November 2021 News

News Briefs for 25 November 2021

Art 370 Will Never Be Restored: Ravinder Raina

Kupwara 24 Nov: Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Ravinder Raina Wednesday said that 'Article 370 will never be restored and those who talk about its restoration were lying to people of Jammu and Kashmir'. Raina said that people across Jammu and Kashmir 'were mature enough and would never fall to cheap tactics being played by few politicians'.

Concerned citizens petition LG Sinha on Hyderpora shootout

Srinagar 24 Nov: Terming the recent Hyderpora shootout a worst ever tragedy, a group of concerned citizens has petitioned Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha pleading that only a judicial probe can deliver justice in the case. A group of four prominent persons including Social Activist and Commentator, Ahmed Ayaz, Advocate, Irfan Hafiz Lone, Social Activist and Political Analyst, Iftikhar Misger and journalist Majid Hyderi, all based in Kashmir in a letter to the Lieutenant Governor said: On November 15, Kashmir witnessed one of the worst-ever tragedies the Hyderpora shootout in Srinagar. The heart wrenching incident saw even orphaned minors including an infant seeking justice.

In 2 years, 3 civilians killed in cross firing during encounters, lowest collateral damage in 3 decades: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 24 Nov: The inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said that only three civilians have been killed in cross firing during encounters in the last two years. IGP Kumar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that this is the lowest collateral damage in the last three decades. He also said that so far 144 militants have been killed, while two civilians have been killed in cross firing during encounters in the Valley this year.

Mir Junaid thanks LG for approving developmental projects worth 25 Crore for Langate

Srinagar 24 Nov: Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party president, Mir Junaid Wednesday thanked the Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha for approving developmental projects worth 25 crores for Langate in north Kashmirs Kupwara district under NABARD. He also appreciated the JKWP team, which had meticulously designed the entire project report was submitted to LG by Mir himself. He said the projects were approved in the interest of general public.

Statehood to J&K on cards, will be restored soon: BJP

Anantnag 24 Nov: Bhartiya Janta Party general secretary, Ashok Kaul on Wednesday said that the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir is on cards and it will be restored soon. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) on the sidelines of a party meet in Anantnag, Kaul said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have already assured that after the situation gets normal in J&K, statehood would be restored. "I believe that the days are coming near when the statehood of J&K would be restored.

TRF top commander Mehran Yaseen among three militants killed in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 24 Nov: TRF commander Mehran Yaseen Shalla was among three militants killed in a brief shootout by Srinagar police in Rambagh area of Srinagar on Wednesday evening, police said here. In a statement, issuer to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that acting swiftly on own specific input regarding movement of militants in Rambagh area of Srinagar, a small team from Srinagar Police signalled a suspected Santro vehicle to stop. However, the militants started firing indiscriminately on the police party from inside the car while trying to flee from the spot under the cover of firing.

Gadkari lays foundation stone of 25 NH projects in J&K

DODA 24 Nov: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari; union minister Jitendra Singh, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in the presence of Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma on Wednesday laid the foundation of 25 National Highway projects in J&K worth Rs 11,721 Crores here at the Sports Stadium, Doda. Gadkari while speaking on the occasion said that the UT of J&K has a huge tourism potential which will finally reap the benefits of upcoming modern road infrastructure projects. These projects will prove as an important lifeline for the development of the industrial sector too, he added.

'Only Matter Of Time Before You Are Beheaded': Kashmiri Pandit Journalist Receives Death Threat From ISIS Kashmir

New Delhi 24 Nov: Journalist Aditya Raj Kaul has received death threats from a group that calls itself 'ISIS Kashmir'. Kaul has informed that he has alerted the Uttar Pradesh Police and the Special Cell of the Delhi Police of the matter and hopes that the terrorists will be traced soon. In the three screenshots attached by Aditya Raj Kaul, it can be clearly seen that he is being threated with death. In one screenshot, ISIS Kashmir tells him that he is their next target.

If you want to keep Kashmir, restore Article 370 and address Kashmir issue: Mehbooba tells GoI

Banihal, Jammu 24 Nov: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the Centre to restore Article 370 and resolve the Kashmir issue if it wants to keep Kashmir, saying people want return of our identity and honour and that too with interest. Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, she also said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have decided our fate with Mahatma Gandhis India which gave us Article 370, our own constitution and flag and cannot live with (Nathuram) Godses India. Mehbooba asked the people to stand united and strengthen her voice for the success of her struggle in support of the restoration of special status guaranteed by the Constitution and safeguard the identity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

BSF Raises Drones Issue With Pakistani Rangers

Jammu 24 Nov: India Wednesday lodged a strong protest over drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu areas during a sector commander-level meeting between the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers, officials said. The meeting was held at the request of Pakistan Rangers at the International Border in the Suchetgarh area and it was decided to re-energise instant communication between field commanders, whenever required, to resolve the operational matters, a BSF spokesperson said. Commanders of both the border guarding forces discussed various issues with the main emphasis by the BSF delegation on Pakistani drone activities, terrorist activities and digging of tunnels from across the border and other issues related to border management, he said.

Counter-Insurgency Drill In Jammu Sparks Panic

Jammu 24 Nov: A counter-insurgency drill by police at a building near the main road in Janipur locality here led to panic among locals who mistook it to be a security threat. Police teams, accompanied by experts from the bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs, were pressed into action at the building that houses a departmental store on its ground floor and a bank branch on the first floor. The manager of the branch, who was caught unawares of the drill, heard the policemen speaking about bombs and called up the local police station for help.

Local Militants Feeling The Heat In Kashmir Valley

New Delhi 24 Nov: More than 80% of terrorists killed this year in the Kashmir Valley were locals, according to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) data. CRPF is one of the largest central forces deployed in the Valley for counter-terrorism operations along with Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army. According to a CRPF official, till November 23 this year, as many as 148 terrorists have been killed, of which 127 were locals and 21 foreigners. In 2020, the number of terrorists killed in the Valley stood at 195.