News Briefs for 05 October 2022
In Kashmir, Amit Shah Rules Out Talks With Pak, Says Elections Soon Srinagar , October 05 : Rejecting any dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that his government was more interested in talking to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and assured them that assembly polls will be held with “full transparency”. At his first public rally in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, Shah, in his 27-minute speech at Showkat Ali stadium in Baramulla district, trained his guns at leaders from opposition parties NC, PDP and Congress with frequent references to the “three families”, “Mufti and company” and “Abdullah and sons”, blaming them for the “lack of development” in Jammu and Kashmir as they ruled the erstwhile state for most of the years since the country's independence.
Thousands Throng HMs Rally In Baramulla, Welcome Quota Announcement Baramulla , October 05 : Long queues with people jostling to enter through two narrow gates and excitement writ large on their faces, thousands flocked the Showkat Ali Stadium where Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a rally on Wednesday. The highest turnout was from Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts in north Kashmir. People walked up to the venue as vehicles were stopped at a distance from the stadium due to security considerations.
Paharis reach Baramulla to participate in rally Srinagar , October 05 : Baramulla town was flooded with people from Pahari community to participate in Home Minister Amit Shahs rally on Wednesday. Wearing turbans, they were seen beating drums, singing local Pahari folk songs to welcome the Home Minister. They raised slogans, Shah -Shah Amit Shah, Pahariyaonn ka Neta Koun Banega, Shah Banega -Shah Banega.
Shah visits family of slain policeman in Uri Uri , October 05 : Amit Shah on Wednesday visited the family of policeman Mudasir Sheikh who was killed in an encounter in Baramulla district earlier this year, officials said. They said Shah along with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh went to Sheikh's residence in Uri, 100 kms from Srinagar. Shah met Sheikh's family and interacted with them.
Amit Shah Gives appointment orders to Families of 4 slain cops in Kashmir S , October 05 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah handed over appointment letters to the kin of four Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel who were killed in militant-related incidents in Kashmir. The home minister shared photos on Twitter of his meeting with the relatives of the police personnel killed by militants in the Kashmir valley. “Met the family members of the Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel who were killed while fighting against militants and handed over appointment letters to the kin of four such martyrs,” Shah in a tweet said and lauded the Jammu and Kashmir Police's efforts in fighting against militancy and said the entire country salutes their sacrifice.
Shah Asks Police, Central Forces To Wipe Out Terrorism Srinagar , October 05 : The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on Wednesday ordered police and central forces to continue with the coordinated efforts through meticulous and well-planned counter-terrorism operations to wipe out terrorism. Shah made these remarks while chairing top brass security meeting on the concluding day of his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha also attended the high-level security meet in which senior officials of the Government of India were present.
4 local militants killed in back-to-back gunfights in Shopian Anantnag , October 05 : Four local militants, three of them affiliated to Jaish-e-Muhammad and another to the Lashkar-e-Toiba, were killed in two separate gunfights on Wednesday here in Shopian district, police said. The two gunfights took place in Drach and Mool villages. The militants slain in the Drach gunfight have been identified by a police source as Saqib Bhat alias Hanan Bin Yaqoob of Karimabad in Pulwama district; Jamshed Magray of Rajpora in Pulwama; and Zubair Wani of Dompora in Shopian.
Mehbooba, Police in Twitter spat over 'house arrest' Srinagar , October 05 : Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and Jammu and Kashmir Police engaged in a Twitter spat on Wednesday after she claimed that she was placed under house arrest to prevent her from visiting an area in north Kashmir. The police rebutted the claims of the PDP chief and said she was free to travel anywhere. Mehbooba claimed that since Union Home Minister Amit Shah was travelling to Baramulla, 54 kilometres from here, in north Kashmir and addressing a public rally there, she had been stopped from attending a wedding of a party worker in Pattan, 27 kilometres from here.
Is US Ambassador Blome's visit to POK a signal to India and China? New Delhi , October 05 : The US is going about systematically restoring ties with war-on-terror ally Pakistan, that had once sent Washington and its fearsome military on a wild-goose chase for a decade looking for Osama bin Laden in the wilds of Afghanistan. Laden was finally found sheltering under the nose of the Pakistani army.The US ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome visited Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Monday to plant a sapling at the 'University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK)' and lay a wreath to the victims of the 2005 earthquake.
Death of civilian due to accidental fire: Cop arrested, FIR registered S , October 05 : Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that it has arrested a policeman and registered case against him after his rifle accidentally went off resulting in the death of a civilian in Pulwama district. Kashmir zone police, while quoting ADGP on its official Twitter handle, said that further investigation into the case was going on. “Today while on duty at Haal Pulwama, rifle of a Policeman accidentally went off resulting in injuries to a person," it said.