Jammu And Kashmir Police Inducts Black Panther Command Control Vehicle To Boost Operation Capabilities

Jammu And Kashmir Police Inducts Black Panther Command Control Vehicle To Boost Operation Capabilities

Baramulla, July 31: Jammu and Kashmir police have inducted the Black Panther Command Control Vehicle to boost operation capabilities at Baramulla in north Kashmir.

The command vehicles are equipped with all modern gadgets and are said to be very useful during different militancy-related operations.

While talking to ANI, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of North Kashmir police Sujit Kumar said during anti-militancy operations in mountains, it is very challenging and sometimes we face network problems and for that purpose, this command vehicle will be beneficial for us.

“Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is mountains territory and sometimes during anti-militancy operations in mountains it is very challenging and sometimes we face network problems and for that purpose, this command vehicle will be beneficial for us so that senior officials will coordinate during live operations,” said Sujit Kumar.

DIG North Kashmir further said that it will be a big boost to the operational capabilities of Jammu and Kashmir Police in North Kashmir while adding that the vehicle shall act as a command center for operational, law and order, and rescue duties for Jammu and Kashmir Police.

So far two vehicles have been inducted in Jammu and Kashmir police, one each in Jammu and Kashmir Valley respectively.

Besides being bulletproof, the vehicles have high-resolution CCTV/PTZ cameras providing a 360-degree view of the area and are said to have a suitable comfortable stay for officers and officials during the time of operations.

With access to the internet, these vehicles can be connected to the Headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir Police for real-time monitoring of any continuing anti-militancy operation, the officials said.

Vivek Sudan, an in-charge technician of Black Panther told ANI that the vehicle is equipped with one PTZ camera that has a pneumatic mast that can go up to 20 feet with a 360-degree rotating camera equipped with 42x optical zoom and can vertically about 120 degrees.

“We have each and every facility of accommodation in the vehicle. It is a newly inducted vehicle which is also known as a compact vehicle, shortly named as Black Panther. The vehicle is newly inducted into our JK family in north Kashmir and is already in the Jammu regions,” said Vivek Sudan.

He further said that in this vehicle there are nine IP cameras and one PTZ camera which is very useful in Naka duties and operation duties.

“The vehicle also has firing holes from where we can fire easily. If any officer wants to see what is happening at the operation site he or she can easily see what is happening by our connectivity through IPs. If any jawan or Naka party got injured in any incident can be recovered easily by our First Aid facilities. It also has Google maps and Google earth which are inducted in our PCs by which we can track,” he added.

Sudan further said that the vehicle is fully bulletproof proof which can protect officers is observing activities from inside.—(ANI)

India, China Hold 12th Round Of Military Talks; Focus On Disengagement In Gogra, Hot Springs

India, China Hold 12th Round Of Military Talks; Focus On Disengagement In Gogra, Hot Springs

New Delhi, Jul 31: India and China are holding another round of high-level military talks on Saturday with an aim to move forward on the disengagement process in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh to end an over 14-month standoff, sources in the security establishment said.

The 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks are taking place at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, they said.

The talks started at 10:30 AM as scheduled, said a source.

India is hopeful of a positive outcome on the disengagement process in Hot Springs and Gogra, the sources said about the talks.

The latest round of talks is taking place after a gap of more than three and a half months. The 11th round of military dialogue had taken place on April 9 at the Chushul border point on the Indian side of the LAC and it lasted for around 13 hours.

The 12th round of military talks is taking place over two weeks after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar firmly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the prolongation of the existing situation in eastern Ladakh was visibly impacting the bilateral ties in a “negative manner”.

The two foreign ministers had held a one-hour bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tajik capital city Dushanbe on July 14.

In the meeting, Jaishankar told Wang that any unilateral change in the status quo along the LAC was “not acceptable” to India and that the overall ties can only develop after full restoration of peace and tranquillity in eastern Ladakh.

In the last round of military talks, both sides discussed ways to take forward the disengagement process in Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang with a larger aim to bring down tensions in the region. However, there was no forward movement in the disengagement process.—(PTI)

Marsar Encounter: One Of The Two Slain Militants Identified As Top JeM Commander Lamboo, Says Police

Marsar Encounter: One Of The Two Slain Militants Identified As Top JeM Commander Lamboo, Says Police

Pulwama Jul 31: One of the two militants killed in a forest area of Namibian and Marsar on Saturday morning has been identified as top Jaish-e-Muhamad commander Lamboo, police said.

“Top most #Pakistani militant affiliated with JeM outfit Lamboo killed in today’s #encounter. Identification of second one being ascertained. #Congratulations to Army & @AwantiporPolice,” Kashmir zone police tweeted.

Earlier, a senior police officer told that two militants were killed while as the search operation was on in the area.

“Exact location of #encounter is between Namibian & Marsar, general area #Dachigam forest,” the police had tweeted.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area—kno

KULGAM POLICE ARRESTED AN ABSCONDER WHO WAS EVADING HIS ARREST

KULGAM POLICE ARRESTED AN ABSCONDER WHO WAS EVADING HIS ARREST

Kulgam: July 31, 2021: Continuing unceasing efforts against social crimes, Kulgam police arrested an absconder namely *Ishfaq Ahmad Khan S/O Fayaz Ahmad Khan a resident of Chattabal Kulgam* who was evading his arrest for his involvement in case FIR No. 183/2021 U/S 363, 376/511, 323 IPC of Police Station Kulgam.

Today a Specific information regarding his presence was generated by Kulgam Police and on tip off, a team headed by SHO Kulgam Insp Jazib Mohammad under the supervision of DySP HQR Kulgam Shri Ghulam Muhamad Bhat-JKPS raided the specified location and subsequently he was arrested.

It is pertinent to mention that the said person was allegedly involved in kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl in Chattabal Kulgam.

Future investigation of the case is in progress.

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

Srinagar, July 31: Weatherman on Saturday said there was possibility of a brief spell of “intense heavy shower” in Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi districts during next three hours.

Overall, a meteorological department official said the weather will be generally cloudy with occasional light to moderate rain at many places in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Currently, it’s generally cloudy in whole J&K with incessant light to moderate rain at some places. A brief spell of intense shower can’t be ruled out in some areas especially in mountains,” the official said in a statement.

He said while there is forecast for generally cloudy weather with occasional light to moderate rain at many places, “possibility of brief spell of intense heavy shower in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi during next 3 hours. And decrease thereafter.”

“Also, even light to moderate rain can trigger flash flood, mudslides etc. as soil is fully saturated due to continuous rain,” the official said, adding, “ People are requested to remain alert and stay away from local Nallas especially places which are vulnerable to such events and ensure not to turn vulnerability into disaster.”

Two Pak Intruders Shot Dead By Border Security Force {BSF} In Punjab

Two Pak Intruders Shot Dead By Border Security Force {BSF} In Punjab

Chandigarh, July 31: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said its troopers shot dead two intruders from Pakistan in Punjab’s frontier district of Ferozepur.

On July 30 at about 8.48 p.m., BSF troops deployed in Thehkelan (Amarkot) in Ferozepur observed suspicious movement of intruders sneaking inside Indian territory. The troops challenged them to stop, but the intruders did not pay any heed to repeated warnings and continued to move towards the Indian side in an attempt to cross the border fence, the BSF said in a statement.

Subsequently, they were fired upon by BSF troops during which two intruders were shot down, it said.

Detailed search is in progress, the BSP added.

Punjab shares a 553-km long international border, with a barbed wire fence, with Pakistan.—(IANS)

IED Recovered On Jammu-Rajouri National Highway, BDS Defuses It Successfully, Searches On In Area Say Officials

IED Recovered On Jammu-Rajouri National Highway, BDS Defuses It Successfully, Searches On In Area Say Officials

Rajouri, Jul 31: Vehicular traffic on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch National Highway was suspended for around 3 hours on Saturday after an security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the crucial roadlink.

Officials told this morning, a specific information was received by police that suspicious moment has taken place in Dalogra area along highway in Rajouri.

“Traffic was immediately suspended and an operation was launched during which the security forces detected an IED improvised,” the officials said.

They said that the bomb disposal squad (BDS) of police deffused the IED while entire area is under Cordon and searches are going on—kno

Non-Local Woman Ends Life, Man Succumbs To Injuries In Budgam Central Kashmir

Non-Local Woman Ends Life, Man Succumbs To Injuries In Budgam Central Kashmir

Srinagar, July 30: A non local woman ended her life in Kanihama Magam, while a 45-yr-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

An official told that a non local woman(24) name (withheld), married in Kanihama Magam allegedly consumed some poisonous substances at her home. She was immediately rushed to SKIMS Bemina for treatment where doctors declared her dead, he said.

He said that in another incident a man identified as Fayaz Ahmad Lone (45) son of Mohammad Ramzan, was hit by a vehicle bearing registration no JK05J-5999 near Mazhama railway flyover yesterday and succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Bemina on Friday.

Police have taken cognizance of both the incidents and further investigations have been set into motion. 

CBSE Class 12th Results: Maintaining The Previous Trend Girls Outshine Boys

CBSE Class 12th Results: Maintaining The Previous Trend Girls Outshine Boys

New Delhi, Jul 30: Maintaining the previous trend, girls outshone boys in CBSE class 12 exams this year by a margin of 0.54 percent, while over 70,000 students scored above 95 percent marks.

The results were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday.

“Girls have done better than boys by 0.54 percent. The pass percentage this year is 99.37 percent. No merit list has been announced,” a senior board official said.

The result for over 65,000 candidates is still being prepared and will be declared by August 5.

A total of 70,004 students have scored above 95 per cent marks while 1,50,152 students have cored above 90 per cent.

As many as “6149 students have been placed in compartment,” the official said.

The board exams were cancelled this year in view of the aggressive second wave of COVID-19, and the result will be announced on basis of an alternate assessment policy by the board.—(PTI)

Family Of Five Rendered Homeless As Houseboat Sinks In Jhelum In Srinagar, Owner Says Can’t Afford Repairing As It Costs Around 1.5 Lakh

Family Of Five Rendered Homeless As Houseboat Sinks In Jhelum In Srinagar, Owner Says Can’t Afford Repairing As It Costs Around 1.5 Lakh

Srinagar, Jul 30: A family of five members was rendered homeless after a houseboat, they were living in, sank in river Jhelum near Museum in Lal Mandi locality of Srinagar late last night.

The family members said that they have been rendered homeless after their house boat sank into river Jhelum last night.

“They had a narrow escape as water entered the houseboat and it sank, while they jumped out of it and saved themselves from drowning. However, we have now been rendered homeless as we don’t any shelter where we can live. We are now putting up in neighbours houseboat,” said Mohammad Ashraf Kahankhasi, owner of the houseboat.

He said that he cannot afford repairing of the houseboat on his own as it cost around 1.5 lakh to repair the same, while they don’t have the resources to afford the repairing cost.

32 Year Old Man Hangs Self To Death In Sopore Area Of Baramulla District

32 Year Old Man Hangs Self To Death In Sopore Area Of Baramulla District

Sopore, Jul 30: A 32-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to death in Chankhan Sopore ares of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday afternoon.

Official sources told that a man was found hanging at his residence in Chankhan Sopore.

They said that he was rushed to Sub District Hospital (SDH) where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, local police has taken cognizance of the matter and started investigation—kno

Bridge Damaged In Kupwara’s Khumriyal Due To Incessant Rains,‘Several Areas In Border District Witness Water Logging’

Bridge Damaged In Kupwara’s Khumriyal Due To Incessant Rains,‘Several Areas In Border District Witness Water Logging’

Kupwara, Jul 30: A bridge was damaged while many other parts witnessed water logging in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district due to the incessant rains on Friday.

An official told that the bridge was damaged at Nawa Bazar locality of Khumriyal, besides several other places including Salkot, Goose and Kashira witnessed water logging due to the incessant rains.

He said that the officials have reached to thr spot to assess further damage in the area.

The official said that the situation was being monitored and further detials will be shared accordingly—kno

Alert Sounded After Suspicious Flying Object Spotted At Three Different Locations In Samba

Alert Sounded After Suspicious Flying Object Spotted At Three Different Locations In Samba

Jammu, Jul 30: An alert has been sounded after a suspicious flying object was spotted near three different locations in Samba district of Jammu division last night.

Officials told that the suspicious flying objects were seen at three sensitive places in the district, which include Army camp Bari Brahaman, ITBP camp Ghagwal and Chliyari International Border area.

They said that following the suspicious activity, a high alert was sounded in area.

They further informed that BSF troops also tried to target the suspected aerial vehicle.

SSP Samba, Rajesh Sharma said that drone activities were suspected at three different areas of the district last night.

Jammu And Kashmir Targets Macadamization Of 8,000 Km Of Road During 2021-22, Chief Secretary Reviews Functioning Of PWD

Jammu And Kashmir Targets Macadamization Of 8,000 Km Of Road During 2021-22, Chief Secretary Reviews Functioning Of PWD

Srinagar, Jul 27: Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the Public Works (R&B) Department and take stock of progress made under the flagship programme, ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana’ (PMGSY).

Principal Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department along with concerned officers of the Department and Director-General, Budget were present in the meeting.

It was informed that presently, the Department is maintaining 41,584 km road length across Jammu and Kashmir which includes National Highways, PMGSY, and R&B roads, and 1343 bridges.

During the previous financial year, it was further informed that the Department completed 1289 schemes associated with R&B, MED, DIQC sectors, and Mughal Road project by incurring an expenditure of Rs. 1,638 crore.

Under PMGSY, the Department registered an achievement of completing 3,167 km of rural roads under 272 schemes, thereby providing safe and secure all-weather connectivity to 119 habitations at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,072 crore.

The Chief Secretary directed the Department to complete 4,200 km road length under PMGSY I & II this fiscal which includes 800 km and 3400 km rural road in Kashmir and Jammu province, respectively. This will thus conclude the first two phases of PMGSY in J&K, paving the way for initiation of phase III for which 1,750 km roads have been identified and submitted for approval.

The Department was also asked to keep a check on the quality standards of new constructions and ensure the creation of high-quality infrastructure, besides undertaking routine inspections through mobile maintenance teams with focussed attention on maintenance work.

The Department was further asked to evolve a mechanism to ensure regular monitoring of the quality of roads especially around all tourist places and public facilities.

Moreover, the Department was asked to prioritize blacktopping of roads towards developing and maintaining pothole-free roads in Jammu and Kashmir. The Department will be macadamizing 8,000 km of road length during 2021-22, out of which 2,007 km has already been completed so far.

The Chief Secretary also reviewed issues related to un-awarded works, forest clearances, land acquisition, quality standards, and utility shifting.kno

Can’t Afford New Generation To Be Uneducated: DAK,‘Start Gradual Opening Of Schools, Colleges’

Can’t Afford New Generation To Be Uneducated: DAK,‘Start Gradual Opening Of Schools, Colleges’

Srinagar, Jul 27 (KNN): President of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK), Dr MD Yousuf Tak Tuesday expressed serious concern for the education sector, which has suffered a huge setback during the last two years of COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued to Kashmir News Network-KNN, he said that education is the main pillar for the growth and prosperity of a society. “We cannot afford to keep our schools locked for too long or make it our last priority,” DAK president said.

He requested the government to start gradual opening of schools and colleges in Jammu and Kashmir. Volunteers also have a huge role to play as the State of Kerala has the highest literacy rate because of significant contribution by volunteers and philanthropists, he said.

Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary DAK said that the Schools are just not only for imparting curricular education but are must for the overall growth and development of a child and interaction with his/her peers.

Even AIIMS Director, Dr Guleria has advocated graded opening of schools in a balanced manner as the number of COVID cases has declined significantly.

Moreover, this cooling period must be utilised to upgrade infrastructure in hospitals apart from building up oxygen Generation capacity in all major hospitals to the fullest.

Dr Arshed H Trag, Vice President DAK said that all the children don’t have computers and smart phones and thereby are not able to avail online education, which is being imparted by majority of the schools.

“Education should take a front seat in any progressive society and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has advocated travelling too far in order to gain knowledge and acquire education,” he said.

DAK urged philanthropists and other Scholars to come forward and start small community schools to overcome the unavoidable void in the education sector after following Covid Appropriate Behaviour.

DAK further urged government to revisit and relook on the policy of opening of educational institutions especially professional colleges, degree colleges and higher Schools to resume the educational activities in a gradual manner at an earliest but we must not lower our guard and must religiously follow Covid SOPS and eligible people must get Vaccinated as soon as possible—(KNN).

Transit Accommodation For Employees Under PMDP Coming Up In 5 Districts, AC Approves Transfer Of 278 Kanal Land And Construction Of 2744 Residential Units

Transit Accommodation For Employees Under PMDP Coming Up In 5 Districts, AC Approves Transfer Of 278 Kanal Land And Construction Of 2744 Residential Units

Srinagar, Jul 27: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here on 24th July, under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the transfer of 278 kanal land in five districts to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction for construction of 2600 flats as transit accommodation for Kashmiri Migrant employees under the Prime Minister’s Development Package, 2015.

The Administrative Council also conveyed its approval for construction of 2744 flats at an estimated cost of Rs. 356 crore; as transit accommodation on the G+3 and G+5 models at seven locations in Kashmir division.

The project is expected to be completed in 18 months and will provide employment to approximately 413 skilled and unskilled workers on a daily basis during its life cycle.

On completion, the residential buildings will provide Government accommodation with basic services to the Kashmiri migrant employees engaged under the Prime Minister’s Relief Package.

Earlier in 2015 under the Prime Minister’s Development Package, the Government of India approved the construction of 6000 additional transit accommodation units in Kashmir valley for employees appointed under the package, with the sanctioned cost of Rs. 920 crore—kno

Jammu And Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) Delegation Calls On Secretary TAD, CEO Mission Youth

Jammu And Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) Delegation Calls On Secretary TAD, CEO Mission Youth

Srinagar, Jul 27: Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) delegation led by National Spokesperson Nasir Khuehami on Tuesday called on Secretary Tribal Affairs Department J&K and CEO Mission Youth Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in Srinagar and apprised him about various issues of Tribal students in the J&K.

During the meeting, the delegation as per a statement issued various issues faced by the Tribal students including scholarship, coaching, revamping tribal education system and other youth related programs.

Choudhary gave patient hearing to problems and assured that all the possible steps are being taken for them and student related issues studying in mainland would be looked into and addressed on merit with respective Govts including Special Grievance Cell.

Assuring his full support in educational upliftment of the community, the Secretary Tribal Affairs said that concrete measures are being taken to shape up the future of the students living in remote and far-flung areas.

Choudhary said that major initiatives for tribal students under Tribal plan and under Mission youth to be taken in the coming time. He assured delegation that, under Mission youth J&K Public Library, First aid unit to be provided for each educational institution, Restoration of WiFi facilities in educational institutions, sports kits to be provided at village level clubs, drug de-addiction centre, grievance cell for youth to be set up in every district.

He also informed that every district will get a youth centre with amphitheatres, auditoriums as well, adding that it would provide facilities like libraries, amphitheatres, auditoriums, creative studios, discussion rooms, skill labs and recreation rooms.

“It will not be a typical office type structure; rather it will be a facility for the youth and by the youth,” he added.

Masoodi Meets Union Defence Minister, Seeks End To Impasse On Construction Of AIIMS Awantipora

Masoodi Meets Union Defence Minister, Seeks End To Impasse On Construction Of AIIMS Awantipora

New Delhi, Jul 27(KNN): National Conference (NC) Member of Parliament from Anantnag Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi on Tuesday brought the impasse that has hit the construction of the AIIMS facility at Awantipura to the notice of Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, impressing upon him to sort out the issue so that the huge populace of entire south Kashmir is able to avail the facility as soon as possible.

While drawing the attention of the defense minister towards the stalemate that has hit the project, Masoodi as per a statement issued to Kashmir News Network-KNN said that the work on the project has stopped as the army’s local unit had red flagged the construction as possible violation to the WODA.

“The much-touted project has hit a roadblock following the objections raised by the local unit of army, which is of the view that the construction could compromise a military garrison nearby,” he said.

Masoodi further stated that the delay in sorting out the issue has impacted the construction work on the prestigious project, which was approved by the central government in 2019.

“The project is scheduled to be completed by 2025. However, the army’s objection could delay the construction of a much needed and first of its kind all India level institute in the valley. The south Kashmir populace, I brought to the notice of the concerned minister, doesn’t have such a medical facility of the standard of AIIMS. I told him that the project is much needed in south Kashmir districts to cater to its huge populace. Such a project, I implored upon him, will give a much needed boost to the health care facility in four districts of South Kashmir,” he said.

He impressed upon the concerned minister to solve the matter and give required clearance to the said project fore with so that the local populace is able to benefit from the facility.

“There ought to be a close coordination between the civil administration and the army for the early execution of the work. The concerns raised by the army should also be factored into the construction plans,” he said.

The concerned minister assured the Member of Parliament that the ministry will clear the project on priority basis so that the local populace is able to avail the health facility.

Meanwhile, Masoodi also called on Hardeep Puri, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and asked him to take necessary steps that include constitution of a committee to make the civilian flights operating from the Awantipura Airfield.

“The defense ministry has already in-principle given the approval for the civil flights operations from Avantipura under regional connectivity scheme. So far the approval hasn’t paved the way for operation of a second airport for civilians in Kashmir. I impressed upon the civil aviation minister to do the needful so that the facility is made operational forthwith,” he said adding, “Since Kashmir is a tourist destination, and land-locked, there is growing demand for such additional civilian airport facilities. The measure will ease the burden from the main civilian airport and give a boost to the tourism sector in the entire south Kashmir.”—(KNN)

District Environment Plan Reviewed At Anantnag

District Environment Plan Reviewed At Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 27: On directions of Deputy Commissioner, Chairman District Environment Committee Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Member Secretary, District Environment Committee, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the District Environment Plan today, here.

During the meeting, detailed discussions on methods of segregation and disposal of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste, awareness on usage of dust bins, door to door collection of waste material, construction of STPs in Municipal Committees, steps to control water and air pollution, implementation of new technologies to reduce the waste and pollution, role of youth clubs in waste management and hygiene besides preservation of water bodies were held.

On the occassion, the ADC reviewed the Action Taken Report and also sought vital feedback from the officers.

SDM Bijbihara (CEO MCA), Dy. CMO, Tehsildar Anantnag (EO MC Achabal), Officers of Geology and Mining, Pollution Control, Forest Department, E.Os of Municipal Committees and other officers attended the meeting.

My Son Was A Civilian, Not A Militant’- Father Of Imran Killed In Kulgam Encounter Writes To Officials

My Son Was A Civilian, Not A Militant’- Father Of Imran Killed In Kulgam Encounter Writes To Officials

July 26, 2021: Terrified and shocked, tears are rolling down the cheeks of all inmates in the house of Imran Ahmed Dar, who was killed in an encounter in the Munar area of Yaripora in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Scenes inside the house would tear apart any human heart, an Inconsolable mother, a father holding the portrait of Imran weeping loudly and repeating in a low voice, “Fathers should never have to bury their children.”

On Sunday, the Government Forces early morning laid a cordon and search operation in the Yaripora area of Kulgam. The Jammu Kashmir Police issued a press release, that a Militant had been killed during the exchange of gunfire. The Police also said that they had made recoveries from the Militant. In a normal army nomenclature in Kashmir, recovery is a reference to Arms and Ammunition made from the slain Militant.

Hours later, Abdul Quyoom Dar (Government employee by profession) got a call that his son has been killed during the encounter. “It was a shocker to us all, my brother had no distant affiliation to Militancy, the whole village we live in is in utter disbelief of Imran having died in an encounter.” Local residents The Kashmiriyat spoke to said that a day ahead of the Encounter Imran had been spotted near the petrol pump which is not more than 200 metres away from his home in Batengoo.

“He had a small argument with me, after which he left home on Thursday. Since then, he was staying with his friends and we had been in touch with all of them. On Saturday night around 9:30 PM, I saw him near the petrol pump. I shouted at him loudly asking him to return home,” Abdul Quyoom, his father said.

The next day, around 8 AM, Quyoom remembers, he got a call from the Police Station asking him to reach the Local Police station. The Police followed their standard operating procedure and buried Imran in North Kashmir miles away from his home in Down South. The family followed the trail of the dead body, however, they could not reach Handwara before Imran had been buried along with three other Militants killed in Bandipora.

One day after the death of his son, Abdul Quyoom Dar of Batengoo area in Anantnag knocked at the door of the Deputy commissioner in Anantnag district of South Kashmir and claimed that his son had been killed in a Fake encounter. The family demanded the lodgement of an FIR against the accused. Also, the family demanded an impartial probe into the incident.

Speaking to The Kashmiriyat the father of Imran said that the officials in the Administration have promised them full support and said that they will soon launch an enquiry into the encounter and the killing of Imran during the encounter.

The Kashmiriyat contacted the Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag who confirmed receiving the letter from the family and said that he will look into this matter. ‘The family has approached me and i will try to help them as much as possible.”
Here’s the transcript of the letter.

The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag

Subject: Appeal for justice and lodging of an FIR in an allegedly fake encounter at Munad Kulgam.

Respected Sir,

With humble submission, I Abdul Qayoom Dar S/o Haji Ab Wahab Dar R/o Batengoo Anantnag da submit here that

1. On 25-07-2021 at about 8:00 am, I received a call from the sarpanch of my village that you should present yourself along, with your son namely Imran Qayoom Dar, at Police Post Khanabal as he had been directed by the D.O of the said police post along with a warning that you and your son should present yourself without fail. After some time received one more call from the Police-Post Khanabal itself and they too informed me the same.

2. That I being away from home couldn’t reach the police post instantly, I took the matter lightly as I couldn’t think in my wildest dreams that anything terrible would happen. Near about 4:00 Pm I reached police Post Khanabal where they showed me the photograph of my son’s dead body. Meanwhile, the news about an encounter at the village Munad area of Kulgam was broadcasted that one unidentified militant was killed on different social media platforms. I was in a deep state of shock to see the photograph of my dead san.

3. That I contacted D.O concerned and Dysp who assured me that you can collect the dead body of your son from PCR Srinagar which is lying there.

4. That at the same time I along with my family rushed to PCR Srinagar where we were informed that the dead body had been despatched to graveyard Handwara for proper burials about 2: 30 Pm. And we were asked that you are late and the concerned police post should have Informed the family and at the same time they should have intimated us about the claimant of the dead body

5.  Now it is submitted that my son namely Imran Qayoom Dar was not involved in militancy-related activities neither has any member of our family supported any anti-national activities ever.

6.  That my son was a civilian and we hadn’t a lot of doubt about that. He was moving freely like any other civilian. Last time he was seen by me at a petrol pump on 24-07-21 at 6:00 P which is nearby our house.

7.  That within less than 24 hours I saw the photograph of his dead body assuring me that he was killed in a fake encounter at Munad kulgam.

8. That I request your good self kindly, look into the matter personally and help the family to retrieve his dead body and an FIR should be lodged to investigate the matter properly so that Justice is delivered as we are law biding family.

Yours Faithfully
Abdul Qayoom Dar
Father of Imran Qayoom Dar
R/O Batengoo Anantnag

Copy to

Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of UT of J&K for favor of Information
SSP Anantnag for favor of information.

24 Year Old Labourer Dies, Another Injured Due To Electrocution While Fencing GREF Boundary Wall In Rajouri

24 Year Old Labourer Dies, Another Injured Due To Electrocution While Fencing GREF Boundary Wall In Rajouri

Rajouri, July 26: A 24-year-old local labourer was died and another was injured due to electrocution while working on a boundary fencing of 110 General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) campus at Budhal in Rajouri district on Monday, officials said.

They said labourers came in contact with the live electric wire, leading to the death of Mohammad Sageer (24) son of Mohammad Bashir of Behrote and critical injuries to another one identified as Mohammad Azam (40) of Kewal. Azam , they said, has been shifted in critical condition to GMC Rajouri.

When contacted Block Medical Officer Kotranka Dr Iqbal Malik confirmed to the death of one person and injuries to another in the incident and said that the injured has been shifted to GMC Rajouri. 

Anantnag Police Targets Drug Dealings In Anantnag Arrests A Drug Peddler

Anantnag Police Targets Drug Dealings In Anantnag Arrests A Drug Peddler

Anantnag 26/July/2021: Bijbehara police received an information through reliable sources that two persons namely Ishfaq Ahmad Parray (Shop owner)S/o Mohd Ramzan Parray and Manzoor Ahmad parray S/o Abdul Rahman Parry both residents of Krandigham Bijbehara has indulged in peddling of narcotic substances and has hoarded narcotic substances in their Shop at Guree Bijbehara for sale.Accordingly case FIR No. 216/2021 under relevant sections of NDPS Act got registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation taken up.

A search team comprising of SHO Bijbehara and Executive Magistrate Bijbehara was constituted who carried out the search of the said shop after searching the shop 1.3kg of Charas like Substance was recovered from the said shop and One person namely Nisar Ahmad Parray S/o Abdul Rahman Parray Resident of Krandigham Bijbehara working as Lab Assistant in Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Bijbehara was arrested on spot.

However two other accused persons managed to escape away from the spot. Further investigation in the instant case continues.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

Employees Joint Action Committee Jammu And Kashmir (EJAC) Lead By Fayaz Ahmad Shabnum Held Covid Awareness Programme At Town Hall Handwara

Employees Joint Action Committee Jammu And Kashmir (EJAC) Lead By Fayaz Ahmad Shabnum Held Covid Awareness Programme At Town Hall Handwara

Employees Joint Action Committee Jammu Kashmir (EJAC) lead by Fayaz Ahmad Shabnum today held a Covid awareness programme at Town Hall Handwara.

On this occasion it was impressed that all the employees should come forward in tackling the situation which they have been doing since the outbreak of Covid.

Fayaz Shabnum said that since all activities be it sports, picnic or others already stand resumed then why government is reluctant to resume physical mode of education.

He impressed upon LG administration to redress all issues of employees at the earliest.

Officials all across Kashmir valley participated in the programme.

Later an award ceremony in favour of those teachers who have exceptionally done well with regard to online classes was held during which several teachers were garnered awards for the their positive and outstanding role.