A batch of 250 residents of Jammu and Kashmir returned from Pakistan on June 25 via the Attari-Wagah border.
Shivraj Singh Bal, SDM, Amritsar-2, said, "748 Indians have registered themselves to return to the country out of which 250 people of J and K are returning today." "There are around 400 passengers of J and K, and they will be sent directly to Lakhanpur from Attari and they will be further quarantined in the state only," the SDM added.
BJP's state president, Ravinder Raina reacted on the deaths of former Bandipora BJP president Sheikh Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother by the terrorists. He said, "Pakistan's terrorists have done a cowardly act by killing Sheikh Wasim Bari Sahab and his brother Umar Sultan and his father. The terrorists attacked them from behind. Sheikh Wasim was a hard working member of BJP. He was a good son of Bharat Mata. The blood of our workers will not go in vain. We will take revenge for every drop of blood. Both Pakistan and its terrorists have to pay for this sin."
Pakistan sent back Indian diplomatic staff after India asked the neighbouring country to reduce its diplomatic staff by half here. The step came after the arrest of two Pakistani spies this month, which was followed by Pakistan torturing two of Indian officials. The Indian High Commission officials reached Attari-Wagah Border to return home. The officials reached Attari-Wagah Border in a bus. Meanwhile, officials of Pakistan High Commission in India also reached the Attari-Wagah border to return to their own country.
Jammu and Kashmir Govt has provided 10 buses for people who have returned back from Pakistan. The buses will taken them to J and K from Attari-Wagah Border. J and K residents were stuck in Pakistan due to corona lockdown.
BSF arrested a Bangladeshi national at Attari-Wagah Border's CP Gate on June 01. Amid lockdown, people are travelling back to their hometowns while Abdullah travelled from Kolkata to Amritsar and further reached the Wagah border to go to Karachi. Abdullah said, "My marriage was fixed with my cousin but all of a sudden her family was getting her married to someone else." He further said, "My cousin asked me to come to Karachi and marry her."
The Beating the Retreat ceremony was performed at Attari-Wagah border without any spectators on June 27. The ceremony, which is watched by thousands including people from Pakistan, is also affected from COVID-19. India and Pakistan both are dealing with COVID-19, people are restricting themselves from going out from their houses without any important work due to the fear of infection. The Beating the Retreat ceremony has been restricted for people due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Baseer Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of J-K informed that all parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow i.e. July 08. He said, "All parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow. I appeal to people to take all precautions including wearing masks, using sanitisers and maintaining social distancing. The entry points of parks and gardens will have the arrangements of thermal screening."
The price of vegetables has raised the graph in Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. Not only has the rain affected the supply and sale of vegetables but the ongoing Corona issue has also stayed the people to purchase vegetables from outside.
The Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers are on high alert at the international border with Pakistan in Jammu region. The soldiers are doing their routine patrolling with promptness to stop any infiltration activity from the Pakistani side. The neighbouring country continuously tries to infiltrate the terrorists inside Indian borders. Irrespective of seasons, these BSF soldiers guard the borders for the country by risking their lives. They are vigilant about any activity in the air, on the ground and also underground tunnels. BSF Jawans say they are alert 24x7 and 365 days to guard the borders and are ready for any challenge. The BSF Jawans are also vigilant about the drones as Pakistan has attempted many unsuccessful bids using drones for the infiltration and spying into Indian territory. A Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, was shot down by the BSF along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on June 21. Pakistan is also sending illegal consignments of narcotics and drugs and is also indulged in infiltrating terrorist ranks.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on June 21 celebrated International Yoga Day by performing various Asanas. This was the sixth edition of International Yoga Day. The CRPF personnel also maintained the social distancing while performing Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched World Yoga Day at United General Assembly in 2014.
Annual Amarnath Yatra to be held in a restricted manner in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma and IG Police Mukesh singh accompanied by DC Kathua OP Bhagat and SSP Kathua Shailendra Misra visited Lakhanpur to oversee the arrangements for the pilgrims. Inspections on entry points, COVID-19 sampling points and special lanes were done. The pilgrims will be sampled in Administration quarantine centre.