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In 2546 militancy-related incidents 696 SFs, Civilians lost their lives in J&K between 2014 to 2020: MHA

(Asian News Hub) – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that a total of 481 Security Forces personnel and 215 civilians lost their lives in 2546 militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir between 2014 to 2020.

This information was shared by MoS Home GK Reddy in Lok Sabha in response to the questions that include whether there is an increase in militancy incidents across India since 2014 and the number of security forces who lost their lives in these incidents including the concrete policy to deal with Pakistan sponsored militancy.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha the Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs, GK Reddy as per news agency—KNO, said that In furtherance of its zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism, the Government has taken various steps which include, inter-alia, strengthening of the legal framework, streamlining of intelligence mechanism, setting up of National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation and prosecution of terror-related cases, having various hubs of National Security Guards (NSG), stepping up the border and coastal security, modernization of police forces and capacity building of state police forces, robust international cooperation, and designation of individuals and entities as terrorists, etc.

In the detailed figures about the militancy incidents between 2014 to 2020, the MoS said that 222, 208, 322, 342, 614, 594, and 244 militancy-related incidents were reported in the Jammu and Kashmir union territory.

About the Security Forces and Civilians who lost their lives in the militancy incidents, the MoS said that a total of 481 security forces personnel and 215 civilians lost their lives in the militancy-related incidents between 2014 to 2020.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

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