SPECIAL COVERAGE
CHANDIGARH

LUDHIANA

DELHI


ADVERTISEMENT


THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
image
J A M M U   &   K A S H M I R

Kashmiri militants clash in jail
Jammu, January 27
The high-security Kotbalwal Jail here has become a virtual war zone with Pakistani and local militants fighting amongst each other in the last few days in a bid to establish their supermacy. The clashes have resulted in injuries to at Least seven jail inmates mainly Kashmiris.

Soldier among 3 killed
Srinagar, June 27
A soldier and a special police officer were among three persons killed and as many wounded in Kashmir since last evening, official sources said today. An unclaimed bag at the Ram Bagh bridge here this morning threw the security forces into a tizzy and caused panic among people.

Modern weapons sought for VDCs
Jammu, June 27
The leadership of the state unit of the BJP, which claims credit for having made aware the state and the central government about ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir, continues to be unhappy over the way neither the Village Defence Committee members have been equipped with sophisticated weapons nor security pickets set up in sensitive and militancy- hit areas in Doda, Udhampur, Poonch and Rajaouri districts.


YOUR TOWN
Jammu
Srinagar


EARLIER STORIES




Top








 

Kashmiri militants clash in jail

Jammu, January 27
The high-security Kotbalwal Jail here has become a virtual war zone with Pakistani and local militants fighting amongst each other in the last few days in a bid to establish their supermacy.

The clashes have resulted in injuries to at Least seven jail inmates mainly Kashmiris. A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen received head injuries last night and the jail authorities had to summon a doctor who stiched his wounds, official sources said.

The differences between the two groups had been simmering for quite some time and it was a virtual showdown in the last few days when some of the Kashmiri militants refused to attend the “classes on Jehad” being organised by the Pakistani militants, mainly belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed the sources said.

Besides this, the Pakistani militants were treating their Kashmir counterparts “very badly” and mainly using their services for cleaning the room, washing clothes.

The fight began over the appointment of “amir-e-zindan” (head of the detainees) after head, Kaka Poswal—was repatriated following the completion of his detention period.

The Pakistani militants, numbering 50, immediately appointed another person, Ruhail Hashmi, as the new head which was, however, opposed by the Kashmiri militants numbering nearly 300 and appointing Altaf Ahmed, a resident of Rajouri as Amir-e-Zindan.

The differences persisted with the Kashmiris refusing to attend the “jehad” classes and also follow the diktats of Pakistani terrorists, the sources said.

On June 23, Abdul Wahid Dar, a resident of Zakoora, was thrashed by two Pakistani militants Faidullah Sheikh of Multan and Sikander of Rawalakote after he defied the orders of his Pakistani counterparts to participate in jehad classes being held in Barrack number one of the jail, the sources said.

Dar was taken to Government Medical College for treatment where he spoke about the inhuman treatment meted out to them inside the jail by Pakistani terrorists. — PTI

Top

 

Soldier among 3 killed

Srinagar, June 27
A soldier and a special police officer (SPO) were among three persons killed and as many wounded in Kashmir since last evening, official sources said today.

An unclaimed bag at the Ram Bagh bridge here this morning threw the security forces into a tizzy and caused panic among people.

Special dog squads and bomb disposal personnel were pressed into service to defuse what was believed to be an improvised explosive device (IED). However, nothing was found inside the bag after a thorough check.

The sources said bullet-ridden bodies of SPO Fayaz Ahmad Bhat and Mohammad Rafiq Hakeem were recovered by the police from Drabgam village near Rajpora in Pulwama district today.

The two were kidnapped by suspected militants from their residence at Wathura, Chadoora in central Kashmir district of Badgam yesterday, they added.

The sources said the suspected militants entered the house of Ghulam Mohammad Mir at Nizampora in Kangan and fired upon his son-in-law Abdul Hamid Bhat, a soldier in the Territory Army. Abdul died on the spot.

His wife Posha and the house owner were also wounded in the incident, they added. Security forces later conducted a search operation in the area to arrest the militants responsible for the act.

The sources said militants fired upon a shopkeeper, Ajaz Ahmed, at Sopore in Baramula district of north Kashmir this afternoon.

He was rushed to the Sub-District Hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. Ahmed was later referred to a hospital here, the sources said.

They said Abdul Aziz Mir, an activist of the National Conference, was abducted by the suspected militants at Arin, Bandipora in north Kashmir, last evening.

However, he managed to escape from the clutches of the militants late last night, the sources added. — UNI

Top

 

Modern weapons sought for VDCs
Our Correspondent

Jammu, June 27
The leadership of the state unit of the BJP, which claims credit for having made aware the state and the central government about ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir, continues to be unhappy over the way neither the Village Defence Committee members have been equipped with sophisticated weapons nor security pickets set up in sensitive and militancy- hit areas in Doda, Udhampur, Poonch and Rajaouri districts.

According to party president Dr Nirmal Singh,”Our recent satyagrah had opened the eyes of those who matter at in the Centre,which is reflected by the statements of the security adviser M.K. Narayanan, Union Home Secretary, Mr V.K. Duggal,on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir,but their concerns have yet to be translated into action on the ground”.

He said here today “if the government wanted the security situation to improve and militants face failure in targeting minorities the Village Defence Committees be strengthened with members getting better weapons and economic package”.

Dr Nirmal Singh said besides this there was need for establishing security pickets in sensitive areas of the state so that a round the clock surveillance on militants was guaranteed alongwith timely retaliation in case the rebels attempted at a strike.

The BJP chief wanted a “free hand to the security forces on anti-insurgency operations and these operations needed to be multi-dimensional and multi-directional”.

Top





HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |