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".
A BJP leader was shot at by terrorists in of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam, said the police on Sunday. BJP leader Abdul Hamid Najar was immediately shifted to a hospital. Najar is the district president of Budgam BJP Other Backward Class (OBC) Morcha and is a resident of Mohiendpora area of Budgam in Central Kashmir. "Abdul Hamid Najar was fired upon by terrorists. He has been shifted to a hospital. He is a resident of Mohiendpora area of Budgam," said Amod Nagpure, Budgam SSP, Jammu and Kashmir Police. Attacks on BJP leaders have increased recently in the valley. On August 6, a BJP Sarpanch succumbed to injuries after he was shot by terrorists. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam. Recently, BJP-affiliated panchayat member Arif Ahmad Khan was shot at in Kulgam. In July, former Bandipora BJP chief Wasim Bari, his father and brother succumbed to their injuries after terrorists fired upon them.
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District president of Budgam's BJP Other Backward Class Morcha Abdul Hamid Najar was fired upon by terrorists on August 09. He has been shifted to a hospital. Attack on BJP leaders have increased recently in the valley. Earlier BJP gram panchayat leader was shot dead in JandK's Kulgam. BJP-affiliated panchayat member, Arif Ahmad Khan, was also shot in Kulgam district.
Terrorists fired upon sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday outside his residence in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Sajad Ahmad Khanday succumbed to injuries. Earlier, he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he was declared dead. The incident took place in Vessu Village of Kulgam district on August 06. Further details are awaited.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP's Bihar Polls in-charge Devendra Fadnavis on September 25 said that the people of the state have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also in Nitish Kumar governance, which has worked for the benefit of the people. "For the 1st time such a large exercise is to be held in world during COVID. People of Bihar have faith in Modi ji, also govt under Nitish Kumar ji and Sushil Modi ji has worked for people. It'll be re-elected," said Fadnavis.
Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil has accused the BJP led NDA of trying to politicize actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death for garnering votes in Bihar. Addressing the media, Gohil said that some were trying to gain political mileage out of the death of the actor and asserted that the first to demand a CBI probe in the case was a Congress party MLA. He said that those who think that people would forget issues like migrant crisis, lack of jobs, Covid mishandling are foolish. Gohil also added that some film star is summoned every single day to attempt to divert the attention of the people from the real issue. He added that probe agencies are not supposed to make any evidence public during investigation, but still Whatsapp chats are made public. He said that this is a well thought out strategy and the Modi model in action. CBI, ED and NCB are probing different angles linked to the actor’s death. Several top stars including Deepika Padukone have been summoned by the NCB in the drug probe as well. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The symbol of communal harmony between different sects is still alive in South Kashmir's Mattan village. In the three localities of Seer Hamdan, Srigufwara, and Mattan village of Anantnag district, brotherhood among Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs is intact even now. Mattan is one of the famous villages of Anantnag that depicts the age old and rich cultural past of Kashmir in the shape of brotherhood among locals. Before the 90s, a large population of Pandits and Sikh communities were living with Muslims and the village was a unique example of brotherhood and a symbol of communal harmony for many. However, in the 90s, a number of Pandit families left the Valley and migrated to Jammu and other places of the country due to the insurgency.
The construction of a new Public Health Centre (PHC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district has been the latest to join the fleet of new initiatives by the Union Territory's government for the welfare of the people. Construction for the new PHC is underway in the Mattan village, one of the important blocks of Anantnag, about 70 kilometers from Srinagar city. The construction of the PHC had started over two years ago. Locals hailed the initiative and thanked the UT govt. With construction of PHC, locals will be able to get proper health-care facilities in the village itself.
Jammu and Kashmir government is building cafeterias, huts, trekking camps and other public utility spots in the unexplored tourist zones in Anantnag district. The push on tourism infrastructure will help both the visitors and locals. Although Kashmir is famous across the world for its mesmerising natural beauty, several unexplored tourist destinations such as Chattpal and Kokernag were neglected by the previous governments. The new infrastructure is being build under Prime Minister Development Project (PMDP) scheme in Kashmir, and such projects have only gain momentum since the state was converted into a union territory last year. The infrastructural push in Chattpal and Kokernag will also provide livelihood opportunities to the locals.
A sarpanch of J&K's Kulgam district was shot dead earlier this morning by suspected terrorists. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was also the BJP's district vice president for Kulgam. He was shot dead near his home..