Sopore, June 11 : A militant was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Wadoora Payeen village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday evening.
Official sources told GNS that contingents of Army 22 RR, SOG Sopore, 177, 179 and 92 CRPF Batallion Baramulla and Police cordon off Wadoora Payeen village on wee hours today.
Amid the day-long siege, the forces intensified the searches, militants hiding in the area opened fire, leading to a gunfight in which one militant was killed so far. An army officer confirmed the killing of the militant and said that his body has been retrieved from the site of encounter. He said that the identity and group affiliation of the slain is being ascertained.
“As of now firing has been stopped and searches are going on in the area,” he said.
In wake of the operation, the authorities have snapped internet services in police district Sopore.
Meanwhile, In view of the prevailing situation and as a precautionary measure all the government and private Educational institutions, in Subdivision Sopore shall suspend their class work on 12th of June 2019, ADC Sopore said.
Sri Ram Sena JK president joins NC
Jammu, Jun 24: State president of right-wing group Sri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan, joined the National Conference on Monday and pledged to work towards the agenda of party founder, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, of strengthening the bonds of amity and inclusiveness.
“The National Conference is the only party in the state that has withstood the test of time and kept the flag of secularism aloft,” Mahajan said after joining the party in the presence of provincial president Devender Singh Rana and other senior leaders here.
He expressed hope that all right-minded people would come together and strengthen secular forces to foil the machinations of “divisive elements” who were creating a wedge between various segments of the society.
These divisive elements would never succeed in their “nefarious designs”, he said without naming anyone.
He also expressed hope that their polarising tactics would fall flat before the strong will of the people, who stand for peace, tranquillity and regional unity.
Mahajan said Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a difficult phase and there is a need to steer it out of the morass.
“The dynamic leadership of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah is the only hope to restore the state”s pristine glory,” he said.
Rambagh-Jahangir Chowk flyover to be completed on June 30: DC Srinagar
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary on Monday said that Rambagh-Jahangir Chowk flyover will be completed on June 30:
“Rambagh-Jahangir Chowk flyover being completed on June 30. Ramp & roads / site clearance by July 15. #EndofEra . 100 days of lifetime learning. Thankful to entire team,” DC Srinagar said in a Tweet.
Keep new India with you, give us old India: Azad targets Modi over Jharkhand lynchings
Coming down heavily on the government over recent incidents of lynching and crime in Jharkhand, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said the state has become a factory of lynching and violence, “requesting” Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give us our Old India where there was love, culture.”
“Dalits and Muslims are killed there every week. The PM, we are with you in the fight of ‘Sabka saath sabka vikas’, but it should be there for people to see it. We can’t see it anywhere,” Azad said in Rajya Sabha.
“I request you to keep the New India to yourself and give us our Old India where there was love, culture. Hindus used to feel the pain when Muslims and Dalits used to get hurt. When something used to get into the eyes of Hindus, Muslims and Dalits used to shed tears for them,” he added.
“In Old India, there was no hatred, anger or lynching. New India is one where humans are enemies of each other. You won’t be scared of animals in a jungle, but you’ll be scared of humans in a colony. Give us India where Hindus, Muslims,Sikhs and Christians live for each other,” he said.
In yet another lynching incident, a Muslim man was beaten up mercilessly for over 18 hours on the suspicion of theft in Jharkhand’s Kharsawan district on Saturday. The 24-year-old victim, identified as Tabrez Ansari, was attacked by a mob on June 18 and was later handed over to the police. He had been in the judicial custody since June 18 and was taken to a hospital on June 22 after his condition deteriorated. On the same day, Ansari succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Several videos of the incident emerged on social media show a man hitting Tabrez brutally with a wooden stick while forcing him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”. The videos of the Jharkhand mob lynching case have gone viral on social networking sites ever since the incident came to the light.
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