Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Militant killed in J&K gunfight

Policeman martyred two injured in Kashmir attack Policeman martyred two injured in Kashmir attack
Vera Richards | 12 September, 2017, 00:32

According to ANI, one policeman was killed and two were injured in the incident.

As Rajnath Singh said that the central government would do nothing on the issue of article 35A that would go against t he aspirations of the people of Kashmir, Abdullah tweeted: "This is a very important statement from the Union Home Minister". He leaves for Jammu on Monday.

The officials said that during the Home Minister's visit the Pakistani troops have violated the November 2003 ceasefire agreement by opening fire towards the Indian forward positions and civilian areas twice, so far, along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

He said his ministry has allotted funds for opening of a trauma centre and purchase of bullet proof vehicles for personnel of J&K Police. He said that he had a message of Prime Minister Narendera Modi acknowledging the bravery of the police in the state.

"Kashmir will be terror free and no force can stop Kashmir from becoming heaven again".

Announcing a special drive to boost tourism, Singh said, "We want Kashmiris to live a life of honour, sans terrorism".

The Home minister was welcomed at the Naushera campus by ADG BSF Western Command, Kamal Nayan Chaubey and IG BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awatar.

Singh's in visit is considered a follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech in which he had sounded a fresh reach-out to the people of the Kashmir Valley.

"We are also considering helicopters services to CRPF in J&K", he added.

Singh said the government has launched "Bharat Ke Veer" programme to support the families of the martyrs. Courage can not be purchased from any market. "You are born with unassailable & unmatched courage".

"All Party Delegation during its visit to Valley past year made an initiative for talks and so was done by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti".

Addressing the media before leaving on two-day visit to Jammu, he said the controversy round article 35A was a non-issue that was being unfortunately raked up. In a memorandum to the home minister, the NC registered "its strong protest at the ambiguity that exists on behalf of the central government in defending the state's special status in the Supreme Court". "It is high time these words are translated into reality".

BJP has said that it will welcome the decision of the Supreme Court to abrogate Article 35-A.

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