05 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 05 September 2022

J&K CEO Says Actual Voter Figure Only After Revision

Srinagar , September 05 : Party Meet Jammu- Heated arguments between the BJP and opposition leaders over the inclusion of “non-locals” in the voter list were witnessed during an all-party meeting chaired by Jammu and Kashmir chief electoral officer Hirdesh Kumar here over the special summary revision (SSR) of electoral rolls. While some leaders said they are satisfied over the clarification given by Kumar to dispel their concerns about inclusion of 25 lakh voters, including outsiders, in the voter list, the AAP boycotted the meet and staged a sit-in against the Election Commission, alleging that it has become a “mouthpiece” of the saffron party. Kumar had in August said Jammu and Kashmir is likely to get around 25 lakh additional voters, including outsiders, after the special summary revision of electoral rolls being held for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370.

Guns Fall Silent In Shopian, CASO Continues

Srinagar , September 05 : There was a lull after a gunfight in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. They said that the gunfight started in the Baskuchan area of the district after a joint team of police and security forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation following inputs about the presence of the militants there. The joint team came under fire during the CASO which retaliated, leading to the gunfight, they said.

Body of militant who died in Army hospital in Rajouri handed to Pak: Officials

Jammu , September 05 : For the first time in more than two decades, Pakistan on Monday accepted the body of a trained agent and guide of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) who had infiltrated into Jammus to attack an army post. The body of Tabarak Hussain (32) was handed over two days after he died of cardiac arrest at a military hospital in Rajouri district, officials said. He was operated at the hospital where army soldiers even donated blood to him to keep him alive, they said.

Killing of Pulwama man due to rivalry between militant groups: ADGP Kumar

Srinagar , September 05 : Additional director general of police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that the killing of the Pulwama man whose body with bullet marks was recovered in Shopian village today, was due to group rivalry between militant groups. Kashmir zone police, while quoting the ADGP, in a tweet informed that the deceaseds one brother is an active militant of JeM and is presently in Pakistan, while one has been killed in an encounter in 2014 and another one is in jail. Kumar said that the preliminary investigation has revealed that the killing has taken place due to group rivalry between militant groups.

KP bodies to make representation before GoI, J&K admin over alleged genocide claim

Jammu , September 05 : Four prominent migrant Kashmiri pandit organisations have decided to unitedly make a representation before the central and Jammu and Kashmir governments over the alleged genocide of Hindus and Sikhs in the valley during 1989-2003. The KP bodies — Panun Kashmir, Roots in Kashmir, Youth 4 Panun Kashmir and Kashmiri Samiti Delhi — will also launch an online petition to seek support of people from across the country. The Supreme Court had on September 2 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 appropriate authorities.

PDP ready for joint fight with political parties on restoration of rights and dignity

Srinagar , September 05 : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday promised unconditional support to political organisations who are ready to join the fight for the restoration of rights and dignity of the people of J&K. In a resolution passed at the meeting of its political affairs committee chaired by party president Mehbooba Mufti , the PDP batted for a united fight to restore the dignity and constitutional rights of the state that are enshrined in the Constitution of India. The statement comes amid indications that the elections in the Union Territory may be held early next year.

Azad team already defeated by BJP, will defeat it again: Ravinder Raina

Gurez , September 05 : Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ravinder Raina on Monday said that team of ex-Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has always been defeated by BJP and will continue to be defeated. Speaking to KNS during his Gurez visit, Bharatiya Janata Party President said that Azad team has always been defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party and will continue to be defeated. "Either when he was associated with Congress or he is now forming his own party.

PC will continue its struggle for a restoration of Article 370 through peaceful & Constitutional means.Vakil

Sopore September 05: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Sr. Vice President and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today assured people of J&K that peoples conference will continue to struggle for the restoration of Article 370 through dialogue, peaceful & constitutional means and said that Article 370 was the bridge between J&K and the rest of country and had played a very important role for the emotional attachment between the two but since its abrogation, nothing positive has happened in J&K. Mr Abdul Gani Vakil also lambasted at NC & PDP leadership and said these two parties have always compromised the interests of people of J&K for personal Interests from time to time.

Dr Farooq Abdullah asks people of J&K to register as voters

Srinagar , September 05: National Conference (NC) president and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday asked people of J&K to start registering as voters to thwart the underway efforts aimed to disempower them. According to a statement, he said this, while addressing a one day workers' convention at Chitragam in Shopian. He was accompanied by Party's Vice President Omar Abdullah and other senior NC leaders.