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J&K: BJP state secretary Anil Parihar shot dead

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Anil Parihar (52) and his brother Ajeet (55) were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jammu's Kishtwar district on Thursday. The shootout took place at Tapal Mohalla. It was not confirmed whether terrorists carried out the killings.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed shock and pain over the killings, saying the police will leave no stone unturned to bring perpetrators of the crime to justice.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah expressed grief over Parihar's death.

Immediately after the attack, people started assembling outside the residence of Parihar and refused entry of senior police officers, who were even manhandled. The mourners refused to hand over the body to police and did not allow them to gather evidence from the Parihar Mohalla where the two brothers were shot dead.

Kishtwar district magistrate A S Rana made a request to call out the Army in the town and its adjoining areas to control the internal security situation arisen due to "assassination of Anil Parihar and Ajeet Praihar by some militants".

 

Kishtwar is communally sensitive and the district had witnessed communal clashes in the past as well. The recent one was in August 2013. Militants have in the past attempted to create communal tension in the region by targeting Hindu community, especially in higher reaches. In 2001, the terrorists killed 17 Hindu nomads.

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Life cover to civic poll candidates in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi (NM Bureau): With the civic polls in the trouble torn Jammu and Kashmir province of India is round the corner, the government is now mulling on giving life cover insurance and security to the candidates who venture into polls. The northern most province of India, Jammu and Kashmir, has been terror infested with India alleging Pakistani trained terrorists infiltrating inside Indian territory and disturbing peace.

The announcement to give life insurance to the candidates was made by the governor of the state in an exclusive interview with an Indian English magazine The Week.

''We are going to provide an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh to every candidate,'' J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik told a magazine.Malik told the magazine that the government will provide the candidates with security and if the candidates were feeling insecure at their place of residence, the government will shift them to a safer location.

The statement of the governor of Jammu and Kashmir as the militant groups operating in the valley like the Hizbul Mujahideen have put out warning to punish any person who stands up as a candidate for the local body polls due in October and November this year. The warning was followed by burning of three local body offices in South Kashmir area in the last one week.

Meanwhile, the two major regional parties in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference(NC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have called for the boycott of the polls quoting their differences with the central government on the issue of autonomy to the state. 

Jammu and Kashmir has remained a bone of contention between the two neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan since their independence in 1947. British rules while giving freedom to the Indian territory, divided it into two countries of India and Pakistan and left it to the royalties to chose which country they wanted to join. The king of Jammu and Kashmir acceded his territory to India only after a tribal attack happened from Pakistani side and a part of the territory went to Pakistan. Ever since both sides have fought four wars and allege each other of interfering in each other’s internal matters.

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Army Avenges its fellow soldier’s killing


Srinagar: Three terrorist, who are believed to have murdered police constable Mohammad Saleem Sham in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, were killed in an encounter by security forces in Khudwani village of the district on Sunday. Muawiya, a Pakistani, and locals, Suhail Ahmad Dar and Mudassar alias Rehaan were identified as the “prime accused” in the abduction and murder of Policeman Mohd Saleem Shah on Saturday, a police spokesman said.

Killed terrorist were part of a joint group of militant outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). Police did not clarify who belonged to which organisation.DGP of J&K SP Vaid said, bodies of the terrorists & 2 AK-47 rifles recovered. One terrorist was associated with LeT, other two were locals:

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J&K: Restrictions imposed after Indian Army kills 3 militants

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Authorities in Srinagar imposed restrictions on Monday to maintain law and order in the wake of thrashing 3 militants to death earlier in the day, police said.

Militants who were killed during a gunfight with security forces in Anantnag district included one from Srinagar.

The three slain militants indentified as Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi from Anantnag district and Eesa Fazli of Srinagar.

All the schools and colleges in the area will be closed also the Monday examinations by Kashmir university have been postponed.

Sc Puts Stay On FIR

Top court stays FIR against army officer in Shopian firing case

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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)