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Militant killed, two army men injured in ongoing encounter along LoC in Kupwara

Srinagar, July 16: An unidentified militant was killed in an ongoing operation near Safawali Gali along Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An army officer based in north Kashmir told K24X7 that the encounter broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search party of 10 JAKLI, 57 RR and 41 RR challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators during pre-dawn hours today. The firefight continued intermittently till today morning, the officer said. He said that during a search operation, a body of an unknown militant has been recovered along with an AK rifle. Two soldiers are also said to have received injuries and have been evacuated to hospital, he said. The operation in the area is ongoing, he added. (K24X7)

Summoning Aqib Javed ‘a ploy to frighten’ journalist fraternity: Hurriyat (G) Says journalism in JK is very difficult task

Srinagar, Jul 15 (K24X7): Strongly condemning the dictatorial actions of strangulating the already suppressed voice of journalism in Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) Sunday termed the summoning of Aqib Javed, a well known journalist associated with ‘The Daily Kashmir Observer’ by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to its Delhi office as ‘a ploy to frighten’ the journalist fraternity and ‘destroy the very ethics of journalism in Jammu and Kashmir’. Commenting on the fragile position of journalism in Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesperson in a statement issued to K24X7 said that “it is almost a very difficult task to pursue the norms of a free press in a state of undeclared censorship as implemented by the state authorities.”
The spokesperson expressed his grave concern of involving Aqib Javed in ‘a baseless and fabricated’ case against a veteran pro-freedom leader, Asia Andrabi and her two associates, Fahmidah Sofi and Nahidah Nasreen by the NIA.
He termed it as ‘a pa…
Srinagar, Jul 15 (K24X7): Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was once again arrested by police when he was returning home from south Kashmir where he had gone to expresses condolences to bereaved families, a spokesman said on Sunday. According to the statement issued to K24X7, the spokesman said that Malik along with the amalgam vice-chairman Mushtaq Ajmal, Zonal Organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and others including Imtiyaz Ahmad and Arshad Ahmad were returning to Srinagar when police at Sangam stopped and detained them.
“They are now lodged at police station Sangam Islamabad,” he added.
Earlier, Malik was released yesterday after 10 days of incarceration. JKLF strongly condemned Malik’s arrest.
Prior to his arrest, Malik along with a delegation traveled to South Kashmir and visited many bereaved families of those recently martyred by Indian forces.
Malik visited Hawoora Raidwani and met with the bereaved families of slain girl Andaleeb Jan, Shakir A…

Mehbooba, Drabu, Sethi, Altaf vacate from allotted Govt quarters: Dir Estates Says will issue notice once due date is over

Srinagar, Jul 15 (K24X7): The state’s estates department on Saturday said that scores of the legislators and political appointees have vacated from the government quarters since the Governor rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Director Estates, Tassaduq Jeelani told Kashmir New Service (K24X7) that some of the legislators have vacated from the quarters while some are still occupied it. “Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Haseeb Drabu, Altaf Bukhari, Priya Sethi have vacated from the Jammu quarters provided to them,” Jeelani said, adding that former minister Naeem Akhter, Advocate General and other political appointees have also vacated from their Jammu quarters.
He informed that Mehbooba vacated from Jammu residence two days after the PDP-BJP bonhomie ended in the State.
The Director further stated that maximum of the political appointees have also vacated from the residences while some are vacating at present.
Jeelani further stated that there is still time, but the evacuation proc…

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