November 2021 News

News Briefs for 19 November 2021

Azad calls for judicial probe into civilian killings in Hyderpora encounter

Srinagar 18 Nov: Senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday called for a judicial probe into the civilian killings during an encounter Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday evening. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), talking to reporters at Kathua, Azad said that a judicial probe should be carried out to investigate the entire incident. It is the case of police not army, so a judicial enquiry must be held to probe these killings, Azad said.

Congress tells people to oppose wrong policies of Centre towards J&K

Pulwama 18 Nov: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Thursday urged the people to rise to the occasion to oppose the wrong policies of the Centre towards J&K. The Party also demanded time bound judicial enquiry into the Hyderpora encounter. JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said that it was the high time when people should come out and seek explanation from BJP Government over the current situation and losses caused to people due to its` wrong polices towards J&K Mir made these comments while addressing a public meeting in Awantipora area of Pulwama District, which was part of Party`s Jan Jagran Abhiyaan and slammed the Centre for the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hyderpora Encounter: ADM Srinagar issues notice, asks people to record statements having knowledge of incident

Srinagar 18 Nov: As the Lt. Governor on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the Hyderpora encounter, additional district magistrate (ADM) issued a general notice to the public to record their statements in case anyone has the knowledge of the incident in which three civilians were killed. The notice, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) states that the district magistrate Srinagar has appointed ADM as inquiry officer to conduct inquiry into Hyderpora encounter.

Hyderpora Encounter: Bodies of slain civilians being handed over to their families

Srinagar 18 Nov: After massive outcry, the bodies of civilians killed in Hyderpora encounter on Monday evening are being handed over to their families tonight, sources said here on Thursday. Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the bodies of slain civilians were being exhumed in Handwara, where they were buried on Tuesday morning after police claimed that they were killed in cross fire during an encounter in Hyderpora. They said that they were buried in Handwara in view of the law and order situation.

If govt is not scared of anything let they bring in some neutral agency to probe Hyderpora encounter: Sajad Lone

Srinagar 18 Nov: The Jammu and Kashmir People`s Conference president, Sajad Lone on Thursday said that by seeing at the behaviour of the government he firmly believes that there is something fishy in Hyderpora encounter. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), talking to reporters in Kupwara, Lone said that if the government is not sacred of anything then they should bring in some neutral institution to conduct inquiry into the killings in Hyderpora encounter. "How can an officer of ADC rank can inquire into this incident and how can you believe that ADC will go against his government.

PAGD to convene meeting today on killings in Hyderpora encounter

Srinagar 18 Nov: The People`s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration has convened a meeting at the conglomerate president`s residence today at 11:30 am to deliberate on the issue of the civilian killings in Hyderpora encounter on Monday evening, sources said here on Thursday. Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the meeting has been called at Dr Farooq Abdullah`s Gupkar residence at 11:30 am today. They said that the meeting has been called to discuss and deliberate on the issue of civilian killings in Hyderpora encounter earlier this week.

PC leaders hold massive protest against Hyderpora Killings, demand return of bodies of slain civilians

Srinagar 18 Nov: J&K Peoples Conference today held a protest demanding return of the dead bodies of civilians killed in Hyderpora encounter and initiation of a judicial probe by a serving High Court Judge into the matter. JKPC senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil, senior leaders Khursheed Alam, Raja Aijaz, Sulaiman Bhat, youth functionaries Mudasir Karim, Mansoor Banday, Salman Bukhari along with hundreds of workers joined the protest held in Srinagar today. Speaking on the occasion, party`s senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil said that the Hyderpora encounter is strife with doubts when seen with perception of neutrality and it`s only after impartial or neutral probe that the recent turn of events would be justly perceivable to every citizen of this country beyond a reasonable doubt.

Top HM district commander, active since 2018, killed in Pombai encounter: IGP

Srinagar 18 Nov: The Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that top district commander of HM militant outfit was among three militants killed in the encounter Pombai village of south Kashmir`s Kulgam district last night. The Kashmir zone police quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said that Shakir Nazar, who was top militant and HM`s district commander, has been killed in the encounter in Pombai village. IGP said that Shakir, who has been killed along with two more militants in the encounter, was active since 2018.

Hyderpora Encounter: Govt Orders Time-Bound Magisterial Inquiry; LG Says Will Ensure There Is No Injustice

Srinagar 18 Nov: Government on Thursday ordered magisterial inquiry by additional district magistrate into controversial encounter at Hyderpora in which four persons were killed on Monday. A magisterial inquiry by officer of ADM rank has been ordered in Hyderpora encounter, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said in a tweet .Govt will take suitable action as soon as report is submitted in a time-bound manner, he said , adding,.JK admin reiterates commitment of protecting lives of innocent civilians & it will ensure there is no injustice. (GNS)

Kashmiri Pandits Posted To Sensitive J&K Areas Despite Recent Attacks On Minority Civilians

Srinagar 18 Nov: Kashmiri Pandits hired as part of a special recruitment drive by the J&K Funds Organisation have been posted to militancy-affected areas, News18 has learnt. With no security arrangements in place, the sensitive posting leaves them vulnerable to the kind of attacks and violence witnessed against civilians in Srinagar last month. The postings were declared in an order dated November 17 by the J&K Funds Organisation which maintains General Provident Fund and State Life Insurance accounts of government employees in the Union Territory.

Mehbooba Mufti's Brother Appears Before ED In Money Laundering Case

Srinagar 18 Nov: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, the brother of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate here for questioning in a money laundering case, officials said. Tassaduq, who was the tourism minister in his sister's cabinet, had his statement recorded under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

TRF, Hizbul Mujaheedin Commanders Among Five Terrorists Killed In Twin Encounter At Kulgam

Srinagar 18 Nov: Police on Thursday confirmed death of district commanders of The Resistance Front (TRF) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) among five terrorists who were killed in twin encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. The encounters took place in Goplapora and Pombay areas of the South Kashmir district on Wednesday. While three terrorists were killed in the Pombay operation, two were killed in the Goplapora gunfight.