News Briefs for 20 November 2021
BJP Cadres Asked To Keep An Eye On Foreign NGOs In KashmirNew Delhi 19 Nov: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked its cadre in Jammu and Kashmir to keep an eye on the activities of foreigners which includes individuals, groups and NGOs in the union territory (UT). The BJP leadership believes that knowing their activities will help the party and the government to plan future courses of action against these foreigners.
Hyderpora incident major controversy, needs judicial probe: Nizam-ud-din BhatWahid Rafeeqi Bandipora 19 Nov: The Jammu and Kashmir People`s Conference senior leader Nizam-u-din Bhat on Friday said the Hyderpora incident is a major controversy, which it needs a judicial inquiry rather than a magisterial inquiry. Talking to reporters at party office in Bandipora, Bhat, as per Kashmir News Service (KNS), said that in this environment of decisiveness, the death of these three civilians is the death of entire Kashmir. "These killings speak about the attitude of the administration and the prevailing scenario where you have no audience and this incident speaks about the lack of access to corridors of power where you get justice."
Thanks to all those who made it possible for bodies to be returned: Sajad LoneSrinagar 19 Nov: The Jammu and Kashmir People`s Conference chairman, Sajad Lone on Friday said that finally two bodies have been returned and thanked everyone for making it possible. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Sajad Lone said that have seen such incidents in the past, but aloofness is distinctive. "Finally, two bodies have been returned.
Families of civilians bury bodies late night in SrinagarSrinagar 19 Nov: The families of Altaf Bhat and Dr Mudasir Gul have
finally managed to bury their bodies after conducting last rites. The
bodies were handed over to them by the administration at around 1 am
past Thursday midnight, after exhuming the bodies from a Handwara
graveyard. The families buried the bodies later in the night at their
Hyderpora encounter: Kashmir shuts down against civilian killingsSrinagar 19 Nov: A complete shutdown was observed on Friday against
the killings of civilians in the so-called encounter at Hyderpora on
Monday. A call for shutdown was given by Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz
Umar Farooq, against what he alleged inhuman treatment of the families
of the slain civilians and the bodies of those killed in the Hyderpora
operations. Shops, business establishments remained closed, while public traffic was
off the roads.
Please dont mistake fear for consent: LoneSrinagar 19 Nov: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference chairman,
Sajad Lone on Friday said that finally two bodies have been returned and
thanked everyone for making it possible. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Sajad Lone said that have seen such incidents in the past, but aloofness is distinctive. Finally, two bodies have been returned.
Repeal abrogation of Article 370 like farm laws: MP MasoodiSrinagar 19 Nov: Member parliament and senior National Conference
leader Hasnain Masoodi on Friday demanded revocation of August 5
decisions and repeal of Reorganization Act and other laws whereby the
state of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh was unconstitutionally stripped of
its special constitutional status, fragmented and downgraded from state
to Union Territory. In a statement, he said that the decision to withdraw the three
controversial farm laws after unreasonably defending and justifying
these for one long year unmindful of the widespread outrage and 800
farmers deaths and huge loss to the property, it is stated, is a clear
shift from politics of arrogance to one of introspection and
reappraisal. It also depicts a realization on part of the Prime Minister and Central
Government that before pushing through on the strength of majority
legislation on important issues, the proposed legislation, in tune with
the well-established democratic practices, should be placed in public
domain for wider discussion and deliberations at pre-legislation stage.
Will do what people of J&K want me to do: AzadJammu 19 Nov: Denying that he had knowledge of resignations of some
state Congress leaders close to him, former chief minister Gulam Nabi
Azad said he will do what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want him to do
for the betterment of the Union territory. Spelling trouble for the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, four former
ministers and three ex-legislators, loyal to the group of Azad, resigned
from party posts, saying they have not been provided an opportunity to
be heard on party affairs in the union territory, sources said on
Wednesday. I will do what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want me to do for the
betterment of this state, Azad told reporters in reply to a question on
whether he would contest as Congress chief ministerial candidate in the
next assembly elections keeping in view the demand raised at a public
rally in Kathua district.
Strike Disrupts Normal Life In KashmirSrinagar 19 Nov: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Friday due to a strike observed to express solidarity with the families of the civilians killed in the Hyderpora encounter earlier this week, officials said. Most of the shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments in Srinagar were shut, the officials said. Public transport was largely off the roads, but private cars and auto rickshaws were seen plying in some areas of the city, they said.
Amit Shah Praises Jammu And Kashmir Police For Ushering In ChangeNew Delhi 19 Nov: Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed the challenges posed by radicalisation among other internal security issues with senior police officers on the inaugural day of the annual Director General of Police (DGP) conference being held in in Lucknow, a Home Ministry statement said. The Minister praised the Intelligence Bureau and the J&K Police for ushering change in the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir post-August 2019. He claimed that after the special status of the former State under Article 370 was read down by the Parliament in 2019, the Union Territory had attracted an investment of ₹13,000 crore.