‘Indo-Pak ceasefire will have no bearing on counter-terrorism ops in J&K’
Saturday, 27 February 2021 The Army’s northern commander Lt Gen Y K Joshi on Saturday said the agreement between India and Pakistan to adhere to the ceasefire pact along the Line of Control (LoC) would not affect counter-terrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pilgrims from across country arrived at the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra to seek blessings as the auspicious festival of Navratri commenced from today. COVID protocols are being followed strictly by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. COVID negative reports have been made mandatory for the pilgrims. Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22. Devotees observe a fast for nine consecutive days and pray for health and well being of their loved ones.
To improve tourism flow in Jammu and Kashmir, a 3-day long conference was organised at SKICC Srinagar. Experts were invited to meet, discuss and provide suggestions to revive tourism in Kashmir valley. Mega event 'Tapping the Tourism Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise' was held from April 11-13. The tourism ministry is pushing to promote the valley as a destination for leisure, wedding, films, and adventure. Tourism is one of the largest contributors to the economy of Kashmir valley.
At least six people died and four got injured after a mini bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda on April 12. Rescue team was present at the spot and injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Jammu for treatment, said Doda CMO Dr Yakoob Mir. More details are awaited.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
A group of pilgrims going to visit Gurudwara Shri Panja Sahib, Pakistan on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi) would get their passport after mandatory COVID-19 test to travel. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) secretary, Mohinder Singh Ahli said, "437 people have been granted permission to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi. Pilgrims will visit all major Gurdwaras including Nankana Sahib. All of them have tested negative for COVID. They'll leave tomorrow and will return on Apr 22."
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country. State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic. He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population. Watch the full video for more details.
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Mausam, a youth from Pakistan and son of Manzoor Ahmad from Lipa area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir accidently had crossed the Line of Control on April 5th. The Indian authorities repatriated the youth to Pakistan authorities from Teetwal crossing as a humanitarian gesture. He was presented with clothes and sweets on his return by the Indian Army.
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A Pakistani resident was repatriated by the Indian Army via Teethwal crossing point in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The boy had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on April 5 and was repatriated on April 7 as a humanitarian gesture. The Indian Army gave clothes and sweets to the boy before he was sent back. Watch the full video for more details.
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Indian Army repatriated a youth to Pakistani authorities who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered into Indian side in Kupwara area on the night of April 05. The youth identified as Mausam, was kept under surveillance with due care by the Indian troops. Pakistani authorities were informed about him. The youth was presented with clothes and sweets on his return on April 07. On humanitarian grounds, Indian Army has always been prompt in various similar incidents in past.
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