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Will live and die with Muslims; no question of migration: non-migrant KPs

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Appeals of support made in masjids across Srinagar acted as morale booster, 7 out of 808 families who had temporarily migrated are back home again: KPSS chief Sanjay Tickoo, says none out of 150 KP families living in Sgr have fled

(Asian News Hub) – Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS), a non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit organisation Thursday said that despite the targeted killings in the Valley, they will not migrate and continue to live with their Muslim brethren the way they have been since 1990.

“The level of fear was high in the past few weeks owing to the targeted killings in Kashmir. The fear has gradually gone down and we are feeling relieved,” KPSS chief Sanjay Tickoo told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). Tickoo is one among the KPs who didn’t flee Valley when majority of the members from his community deserted Kashmir in 1990.

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He said that his appeal to the majority community to extend support to minority community members, especially KPs living in Kashmir proved a real moral booster. “I saw people making appeals on the loud speakers of masjids, extending support to minorities. That was a really good gesture. In fact, that was the need of the hour as the step helped instil confidence among the minorities, who were otherwise planning to leave Valley,” he said.

Tickoo said that the major reason for the fear among them was the killing of famous chemist Makhan Lal Bindroo, a Kashmiri Pandit, who had also stayed back in Kashmir in 90’s. “Since the majority community made strong appeals and assured us all support, we feel relieved and fear too has gone down,” he said.

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Asked how many KP families fled from Kashmir after selected attacks, he said only seven families out of total 808 KP families living in the Valley had temporarily migrated to Jammu. “But the good news is that all seven families are back firstly because of the all-out support from the muslim brothers and secondly due to the exams of their children slated later this month,” Tickoo said.

On whether non-migrant families in Kashmir are planning to leave the valley due to fear, he said: “We will live and die with our muslim brethren, there is no question of migration.”

He said none out of 150 KP families living in Srinagar district alone have fled. “We are safe with the majority community,” the KPSS chief said.

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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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