October 2021 News

Searches At 11 Locations In 4 Kashmir Districts, 4 OGWs Arrested: NIA

2021-10-20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it carried searches at eleven locations in four districts of Kashmir Valley and arrested four alleged OGWs in militant 'conspiracy case'. In a statement issued here, the NIA said that searches were carried out in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam and Baramulla districts. 'Four more accused persons namely i) Suhail Ahmad Thokar r-o Kulgam, ii) Kamran Ashraf Reshi r-o Hazratbal, Srinagar ; iii) Rayid Bashir r-o Srinagar and iv) Hanan Gulzar Dar r-o Srinagar were arrested,' it said.

Four Militants, One Soldier Killed In Kashmir After Attacks On Civilians

2021-10-20: Four militants and a soldier were killed in two separate gun battles in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, a police officer said, as violence in the disputed region continued following a spate of attacks on civilians. More than 30 people have been killed after a rise in violence in Kashmir in recent weeks, including targeted killings of minority Hindus, Sikhs and migrant workers in the Muslim-dominated valley. Kashmir valley's police chief, Vijay Kumar, said three militants killed were involved in the recent target killing of migrant workers, while two Indian soldiers were injured and one died.

In Democracy Bureaucrats Not Meant To Run Democratic System: Ghulam Nabi Azad

2021-10-20: Senior Congress leader and former member of Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said in a democracy bureaucrats are meant for official works instead of running a democratic system and stated that statehood should be restored immediately, while elections should also be held as soon as possible. As per Kashmir News Service (KNS) correspondent, talking to reporters at his Srinagar residence after a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley, he said that nobody is against the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah Calls For Magnanimous Reach-out To People Of J&K

2021-10-20: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday stated that the People of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be subdued by the strong-armed measures and that a generous reach-out to the people of J&K is the only way out to address issues concerning people. Addressing a huge workers convention in Banihal, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said this while questioning the projected dawn of a new era in Jammu and Kashmir post August 5, 2019. 'Weren't we told that August 5, 2019 decisions would bring lasting peace?

Ashamed By Targeted Killings Of Civilians In Kashmir: Sajad Lone

2021-10-20: The Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference chairman, Sajad Gani Lone has said that he is ashamed by the targeted killings of civilians in the Valley and also scared about what more might happen. Sajad Lone, in an interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire said he feels the worst is not over and stater that he couldn't rule it out that he was scared that there could be more targeted killings and that is what he is worried about. Lone also said the people of the rest of India have turned their back and let down the Kashmiri people.

LeT District Commander Among Two Militants Killed In Brief Gunfight In Kulgam: Police

2021-10-20: Two militants including an LeT commander, who were involved in the killing of two non-local labourers on October 17 have been killed in a brief gunfight in Devsar area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said here on Wednesday. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that LeT district commander of Kulgam, Gulzar Ahmad Reshi was among two militants who were killed in the brief exchange of fire in Devsar today evening. He said that both the militants were involved in the killing of two non-local labourers from Bihar on October 17 in Wanpoh area.

Organisation Of Kashmiri Hindus Distribute Food Water Among Migrant Labourers Stranded In Jammu

2021-10-20: As thousands of migrant labourers continue to arrive in Jammu from Kashmir in the wake of recent incidents of civilian killings in the valley, Panun Kashmir, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Hindus, and the Warehouse Traders' Association (WTA) have reached out to them with food and water. The labourers, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal, are camping at and around the Jammu railway station. There is no arrangement for food and water for them at the railway station or at the bus stand.

Centre Has 'utterly Failed' In J&K: Cong

2021-10-20: The Congress on Wednesday demanded immediate restoration of statehood and a democratically elected government in Jammu and Kashmir, while alleging that the Centre has 'utterly failed' to tackle the situation there. The party also questioned the 'silence' of Home Minister Amit Shah after the 'selective killings' of 32 civilians and nine soldiers in the Union territory. 'Even after the selective murder of 32 civilians and nine soldiers, the home minister is still silent.

Larger Conspiracy Suspected, NIA To Probe Kashmir Killings

2021-10-20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will soon take over probe into the recent civilian killings in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), sources in the security setup said on Tuesday. The agency will investigate four cases involving pharmaceutical dealer ML Bindroo, street vendor Virendra Paswan and schoolteachers Supinder Kour and Deepak Chand, all killed in Srinagar, and two migrant labourers from Bihar who were killed in Kulgam.