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  • Amarnath pilgrims bus attack in Anantnag, 7 killed, 19 injured

    Amarnath Pilgrims Bus Attack In Anantnag

    7 pilgrims have died in the terror attack on the bus of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. The attack took place around 8:20 pm Monday night. 19 pilgrims were injured in the attack, who were admitted to a nearby hospital. This attack has happened in the Batengue area of ​​Anantnag. According to the preliminary information, 2 attackers came on the bike.

    Five women are among the dead. The terrorists have been responsible for the attack by the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. A search operation is being conducted in the entire area to look for the terrorists.

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mahbuba Mufti reached the hospital to meet the injured pilgrims in the terror attack. Mehbooba Mufti said that Kashmir's head has been bowed down with shame due to this attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it as a cowardly assault. All parties have condemned the attack. Congress, National Conference and VHP have called for Jammu Bandh.

    PM Modi condemns attack

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is no word to show sadness on the cowardly attack on peaceful Amarnath pilgrims. He said that India is not going to bend ahead of such cowardly attacks and nefarious mansions of hatred. PM spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured of all possible help. At the same time, after the attack, Internet service has been banned once again in the Kashmir valley.

    Complete list of dead and injured in the attack:

    List Of Pilgrims

    Pilgrims List

    Witness told the story

    According to the report Yogesh Prajapati present in the bus at the time of the attack said that attack was done  on the right side of the bus and that was very dark on that side. Prajapati said that as soon as the attack happened  driver got swift from there and went ahead a lot and stopped the bus at a chownk.

    Meanwhile, it has also come to light that bus was  from Srinagar that too  without police force. When the attack took place, the bus was filled with people and was going from Baltal to Mir Bazar. Meanwhile, the terrorists started firing on the bus.

    Highway has been closed

    After this attack, security arrangements have been tightened. As a precaution, the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed. The bus on which this terrorist attack took place is not registered on the Shrine Board. This means that the security arrangement with this bus was being examined.

    All of the deceased are from Gujarat

    This  bus was of Gujarat. It is being told that all the passengers present in the bus were from Gujarat. According to the information, these people were going to visit Baba Burfaani instead of the Shrine Board themselves.

    It is worth mentioning that during the Amarnath yatra, security arrangements have been made in many levels regarding terror attacks. The claim was made to ensure safety of each passenger, then these terrorists attacked the pilgrims by targeting them, this is a big question. Additional security forces have also been deployed from the Central Government this time to protect the devotees.

    The annual Amarnath pilgrimage that lasted for 40 days started on June 29 and will end on August 7. Security forces have been using CCTV cameras, drones, bulletproof mobile bunkers and other equipment to protect the devotees.

  • Kashmiri students assaulted in H’yana, FIR lodged

    Kashmiri Student

    Photo Courtesy: Internet

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for Haryana authorities to investigate the incident and take strict action, after reports of the assault emerged on Friday.

    Haryana police has registered an FIR on Saturday, for allegedly assaulting two Kashmiri students of Central University of Haryana. J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti asked Haryana authorities to take strict action.

    As per Kamaldeep ,SP Mahendergarh, Haryana, the total of 6 accused have been noticed from which 3 nabbed, " On the basis on a CCTV footage, total 6 people are accused in the mishappening out of which 3 people have been arrested and 3 others identified and we are further investigating in the matter,"

    The FIR was registered at the Mahendergarh Police Station, under sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly guilty of offence towards common object), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said today.

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for Haryana authorities to investigate the incident and take strict action, after reports of the assault emerged on Friday.

    (With agency inputs)

  • Police officer lynching incident: “Don’t test the patience of police, else old times may return”, warns Mufti

    Mufti

    New Delhi:In regards with the incident of a mob lynching a police officer to death in Srinagar today, Mehbooba Mufti came down heavily on Kashmiris and warned them to not take the police force for granted. Even as the police arrested two people in connection with the lynching, J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had strong words for Kashmiris: "This is not how you respond to restraint on the part of the police."

  • Top court stays FIR against army officer in Shopian firing case

    Sc Puts Stay On FIR

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    The apex court on Monday has put a stay on First Information Report (FIR) filed against Major Aditya Kumar of 10 Garhwal Rifles in connection with the death of three civilians in an alleged Army firing in Shopian last month.

    As per media reports, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government, seeking their response within two weeks in the matter.

    The court also ordered that no coercive action should be initiated against the Army personnel.

    Advocate Aishwarya Bhati, who filed the petition on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel Karamveer Singh, father of the Army personnel, told mediapersons, “The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government while we have been asked to submit a copy of the petition to the office of Attorney General of India (AGI). The court has requested AGI to clarify the Centre’s stand on the case within two weeks. The state government has also been asked to issue a clarification within the given time period.”

    The stay order came after Singh, submitted the plea before the apex court, claiming that the firing was undertaken to control “a savage and violent mob engaged in terrorist activity” and that the FIR violated the fundamental rights of his son. The Army officer added that the plea was submitted “for protecting the morale of the soldiers of Indian Army, who are facing all odds in performance of their bonafide duties and laying their lives in the line of duty, to uphold the dignity of the Indian flag”.

    The Jammu-Kashmir Police had lodged an FIR under Section 302 (murder charge) against the Army personnel and his unit for opening fire on a group of stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village in Shopian. While two persons were killed on the spot, a third succumbed to his injuries later. The incident prompted Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to order a probe into the killings.

    (With agency inputs)

  • ‘One Nation One Tax’ regime to be cleared in Jammu and Kashmir by July 6

    One Nation One Tax

    Jammu and Kashmir is the only state which has not yet implemented the new tax regime which came into force in the country from July 1. It is likely to clear the legislation by July 6. State Finance Minister, Haseeb Drabu attended the midnight launch of GST in Central Hall of Parliament said that in view of differences among the political parties, the state government had set up an all-party consultative group to find a common opinion from one and all. After the second meeting of the consultative group yesterday, the government declared that the parties were in agreement on the extension of the new tax regime.