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)


Militants attempt fidayeen attack, trapped underway at CRPF camp

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Two militants encountered in a building close to a camp of CRPF 23 battalion who were trying to enter a CRPF camp in Srinagar for a fidayeen attack.

The militants were carrying bags armed with AK47s, were seen approaching towards the camp in Srinagar. The sentries immediatetly opened fire at around 4.30 am, after which the militants fled from the spot and encounter is underway.

Earlier on Saturday, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants stormed the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu, killing five security personnel and one civilian. Six army personnel and six civilians were also injured.

The Army has successfully neutralised four militants in the ongoing search operation that is underway since 51 hours.

(With agency inputs)


‘Protect soldiers' human rights’

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While taking a stand against the stone-pelters and mob attacks on army personnel in J&K, army personnel kids have written to National Human Rights Commission and filed a petition to protect army personnel's human rights. 

The letter noted that the FIRs registered against the stone pelters and violence perpetrators have been withdrawn upon the direction of the State government. 

All it said was "As young Indians and citizens of this great country, especially as children of army personnel, we are concerned about the state of affairs of the troops serving in the disturbed areas and we are compelled to approach the Hon'ble Commission to seek intervention in the matter and initiate appropriate inquiry in the incidents of violations of human rights of the members of the armed forces," read the official letter. 

The letter also stated that other countries "would never accept such indignities rained upon their armed forces," and laid out in detail, punishment that is meted out to perpetrators in other countries. 

"Being concerned for the safety of soldiers and officers of the Indian army, deployed in counter-insurgency areas in J&K and other states, we wish to draw your attention to the innumerable and frequent instances of violations of human rights of the army personnel," read the letter. 

(With Agency Inputs)

Prisoner Fled Naveed Jatt

Militants attacked in hospital, 1 cop died

Prisoner Abu Hanzulle alias Naveed Jatt who fled during the attack (File Photo)

A cop was killed and another injured after an alleged attack from the militants inside the Sri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday.

The mishappening took place when the Cops were escorting a Pakistani prisoner Naveed who escaped during the firing and accused fled from the area.

According to SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray to ANI “six apprehended persons were being brought from the Central Jail, from which one snatched the gun from the police personnel and started firing at the protection party. The prisoner’s name is Naveed who seems to be an outsider,”

The prisoner Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jatt, escaped during the attack, was arrested a few months.

As per Deputy inspector general police Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Outlook that a search and cordon has been conducted around the area.

The incident is significant as it shows the militants are moving in Srinagar and have started even operations in the winter capital.

More Information yet to be delivered.


(With agency inputs)