November 2021 News

News Briefs for 17 November 2021

Don't Fall Prey To Divisive Forces: Azad

Jammu 16 Nov: Claiming that J&K needs a change, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State, Ghulam Nabi Azad cautioned the people from falling prey to divisive forces and temptations as the same may again make them to 'repent' for fallouts like political development of August 5, 2019.

'White Collar' Terrorism Won't Be Allowed In Jammu And Kashmir: Army

Srinagar 16 Nov: The Indian army said on Tuesday that the security forces would not allow anyone to operate as a white collared terrorist. Lt general, D P Pandey, GOC of Srinagar headquartered 15 corps said, 'we wont allow white collar terrorism to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir.' Dr Mudasir was operating a fake unauthorised call centre and he was one such white collar terrorist. People who act behind (earning money, status, great jobs for their own families and children) to recruit and fund terrorism in Kashmir should be questioned by our people'.

LeT Commander Looking For New Infiltration Routes To Facilitate Terrorists' Entry, Say Intel Agencies

New Delhi 16 Nov: Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir are trying to infiltrate into the Valley through new passages, intelligence agencies have sounded an alert. The development comes after the security forces had chocked the known routes of infiltration from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to Jammu and Kashmir. According to the sources, terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e Mohammad (JeM) and Al Badra are under pressure to get maximum infiltration done before the onset of heavy snowfall in Kashmir.

One More Killed InHyderpora 'encounter', Death Toll Reaches 4

Srinagar 16 Nov: After the police claimed to have killed two militants and a houseowner (civilian) in Srinagar's Hyderpora, one more person had received bullet injuries and succumbed, raising the total death toll in the 'encounter' to four. The slain was identified as Dr Mudasir Gul, a dental surgeon.

Dotted With Security Bunkers And Frisking Points, Kashmir Has 'returned To The Nineties'

Srinagar 16 Nov: When 65-year-old Mohammad Ramzan was recently passing through the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar-the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, he witnessed the 'return of the nineties' in Kashmir. 'Stop and check' by security forces was routine back then, when armed insurgency was on the rise in the valley.

'Support To Terrorists State Policy': India Slams Pak At UN Over Kashmir

United Nations 16 Nov: India will continue to take firm and decisive action against cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan, New Delhi's representation at United Nations said on Tuesday. India said that the onus to create a conducive atmosphere for any meaningful dialogue that can be held only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence.

Don't Go To Jammu And Kashmir, US Advisory Tells Its Citizen

Washington DC 16 Nov: The US has issued a level two and three travel advisories for India and Pakistan, saying while American citizens are urged to reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and sectarian violence, those going to India must exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism. In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US state department urged US citizens not to travel to J&K due to terrorism and civil unrest, and also within 10 kilometres of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict.

Investments In J&K Likely To Reach ₹ 35,000 Crore By December: Lt Governor

Jammu 16 Nov: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said investments in the Union Territory are expected to reach ₹ 35,000 crore by December 2021 and proposals for ₹ 25,000-crore funding have already been received. Mr Sinha highlighted the key reforms and steps taken for managing the UT's economy during COVID-19, its growth potential and focus areas, besides putting across issues that require consideration by the Union government during interaction with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a meeting chaired by her.

BJP Delaying J&K Polls Fearing People's Backlash: Cong

Srinagar 16 Nov: Reiterating his demand for restoration of statehood, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir on Tuesday said the BJP is deliberately delaying the assembly polls in the Union Territory as it fears a backlash from the voters over its anti-people policies. He accused the BJP-led central government of fleecing the common man through tax terrorism and said politics of hatred is dangerous for a pluralistic society.

Jammu Police's Special Squad Detains Three Youth From Kashmir With Rs 30 Lakh Cash

Jammu 16 Nov: The Anti-Terrorist Squad of Special Operation Group of Jammu Police on Tuesday evening detained three youths from the Kashmir valley with Rs 30 lakh cash from Nagrotra area here in the city outskirts.Official sources said that during a special check point laid at village Ban in Nagrota this evening.