Indian Army conducted a job fair and career counseling event for the educated unemployed youths of Gujjarpatti Lolab valley in Kupwara, a district in North Kashmir. The experts held intensive discussion and explained the importance of peaceful life with dignity. Interestingly, nine boys were given job offers by agencies and they will be placed all across the Kashmir valley in various sectors. "In order to prevail peace in the Valley, we have given job appointments to the nine youth in different sectors like hotel industry, Petrol Pumps, Cotton industries across India. This will help them lead a good life with their family," Mahajan told ANI. "We are very thankful that they have given us a good opportunity. We belong to a family that cannot afford things that they have provided us. This job opportunity will help our family to grow," Shabir Ahmad, a beneficiary said. Khurshid Malik, Member Block development Council, Sogam Lolab thanked Indian Army for the initiative and providing new opportunities to the youth of Kashmir.
The women soldiers of Assam Rifles have been deployed in JandK's Kupwara to keep a check on weapon and drug smuggling. A soldier said, "There were inputs that women and children are being used to do smuggling, we have been brought here to curb it." 'Rifle Women' unit of the Assam Rifles has been deployed in the region for first time.
Terrorists reportedly launched a terror attack on personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force in Jammu and Kashmir. The attack took place in Srinagar's Nowgam, as per reports with no injuries or casualties so far. The terrorists' target was 110 Battalion of the CRPF. The attack came days after a big revelation by Jammu and Kashmir's police chief. Director-General of the Union Territory's police force, Dilbag Singh, had said that Pakistani agencies were dropping weapons and drugs via drones to try and disturb peace in the region. Watch the full video for more.
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Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, announced a package worth Rs 1,350 crore aimed at boosting economic activity in the Union Territory. While the package contains some relief for common people like 50% discount on electricity and water bills for a year, the main beneficiaries are businesspersons, traders, and industrialists. From an interest subvention scheme for all commercial borrowers, to doubling of amount available under the credit card scheme for the handicraft industry, and special efforts to boost tourism - the announcement will help create lakhs of jobs in J&K, as per the L-G. Commenting on the scheme, chief of the J&K Apni Party, Altaf Bukhari, said that Sinha had proven that he was a man of his word by expeditiously bringing in an economic package. However, he added that given the Rs 40,000 crore loss suffered by the UT's economy, the current package was a drop in the ocean, and a 'large heart' was needed to truly revive J&K's economy. Watch the full video for more.
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Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, India promptly responded to Khan's comments and requested the United Nations for the floor to exercise Right to Reply in response to Pakistan's statements. Indian delegate Mijito Vinito, who had earlier walked out of the hall when Imran Khan's pre-recorded statement was played, presented India's stand. Mijito said, "Leader of Pakistan today called for those who incite hate and violence to be outlawed. But, as he went on, we were left wondering, was he referring to himself? This Hall heard incessant rant of someone who had nothing to show for himself, who had no achievements to speak of, and no reasonable suggestion to offer to world. Instead, we saw lies, misinformation, warmongering and malice spread through this Assembly.""This is the same country that provides pensions for dreaded and listed terrorists out of State funds. The leader, whom we heard today, is the same person who referred to the terrorist Osama Bin Laden as a "Martyr" in his Parliament in July. The same leader who spewed venom today admitted in 2019 in public in US that his country still has about 30,000-40,000 terrorists who have been trained by Pakistan and have fought in Afghanistan and in Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is integral and inalienable part of India. Only dispute left in Kashmir relates to that part of Kashmir that's still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pak to vacate all those areas that it's in illegal occupation of," he added.
Jammu and Kashmir police has inducted a special Command Vehicle for anti-terrorist operations. "The vehicle is specially designed for operations sides, like encounters and disasters management. It has PTZ camera, which gives 360 degree view, we have 10 cameras inbuilt in this Command Vehicle. We can read the whole situation while sitting inside it. In the situation of emergency soldiers can stay in this vehicle for maximum 6 days," said Crisis Response Team (CRT) and Command Vehicle's In-charge, Damandeep Singh. There is also a mini kitchen inside it. Additional trolley house, toilet, washroom, powerhouse and storage are the other features of the Command Vehicle.
Since the late 1980s Pakistan's military establishment has used youth from Jammu and Kashmir to join its various terrorist proxies like Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taibah and Jaish-e-Mohammed, said the director of Amsterdam based think-tank, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies, Junaid Qureshi. Junaid told the UN that rejection of India was the slogan dictated to the youth of Kashmir as Islamabad's aim was Islamic Caliphate and merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan. He added, "Today, led by its Foreign Minister, Pakistan is demanding a return of the autonomy that Jammu and Kashmir had earlier enjoyed under the Indian Constitution. The same Constitution against which, it started this proxy war in which Kashmiris were massacred".