November 2021 News

News Briefs for 24 November 2021

Panchs, Sarpanchs Protest In Srinagar

Srinagar 23 Nov: Sarpanchs and Panchs from South Kashmir's Shopian district protested here today against the concerned Block Development Officer, demanding that he be removed from the region immediately. The Panchs and Sarpanches gathered at the Press Enclave here and raised slogans in favor of their demands. They alleged that when they approached the officer about concerns in their areas, he humiliated and insulted them inside his office.

Militancy Related Violence Showing Steep Decline: Official Data

Srinagar 23 Nov: The graph of militancy related violence in Kashmir is showing decline so far this year as compared to year 2020, reveal official figures available with Greater Kashmir. From January 2021 to September 22 this year, there have been 76 encounters between militants and security forces in Kashmir, reveals official data accessed from Zonal Police Headquaters Kashmir. It said during the 76 encounters, 141 militants have been killed, besides two civilians.

Arrest Of Khurram Parvez Sparks Global Outcry

Srinagar 23 Nov: The United Nations Tuesday condemned the arrest of a prominent human rights activist Khurram Parvez in Srinagar by National Investigation Agency (NIA). The federal investigation agency booked and arrested the activist after raiding his Srinagar residence and office on Monday.

Art 19 confers no fundamental right to deal in pernicious, subversive trade: HC

Srinagar 23 Nov: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday held that no citizen can claim fundamental right in pernicious and subversive trades by invoking fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India. The court ruled that just like the trade in intoxicating drugs and liquor, the trade in wild animals and their derivatives like fur is dangerous, subversive and pernicious, as it has the potential to deplete the species of wild animals and to ultimately extinguish them. Justice Sanjeev Kumar noted that it is well settled that the trade which is pernicious can be totally banned without attracting Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India.

Three persons arrested for killing salesman in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 23 Nov: Three people with links to the Lashkar-e-Toiba have been arrested for allegedly killing a salesman working for a Kashmiri Pandit businessman here earlier this month, police said on Tuesday. They have been identified as Aejaz Ahmad Lone, Naseer Ahmad Shah and Showkat Ahmad Dar of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, a police spokesperson said. Militants killed civilian Ibrahim Ahmad, a salesman at Sandeep Mawas shop, near the Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar in the second week of November, he said.

J&K Govt Accountable For Every Rupee Spent After 2019: Sitharaman

Jammu 23 Nov: Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest favour to the people for a transparent, accountable and democratised government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the territorial administration is now accountable for every rupee that is deployed on the ground. She further said the entire administration in the Union Territory is now visible to every person of Jammu and Kashmir to see what is going on here. "For that (bringing discipline, fiscal management and financial health of J&K), I would honestly thank the abrogation of Article 370.

J&K Human Rights Activist Arrested By NIA In Links To A Terror Funding Case

Srinagar 23 Nov: Human rights Activist Khurram Parvez has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to a terror funding case and is likely to be taken to Delhi for further interrogation.

Ban On 'subversive', 'pernicious' Trades Not Violation Of Fundamental Rights: HC

Srinagar 23 Nov: The High Court (HC) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Tuesday ruled that b an on various 'subversive and pernicious' trades does not infringe upon the fundamental rights of the citizens guaranteed under Article 19 of the constitution. The court of Justice Sanjeev Kumar was hearing pleas filed by Fur Traders and Manufacturers of Kashmir.

Two More Teachers Terminated For Unauthorized Absence From Duties

Srinagar 23 Nov: The Jammu and Kashmir government again today ordered termination of two more teachers from government services for remaining unauthorizedly absent for a period of more than five years. According to official sources, two teachers have been terminated from their services under Article 113 of J&K Civil Service Rules (Volume I) of 1956.

PDP Leader, Trade Unionist, Several Activists Join BJP In Jammu

Jammu 23 Nov: Over two dozen activists, including a PDP leader and a prominent trade union leader, joined the BJP here on Tuesday, a party spokesman said. Senior PDP leader Suresh Gupta, trade unionist Prem Chand Sharma and 23 other social activists were welcomed into the party fold by J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina and former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh at the party headquarters, the spokesman said.