Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Jammu and Kashmir, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, has appealed to Home Minister Amit Shah to intervene and urged him to provide security to grassroots level leaders of the party after the kidnapping of BJP leader Mehraj Din Malla by terrorists in Baramulla. "Mehraj Din Malla, BJP leader and vice-president of Watergam Municipal Committee in Baramulla has been kidnapped today. I appeal Home Minister to intervene and provide security to grassroots level leaders of the party," said Manzoor Ahmad Bhat. Mehraj Din Malla, BJP leader and Vice President of Municipal Committee (MC) Watergam in Sopore area of Baramulla district was abducted on Wednesday (July 15) morning.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Vice President of Municipal Committee (MC), Mehraj Din Malla was abducted on morning of July 15. He was abducted from Watergam town in Sopore area of Baramulla district. Police have launched a search operation in the area.
Incriminating materials including huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered during Sopore encounter on July 12. While briefing about the encounter, Mohammad Suleman Choudhary, DIG of Baramulla said, "Three terrorists linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba have been killed in intervening night of July 11-12 in an encounter in Sopore. Arms and ammunition which have been seized from them shows that they were planning a big attack. Further investigation is underway".
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on July 16 said that India has registered a protest with Pakistan against the construction of Diamer Basha Dam which will lead to submergence of large part of land of Indian UTs of J-K and Ladakh. "India strongly protested against construction of Diamer Basha Dam to Pakistan govt. It will lead to submergence of large part of land of Indian UTs of J-K and Ladakh. We condemn attempts by Pak to bring about material changes in Indian territories under its illegal occupation," said Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson, MEA. "We have also consistently conveyed our protest and shared concerns with both China - Pakistan on all such projects in Indian territories under Pakistan's illegal occupation where it has no locus standi," Srivastava added.
A group of villagers had to carry a woman patient on a makeshift palanquin due to lack of road in Malwa area of J-K's Doda. Doda ADC, Kishori Lal said, "The road is half done, but because of certain forest clearances and court cases the road is not yet completed. But an enquiry has been put up and action will be taken against whoever is responsible." One of the locals said, "Government had promised that by the month of March you will have the road, but till date the road has not reached here. Why is it so? What sin have we committed?"