Clashes erupted during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shirmal village of Shopian district.
Several civilians and a police sub-Inspector were injured after clashes erupted during a cordon and search operation Shirmal village on Friday evening, sources said.
He said government forces launched cordon and search operation in Shirmal village after input about the presence of militants in the village.
They said that locals hit the streets and pelted stones on government forces soon after they started search operation.
Forces resorted to tear smoke shelling and pellets several civilians were injured.
A police Sub-inspector received head injuries during the clashes
Police in Jammu and Kashmir have sought the help of public to identify the culprits involvd in the mob lynching of a police officer in downtown Srinagar.
DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandit was lynched to death by a mob outside the Jamia Masjid on the night of Shab-e-Qadr.
A special investigation team has been constituted by the police to arrested the accused.
A spokesman said that the members of public have been requested to visit the office of SP City North Srinagar or alternatively call on these numbers, 0194-2453214, 9419140715 and 9596770664, to share information about the culprits.
“The name and particulars of the said person/persons shall remain confidential,” he said.
Government Thursday ordered transfers and postings of 70 officers in Education Department. According to the order, Ashok Kumar, Incharge Principal DIET Kulgam has been transferred and posted as Incharge CEO Kulgam, Abdul Ahad Ganai, under orders of transfer to Incharge CEO Kulgam has been transferred and will report to Director to School Education, Kashmir and Nazir Ahmad Kanth, Incharge State Coordinator SSA has been transferred and posted as Incharge Principal DIET Kulgam. Inderjeet Sharma, under orders of transfer to Incharge State Coordinator SSA has been posted as Incharge Principal DIET Rajouri and Pardeep Kumar, Incharge Principal DIET Rajouri has been transferred and will report to Director School Education Jammu and will await further orders of posting. Abdul Salam under orders of transfer as ZEO Vailoo (Anantnag), has been posted as ZEO Qazigund vice Muneera Akhtar, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Dooru vice Ghulam Mohd Bhat, who has been posted as ZEO Vailoo, against available vacancy. Muneera Akhtar, Senior Headmaster, GHS Hiller (Anantnag), has been transferred and posted as ZEO Ashmuqam (Anantnag) vice Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Srigufara, against available vacancy. Parveen Akhtar, ZEO Nangali (Poonch), has been transferred and posted as ZEO Sathra (Poonch) vice Ghulam Sarwar, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Poonch vice Ghulam Hussain, who has been posted as ZEO Mandi (Poonch), against available vacancy. Dev Raj, ZEO Khour, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Arnia vice Inderjeet Devi, who has been posted as ZEO Bishnah, vice Dileep Kumar, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Sallan (Kathua), against available vacancy. Abdul Rashid Zargar, Senior Headmaster, GBHS Ferozpora (Tangmarg), has been transferred and posted as ZEO Narbal (Budgam), against available vacancy. Pardeep Kumar, ZEO Khwas (Rajouri), has been transferred and posted as ZEO Doongi vice Parveen Akhtar Raina, who has been posted as ZEO Darhal vice Kasturi Lal, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Dandessor, against available vacancy. Ch Abdul Rasheed, ZEO Balakote, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Khwas (Rajouri) vice Pardeep Kumar. Lajoo Devi, ZEO Kanuyian has been transferred and posted as ZEO Mogla vice Chaman Lal, who has been posted as ZEO Manjakote, against available vacancy. Nazir Hussain, Senior Headmaster, HS Dangri, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Peeri, against available vacancy. Raj Kumari, ZEO Harni, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Kanuyian vice Lajoo Devi while Dewan Chand, ZEO Chassana, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Thanamandi, against available vacancy. Bashir Ahmad, ZEO Budgam, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Chassana, Reasi, vice Dewan Chand. Mohd Maqbool, ZEO Magam, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Khansahib vice Abdul Khaliq Kumar, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Magam. Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, ZEO Kralpora, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Sumbal and Imtiyaz Ahmad Hakeem, ZEO verinag, has been posted as ZEO Shopian, against available vacancies. Banarsi Lal (unadjusted promote) has been posted as ZEO Khour, vice Dev Raj, Ghulam Jeelani Deedad, ZEO Wagoora, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Kunzer, vice Farooq Ahmad Lone, who has been posted as ZEO Dangarpora, against available vacancy. Abdul Rashid, under orders of transfer as ZEO Singhpora Kalan, has been posted as ZEO Chandanwari vice Ghulam Jeelani, who has been posted as ZEO Singhpora Kalan against available vacancy. Shaista Masarat, ZEO Zaldagar, has been transferred and posted as Senior Headmaster, GHS Chatterhama, vice Shahida Akhtar, who has been transferred and posted as ZEO Zaldagar, vice Shaista Masarat. Iftikhar Ahmad Fazli, ZEO Nishat, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Srinagar, vice Qamer-un-Nisa, who has been posted as ZEO Nishat. Hilal Ahmad Gilkar, ZEO Rainawari, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Batmaloo, vice Nusrat Jahan, who has been posted as ZEO Rainawari. Abdul Gaffar Ahanger, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Tangdhar, against available vacancy. Mohd Maqbool Dar, ZEO Gurez, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Hajin and Jagan Nath, ZEO Dudu, has been posted as Senior Headmaster, HS Siameri, against available vacancies. Tara Nath, ZEO Ghordi, has been transferred and posted as ZEO Dudu, vice Jagan Nath and Mohd Sadiq under orders of transfer as ZEO Tulmullah, has been posted as ZEO Ramnagar, vice Chuni Lal., who has been transferred and posted as Senior Headmaster HS Sirah Udhampur. Tasleem Kousar, ZEO Qaimoh Kulgam has been transferred and posted as Senior Headmaster, HS Tarigam Kulgam, Nazir Ahmad Khan, ZEO DH Pora Kulgam has been transferred and posted as ZEO Devsar Kulgam, Cgulam Mustafa Ganai, ZEO Bidder has been transferred and posted as ZEO Verinag and Mohammad Azam Khan, Senior Headmaster Muraah Surankote has been transferred and posted as ZEO Buffliaz. Abdul Majeed, ZEO Buffliaz has been transferred and posted as ZEO Kathua, Mazkoor Hussain Shah, Senior Headmaster, HS Seri Khwaja has been transferred and posted as ZEO Nangali Poonch, Mohammad Sageer, Senior Headmaster HS Sangoita has been transferred and posted as ZEO Balakote, Pritam Das, ZEO Chenani Udhampur has been transferred and posted as ZEO Udhampur, Subash Chander ZEO Kalakote Rajouri has been transferred and posted as ZEO Sunderbani and Shamsher Chander, ZEO Sunderbani has been transferred and posted as ZEO Nowshera. Tej Pal Singh, ZEO Nowshera has been transferred and posted as ZEO kalakote, Manohar Lal Chopra, presently attached with CEO Poonch has been transferred and posted as ZEO Harni Mendhar, Dwarka Nath, ZEO Inderwal has been transferred and posted as Senior Headmaster HS Kagote, Tarsem Lal, on medical leave has been posted as ZEO Kot Bhalwal, Madan Lal Sharma, ZEO Chowki Choura has been transferred and posted as ZEO Jourian and Gopal Ram Khajuria, ZEO Bhatyas has been transferred and posted as ZEO Barnoti. Anant Kumar, ZEO Billawar has been transferred and posted as ZEO Malhar, Khazan Chand, ZEO Malhar has been transferred and posted as ZEO Billawar, Amrit Kour, ZEO Kathua has been transferred and posted as ZEO Jammu, Harbans Lal, ZEO Assar has been transferred and posted as ZEO Mahanpur, Amar Chand, ZEO Gundna has been transferred and posted as ZEO Chinkah and Nargis Banoo, ZEO Gulab Bagh Srinagar has been transferred and posted as Senior Headmaster GHS Safa Kadal Srinagar.
Hostile weather and continuous rains coupled with flash floods since last 52 hours in most parts of Chenab valley forced the district administration to close all the educational institutions on Friday. “On the instructions of DC Doda, I have ordered the closure of all the educational institutions up to 12th standard including private schools for the day,” said Chief Education Officer Doda Mohd Sharief.
The decision was taken to ensure safety of students, as there is warning related to adverse weather with indication of heavy rainfall which may lead to landslides and shooting stones. Sporadic cloudbursts are also not ruled out,” he said.
A 14 year old boy Mohammad Qadeer Lone S/O Fayaz Ahmad Lone R/O Naidkhai,Sumbal ,a class 8th student of Eagle English Medium Public School Bomai Sopore, was intercepted by Police naka party in Uri Baramulla.
On enquiry it was found that he wanted to cross LOC to get arms training from Pakistan and become militant. He is counselled and then handed over to his parents.
Authorities on Thursday announced restrictions in areas of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of five police stations. According to the District Magistrate (Deputy Commissioner) Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdictions of Police Stations Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal in district Srinagar on June 30 (Friday) as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for protests after Friday prayers to protest the US action of branding Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin as a terrorist.
“This unjustified move by the US government to appease the Government of India and their (US) silence regarding the oppression and human rights situation in Kashmir, is not acceptable to the people of Kashmir who will also strongly protest against it across the valley post Friday prayers tomorrow,” the JRL said in a statement today.
“Protests will also be held against the illegal and arbitrary arrests and detention of resistance leaders, activists and youth and raid on homes being conducted across the valley.”
They rued that the US government has strangely designated the veteran freedom fighter leader Syed Salah-ud-din as a terrorist, who “supports the people’s right to self determination and was forced to take up arms to fight India’s military occupation and oppression”.
JRL said the US is well aware that for the past 70 years the people of J&K are engaged in a long and peaceful struggle for achieving their basic human and political right, the right to self determination, guaranteed by the UN, but ruthlessly resisted and suppressed by the Indian state through use of extreme force.
During his surprise visit to pampore town Director urban local bodies Kashmir Riyaz Wani today placed thirteen employees of Muncipal committee pampore under suspension for their un authorised absence from duties.
Director also made an extensive tour of pampore town and took stock of ongoing developmental works in town.
For poor management of Muncipal solid waste director expressed his displeasure and asked the executive officer to improve the sanitation standards in pampore town immediately.
He also impressed upon the sanitation staff of pampore Muncipality to launch special drives along main drains and public places.
Also they should work in double shifts director emphasised on them.
In a fresh boost to the infrastructure development and a new lease of life to the Economic Reconstruction Agency, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has conveyed in principle acceptance of a fresh loan of US $ 500 million. Anticipated to be spent in 10 urban belts in the state – five each in Jammu and Kashmir region including the twin capital cities, the loan will help government address key social sector infrastructure, informed sources said
“The Rs 1200 crore loan has been agreed to,” a top officer privy of the development said. “It will take a bit of time to finalise the deal.”
In the 500 million dollor loan, J&K government will have to contribute US $ 100 million from its own sources. Of the rest $ 400 million, ninety percent will be paid by the central government. ADB loans carry longer repayment schedules and are dirt cheap.
This is the second major ADB loan to J&K. The last loan of Rs 1694 crore led to the creation of the ERA in last PDP-Congress government in February 2004 as the sole agency to manage and implement funded by multilateral agencies. That loan was the first that was part of the larger loan for divided Kashmir as part of it went to the reconstruction of PaK.
Informed sources said that ERA has so far spent Rs 1213 crore and the balance Rs 667 crore in different stages of implementation. The projects currently under way include the Srinagar flyover project that is facing time and cost overruns because of weather and situation.
Source said from the new loan, J&K plans to invest in road projects for Srinagar city while it will address the chronic water supply issues in Jammu. As far as eight other district-towns are concerned, it is yet to be decided which districts will eventually be selected and for what purpose. “Roughly you can assume one district from Chenab Valley, one from Pir Panchal, one from Udhampur and one from Kathua,” one officer said. “It again will be south, north, centre and Ladakh in Kashmir.”
Though the ERA is internally in a sort of mess, the fresh tranche has given it a fresh lease of life. While it would continue to exist, the authorities may have to get deep into its systems, formal and informal and ensure the resource and the process are actually spent adequately.
Amid tight security, a total of 2,481 pilgrims left Jammu to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra that began on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra is scheduled to attend the official launch of the yatra.The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in 66 vehicles. An official said while 1,616 pilgrims were bound for the Pahalgam route, 865 were bound for the Baltal route
The journey would officially begin with the arrival of the ‘Chahri Mubarak’ (Lord Shiva’s mace) and traditional prayers inside the cave.
Vohra, who is the chairman of the Amarnath Shrine Board, is scheduled to attend the traditional puja at the cave. The shrine board manages the affairs of the festival
Unprecedented security arrangements have been put in place for this year’s yatra.
Satellite tracking system, drones, mobile bunker vehicles and road opening parties (ROPs) along the route from Jammu to Pahalgam and Baltal are some of the security measures put in place.
New Delhi has provided an additional 40,000 paramilitary forces to assist the state government for peaceful conduct of the yatra
The army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the state police are providing multi-layered security to the pilgrims. Heavily fortified security force camps have been established both at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.
The 40-day long yatra to the Himalayan cave in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district would end on August 7, coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.
Police has recovered the missing boy who had gone missing in Gulmarg yesterday morning.
Yesterday morning a lady namely Hajara wife of Mohammad Ramzan Mir a resident of Khamyar Pattan approached Police station Gulmarg with a report that she along with her family were on picnic at Kangdoori Gulmarg during which one of her son identified as Zahid Ahmad Mir, specially abled went missing.
On receiving the report a manhunt was launched to trace him out. After the hard efforts of the police team and men of army 8-Maratha the missing boy was traced today near Lechi post and handed over to his parents.
My name is Nitin Bafna I am from Mumbai, India. I was on a vacation with my wife and 3 year old daughter in Kashmir. After spending a good time in Kashmir, we left for Jammu from Pahalgam, Kashmir. But unfortunately on the way as we reached Qazigund our daughter got really sick, the only option left with us was to reach Udhampur as early as possible for medical assistance. As we reached Qazigund we came to know that the highway was only open for vehicular traffic from Jammu to Srinagar that day, as due to bad weather only one way of traffic was possible on the highway.
I went to the check post in Qazigund they informed me that it wont be possible to travel to Jammu that day and we will have to wait for 20 more hours to continue our journey as no vehicle was allowed from Qazigund to Jammu. Feeling helpless I went to Qazigund police station for help, they said it’s not under their jurisdiction to allow anyone to travel on the highway and they suggested I travel back to Srinagar for medical assistance. At the police station one of the officers after hearing my story told I should visit the DSP TRAFFIC MR.SAFDAR SAMOON, he will be the only person who can help us. We went to DSP traffics office which was just nearby. After telling my side to a junior officer he quickly arranged in 20 minutes our meeting with Mr Samoon. All this while being worried due to my daughters condition, now I got nervous as well as I had to meet a senior police official and that too in Kashmir. When we met Mr Samoon, we explained our situation to him, and he listened patiently and then asked where are you from. I said we are from Mumbai. He then asked hows amchi Mumbai? I was quite relived with his gesture and he said he also liked Mumbai.
Mr Safdar Hamid Samoon told us you are not only our guest in Kashmir, but you are like our brother. Then he gave us a special medical emergency letter. He not only gave special permission to our vehicle but also made arrangements for our safe journey to Udhampur.
I just wanted to share this story so that people in India should come to know how people in Kashmir treated us. Mr Samoon is an example of that. There are many unheard stories of hospitality and kindness shown by Kashmiri people which are never shown in Indian media, while always only a wrong message about Kashmir is sent out. I request If you want to know the truth please visit Kashmir once.
Pakistan has expressed concern over the attitude of the US administration’s towards the people of Kashmir and their freedom struggle, saying it “seems as though the blood of Kashmiris in not at all important to the US.”
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said the United States (US) President Donald Trump was ‘speaking India’s language’.
His remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Trump during an official trip to the US.
“It seems as though the blood of Kashmiris in not at all important to the US, and international laws relating to human rights do not apply to Kashmir,” Nisar was quoted as saying by Dawn.com.
He also accused India of grave human rights violations in Kashmir.
“India is trying to paint ‘freedom fighters as terrorists, and Indian acts should concern every principled nation,” he said.
“Deliberately overlooking the worst kind of state terrorism in Kashmir has not only adversely impacted the values of justice and international principles, but also laid bare the double standards of powers who claim to champion human rights and democratic values,” he said.
Nisar also reteiterated that the Pakistani government would not compromise on the rights of Kashmiris, and that the struggle would continue until Kashmiris receive justice and their rights as defined in United Nations’ resolutions.
“The nation is united in sending a message of solidarity to Kashmir, and remains firmly committed to providing Kashmir diplomatic, political and moral support,” he added
Government today ordered Transfer and postings of KAS officers.
Two Separate orders were issued in this aspect.
The order reads ” The following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect”
Mr. Showkat Ahmad Beigh, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Department, is transferred and posted as Secretary in the Agriculture Production Department.
Ms. Rifat Arif, KAS, Administrator, Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Social Welfare Department.
Mr. Mufti Fareed-ud-din, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Relief Organization, is transferred and Dosted as Additional District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, against an available vacancy
Mr. Ghulam Rasool Kumar, KAS, Deputy Labour Commissioner, Kashmir, is transferred and posted as Administrator, Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, vice Ms. Rifat Arif.
Mr. Krishan Lal, KAS, Deputy Labour Commissioner (Central) shall hold the additional charge of the post of Deputy Labour Commissioner, Srinagar, till further orders.
Mr. Sham Lal, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Cooperative Department, is transferred and posted as Executive Director, Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society, Jammu, relieving Mr. Vishesh Pal Mahajan, KAS, Joint Director, Tourism, Jammu of the additional charge of the post. He will take over the charge of the post upon completion of the Yatra duty-2017.”
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday detained Altaf Ahemed Shah, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and two others in connection of alleged terror funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the Valley.
Two other Hurriyat leaders — Ayaz Akbar and Mehraj ud Din Kalwal — were also detained by Srinagar Police, ANI reported.
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A report in The Times of India stated that NIA had questioned Altaf Shah, popularly known as Altaf Fantoosh, on 12 June over his movable and other properties, including houses in the Valley as well as in Jammu, and the source for their funding.
According to reports, the police raided the houses of these leaders and arrested them. Police also raided the residence of another Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Pir Saifullah, India Today reported. Saifullah, however, was not at home.
Hindustan Times had reported that the NIA team had arrived in Srinagar on Thursday last week. They collected the memory devices and cameras used in the sting operation to verify the contents. The report further added that they were subjected to forensic tests.
NIA on 3 June had raided 14 places in Srinagar, including the houses of three separatist leaders — Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Ghazi Javed Baba, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate, and suspended Hurriyat leader Nayeem Khan — and their aides.
The agency is probing all aspects of alleged terror funding of separatist leaders by Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Pakistan sources, and use of this money in fuelling unrest in the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight on 8 July, 2016.
Nayeem Khan had allegedly confessed to receiving money to incite trouble in Kashmir. The video clipping was released by India TodayTV channel on 16 May.
The separatist leadership in a joint statement said that the policy of “witch-hunt launched by the Indian state against the resistance leadership and the business community of the Valley to defame and weaken the people’s political struggle and simultaneously cripple the economy of Kashmir is despicable and deplorable to say the least
Three militants escaped the cordon following protests by locals in Soaf village of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. A source said that government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the native village of Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Bashir Lashkari following inputs about the presence of at least three militants.
However, people took to streets and staged massive protests. “The militants taking advantage of the protests escaped the cordon,” he said. The source couldn’t confirm whther Bashir was among the militants who managed to give slip to the forces. Police believe Bashir led the group of militants who ambushed a police party earlier this month, leaving six policemen dead.
Hundreds of people, from different walks of life, staged a rally in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) on Tuesday to condemn the US administration’s decision of designating United Jehad Council (UJC) Chief Syed Salahuddin as a terrorist.
The US State Department on Monday designated Salahuddin, who is also supreme commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen – the largest of around a dozen militant groups fighting against government forces in Jammu and Kashmir – as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) and imposed sanctions on him
The decision drew criticism and condemnation from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC), with Kashmiris chiding the Donald Trump administration for “equating their legitimate struggle for internationally acknowledged right to self-determination with terrorism.” “Syed Salahuddin Ahmed is not a terrorist, but a freedom fighter,” read one of the several banners being carried by the demonstrators, who started a rally from Muzaffarabad’s famous Burhan Wani Chowk. The demonstrators also torched a tri-colour amid anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. “Syed Salahuddin is the name of an ideology, a thought and a determination,” read another banner. Representatives of militant groups and political parties took strong exception to the decision which they said was a reprehensible attempt by the Trump administration to please India. “Our struggle is for the fulfilment of a promise that India had itself repeatedly made to us after 1947 before the comity of nations, but later backed out from its commitments,” said said Uzair Ahmed Ghazali, in a reference to the promise of a UN sponsored plebiscite in the disputed region. He called upon China to come forward against this decision “as well.” Previously, China has twice blocked a US proposal to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar listed on a UN list of designated terrorists. Speaking at the rally, Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, a senior leader of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and a former PaK minister, said it was the weak foreign policy of PML-N led government in Islamabad that had encouraged Trump administration to take this step during Modi’s visit. “If you are serious in your avowals of extending diplomatic, political and moral support to the Kashmiris, then you should show some strength and as a first step summon the US and Indian envoys in Foreign Office to lodge protest over this unfair decision,” he said, addressing the federal government. Ahmed also asked the AJK government to give a strike call on both sides of disputed Kashmir, like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had given for February 28, 1974, to express rejection of the US decision. “All political parties and mujahideen groups should be taken on board to make this strike a historic one,” he said. PPP leader Shaukat Javed Mir and several others also spoke on the occasion.