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.
“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.”
The CEO’s notice states that keeping in view the political developments in LAHDC, Kargil, “it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the General Council Meeting till position of all the Hon’ble Councilors is cleared with regard to their support to the present dispensation.
On Wednesday night, J&K police said that it received inputs of militant presence in the Rainawari area of Srinagar. In the ensuing encounter, two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed — Hilal Ahmad Rah and Bhat, both residents of Bijbehara.
A number of local elected officials in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday stayed away from a virtual conference organised by Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha, while some others walked out of meeting rooms as they were not given a chance to speak, it is learnt.
According to senior police officials, Dar was booked for “giving inciting statements and statements adverse to public peace and tranquility of Kashmir Valley in general and Srinagar town in particular”
Militancy-related data compiled by the UT government also records busting of almost 195 “terror modules” across J&K over the last two calendar years 2020 and 2021 and busting of about 35 terror hideouts last year.
The three NC parliamentarians — Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone – who are associate members of the delimitation panel had stayed away from the earlier meeting held in February this year.