The gunmen shot at Hilal Ahmad Malik near his residence at Malik Mohalla in Shopian at around 8.00 pm, a police official said. He said Malik was taken to a hospital and his condition is stated to be critical. This is third shooting incident in south Kashmir by unknown gunmen in past 24 hours.
“The earlier government did not solve the Kashmir issue then what right do they have to question us? There was a leadership which was not taking action and only finding excuses to delay taking any decision,” alleged Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
Mohammad Ishaq Parray, a worker of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was shot at by the militants outside his house at Dialgam, police said. A critically injured Parray was taken to Anantnag hospital where doctors declared him dead, the officer added as reported by IANS.
“I want to assure countrymen that a solution to all these problems will be found before 2022,” Rajnath Singh said.
Officials said, “Security forces noticed some suspicious movement near Bhim Nallah in Gurez area of Bandipora district this morning. A gunfight broke out after the militants opened fire towards security forces’ positions.”
For India, designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terror outfit is going to be a big diplomatic victory as it will also put Pakistan under pressure to rein in Hizb and its leadership in that country.
The incident took place days after Army killed Hizbul Mujahideen chief Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi in a gunbattle at Awneera village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
According to officials, constable Reyaz Ahmad died at SKIMS hospital in Soura. He was among the four security force personnel injured in the attack on August 14.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Tuesday said that Bharatiya Janata Party will take a call on issues like Article 370 and Article 35 A when it forms the government on its own in Jammu-Kashmir. “The BJP stand on Article 370 and Article 35 A is very clear and we still stick to our […]
Sources said the activists will remain in detention till official function at Bakshi Stadium here concludes. Meanwhile, former CM Omar Abdullah termed the detention of activists as a “fixed match” by the government in which BJP is a coalition partner.
In his Independence Day speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the problems faced in Kashmir can be resolved if the nation comes together and embraces the people of that state. He added that bullets and abuses will not help the state make progress.
Speaking on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley, Singh said- “Conditions have changed thereafter for the worse, and the implementation is getting delayed. I cannot say that this will happen in a year or six months. It cannot be done in a hurry.”
A police official told news agency PTI that militants opened fire at the security forces while they were conducting searches.
Mehbooba Mufti and other mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed any move to abrogate Article 35 A. She had last month warned that there will be “no one to shoulder the Indian flag’’ in the state if its special status is tampered with.
Sources said that the raids were conducted in connection with investigations into a 2014 case under Foreign Exchange Management Act involving crores. The group conducts pilgrimage services besides handicraft exports business.