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Two officers among Five CRPF troopers, militant killed in Anantnag attack

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Srinagar, June 12 : Five paramilitary troopers and a militant were killed and four other government forces personnel including Station House Officer (SHO) were injured after militants attacked a joint party of CRPF and police at KP road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that some militants opened fire upon the joint naka party of police and CRPF 116 bn B Coy near Oxford School at KP road today at around 04:55 pm.

The fire was retaliated by the joint team triggering off a brief but fierce gunfight, they said.

 

In the incident, two CRPF men died on the spot while as five others and a Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Sadder Inspector Irshad Ahmad suffered injuries. Besides, a girl namely Snober (18) daughter of Mohd Ashraf Malik of Danter Anantnag also sustained a bullet wound in her leg. 

The injured were immediately taken to district for treatment where three CRPF men including an ASI succumbed to injuries, they said.

The slain CRPF personnel were identified as ASI Neeru Sharma, Constable Sitender Kumar, Constable M K Kushwa, ASI Ramesh Kumar, and Constable Mahesh Kumar.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrib told GNS that they have received seven injured persons including five CRPF men, a police officer Irshad Ahmad Khan (SHO) and a teenage girl. He said that the police officer suffered splinter injuries in his chest.

Medical Superintendent said that among the injured three CRPF men succumbed while Irshad (SHO) and two other CRPF men were referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. However, sources said that the injured CRPF men and police officer were referred to army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh Srinagar.

Soon after the attack, the whole area has been cordoned off by the additional reinforcement of police, SOG, army and CRPF.

A police officer also confirmed the attack and said that search operation is underway in the area.


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Sri Ram Sena JK president joins NC

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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.

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Rambagh-Jahangir Chowk flyover to be completed on June 30: DC Srinagar

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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.

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Keep new India with you, give us old India: Azad targets Modi over Jharkhand lynchings

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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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