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Whosoever involved in killing cops, sheltering killers will be taken to task: LG

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said today that whosoever involved in the killing of police personnel or giving shelter to the killers in Srinagar a few days back would be taken to task, and sacrifices of the martyrs won’t go waste.

Addressing the 9th episode of ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, a monthly Radio Programme aired on every third Sunday of the month, Sinha referred to the martyrdom of police personnel and offered tribute to them. He assured that whosoever involved in the killing of cops and providing shelter to the killers would be given a befitting reply.

“I assure you that sacrifices of the martyr jawans won’t go waste,” he said, adding those involved in the attacks are trying to break the unity and integrity of the nation will never succeed in their designs.

Asserting that complete transparency has been restored in Government recruitments, the Lieutenant Governor said he need not tell how the Government jobs were given in Jammu and Kashmir earlier.

“I don’t want to name person or place, but you know what kind of work culture was adopted here. We got all this in legacy. However, now the jobs are being given completely based on merit,” he added.

Sinha said 11,000 recruitments had been completed based on merit while 20,000 more jobs were being advertised,

“A Committee has been set up to identify the Government jobs in various departments and submit them to recruitment agencies. All recruitments will be made on merit,” he added.

The Lieutenant Governor announced that the Industrial Development Scheme would be taken a right up to block level for the development of villages.

He expressed confidence that 2022 will bring fast-paced development in Jammu and Kashmir, benefiting everyone.

Sinha paid homage to the brave hearts of the Armed Forces, whose tales of bravery etched the saga of December 16 as a glorious chapter in the nation’s rich legacy.

He shared a slew of measures recently taken by the UT Government for the growth and prosperity of J&K. He called upon the people to discharge their social & moral responsibilities and complement the Government’s efforts in taking J&K to new heights of development.

“Following the ideals of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, we are moving ahead to bring about meaningful and lasting change in the life of the people by connecting every citizen with the mainstream of development, Sinha observed.

During the last two years, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government has tried to create a system that serves everyone with equal opportunities.

“We endeavour to mobilize all the resources to improve the standard of living in the areas which have been deprived of progress for decades,” he added.

The Lt Governor highlighted various measures being undertaken by the Government for improving the standard of living of ordinary citizens in Jammu city. As many as 39 critical projects have been completed under Smart City at the cost of Rs. 673 crore and work on 45 other projects are going on at a fast pace, he informed.

He extended his heartfelt tribute to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and the officers and jawans who lost their lives in a tragic chopper crash. He also paid homage to the brave hearts of the Police Force, who were martyred in the cowardly terrorist attack on the J&K Police bus in Srinagar.

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Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey

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General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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