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Destroy ultras’ bases in Pak, nations urged
Jammu, October 11
The All-Kashmiri Pandit Solidarity Conference and the Samaj Sudhar Committee have called for Afghan-type strikes against terrorist bases in Pakistan and occupied Kashmir.

2 BSF men killed in encounter
Srinagar, October 11
Seven militants and two Border Security Force personnel were killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a police spokesman said today. He said two BSF personnel were killed and another seriously wounded when a group of militants ambushed their patrol party at Duksum in south Kashmir district of Anantnag today.

Sikh leaders blame it on Badal
Jammu, October 11
Several Sikh organisations in Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the various sacrilege incidents by a “group of individuals” at several places in Punjab. At a meeting convened under the chairmanship of Mr Mohinder Singh, chief organiser, Bhai Kanahiya Nishkam Seva Society, here today at which leaders from the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Istri Akali Dal, and the state Akali Dal participated, a resolution was adopted condemning the acts and it was demanded that the culprits be brought to book.


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Destroy ultras’ bases in Pak, nations urged
Tribune News Service

Jammu, October 11
The All-Kashmiri Pandit Solidarity Conference (AKPSC) and the Samaj Sudhar Committee have called for Afghan-type strikes against terrorist bases in Pakistan and occupied Kashmir.

A meeting held by AKPSC leaders under the chairmanship of Mr O.N. Trisal here today urged the US Government and other European countries not to “compartmentalise” terrorism and said terrorist bases in Afghanistan were not different from the militant training camps in Pakistan and occupied Kashmir.

The AKPSC leaders said for the past 12 years Pakistan-trained terrorists had indulged in large-scale killing of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir, destroyed private and government property worth several hundred crores and forced Pandits to flee from Kashmir.

Mr Trisal urged these nations to destroy the terrorist bases in Pakistan and occupied Kashmir so that Jammu and Kashmir achieved freedom from cross-border terrorism. The leaders expressed surprise and dismay over various political parties in India not treating a war against terrorism a national issue. They said these political leaders issued contradictory statements. They wanted the Indian political parties to rise as a nation and emulate the USA and other European countries which rose like one nation against terrorism.

Meanwhile, the Samaj Sudhar Committee, headed by Mohammad Yusuf Wani, held a meeting here today where a decision was taken to hand over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to the United Nations for supplementing its aid programme in Afghanistan.

The committee also wanted the US Government and other nations to destroy militant training camps and other terrorist bases in Pakistan and occupied Kashmir from where terrorists would be sent to Jammu and Kashmir for indulging in bloodshed.

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2 BSF men killed in encounter

Srinagar, October 11
Seven militants and two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a police spokesman said today.

He said two BSF personnel were killed and another seriously wounded when a group of militants ambushed their patrol party at Duksum in south Kashmir district of Anantnag today. Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed at Durwara near Chadoora in Badgam district of central Kashmir last night, he said.

Two AK rifles, a wireless set and three grenades were seized from the slain militants, identified as Sham-ud-din Gujri and Dawood Ahmad, both locals.

A self-styled deputy district commander of the Harkat-ul-Jahad-Islami was killed by the forces in an encounter in the Bandipora area of Baramula district in north Kashmir, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, a report from Jammu said four Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Poonch district of the Jammu region last night.

The ultras attacked the security forces who had cordoned off their hideout in a cave in Poonch forests and in the ensuing gunbattle four militants were killed.

No security personnel was injured in the encounter.

In a separate incident, an Army patrol detected a 4-kg container full of RDX on the Surankote road in Poonch district yesterday and defused it, official sources said.

Meanwhile, in retaliation to the killing of two Hindus by militants, minorities set afire five houses belonging to majority community at Bharat village in Doda district last night, they added. UNI, PTI
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Sikh leaders blame it on Badal
Tribune News Service

Jammu, October 11
Several Sikh organisations in Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the various sacrilege incidents by a “group of individuals” at several places in Punjab.

At a meeting convened under the chairmanship of Mr Mohinder Singh, chief organiser, Bhai Kanahiya Nishkam Seva Society, here today at which leaders from the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Istri Akali Dal, and the state Akali Dal participated, a resolution was adopted condemning the acts and it was demanded that the culprits be brought to book.

The resolution blamed the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Prakash Singh Badal, for not taking swift and stern action against the culprits. Mr Mohinder Singh’s demand for amendment to the Constitution so that those found involved in desecrating and destroying holy books and scriptures of any religion were booked under Section 302 was supported by all.

The Sikh leaders urged the Punjab Chief Minister to convene a special session of the Assembly where a Bill could be adopted empowering the law and order agencies to book those involved in burning of scriptures under Section 302.

They said such incidents had taken place in the past also and had the Chief Minister initiated strict steps, nobody would have repeated the sacrilege. The leaders wanted the Punjab Government to hold a thorough probe into the incidents so that agencies or any political group behind the acts desecration were exposed and punished. The leaders urged all Chief Ministers and the Government of India to keep a strict watch on such elements because these acts were aimed at disturbing communal amity.
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