News Briefs for 07 September 2022
Two LeT militants arrested in Shopian: Police Srinagar , September 07 : Two 'hybrid' militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested in Shopian district, police said on Wednesday. A police spokesman identified them as Faizan Fayaz Bhat, a resident of Budden Rafiabad Sopore, and Yawar Nizam Mir from Konsoo, Shopian. A 'hybrid' militant is not listed as a militant but is radicalised enough to carry out a terror strike and then slip back into routine life.
Azad to begin Chenab Valley tour from today Jammu, Sept 7: In order to create a fresh cadre for his yet-to-be-named party, former Indian National Congress (INC) stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad will visit his home turf—Bhaderwah—on September 8, where he is scheduled to address a major rally at Bhalla village. On his way to Bhaderwah, Azad is also expected to meet four to five deputations at Udhampur, Chenani, Patnitop, Ramban, and Batote areas. The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, is also scheduled to address two consecutive rallies at Drabshalla and Chatroo areas of Kishtwar town.
Judiciary, executive failed KPs time and again: Panun Kashmir Jammu, Sep 07: Panun Kashmir, an amalgam of several Kashmiri Pandit (KP) organizations on Wednesday said that both judiciary and executive have failed the KP community “time and again”. Addressing media persons at Press Club of Jammu today, Shailendar Aima, Vice-Chairperson of Panun Kashmir said that their community (referring to KPs) has been fighting for justice for three decades but time and again both the judiciary and executive bodies have refused to probe into the killings of the Kashmiri Pandit community in the Valley during 90s. Aima said over a hundred times, the KP bodies have provided the complete record of the injustices done to the them during 90s to the different executive constituted appropriate forums including, human rights commissions and the round table conferences but nothing has been done as on date.
NC pays tributes to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 40th death anniversary Srinagar , September 07 : National Conference (NC) paid tributes to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 40th death anniversary and termed him a “man of iron-determination.”While paying rich tributes to Sheikh, Party rank and file called him father figure and political colossus, who helped change Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh from a feudal and colonial society to a free, democratic and secular one. “An inspiring political pageant,” the functionaries said that throughout his political career, Sheikh symbolized the aspirations of the Kashmiri people as no single individual could have even dreamt of doing. “Although rooted in Kashmir, he had attained a national standing with his name becoming synonymous in the minds of countrymen with the socialism, humanism, pluralism, and democracy,” they said.
Offering funeral prayers of slain militant not anti-national activity: HC Srinagar, Sept 07: The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh has held that offering of funeral prayers of a killed militant by the public at large cannot be construed to be anti-national activity of that magnitude to deprive them of their personal liberty as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution Upholding the bail order granted by trial court in favour of a few villagers of Devsar, Kulgam including Imam of Masjid Sharief, Javid Ahmad Shah, accused of offering funeral prayers in absentia of a slain militant, the court noted that no individual can be deprived of his fundamental right of liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of Constitution of India."
Two terrorists killed in chance encounter in South Kashmir Srinagar , September 07 : Two terrorists were killed in a chance encounter in Thajiwara village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said here on Wednesday. Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet informed, "Two #terrorists neutralised in a chance encounter by Anantnag Police in Thajiwara, #Bijbehara area of #Anantnag. Further details shall follow."
Corruption By Elected Reps, 7 Fall In ACB Net Srinagar , September 07 : In a matter of concern, at least seven elected representatives of urban local bodies and panchayats have been arrested by the sleuths of the Jammu & Kashmirs premier anti-graft body, Anti-Corruption Bureau, in corruption cases. According to details, four corporators and three Sarpanchs have been arrested by the ACB while accepting bribe from different parties. The data available with ACB reveals that on April 23, 2021, Shameema Bano, chairperson of Municipal Committee (MC) Qazigund was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant, a video of which also went viral on the social media platform.
Crimes By Juveniles In J&K Doubled In 2021: Report Jammu , September 07 : Incidents of cognisable crimes by juveniles in Jammu and Kashmir almost doubled in 2021 over the previous year, while crimes against children continued an upward trend with over 800 such cases being registered last year, official data showed. As many as 323 cognisable criminal cases involving juveniles in conflict with law were registered in 2021, against 171 in the previous year, the National Crime Records Bureau said in its latest report. Cases of crimes committed by juveniles registered in 2019 was 299.
JKAS Officer In Rajouri Suspended For Hurting Religious Sentiments Srinagar , September 07 : An assistant commissioner-level officer (JKAS) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district has been suspended for making objectionable remarks against a particular religion, officials said on Wednesday. Rajouri District Magistrate Vikas Kundal ordered the action against Assistant Commissioner (Panchayat) Abdul Rashid Kohli following a complaint by one of his subordinates, they said. “This office has received a complaint that AC Panchayat has made some objectionable remarks about a particular religion,” Kundal said in an order issued late on Tuesday.
NIA Files Charges Against 8 In Conspiracy Case Jammu , September 07 : The NIA on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against eight people allegedly involved in a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed to carry out attacks against security forces in the Valley, an official spokesperson said. The charge sheet was filed before the NIA special court here against Naseer Ahmad Malik alias “Moulvi”, Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather, Rayees Ahmad Sheikh alias “Jugpeer”, Yawer Rashid Ganaie, Suhail Ahmad Khan alias “Sahil”, Sahid Ahmed Shergojri, Anayat Gulzar Bhat and Jahangir Ahmad Dar all residents of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.