November 2021 News

News Briefs for 20 November 2021

BJP Cadres Asked To Keep An Eye On Foreign NGOs In Kashmir

New 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 Bhat

Wahid 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 Lone

Srinagar 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 Srinagar

Srinagar 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 graveyards.

Hyderpora encounter: Kashmir shuts down against civilian killings

Srinagar 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: Lone

Srinagar 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 Masoodi

Srinagar 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: Azad

Jammu 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 Kashmir

Srinagar 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 Change

New 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.