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Protest at Habak, Sgr against woman’s death during police raid

Had launched CASO in area after inputs last night; police, CRPF parties left peacefully after searches; came to know about woman’s death in morning, looking into matter: Police; My mother collapsed when policemen were taking me along, says son

(Asian News Hub) – Massive protests rocked Mirakshah colony of Batapora, Habak on Srinagar outskirts on Thursday after a woman died of a heart attack allegedly during a nocturnal raid by police at their house.

Scores of protestors took to the streets in Mirakshah Colony and demanded punishment to the “police men” who were part of the raid at the house where the woman died.

Talking to media men, daughter of the deceased woman said that they received a knock late last night at the main door after which she informed her mother.

“When we opened the door, we saw policemen. They asked for my brother. I told them that my brother was not keeping good health,” she alleged. “The policemen went upstairs and conducted searches. Then they took my brother along but my father didn’t allow them and insisted that he too should be taken along. When the policemen were leaving, my mother fell on the veranda. My mother had collapsed and when one of our relatives tried to check her pulse, she told us that my mother was no more.”

The daughter’s deceased woman said that after coming to know about her mother’s death, the police men left her brother but took away his mobile phone.

“Policemen came to our house at 2:3 am. I was sleeping. They woke me up and asked for my phone. I handed over my phone to them. When policemen were taking me along, my mother collapased on the veranda,” said Javaid Ahmed, the deceased woman’s son.

He said while leaving policemen asked him to come to police station Zakura even though his house falls under the jurisdiction of police station Nigeen.

The protestors blocked the main road and didn’t allow the vehicular traffic movement. After many hours of protest, the protestors were pacified by the senior police officer in the late afternoon after which the road was through for the traffic again.

A police official said that on the basis of an input, a joint CASO of Police& CRPF was launched in Meerak Shah, Colony last night. “Search was conducted. The search parties left after completing the search. In the morning, it was learnt that one lady Khatija Putoo, resident of same locality died because of a heart attack. Police are looking into the matter,” the official said.

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Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

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He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

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While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

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They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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