News Briefs for 23 November 2021
India-Pakistan Dialogue Holds Key To Peace In Jammu And Kashmir: AbdullahNew Delhi 22 Nov: Nothing can be achieved through threats, instead India and Pakistan have to hold talks for peace in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Monday.AgenciesHis remarks come a day after Union Minister Jitendra Singh said retrieving Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) is next on the agenda.Nothing can be achieved through threats, instead India and Pakistan have to hold talks for peace in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Monday
Apni Party delegation visits families of slain civilians of Hyderpora encounterSrinagar 22 Nov: Apni Party delegation led by General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir on Monday visited the families of the two civilians killed in the recent Hyderpora encounter. Besides Mir the delegation comprised of State Secretary and District President Budgam Muntazir Mohi-ud-din and District President Srinagar Noor Mohammad Sheikh. The delegation visited the residences of Mohammad Altaf Bhat at Barzulla and Dr. Mudasir Gul at Baghat-Kanipora where they met the family members of the deceased.
NIA arrests human rights activist Khurram ParvezSrinagar 22 Nov: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested human rights activist, Khurram Parvez from his residence in Srinagar, sources said here. Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the NIA arrested human rights activits, Khurram Parvez who is associated with JKCCS today evening. They said that the agency has also seized his mobile, laptop and few books.
Return body of third civilian killed in Hyderpora without any delay: CPI (M)Jammu 22 Nov: While urging the authorities to return the body of Amir Ahmad Magray of Gool in Ramban, the third civilian killed in Hyderpora last week without any delay, Sham Prasad Kesar Jammu Regional Secretary CPI (M) Monday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of three civilians. In a statement issued to KNS, Sham Prasad Kesar said that as it has been proven beyond any doubt that Magray was a civilian, it is huge injustice with his family that they are not even allowed to perform his last rites. "When the body of two other civilians killed in Hyderpora were returned, why is the government reluctant to return Magray`s body to his family?," he said.
'Will Give What Has Been Denied To People Of Kashmir For Last 70 Years'Srinagar 22 Nov: The people of Jammu and Kashmir were denied development for over 70 years, but after the abrogation of Article 370, the government aims to reach out to every citizen of the union territory and give them their due, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Monday.
Excavation Work Of Tunnel 1 Of Zojila Tunnel Project CompletedNew Delhi 22 Nov: Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) on Monday said it has completed the excavation work of tunnel 1 of the Zojila Tunnel. Once fully completed, the all-weather tunnel project will connect Srinagar to Ladakh - which faces connectivity issues especially during winters - cutting travel time between the two places by up to five hours. In a statement, Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) said it has 'achieved a breakthrough in the all-weather Zojila Tunnel construction in the Jammu & Kashmir-Ladakh region. The daylight streamed into the completing excavation of 472 meters tube 2 of tunnel 1 (of the project) on Monday'.
Apni Party Calls For Restoration Of Statehood, Elected Government In J&KSrinagar 22 Nov: Senior vice-president of the Apni Party and former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on November 21 called for restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's Statehood before assembly elections are held. Speaking at a party convention organised by its youth wing here, Mr. Mir expressed concerns over growing unemployment in the Union Territory and sought necessary measures to redress the issue.