Farooq Abdullah marveled at Shah’s comment on state restoration JK

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday expressed surprise at the statement by Union Home Secretary Amit Shah that Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood would be restored after the legislative elections.

He declared that “the impulses and aspirations of the people must be satisfied for a lasting peace” in the territory of the Union.

Abdullah expressed surprise at the logic advanced by the central leadership that the state will be restored after the completion of the constituency demarcation and the holding of elections.

“It’s strange,” he said and recalled the multi-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a few months ago in which he addressed these issues.

“Modi had at that time asserted that the gap between New Delhi and JK should be bridged by winning hearts… Hearts cannot be won by undermining the status of Jammu and Kashmir, which was forked and then downgraded “, he added. The NC chief said at a public meeting in Mendhar in Poonch district.

Defending the decision of the BJP-led NDA government to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said on Saturday that August 5, 2019, was written in golden letters in Kashmir history.

He reiterated that elections would be held in JK after the delimitation exercise and would be followed by the reestablishment of the state.

“Elections are going to take place. (Kashmiri politicians want the) delineation to be stopped. Why? Because it harms their policy. Now such things will not stop in Kashmir.

“The youth of Kashmir will have opportunities, so a good demarcation will be made, which will be followed by elections, then statehood will be restored. I have said it to the country’s parliament and it is the roadmap, ”Shah said.

Abdullah added that it must happen for the first time that a state is transformed and declassified as Union territory.

“The impulses and aspirations of the people must be satisfied for a lasting peace,” he stressed.
Advocating for the Indo-Pakistani dialogue, the CN chairman said peace in the region will remain elusive unless a conducive atmosphere is created for talks between the two neighboring countries.

He also denounced the attempts to divide society for political ends and said it was not good for the unity of the country and the integration of people.

“The nation cannot afford to break up into pieces on the basis of religion. Elections should not be conducted on religion, as they provide an opportunity to build responsive governments that serve the people in terms of development and economic empowerment, ”he said.

The former chief minister expressed grave concern at the loss of life and damage to growing crops and orchards due to heavy downpours, hail and high winds across Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu province, also called for a comprehensive assessment by expert panels of the damage caused, saying preliminary relief in terms of financial assistance should be provided to those affected until ‘until the assessment is complete.

He also called for the immediate release of compensation to the next of kin of those killed.

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Terrorists Will Fail If J&K Youth Work For Development: Amit Shah

Union Home Secretary Amit Shah, speaking at a rally in Jammu on Sunday, said if young people work for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists will fail in their goals. He also said the government remains committed to its efforts to ensure that no civilians are killed in violence and that terrorism is wiped out in Jammu and Kashmir.

“No one will be able to stand in the way of Jammu and Kashmir’s development. An investment of Rs 12,000 crore has already come and we aim to reach a total of Rs 51,000 crore by the end of 2022. If young people work for development, terrorists will fail in their sinister plan. We aim to ensure that no civilians are killed in violence and that terrorism is wiped out from J&K, ”Shah said.

Shah’s statement comes on a day when two policemen and an army soldier were injured in the shooting between security forces and activists in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police and army personnel were injured when attacked as they took Zia Mustafa, a Pakistani activist from Lashkar-e-Taiba, to the forest area to locate an activist hideout in Bhata Durian .

“From this land of temples and Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, which is also the birthplace of Pt Prem Nath Dogra and the martyrdom of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, I say that those who attempt to disrupt peace and development in the Jammu and Kashmir will not be allowed to succeed, ”added the Minister of the Interior, who is on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the repeal of article 370 in August 2019.

October 24 is the anniversary of the birth of Pt Prem Nath Dogra who founded Praha Parishad and led the agitation against Article 370.

“Not just in Jammu, people across the country can never forget it. He founded Praha Parishad and, along with Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee, launched slogans affirming that there cannot be two heads, two flags and two constitutions in one country, ”Shah said.

He added: “This region is going through an era of development and some are trying to cause disruption. However, I have come here to tell you that no one will be able to disrupt the era of development in Jammu and Kashmir. No one will be able to stop it.

Shah, accompanied by Union ministers Dharmender Pradhan and Dr Jitendra Singh as well as UT Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, inaugurated and laid the foundation stones on Sunday for various projects worth Rs 15,000 crore.

“The days of discrimination against Jammu are over. No one can do injustice now. The development will take place simultaneously in Jammu and Kashmir. The two will progress together and help move the country forward, ”he said.

(With PTI inputs)

Jammu: suspended deputy judge receives 10 years in prison for rape

A fast-track court in Jammu on Saturday granted a ten-year sentence to a deputy judge suspended for the rape of a domestic helper. The court also fined him 50,000 rupees.

President Khalil Choudhary further sentenced Rajesh Kumar Abrol to a simple prison term of seven years and a fine of Rs 20,000 for cheating on the woman.

Abrol was suspended as a result of the FIR and was subsequently arrested.

The court said: “It is not only the duty of the court, but it has clear social and legal obligations to impose an adequate sentence according to the law while taking into consideration not only the crime, but also the crime. criminal … Moreover, deterrence and reform are primarily social goals. ”

Choudhary added: “It is the duty of the court to impose an adequate sentence, because one of the objectives of the required sentence is the protection of society and the legitimate response to its collective conciseness. The overriding principle that a guiding laser beam should be is that the punishment must be proportionate. ”

Abrol was sentenced Thursday for raping and deceiving the domestic helper under the pretext of providing her with legal support.

The court ruled that “all the evidence in the file infallibly indicates the guilt of the accused. There is a full chain of events and facts to indicate that in all human probability the crime was committed by the accused ”.

According to the prosecution, in January 2018, the woman accused Abrol of marrying her when he was already married. She stated that she sought legal aid from Abrol who had promised her the same if she worked as a domestic helper for a monthly salary of 5,000 rupees.

Forces are still on the hunt for activists behind the Poonch killings

The SECURITY FORCES are still searching for the group of militants behind the biggest shooting in the Poonch region in 17 years, which killed four in the military on Monday.

Sources said that except for a 15-minute shootout on Tuesday, there was no contact with the militants, who are believed to be hiding in the dense forests along the Mughal road that connects Poonch to the Jammu in Shopian in Kashmir.

In a separate development, police said they arrested a Lashkar activist involved in the Oct. 1-2, weapons drop using drones across the border.

Irfan Ahmed Bhat, from Verinag in Anantnag, was arrested in the Mandal Phalian area of ​​Jammu along the international border.

Additional Police Director General Jammu Mukesh Singh said Bhat confessed he was in contact with “managers” across the border and was associated with Lashkar. Singh said Bhat came to Jammu to receive the shipment, which was seized by police. The package dropped by the drone contained an AK rifle as well as three magazines and 30 rounds, police said.

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Kashmiri Pandit outfit says J&K admin ignores meeting requests

A day after prominent pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo was gunned down by unknown assailants, Kashmiri President Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) Sanjay Tickoo on Thursday accused the J&K administration of ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri pundits, claiming that they have been seeking an audience with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha since June 2020, but to no avail.

“We have asked him from time to time for an audience to inform him of the problems, including the security concerns of the Kashmiri Pandit families who continued to remain in the valley even during the peaks of militancy. However, there was no response, ”he told reporters.

“On Tuesday evening, well-known Kashmiri chemist from Valley, Makhan Lal Bindroo, was killed by militants and the same night I again sent a letter to LG, expressing my concerns about security and others. problems of the minority community who did not migrate from the valley. ” he said, adding that “there has been no response yet.”

Meanwhile, J&K BJP (organization) general secretary Ashok Kaul condemned the killings of Bindroo and two public school teachers – who were killed on Thursday – and said the incidents were aimed at disrupting the peace and development process. in progress in UT.

He said the increase in attacks on civilians at J&K indicates unease among the propagators of the violence.

Kaul said the party will ensure that all possible measures are taken to ensure the safety of civilians in Kashmir and especially minorities in order to keep alive the basic principle of ‘Kashmiriyat’.

BJP National Secretary General Tarun Chugh, who is also the party observer for J&K, described the incidents of attacking militants in Srinagar as a “cowardly act of disruptive and anti-national forces backed by the Pakistani ISI”.

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TRF terrorist arrested near Jammu station, gun seized

Police in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday apprehended a suspected terrorist in Jammu and claimed to have seized a “star pistol” loaded with seven cartridges.

Identifying him as Sheikh Sunain Yousuf alias Raja alias Sultan, son of Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh of Gadapora in Shopian, police said he was an “active terrorist of the TRF (Resistance Front)”. An FIR was registered at the Bahu Fort police station.

Police said the Jammu Special Operations Group (SOG) had set up special nakas at different locations based on credible information about the movement of a Kashmir-based terrorist to Jammu for a specific task to create the terror in the region.

During a check near Jammu station, cops noticed a man on a scooter dropping the passenger about 50-60 meters from the naka point before he fled. The man driving the passenger quickly walked to a nearby lane and was carrying a backpack. Sensing something suspicious, the police pursued him and he was subdued, he said in a statement.

During preliminary questioning, the man revealed his identity as Sheikh Sunain Yousuf. After further questioning by SOG agents, he admitted to being actively involved in the TRF and that he had come to Jammu for a specific task that managers had not yet given him.

He had arrived in Jammu on the instructions of Ahmed Khalid aka Hamza aka Haqparast from PoJK, an active TRF manager, and was also in contact with several managers through the Telegram and Signal apps.

More interrogations are underway, police said, adding that a hunt has been launched to catch two of his associates who have provided him with support for the reconnaissance.

Army helicopter crashes in Udhampur, both pilots are killed

Two pilots were killed on Tuesday after an army Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Shiv Garh Dhar area near the famous tourist resort of Patnitop in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The helicopter, according to Lt. Col. Devender Anand of the PRO Army, was on a training sortie over the area.

The deceased pilots were identified as Major Rohit Kumar and Major Anuj Rajput.

Army Northern Command, in a tweet, said: “Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. YK Joshi and all ranks salute the brave men who made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties. functions. “

Officials said the incident occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. when the helicopter was taken in bad weather.

– With PTI inputs

Kashmiri pundits protest in Jammu over delay in relief payments

Hundreds of Kashmiri pundits staged a protest here on Saturday over a delay in paying monthly relief supplies and their attempt to block the Jammu-Srinagar national road was thwarted by police, officials said.

Protesters walked out of the Jagti migrant camp on the outskirts of the town and started marching towards the nearby highway, waving slogans in support of their demand for immediate relief for August, said indicated those responsible.

They said police stopped protesters from marching towards the highway and persuaded them to disperse.

Protesters threatened to escalate their unrest if their monthly relief was not immediately released.

“August relief supplies have only been released by the relief commission to this day, causing hardship for the displaced community,” said a spokesperson for the Kashmir Pandit Relief Holders Association. .

He said it was for the first time in the past three decades that there was a delay in delivering monthly aid to the community.

“We call on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to look into the matter and ensure the prompt release of the payment,” the spokesperson said.