News Briefs for 24 September 2022
Amit Shah to visit J&K on October 1, 2, address rallies in Baramulla, Rajouri: BJP's Sunil Sharma Srinagar, September 24 : General secretary and incharge Kashmir division of Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sunil Sharma on Saturday said that Home minister Amit Shah will be visiting J&K on October 1 and 2. Speaking to media persons here at Srinagar, the senior BJP leader said that during his two-day visit to the UT Shah will address a mega rally in north Kashmir's Baramulla town and Rajouri district. During his stay in J&K, Amit Shah will likely hold separate meetings with members of the business community, especially hotel owners and businessmen related to tourism and other allied sectors.
Militant funding case: SIA files chargesheet against Ex-minister, two others Srinagar, September 24 : The State Investigation Agency of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday filed a chargesheet in a court against a former minister Jatinder Singh, alias Babu Singh, and two others in a Militant-funding case. The SIA said that they have filed Chargesheet against Jatinder Singh alias Babu Singh (Ex Minister J&K), Mohd. Shareef Shah a resident of Larnoo Anantnag and Mohd.
MMU calls for extraordinary meeting regarding present situation Srinagar, September 24 : Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir – the representative amalgam of religious social and educational organisations today held a meeting at Jama Masjid Srinagar in the wake of unfortunate attempts being made to undermine the Muslim identity of Kashmir by asking Muslim students in schools and educational institutions to sing Hindu religious songs and do Surya Namaskar. These diktats hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and create anguish in them, MMU said in a statement issued to KNS. MMU wants to make clear certain points in this regard in a resolution adopted unanimously which reads as follows: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) Jammu and Kashmir expresses deep and serious concern over attempts being made to weaken the Muslim identity of this 'Valley of Saints' and strongly regrets activities being implemented through schools and educational institutions aimed at furthering the Hindutva agenda in Kashmir.
Urgent need to restore democracy in J&K: Vakil Srinagar, September 24 : Senior vice president Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today said that the current administration has failed to do justice to the aspirations of the common masses of J&K and that there is an urgent need to restore democracy in J&K. While touring various areas in Rafiabad and Sopore constituencies, Vakil said that the people of J&K have been denied their constitutional right to elect a popular government to run the state of affairs. J&K has been under the Central rule for 4 years now and apprehensions are growing in the minds of the people that GoI is not serious in holding assemble elections as early as possible and allowing the people to chose their own representatives.
Army capable of giving befitting reply to any power looking at India with evil intentions: Rajnath New Delhi , September 24 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asserted that the Indian Army has the capability to give a befitting reply to any power looking at the country with evil intentions and when it engages with China now, it does so on an equal footing. Singh made these remarks at an event to release a five-volume book on Deendayal Upadhyay in the presence of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. When China conducted the first nuclear test in 1964, Deendayal Upadhyay was the first one who spoke in favour of India conducting its nuclear test, Singh said.
Govt Trucks to Transport Bakerwal families Sgr-Jmu highway Rajouri , September 24 : The district authority in Ramban has banned foot movement of nomadic families with their livestock in an effort to ensure hassle-free vehicular traffic on the strategic 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said on Saturday. However, the authorities will make available 50 trucks to transport the tribal families returning to Jammu from the highland pastures of Kashmir, they said.
SIA raids multiple locations in Kashmir, seizes electronic devices, documents Srinagar , September 24 : Continuing its crackdown on narcotics dealers State Investigation Agency of Police on Saturday said that it conducted searches at multiple locations across Valley. The SIA said in a statement that it conducted extensive searches at different locations in the districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Kupwara. These searches were part of an investigation against Narcro-militants who are financing militancy through smuggling hard drugs from Pakistan and selling it in J&K and in other parts of the country.
Two non-local labourers shot at, injured in Pulwama: Police Anantnag , September 24 : Two non-local laborers were shot at and injured by militants Saturday evening, here in Pulwama district of South Kashmir, police said. The wounded labourers have been identified as Shamshad Sheikh and Faizan Qadri, both residents of Bihar. Shamshad has a bullet injury in his neck, while Faizan has a similar wound in his right shoulder, a health official from Pulwama district said.
Two youths from Poonch detained near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan Jaisalmer , September 24 : Two youths from Jammu and Kashmir were apprehended from near the India-Pakistan international border in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, police said on Saturday. The two were collecting donations in the prohibited area without permission, they said. After questioning, the youths were handed over to the Joint Investigation Committee.