- Claiming that the present administration was working for equitable development, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that people need to come out of discrimination syndrome. There were times when some people ran shops by creating a divide between the Jammu and Kashmir region. Such people still exist but I would like to clear that administration is working without any regional bias and it is time to come out of this discrimination phobia, LG Sinha said.
Migrant Worker Shot At In South Kashmir, Hospitalized Srinagar , September 02 : Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire at a migrant labourer in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, a police official said. Victim Muneerul Islam hails from West Bengal. He has been shifted to hospital, the official said.
SC Refuses Probe Into Genocide Of KPs, Sikhs New Delhi , September 02 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked an NGO that raised the issue of the alleged genocide of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir during 1989-2003 to make a representation before the Centre and the appropriate authority. In its plea, the NGO We the Citizens sought the constitution of a Special Investigation Team to identify the perpetrators who were involved, aided and abetted the alleged genocide. The plea was heard by a bench of Justices B R Gavai and C T Ravikumar.
Backdoor appointments in J&K courts, judicial institutions: SC agrees to hear plea New Delhi , September 02 : The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear a plea that alleged that relatives of former judges and staff were favoured in the appointments in judicial institutions and courts in Jammu and Kashmir. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued notice and sought a response from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on its administrative side, saying it should be vetted by the Chief Justice of the High Court. The bench said the response to the plea shall be filed within six weeks.
Mirwaiz not allowed to reach Jama Masjid: Anjuman Auqaf Srinagar , September 02 : Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar said that once again today, its head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was not allowed to leave his house to offer Friday prayers at Srinagars historic Jamia Masjid. It said in a statement that additional forces and police were deployed around Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen. The Anjuman reminded the authorities to stand up to the statement of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha that Mirwaiz is free and can go anywhere.
Three militant splinter groups operating in Rajouri-Poonch: Police Jammu , September 02 : Admitting the presence of about three splinter militant groups in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, a senior police officer said security forces are making efforts to neutralise them. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rajouri-Poonch range, Haseeb Mughal said search and cordon operations in broader areas are taking place on almost daily basis to provide a sense of security among the people and to ensure they continue their normal activities without any fear. On August 11, two suspected militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit launched a pre-dawn suicide attack on an Army camp in Rajouri, marking the return of fidayeen to Jammu and Kashmir after more than three years.
Infiltration negligible this year in J&K: DGP Dilbag Singh Kupwara , September 02 : Jammu & Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Friday said that the infiltration along the borders of Jammu and Kashmir remained negligible this year. However, some incidents of infiltration occurred and were severely suppressed. Taking to reporters here at Kupwara, he said that strong anti-infilitration measures have been put in place to foil infiltration attempts by the militants.
NC committed to protect J&K's cultural diversity: SagarSrinagar , September 02 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Friday said that the party is committed to countrys secularist tradition and unity in diversity. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Party functionaries of Samba, Reasi and Kathua districts at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, Jammu. While addressing the functionaries Sagar said that the defining characteristics of NC has been that it has been able to sustain democratic governance and equitable development of all ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups in J&K.
Apni Party to put forward a formal demand for J&Ks statehood Srinagar , September 02 : Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Says, our youth is our future, we cannot tolerate any injustice to them Srinagar: Apni Party has decided to make a formal demand for the restoration of statehood to J&K. The party has also demanded the release of those who have been kept behind the bars in the name of preventive detention in the Valley. Also, the party has urged the administration to stop obstructing job opportunities for the youth using a flawed verification system.