News updates from Kashmir: Several civilians have been killed in a fresh wave of terror attacks in Srinagar this week. Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) backed The Resistance Force (TRF) gunned down a Kashmiri Pandit pharmacist, a school principal, a teacher and two others in attacks, dubbed as ‘targetted killings.’
The attacks have sparked a sharp condemnation in the country. The government also warned against the targeted killings and said “some people are trying to disturb the peace" in the valley.
The Ministry of External Affairs has also raised concerns regarding the cross-border terrorism and it is discussing the issue with its partners.
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Oct 08, 2021 10:12 PM IST
Terrorist neutralized in J-K
#UPDATE | As per the I/Card recovered from the killed terrorist, he has been identified as Aqib Bashir Kumar of Trenz Shopian affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT: Jammu and Kashmir Police
Terrorist neutralized in J-K was part of LeT. Read more here.
Oct 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Several organisations stage protests in Jammu, demand action against terrorists
Several organisations staged protests in Jammu demanding action against terrorists over the recent targeted killing of civilians, reported news agency PTI.
Oct 08, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti says ‘heads must roll’ for repeated security lapses
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti slammed the J&K administration over the targeted killings of civilians. In a series of tweets, Mufti said attacks could have been averted if the sole focus of the security grid wasn’t “these ministerial visits & normalcy acrobatics.”
Oct 08, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti meets family members of Supinder Kour
People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti visited the house of Supinder Kour to meet her family members.
Oct 08, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Omar Abdullah criticises J&K govt after last rites of Bihar resident, killed by terrorists, held in Srinagar
What a shame that no one in the J&K government saw fit to help the family of Virendra Paswan get back to Bihar with his body. J&K must have spent lakhs of rupees on hospitality for MPs & Ministers but couldn’t find any money for this. https://t.co/QWVfF8xRgk
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah criticised the Jammu and Kashmir administration after the family of Virendra Paswan, a street vendor from Bihar who was shot dead by terrorists, had to perform the last rites in Srinagar.
Oct 08, 2021 01:46 PM IST
‘End the bloodshed': PDP workers stage protest against terrorist attacks
PDP workers stage protest in Srinagar over civilian killings. They also chanted slogans such as "end the bloodshed".
Oct 08, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha should step down: PDP
PDP demands resignation of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha over the situation in Kashmir. Party chief spokesman Suhail Bukhari in a press conference said Lt Governor should leave his chair over the situation in Kashmir and for failing to give security to the common people.
Oct 08, 2021 12:30 PM IST
Family members of Supinder Kour stage a sit-in outside civil Secretariat
Family members of Supinder Kour stage a sit-in outside civil Secretariat, against the targeted killings in Srinagar.
Oct 08, 2021 12:15 PM IST
‘Administration didn’t take measures to ensure safety’: Kashmiri Pandit groups
In the wake of targeted killings of minorities in Kashmir, several Kashmiri Pandit organisations have alleged the administration did not take adequate measures to ensure their safety despite intelligence inputs indicating their vulnerability to terror attacks. Read More
Oct 08, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Protest against Pakistan staged in Jammu against ‘targeted killings'
Peoples Forum stages a protest in Jammu against Pakistan over the killings of two teachers by terrorists in Srinagar.
Oct 08, 2021 11:39 AM IST
Mourners raise ‘we want justice' slogans at funeral
Slogans of "We want justice" raised during the funeral procession of Supinder Kaur, a teacher who was shot dead by terrorists inside a Srinagar school on Tuesday.
Oct 08, 2021 11:17 AM IST
Funeral procession of Supinder Kaur underway in Srinagar
Funeral procession of School principal is underway in Srinagar. Large number of people are participating in the funeral of Supinder Kaur, who was killed in Thursday's attack.
Oct 08, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Senior official Tapan Deka to visit valley today
Intelligence Bureau’s head of CT operations Tapan Deka is going to the Valley today to personally supervise the fight against terrorists while CT teams of other national security agencies have already reached Kashmir to act as force multipliers to Jammu and Kashmir police. Read More
Oct 08, 2021 09:56 AM IST
PDP to address press conference at 11am
Mehbooba Mufti's PDP will hold a press conference at 11 am. It will likely to address the current situation in the conference.
Oct 08, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Perpetrators of civilian killings will be punished: J-K Lieutenant Governor
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said the perpetrators of civilian killings in Kashmir will be punished and every drop of innocent blood will be avenged. In a statement on Thursday, he added the administration and the whole country stand in solidarity with the families of the victims. Read More
Oct 08, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Amit Shah firm on Valley violence, sends experts to neutralise terrorists
With Union home minister Amit Shah giving firm and unequivocal directions to counter the killings of innocents and minorities in Kashmir, Centre has sent its top counter-terror experts to the Valley to aid the local police neutralise the Pakistan backed local module involved in terror attacks in Srinagar. Read More
Oct 08, 2021 09:38 AM IST
28 civilians killed in Kashmir this year: J&K Police
Twenty-eight civilians have been killed in Kashmir this year, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have said amid a series of targeted attacks this week. Seven civilians have been killed in Kashmir since Tuesday and triggered panic in the region. “Out of 28, five persons belong to local Hindu/Sikh community and 2 non-local Hindu labourers,” said inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar in a statement. Read More
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The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 farm unions, said it was suspending, till December 4, its plans to hold a demonstration in the national capital to coincide with the winter session of Parliament.
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