The Indian Army 93rd field regiment has organised a painting competition in JandK's Poonch on February 22. The students from around 12 different schools had participated in the competition. They thanked the Indian Army to provide them a platform to showcase their talent. The event was organised at Hari Memorial Modern Public Academy by the Kamsar Army Camp. The prize distribution ceremony was also held after the painting competition got over.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that drug racket in valley is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. He said, "Punjab and J-K are easy targets for drug smuggling because of border proximity. Drug racket is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. BSF has recovered 66 kg drugs in Jammu's Arnia sector." In Kashmir, areas like Kupwara, Poonch, Baramulla, Samba are active zones of drugs, he added.
Locals of Jhalas village in Poonch district took up mushroom farming with the help of Agriculture department's techniques in a bid to improve their livelihood and inculcate new farming methods. To expand beyond conventional farming method, the Government of India is encouraging the community to adopt new farming techniques. The agriculture department of Poonch also have mushroom production center for the farmers in Jhalas. Mushroom farming is known as one of the most profitable that can be started in less space.
The Delhi Police arrested two key accused from Jammu for their alleged involvement in the violence at the Red Fort during the farmers’ tractor parade on January 26. Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front president, Mohinder Singh is a resident of Chatha area of Jammu and Mandeep Singh is a resident of Gole Gujral, Jammu. The duo was taken into custody by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Feb 22 night and immediately shifted to New Delhi for questioning. They were apprehended with the support of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. “As per the information received, both the accused are active participants and key conspirators in the riot at Red Fort,” Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal said. Thousands of protesters clashed with the police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions on January 26. Several protestors stormed Delhi’s Red Fort & hoisted flags from its ramparts. Watch the full video for more.
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Wreath laying ceremony of J-K Police personnel SgCt Mohammad Yousuf and Constable Sohail Ahmed was held in Srinagar on February 19. Both police personnel lost their lives in an attack by terrorists in Srinagar's Barzulla today. Several officers were present to pay their last tribute.
Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising a recruitment drive in Kathua district. The rally was conducted to recruit Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Kathua. Over 2,800 candidates including 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive commenced on February 16. Around 25% of the applicants are female. Speaking to media, Kathua SSP, Shailendra Kumar Mishra said, "2,836 candidates including around 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive started on Monday."
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Anantnag. Security forces were carrying out search operation in Shalgul forest area of Srigufwara. Search operation began following information about presence of terrorists in the area. Search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on security forces. The area was cordoned off as the encounter was still underway till the last report came in. Identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained.
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India on Tuesday underlined that terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind and it can never be justified, nor its perpetrators ever equated with its victims. Speaking at the high-level segment of the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said terrorism is a crime against humanity and violates the most fundamental human right namely the right to life. "Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind," he said in a virtual address. "As a long-standing victim, India has been in the forefront of the global action against terrorism. This is possible only when there is a clear realization, including in bodies dealing with human rights, that terrorism can never be justified, nor its perpetrators ever equated with its victims,” he said in a veiled reference to Pakistan which is accused of providing safe havens to terrorists and often glorifying them. Watch the full video for more details.
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Three terrorists and a policeman were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam and Shopian. In Shopian district, officials informed that three militants were killed by security..
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