A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and sarpanch was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot near his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam. Police said that the incident took place on Thursday. Terrorists fired at Khanday from close range at Vessu in Qazigund area. Khanday was rushed to a hospital in nearby Anantnag district where he was declared brought dead by doctors. The incident comes less than 48 hours after a BJP-affiliated panchayat member was shot at in Kulgam district. On Tuesday, terrorists had fired upon sarpanch Arif Ahmad Khan at Akhran Village. He had sustained an injury to his neck, the police had said. Khan is currently recovering from his injuries in hospital.
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Terrorists fired upon sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday outside his residence in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Sajad Ahmad Khanday succumbed to injuries. Earlier, he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he was declared dead. The incident took place in Vessu Village of Kulgam district on August 06. Further details are awaited.
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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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and former chief minister of JandK, Farooq Abdullah on September 19 demanded discussion of the Amshipora case, wherein three Rajouri locals were killed by the Indian Army, in the lower house. Abdullah further said that we are happy that the army has accepted that the boys who were killed in Shopian district were innocent. "We are not against any operation carried out by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, but we are against the killing of innocent lives during the operations. We will raise this topic in the Lok Sabha today," he added.
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.
To fight COVID-19 pandemic, personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are making masks and protective gear for themselves and for the public also. They are making almost hundreds masks everyday and providing to all units in Jammu and Kashmir. "With the onset of COVID-19, we started manufacturing these. All units in JandK are making hundreds of masks every day," said an official. CRPF personnel are also providing rations and medicines to needy. JandK has over 15,000 active cases of coronavirus .
Two terrorists were killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. A cordon and search operation was jointly launched by police, Army and CRPF. Security forces had information..
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Jammu and Kashmir DGP, Dilbag Singh on Srinagar terrorist encounter said that the two terrorists killed in the encounter on May 18 have been identified. "They have been identified as Junaid Ashraf Khan..