January 2022 News

News Briefs for 07 January 2022

IGP Kashmir congratulates Srinagar police for busting hybrid militant module in City

Srinagar 06 Jan: The Inspector General of police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar on Thursday congratulated Srinagar police for busting a hybrid militant module of TRF and MGH in Srinagar. Kashmir zone police, while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said that this module was operating in City on the directions of Sajjad Gul and Dr Asif from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia respectively. Congratulations to Srinagar Police for busting hybrid #terror module of TRF/MGH by arresting 4 #terrorists along with 4 pistols.

J&K Government maintains high transparency in functioning

Jammu 06 Jan: The Government today maintained that it has taken path-breaking initiatives to promote transparency in execution of developmental projects across Jammu and Kashmir. These initiatives are unique in the country which provide latest updates on the projects with geo-tagged photographs and other project-related information. J&K Government launched web portal EMPOWERMENT (Enabling Monitoring and Public Overview of Works Being Executed and Resources for Meaningful Transparency) or Janbaghidari which enables citizens to overview works/projects being implemented in their areas and become a partner in the process of development with the features of providing timely feedbacks and suggestions for improving expenditure outcomes.

Militant module of JeM, LeT busted in Sgr, two militants as many OGWs arrested: Police

Srinagar 06 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant module of LeT and JeM being operated in Srinagar city by Dr Asif and Sajjad Gul and arrested two militants and as many OGWs. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), both the handlers Dr Asif and Sajjad Gul, who are operating from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan respectively, were providing these militants and OGWs weapons and money through a network of OGWs. It reads that on December 22 last year militants targeted and killed a property dealer in Safakadal area and after the incident Srinagar Police started investigation into this killing.

Role of Mufti Mohammad Syed in south asia was great, unforgettable for humanity: PDP leader Rouf Bhat

Srinagar 06 Jan: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader Rouf Bhat on Thursday remembered Late Mufti Syed on his death anniversary and said that Late Mufti Sahab was ambassador of peace. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Bhat said that He was known in south asia for his role in promoting peace.His role would be unforgettable for the entire humanity. He had always tried to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan because he knew that unless the Kashmir issue wont get resolved, there will be no development in J&K, he said.

Gunfight Rages On In Budgam Village

Srinagar 06 Jan: Two militants are believed to be trapped in central Kashmirs Budgam district where an encounter broke out on Thursday evening. The gunfight broke out after police, army and the paramilitary CRPF launched an input driven cordon and search operation (CASO) in Zolwa village of Chadoora on Thursday evening, a police official said. He said the joint team came under heavy fire after they made advances towards the place where militants were hiding.

Hot Snow-Eastern Ladakh Heats Up As Chinese Provocations Continue

New Delhi 06 Jan: Days after a propaganda video emerged showing Chinese troops celebrating New Year in what they called Galwan Valley, satellite imagery now shows a new bridge being built by the Chinese to link both banks of Pangong Lake, another flashpoint in eastern Ladakh. Interestingly Galwan propaganda video circulated by official Chinese media was in contrast to Indian media`s reports on January 1 of troops of the two countries exchanging sweets and greetings on New Year at several locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The latest satellite images suggest China building a bridge to connect the north and south banks of the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh for the faster movement of its troops in the sector.

Kashmir Mainstream Camp Slams Land Transfer To Army

Srinagar 06 Jan: Several mainstream parties, including National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday slammed governments move to allot a huge chunk of land to armed forces in the twin tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam. The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday claimed allocation of huge tracts of land to the armed forces in tourist areas of Jammu and Kashmir confirmed the intention of the Centre to "convert Jammu & Kashmir into a military garrison". The former chief minister was reacting to the Jammu & Kashmir government`s decision to declare 1358 kanals and 6 marlas of land as strategic areas for training and operational requirements of the armed forces in Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts in Kashmir Valley.

Three JeM militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: Police

Anantnag 06 Jan: Three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with government forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Police identified the two slain militants as Mir Owais resident of Ashmander Pulwama and Talha Yasir of Pakistan while the identity of the third militant was yet to be ascertained. Kashmir Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar termed the operation a, big success.

Srinagar-Leh highway closed for traffic

Srinagar 06 Jan: The Ladakh administration on Thursday ordered for the closure of Srinagar-Leh highway for civilian vehicular movement owing to snow accumulation at the Zoji La axis. As per the order, the Srinagar-Leh highway is closed till further communication in this regard from the administration after snow accumulation at Zoji La axis, making the highway unfit for the traffic movement. The order further said that Srinagar-Leh highway will be closed for all kinds of civilian vehicular movement till further order with regard to the reopening of Zoji La pass.

Former chief ministers to lose SSG security cover

Srinagar, New Delhi 06 Jan: Four former chief ministers including Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, are likely to lose their Special Security Group (SSG) protection as the J&K administration has decided to right-size the elite unit established in 2000, officials said on Thursday. The move comes a little over 19 months after the Centre had issued a gazette notification Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020 on March 31, 2020, amending the Special Security Group Act of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir government by omitting a clause that provided former chief ministers and their families with SSG security. Officials said the decision was taken by the Security Review Coordination Committee, a group that oversees the threat perception of important leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt transfers 70 hectares of land in Gulmarg, Sonamarg to army under strategic areas

Srinagar 06 Jan: The government has declared nearly 70 hectares of land in Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts of the valley as strategic areas, paving the way for the armed forces to take control of these land patches. The armed forces can undertake infrastructure development even in ecologically fragile areas which are declared strategic areas by the government. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti criticised the government move, saying the allocation of huge tracts of land to armed forces in tourist areas of Jammu and Kashmir confirmed the intention of the Centre to convert J&K into a military garrison.

Rajnath Warns Pak To Desist From Its J&K Design

Dehradun 06 Jan: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said Pakistan will have to desist from its 'mischievous activities' in Jammu and Kashmir. India wants good relations with all countries especially with its neighbours because friends can be changed not neighbours, Singh said. 'But Pakistan does not understand this and continues with its design in Jammu and Kashmir.'