January 2022 News

News Briefs for 09 January 2022

Activities of journalist Sajad Gull prejudicial to security, sovereignty of country: Police

Srinagar 08 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that there are already two FIRs registered against the so called journalist Sajad Gull, who has been arrested by police for posted a video on social media and stated his activities are prejudicial to the security and sovereignty of the country. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a police spokesperson said that Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Shahgund Hajin, so called journalist runs a Twitter account in the name of Sajad Gull and is always in search of anti-government news. The statement reads that he uploads Tweets which are not based on facts in order to provoke the people against government and to spread enemity against the nation.

Man booked under UAPA for indulging in anti-national activities on social media, other platforms: Police

Srinagar 08 Jan: A man was on Saturday booked under Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act (UAPA) for indulging in anti-national activities on social media and other platforms and also stated that journalist Sajad Gul was habitual of spreading misinformation and fake narrative through different social media platforms. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a police spokesperson said that on Thursday police Station Kothibagh reliably learnt that Muzamil Ayyub Thakur through his social media account and other platforms is indulging in the activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and unity of India. The statement reads that, besides, he is creating fear and alarm among general masses and inciting them to commit offences which are likely to disturb the public order.

Rahman Veeri, Sartaj Madni among 10 PDP leaders booked for organising rally on Mufti Sayeeds death anniversary

Srinagar 08 Jan: The authorities have booker at least 10 PDP leaders including former minister, Abdul Rahman Veeri and senior PDP leader Sartaj Madni for violating SOPs and Covid Appropriate Behaviour for organising a rally at Bijbehara on the occasion of death anniversary of former chief minister Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, sources said here. Source told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that 10 PDP leaders and workers have been booked after concerned Tehsildar had written to the concerned SHO to book these leaders for violating Covid-19 SOPs and organising a rally at Bijbehara. They said that former minister Abdul Rahman Veeri and senior PDP leader are among the 10 PDP leader who have been booked for violating Covid-19 SOPs.

Infrastructure construction to safeguard territorial sovereignty: China on Pangong lake bridge

Beijing 08 Jan: A day after India asserted that the area where China is currently building a bridge across the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh has been under illegal occupation of that country for around 60 years, Beijing claimed that its infrastructure construction is aimed at safeguarding Chinas territorial sovereignty. India on Thursday said the bridge being built by China across the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh is in an area that has been under illegal occupation of China for around 60 years and it has never accepted such action. At a media briefing in New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said as regards reports about a bridge being made by the Chinese side on Pangong lake, the government has been monitoring this activity closely.

Journalist in North Kashmir Arrested For `Anti-National` Activities

Srinagar 08 Jan: A journalist was arrested from Bandipora district for allegedly engaging in activities "prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and unity of India", police here said on Saturday. Sajad Ahmad Dar, who works for an online portal, was arrested two days ago, leading to criticism from several quarters. "There is a different set of laws applicable to J&K vis a vis the rest of India.

Snowfall Grounds 40 Flights At Srinagar Airport

Srinagar 08 Jan: All scheduled flights were cancelled on Saturday due to heavy snowfall that reduced visibility at the airport here, snapping air link between Kashmir and rest of the country, officials said. The snowfall, which started late in the afternoon on Friday, continued through the day at most places in the Kashmir valley, they said. "All the 40 flights scheduled to operate at the Srinagar airport had to be cancelled due to snowfall," an official of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.