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No country for Pak women, demand docs to travel home

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(Asian News Hub) – Pakistani origin spouses of Kashmiri former militants on Tuesday yet again held a protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar, demanding the travel documents so that they can visit their homes.

According to the news agency—KNO, the Pakistan origin wives, while raising slogans marched from the Press enclave towards the iconic Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk and refused to leave the place.

The top officials from the administration and police later intervened and convinced the protesters to clear the road. They were later taken to the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to get their grievances heard.

The group of women have held similar protests and press conferences in the past demanding the travel documents.

Saira Javid, a Pakistani bride said that, they have been meeting the officials for many years now but it has yielded no results.

“This is for the final time we have spoken to the authorities and we hope our issue is taken seriously. We don’t want our children to suffer. They are born and raised here in India yet they are not been given full citizenship rights. We don’t our children to suffer as we did,” she said.

 Either we are asking something wrong or the government is interpreting our demands wrongly. We will continue to protest till our demands are met,” the protesting women said.

“If the government does not consider us as citizens, then they should deport us to Pakistan. Our husbands are Kashmiris and we have not committed any crime by marrying them. Kashmiri are the citizens of India and so are we,” Saira said.

She said that they do not want anything from the government but only travel documents so that they can visit their homes.

“When the government can provide citizenship to Adnan Swami then why do not they give citizenship to us. Have we committed any crime by marrying Kashmiris? The government is behaving with us as if we are terrorists,” she said.

She said that the government should accept them as they have children and have families.

“Even Sania Mirza married a Pakistani cricketer and she is now a Pakistani national but she continues to represent India, then why cannot we be provided citizenship,” she said.

Many Pakistani women married Kashmiri men who had crossed the border in early 90s and later returned to the Valley under the government’s rehabilitation.

In 2010 then state Government led by Omar Abdullah in consultation with the central government had proposed a rehabilitation policy for the men who had crossed to another side of the border for arms training

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Army man found dead under mysterious circumstances at Badami Bagh, Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – An Army man was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside Badami Bagh cantonment Srinagar on Friday.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a 24-year-old soldier of Kilo Force identified as Signalman Anuj Singh of Banka, Bihar was found dead inside Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, police has registered case in this regard and investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of death.

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It’s starlink satellite train in sky, no need to panic: ADGP Jammu

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(Asian News Hub) – Additional Director General of Police for Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh Friday said that starlink satellite train was seen over sky in areas of Jammu which people mistook as mysterious light of an aerial object and there was no need to panic.

ADG of Police, Mukesh Singh told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that starlink train of satellites have been seen in sky in areas of Rajouri and Poonch.

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“The mysterious light are of satellite of starlink train category, “said ADG Singh said.

Pertinent to mention here that Elon Musk starlink satellite train is a category of satellite which are often seen in the sky.

Earlier, on Friday evening, panic gripped in areas of Rajouri, Poonch and others parts of Jammu zone too after locals spotted mysterious lights in air. People mistook it as a drone while security forces were also put on high alert.

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Residential house gutted in Mamar blaze

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(Asian News Hub) – A residential house was partially gutted in a fire incident that broke out in Hariganiwan, Mamar area of Ganderbal district on Friday evening.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fire broke out in a residential house belonging to Qarisha Begum, wife of Late Muhammad Rafiq Kasana.

The firefighters and locals doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby localities, witnesses said, adding that the residential house suffered partial damage.

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One of the relatives of the fire victim told KNO that the property worth lakhs of rupees got damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, an official, meanwhile, said.

Meanwhile, the local villagers urged the administration to compensate the losses of the downtrodden family at the earliest.

Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and has started investigation into the matter.

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