The National Conference patron and Lok Sabha MP said his party had never been a promoter of governor’s rule but it appeared to be the only way to arrest growing unrest in the state, which he asserted is fast slipping into anarchy under the PDP-BJP government.
Besides discussing the overall security scenario in the state, Mufti asked heads of security agencies to implement Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while executing operations in different parts of the state.
Police on Thursday termed the news fake and said the man in the photograph is Special Police Officer Bilal Ahmad.
The government has directed the police to remove “unnecessary” concertina wire on roads and around security establishments and asked security forces to “beautify” bunkers.
“The militants appeared at the Bugam branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Kulgam and tried to loot the money. The alert security personnel present there, however, foiled their attempt,” the police spokesman said.
The meeting was chaired by Army’s top commander in Kashmir, Corps commander of 15 Corps A K Bhatt, and Inspector General of Police S P Pani was present at the meeting with other senior Army and police officials.
Soon after the militants tried to snatch the weapon of a BJP leader’s PSO, police, Army and CRPF personnel launched an operation. This was followed by a gunfight between the security forces and militants.
The three militants — Fazili, his classmate and friend Syed Owais Shafi, and a ‘foreigner’ — reportedly came out of the house where they were hiding and opened fire as they tried to break the cordon. They were killed in retaliatory fire.
J&K Police said the three youths were apparently accompanying the militant, but that facts are still being ascertained. The incident triggered protests in Shopian, with people taking to the streets.
“Militancy can’t hold us back. We want to market state’s tourism potential aggressively. The state has suffered a big setback in the past due to bad publicity.”
According to the study, the air quality recorded for Srinagar city in the Kashmir valley, which is relatively surrounded by pollution-free environment, was found to start declining from the month of October.
A day after the shelling on LoC in Churanda village left three civilians injured on Monday, residents fear the return of old days when cross border shelling triggered mass migration from several villages in north Kashmir’s Uri district.
In 2015, the tribunal had passed an order for setting up a 5MW waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar and the city’s Municipal Corporation had been tasked with its installation.
Around Sunday midnight, the man crossed the security fence and came near the station perimeter wall.
The highway was briefly re-opened for traffic on Tuesday after two days, but it was closed again Wednesday due to the landslides, he said.
Geelani appealed to religious scholars to launch a sustained campaign against the use of liquor and make people aware about its ill effects on health, society and family relations.
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After the 2016 attack on the Uri brigade, the army has taken up number of measures to improve security around its installation close to LoC.
Srinagar recorded its coldest night this winter as the minimum temperature settled at minus 6.3 degrees Celsius –-marginally down from minus 6.2 degrees Celsius recorded the previous night, an official of the MET department said
This was for the third straight day that the minimum temperature has settled at minus 6.0 degrees Celsius or below in Srinagar city, where many water bodies have partially frozen due to intense cold conditions.