The party delegation is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to attend a series of meetings on the current situation in the valley. The AICC’s ‘Policy and Planning’ group was formed in April in the wake of widespread violence in the state during the Srinagar Lok Sabha bypolls.
Two militants were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir
BSF jawan killed: Constable Bajinder Bahadur of Uttar Pradesh was posted at Border Out Post (BOP) Chenaz. He succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.
Rajnath Singh reiterated his warning to the neighbouring country on ceasefire violations, saying that “BSF and the Army are giving a befitting reply and they will soon create a situation that will force Pakistan to stop unprovoked firing on the Indian side”.
“Problems in Kashmir due to decades of Congress misrule and due to his grandfather’s policies,” BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said.
“He (Sheikh) has posted a video on Facebook which we don’t take as his official resignation,” IG, Kashmir, Muneer Khan told The Indian Express. “He has not given anything in writing”.
Kamran was arrested by the NIA on Tuesday. The agency said he was involved in throwing stones during clashes between local youths and security forces.
According to SSP Srinagar, some miscreant tried to throw a grenade on the deployment but reportedly it exploded close to him. The miscreant himself was injured also injured in the attack.
The issue of Kashmir, a place which was once a seat of Vedic learning and austerities by seers, should have been resolved like Hyderabad, the BJP leader said.
Kashmir report: Here is the full text of the Yashwant Sinha-led Concerned Citizens Groups report on the situation in Kashmir.
“We condemn it (the killing of the policeman) in the strongest possible words. This is real face of terrorism, which is thrust upon us by Pakistan. Pakistan has no respect for the auspicious day (of Eid),” Singh told reporters in Jammu.
Kulgam encounter: The militant, identified as Ishfaq Pader, had reportedly tried to ambush the army. The encounter was brief and has ended. The mobile internet services were also snapped in Shopian and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir following the encounter.
The deceased policeman has been identified as Krishan Lal of Udhampur from the 7th Armed Police battalion. “The injured policemen were shifted to hospital where the condition of three is said to be stable,’’ a police spokesman said.
The issue of security in J-K was discussed on the first day of the three-day conclave with top leaders of the saffron combine, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah, in attendance.
“Terrorism is not the kind of strategic threat that is in the public mind and in the media. If you look at deaths from terrorism, they have come down steadily,” said Shiv Shankar Menon.