J&K: Encounter breaks out at Marwal in Pulwama; 2-3 terrorists believed to be trapped
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 () An encounter started on Monday (September 14) night between security forces and terrorists in the Marwal village of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)'s Pulwama district, news agencies reported on Tuesday morning.
An encounter is underway between terrorists and security forces in JandK's Pulwama on September 15. Encounter has started at Marwal area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. More details are awaited in this regard.
The 'dargah' of Peer Budan Ali Shah or Peer Baba as it is known, is the perfect example of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir. People of all religion throng this shrine and get blessings. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs come to this 'dargah' in large number and pray. There is a belief that the 'dargah' protects people of this city from mishaps and evil spirits. The shrine is located in the outskirts of Jammu city at a distance of about 8 Kilometres towards the aerodrome at Satwari. Baba Budan Shah was born at Talwandi in Punjab, and it is said that another shrine of this Peer is located at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. In spite of being the 'dargah' of a Muslim saint, Hindus and Sikh devotees who flock this religious place particularly on Thursdays are far greater in number than the Muslim followers. The devotees of Peer Baba have many interesting stories to share.
National Conference president and former chief minister of JandK, Farooq Abdullah, on September 19 said in Lok Sabha that border skirmishes are on a rise in Jammu and Kashmir and talks should be held with other neighbours, like the engagement is taking place with China. "Like we are talking to China to resolve issues, we need to hold talks with the other neighbour country as well. People are dying every day, border skirmishes are on a rise. We need to find some solution," said Abdullah.
Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, announced a package worth Rs 1,350 crore aimed at boosting economic activity in the Union Territory. While the package contains some relief for common people like 50% discount on electricity and water bills for a year, the main beneficiaries are businesspersons, traders, and industrialists. From an interest subvention scheme for all commercial borrowers, to doubling of amount available under the credit card scheme for the handicraft industry, and special efforts to boost tourism - the announcement will help create lakhs of jobs in J&K, as per the L-G. Commenting on the scheme, chief of the J&K Apni Party, Altaf Bukhari, said that Sinha had proven that he was a man of his word by expeditiously bringing in an economic package. However, he added that given the Rs 40,000 crore loss suffered by the UT's economy, the current package was a drop in the ocean, and a 'large heart' was needed to truly revive J&K's economy. Watch the full video for more.
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Mortal remains of Sepoy Prashant Sharma were brought to his village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar on August 30. Soldier Prashant Sharma was grievously injured in an encounter in Pulwama district on August 29. Later, he succumbed to his injuries. Three terrorists were killed in the encounter and Sepoy Prashant Sharma suffered multiple gunshots on his chest. Huge crowds gathered to pay tribute to the late sepoy at his native place.
Wreath laying ceremony of Sepoy Prashant Sharma, who lost his life earlier today in an encounter with terrorists in Zadoora area of Pulwama, was held in Srinagar. Prashant Sharma was critically injured in encounter and he later scrummed to his injuries.
Three terrorists were killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter broke out at Zadoora area of Pulwama district. A soldier succumbed to his injuries during the gunbattle. Police said that the gunfight started at around 1am on Saturday. The Army and police personnel jointly launched the operation. One AK and two pistols have been recovered from the terrorists' possession. On Friday, three terrorists were killed in an encounter in Shopian district. Till Friday, six terrorists were killed in the Valley in less than 24 hours.
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Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced50% discount in electricity and water bills. "50% discount to be given for a year in electricity and water bills. Stamp duty exempted up to March 2021 in case of all borrowers. Setting up customised Health-Tourism scheme by J-K bank for financial assistance to people in tourism sector with good pricing and repayment options," said Manoj Sinha. "Under credit card scheme, we have decided to extend maximum limit of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh for people working in handloom and handicraft industry. They will also be given 7% interest subvention. From Oct 1, J-K bank will start a special desk for youth - women enterprises," said Sinha.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, on September 17 informed that three terrorists were gunned down by the security forces in the Batamaloo encounter which also saw a civilian dying, and a security personnel getting injured during the cross fire. "Three terrorists were neutralised today in an operation in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar. Unfortunately, a civilian died while a deputy commandant of CRPF got injured. The injured personnel had been admitted to hospital and is under medical observation," said Dilbag Singh.
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