30 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 30 September 2022

Eye On Polls, Azad Asks DAP Leaders To Gather Public Support

Srinagar , September 30 : Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked the leaders of his newly launched Democratic Azad Party (DAP) to hit the ground and launch a mass contact programme to mobilise public support ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections. Azad made these remarks while holding a meeting with key leaders from Jammu region, including former Ministers, ex- MLAs, DDC members, BDC members in which political scenario obtaining in the Union Territory was discussed, a party spokesperson said Friday. Azad, he said, maintained that DAP is committed to strengthen the communal harmony and social fabric.

Tatoo Ground Not Eidgah Ideal Place For Hospital, Sports Field: Mehbooba

Srinagar , September 30 : Amid the buzz that the government plans to build a cancer hospital or a sports stadium on 70 kanals of Eidgah land in Downtown Srinagar, Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that why to touch the land used for congregational prayers and why not to use the vast Tatoo Ground land for the same purpose. It is not feasible to have a cancer hospital in a populated area. It will have harmful effects and the other thing is that it is obligatory for the government to take Muslim Clerics on board before taking any decision, Mehbooba told reporters in Srinagar.

Massive search operation launched after ‘drone sighting’ along IB in Kathua

Jammu , September 30 : Security forces launched a massive search operation in several forward areas along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district following information about a suspected drone activity, officials said. However, nothing objectionable was found during the joint operation by police, CRPF, BSF and SOG on Friday, they said. The operation was launched after villagers near Talli hamlet in Marheen tehsil of Hiranagar sub-division informed that they spotted a drone flying along the IB late Thursday night, the officials said.

SC collegium recommends Justice Magrey as CJ J&K HC

New Delhi , September 30 : The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has recommended the names of three High Court judges, Justice Jaswant Singh, Justice P B Varale, and Ali Mohammad Magrey, for elevation as Chief Justices of Orissa, Karnataka, and Jammu and Kashmir high courts respectively. The apex court collegium, which also comprised justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, has also recommended to the Centre the transfer of Chief Justice (CJ) of Orissa High Court, Justice S Muralidhar, and Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Pankaj Mithal as CJs of Madras and Rajasthan high courts respectively. Besides these, the collegium, in its separate statement uploaded on the apex court website on September 30, with regard to the transfer of three high court judges.

Two militants, planning to target armys Agniveer rally, killed in Baramulla gunfight: Police

Srinagar , September 30 : Two militants, yet to be identified, were killed Friday morning in a gunfight with government forces in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. In another gunfight, here in Shopian district in south Kashmir, militants managed to escape after a brief exchange of fire with government forces. Baramulla SSP Rayees Muhammad Bhat said that the slain militants in the Pattan gunfight were yet to be identified. “An operation was launched following inputs regarding presence of militants in Yedipora village of Pattan, early Friday morning,” Bhat said. He said that the militants were asked to lay down their arms, but they opened fire, which was retaliated to.

Security forces recover huge quantity of arms, ammunition in Gurez

Srinagar , September 30 : Security Forces today recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition in Gurez sector. The statement issued to army reads: In a major blow to the intentions of terrorist groups operating from across Line of Control, Indian Army & JKP foiled their design to deliver huge cache of weapons, ammunition, grenades and other war like stores to cause terror activities and unrest in the Valley." "On 27 September 2022, based on intelligence from Police and human sources of the Indian Army under aegis of 109 Infantry Brigade launched a search operation along Naushera Nard till the Line of Control in Gurez Sector of Kupwara District.

Supreme Court hears challenge to extension of 77th and 103rd Amendment to J&K

Srinagar , September 30 : Supreme Court today heard a Writ Petition filed by the Vice President of Awami National Conference Muzaffar Shah in 2019 challenging the extension of 77th and 103rd Constitutional Amendments to Jammu & Kashmir. The 77th Amendment provides for reservation in promotions and public appointments to the members of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes while 103rd Amendment relates to reservation for the member of Economically Weaker Sections. Shah was represented by former union minister and Senior Advocate of Supreme Court Salman Khurshid assisted by former Dy.