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News Briefs for 01 January 2022

Congress not reacting to draft proposal of delimitation commission as they dont have members in it: G A Mir

Srinagar 31 Dec: Jammu Kashmir Pradesh committee chief G A Mir on Friday said that the delimitation commission has already taken a long time to prepare the proposal and they have shared the proposal with associated MPs only. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), he said that Congress doesnt have any members in the commission due to which they were not reacting to the proposal. He said that besides MPS, the commission should have shared the proposal with all recognized political parties.

44 militant commanders among 182 killed in 2021: Dilbagh Singh

Jammu 31 Dec: Year 2021 saw the killing of a total of 182 militants, including 44 of their top commanders and 20 foreigners, in 100 successful anti-militancy operations by police and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said on Friday. He revealed the number of total casualties of militants a day after the 100th successful anti-militancy operation by police. He also said a total of nine Jaish-e-Mohammad militants involved in the attack on a police bus in Pantha Chowk were eliminated in the last 24 hours while a total of 20 foreign militants were killed during the year.

Arrested one TRF operative in Srinagar: NIA

Srinagar 31 Dec: National Investigating Agency (NIA) Friday said that it conducted searches in Srinagar and arrested one TRF operative in connection with the radicalising and motivating youth to join militancy. It said that it conducted search in Srinagar and arrested one TRF operative, Arsalan Feroz alias Arsalan Soub son of Feroz Ahmad Ahanger, resident of Zaldagar, M. R. Gunj, Srinagar in Case No. RC 32/2021/NIA/DLI on December 30.

IGP Kumar says managing Geelanis burial was biggest achievement of police

Srinagar 31 Dec: Maintaining law and order following the death of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in September despite Pakistans instigation was the biggest achievement of Police in 2021, a top police official said on Friday. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar also said the killing of the maximum top commanders of various militant outfits as well as no strike calls by Hurriyat were the other main achievements of the force in the Valley in 2021. The biggest achievement has been the burial management of Geelani.

Politicians trying to instigate people: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 31 Dec: Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Friday hit out at the mainstream politicians in the valley for trying to instigate the people, even as he said the political leaders or media do not have a right to term the police investigation as wrong and only the court can decide that. Addressing a press conference here to list out the achievements of Police, Kumar, asked the politicians to desist from instigating the public and destroying the youth. He said the situation in the valley had improved in 2021, contrary to what some of the mainstream politicians or some media persons suggest.

Hyderpora Encounter `Transparent`; Political Comments Unlawful: DGP

Jammu 31 Dec: Asserting that some people are engaged in "soft separatism" by cleverly supporting militancy, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Friday termed Hyderpora operation "neat and clean" and asked political leaders questioning the clean chit` given to the forces to submit evidence to investigation panels. He said he felt hurt over irresponsible utterances of a section of political leaders in Kashmir, adding that counting votes on the dead bodies is their mission. "We definitely felt hurt over this kind of utterances.

NC Calls For Stay On Delimitation Exercise In J&K

Srinagar 31 Dec: National Conference (NC) on Friday submitted its response to the draft proposals of the Delimitation Commission, calling for the exercise to be put on hold in view of the legal challenge to the Centre`s August 5, 2019 decisions. The response of the three NC MPs to the Commission`s proposals was submitted on Friday, NC MP Hasnain Masoodi said. Masoodi said the party`s basic premise is that the exercise offends constitutional morality, constitutional propriety, and the constitutional values as much as the Reorganisation Act under which it is being brought.

9 Terrorists Killed In Three Encounters In Last 24 Hours

Srinagar 31 Dec: Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar on Friday (December 31) confirmed the killing of terrorists and said that their identity is being ascertained '3 unidentified terrorists got killed in Pantha Chowk encounter. We have recovered incriminating materials including arms and ammunition,' officer Kumar said adding that at least 4 security personnel were injured in the initial exchange of fire.