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Monday, May 23, 2022

Arun Sharma


1 dead, 9 trapped in J&K tunnel collapse
Sat, May 21, 2022

Ten labourers working at the opening of the tunnel in Makerkote area of Ramban district were buried when a portion of the hillside came off on Thursday evening.

Nirmal Singh interview: ‘After Rahul Bhat’s killing, Kashmiris hit roads to protest it… this is a ray of hope… Assembly polls may be held by Oct-Dec’
Fri, May 20, 2022

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP feels that apart from the government’s protective measures for the migrant community, their permanent return to their homes in the Valley will be possible only when the local majority community also comes out in their support.

Films won’t create congenial atmosphere for return of Kashmiri Pandits: Omar Abdullah
Thu, May 19, 2022

Defending a recent statement by his party president and former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Dr Farooq Abdullah that films are being used to spread hatred, Omar asked “is it not true?”.

Less than one-fifth of Pandits under PM job package live in secure areas
Tue, May 17, 2022

The remaining are compelled to rent quarters outside the secure zones meant for them. They also travel long distances without security, on a daily basis, for work.

Article 370 basis for accession of J&K to India, could not be removed: Omar Abdullah
Mon, May 16, 2022

The statement assumes significance as it has come when the Supreme Court has agreed to consider listing after summer vacation the petitions challenging Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Afraid to go out of J&K… first target Muslims: Omar Abdullah
Sun, May 15, 2022

This is the second outburst by Omar over communal polarisation in the country.

In Valley, Kashmiri Pandits protest killing, teargassed by police
Sat, May 14, 2022

In Jammu, where Bhat's body was taken for cremation, angry mourners confronted BJP leaders and accused them of making Kashmiri Pandits “sacrificial goats’’ by sending them to Kashmir in the name of the PM’s employment package.

Kashmiri Pandit leaders say lower rhetoric, delink rehab, jobs
Sat, May 14, 2022

Nearly a dozen Kashmiri Pandits, including three government employees, have been killed by militants since the govermnet in August 2019 moved to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories and abrogated Article 370.

‘You are taking us there only to get us killed’: Angry Kashmiri Pandits tell BJP president in Kashmir
Fri, May 13, 2022

One among the angry mob said, “You have made us sacrificial goats. There is no security for us. The government has totally failed. Have we voted for the BJP to meet this fate?”

Father of govt staffer shot dead by militants in Budgam worried over safety of Pandits working in Kashmir
Thu, May 12, 2022

'I heard that he has been killed inside the office and if this can happen at a place where security bandobast is in place, then who is safe?' asks Bitta Ji Bhat, father of Rahul Bhat and a retired assistant sub-inspector of police.

Grief, anger as Kashmiri Pandit govt staffer is killed by militants in valley
Fri, May 13, 2022

This is the third attack on a member of a minority community in the Valley this year.

PoJK oustees hold ‘sankalp’ rally in Jammu, seek justice
Mon, May 09, 2022

The first-ever mega rally of this kind was organised by the Jammu Kashmir People’s Forum headed by Romesh Sabbarwal, a prominent RSS activist, at the Padamshri Padma Sachdeva PG College for Women Gandhi Nagar here.

J&K three-term ex-MLA, supporters join AAP
Sun, May 08, 2022

Ex-MLA Harsh Dev Singh, who had met AAP leaders in Delhi last month to discuss details of his switch to the party, had been chairman of JKNPP until April 2021.

Disempowers, biased: J&K parties oppose panel order
Fri, May 06, 2022

“We outrightly reject it,” said PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. She said the Delimitation Commission had “overlooked the basis of population and acted as per their wish... We don’t trust it. Its recommendations are a link to abrogation of Article 370 — how to disempower people of J&K.”

Delimitation panel for J&K: 2 seats for Kashmiri Migrants, nominations for PoJK displaced in Assembly
Fri, May 06, 2022

Incidentally, the Delimitation Commission’s final report comes just three days ahead of a scheduled rally of displaced persons from PoJK in Jammu on May 8.

J&K Delimitation Commission issues final notification, reserves 43 Assembly seats for Jammu, 47 for Kashmir
Fri, May 06, 2022

After consultation with associate members, representatives of political parties, citizens and civil society groups, 9 ACs have been reserved for STs, out of which, 6 are in Jammu region and 3 ACs in the Valley.

J&K probe body to seek info on 3 Hizbul Mujahideen militants from Pakistan court
Wed, May 04, 2022

It was decided to invoke the legal tool of Letters Rogatory to seek information on the three from a Pakistani court as the agency does not expect positive response from Pakistan authorities.

Panchayati Raj Diwas: PM reaches out to J&K via infra push, inaugurates projects worth Rs 20k crore
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Modi Tells Valley youth: ‘You won’t suffer way your parents did’

Sunjwan encounter: ‘Suicide bombers spoke Pashto’, police arrest 2 locals for sheltering, transporting terrorists
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

According to one of the arrested persons, the slain terrorists spoke in Pashto, the ADGP told reporters here in the evening.

Two held over foiled suicide attack plot in Jammu and Kashmir: Police
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

Police say the Jaish-e-Mohammad had sent two militants from Pakistan to carry out suicide attacks ‘big enough’ to sabotage Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Sunday visit. Their plot was foiled when the suicide attackers were killed by security forces.

UAE investments, grassroot democracy: Twin messages in PM Narendra Modi’s J&K visit today
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

The event is aimed at sending out a signal how the UT is “fast developing and transforming”, highlighting the “vibrancy of democracy at the grassroots” following the scrapping of Article 370 that guaranteed special status to the erstwhile J&K state.

Two days before PM visit to J&K, two Pakistani terrorists with ‘suicide vests’ killed
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

In two other incidents, officials said four suspected militants were killed in a security operation at Baramulla in north Kashmir, and two migrant workers were shot at by suspected militants on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Top on PM Modi’s J&K itinerary: Infra push from carbon-neutral village
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Leading investors from the UAE will be present at the event in Palli village on Sunday, says official.

Panchayat Divas: Winds of change hit Palli village in J&K ahead of PM Modi’s visit
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

The sleepy village of over 450 houses in the border district of Samba is embracing solar chulhas and electric bus rides, besides preparing to welcome a steady supply of solar energy and improve its wastewater management practices in a bid to become J&K’s first carbon-neutral panchayat.

J&K ex-Dy CM’s bungalow: CBI closes complaint as matter already in HC; CIC directs agency to provide RTI info
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

In connection with the construction of an alleged illegal bungalow by Nirmal Singh and his wife Mamta Singh, Shakeel had on September 21, 2020, filed a complaint with the CBI, seeking registration of an FIR under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988 and the IPC against them.