Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday advocated pro-active coordinated counter-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir as he held three back-to-back meetings to review the situation there as well as arrangements for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra and asked security forces to ensure zero cross-border infiltration to “wipe out terrorism” in the union territory.
A middle-aged man was killed on Tuesday and three others injured when unknown militants targeted a newly opened wine shop with a hand grenade in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
India on Tuesday described as “farcical” a resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on the delimitation exercise in JK, saying the neighbouring country has no locus standi to interfere in internal matters of India.
The Divisional Administration Kashmir has framed a new policy for the Kashmiri Pandit employees working under the Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package (PMRP) that entails same place of posting for the couples and no more remote area postings for the employees.
Government of India’s recently released health report has shown a worrying percentage of health insurance coverage in Jammu and Kashmir, as only 14 percent of households in the region are covered under a registered health insurance, which still remains far from satisfactory.
The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Tuesday passed a resolution for the removal of loudspeakers and public address systems operating without permission from religious and public places, evoking criticism from the rival Congress.
A top army official on Tuesday said that Indian troops are fully alert along the Line of Control (LoC) to foil any infiltration bid, asserting that militant camps are still operational across the border.
Weathermen have forecast isolated light rain along with thunderstorms at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.
Protests continued for the sixth day Tuesday in Kashmir over the killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat, even as a top police official assured the protestors a permanent peace will return to the valley soon as security forces will eliminate all terrorists “within one-and-a-half year”.
Protests by Kashmiri Pandits over the killing of Rahul Bhat by militants inside his office last week continued in Ganderbal and Anatnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.