Children as young as 14 are recruited by armed groups against govt in J&K: US report
Friday, 26 June 2020 () A US State Department report on human trafficking in India has said that non-state armed groups continue to recruit children as young as 14 years in direct hostilities against the govt in J&K. The report noted that Maoist groups, particularly in Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand, forcibly recruited children as young as 12 to handle weapons and IEDs, and in some cases be human shields.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is providing jobs to the people in different types of ongoing projects in far-flung hilly area of Rajouri district. Several labourers and migrant workers are working on the construction of roads and bridges in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri. "We thanked the department and they are doing fast work," a local said.
US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a 13-ton shipment of beauty products made out of human hair on Wednesday. CNN reports CBP officials at the Port of New York/Newark say the shipment originated in Xinjiang, China. That's a clue that human rights abuses and forced labor were at play when the hair was collected. The US State Department estimates that over one million Uyghurs have been imprisoned in a huge network of camps in Xinjiang.
In-situ explosion of IED-laden car was carried out in Pulwama and a car was suspected of being loaded with explosive material on rear seat. Later, in the investigation, it was found that the number plate of the car was fake and belonged to motorcycle from Naunath area. Hiranagar Police Station has seized the motorcycle and further investigating into the matter.
Briefing about the recent foiling of IED blast bid in Pulwama by security forces, IGP Vijay Kumar informed that terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had the main role in this while another terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen assisted them. "We had received information that a militant of Jaish-e-Mohammed is going to carry out the operation. So we suspect that Adil (occupant of the car carrying IED) - a Hizbul Mujahideen militant is also in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammed," said Vijay Kumar, IG Police Kashmir on Pulwama incident.
The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren commented on the next generation electricity power reforms and said that it's is a conspiracy to unsteady the non - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) states. He also asserted that these kind of reforms will going to damage the country's federal system. While reacting on proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020, CM Soren said, "Central government's electricity power reforms is seems like a conspiracy to unsteady the non -BJP states, we have to observe these reforms in details, is these reforms damaging the federal system of our country." The minister made this statement after the video conferencing with Union Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh on July 03 in Ranchi. The Chief Minister also opposed the move to privatise railway operations.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon lost his life in encounter with terrorists in Srinagar's Malbagh on July 03. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Draupadi Murmu paid tribute to braveheart.
In Chhattisgarh's Raigarh two robbers killed ATM cash van driver in a loot incident. A CCTV footage shows that the two robbers speeding off on a bike and pointing pistols at shocked passersby. Raigarh's Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abhishek Verma said, "Two men on bike came outside the ATM, their faces were covered with white cloth, one of them went inside the ATM and the other one walked up the driver and shot him, killing him on the spot, another person is in injured condition." Police has started the investigation.
Residents of 50 villages in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on June 29 broke police barricading to enter collector office with their demands. The demands included cash payment to them for collection of Tendu leaves. The protestors had walked to the office from Cherpal village, covering 25 km on foot. One of the protestors said, "The Collector told us that we will be given cash within two days. If that doesn't happen we will protest again."
A verbal spat broke out between two groups of Congress workers on June 29. Verbal spat happened during a protest against fuel price hike in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir-Champa district. Fuel price in India are keep increasing from last few days.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on June 28 slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "no one has intruded India's borders nor has any post come under anyone's custody". He said, "External Affairs Minister had stated that Chinese soldiers have not only come inside the Indian border but have made some constructions but on the other hand, PM Modi contradicts it and deny any intrusion of Chinese on the Indian side."
Chhattisgarh Police has successfully traced and recovered a pangolin from the possession of a person, who was supposed to smuggle the animal in the market. Gariaband's Superintendent of police, Bhojram Patel said, "We have handed over the pangolin to wild life department, further investigation is going on." It is noted that all eight pangolin species are protected under national and international laws, and two are listed as Critically Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.