Briefing

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BARZULLA

It was a letter delivered by an unknown biker that shocked missing Barzulla man Mudasir Ahmad Bhat’s family. The letter said that Mudasir, whom family thought was working in Dubai, was killed during an encounter on June 29, in Kupwara. For next 32 days, Mudasir’s family struggled to prove that the killed militant was, in fact, their son, whom the army had buried in remote forests of Kachhama, in Kupwara. His body was finally exhumed and handed over to his family for burial in Barzulla.

SAUDI ARABIA

Zulfikar Ahmad, 35, from Mendhar, Poonch was shot dead in Tareeeb area of Saudi Arabia over some tiff with a native. Ahmad’s family has approached Union External Affairs Minister to help get his body back. Ahmad is survived by his wife, mother, brother and three months old baby. Reportedly, the accused has been arrested by the Saudi authorities.

TRAL

A wailing mother’s pleas finally bore results when militants let go a Mudasir, a Special Police Officer (SPO), whom they had abducted from his home in Tral village. In an emotional appeal that has gone viral on social networking websites, Mudasir’s mother, surrounded by her three daughters, asked militants to have mercy on her son as he was about to quit his job.

“You are also my own children. I request you to kindly set him free and he will quit the job and apologize for all his mistakes. If you hear of any complaint in future you can kill all of us,” she said.

KATHUA

Talib Hussain, a social activist who shot to fame for spearheading a campaign to seek justice for Kathua rape and murder victim, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Samba. The complaint against Hussain was lodged by a woman who is his relative. In her complaint, the woman has alleged that she was raped by Hussain a month-and-a-half ago in Chadwa forest. She accused that Hussain intercepted her when she had gone to the forest for grazing cattle and also thrashed her.

NEW DELHI

Not happy with the word ‘Indian controlled Kashmir’ in Tom Cruise’s latest Mission Impossible movie Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has made the makers of the film to delete several references to Kashmir before its India release.

CBFC Prasoon Joshi said the “Kashmir” references from Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout were asked to be “rectified or removed” as the integrity of India’s borders is “non- negotiable”. He said the map is shown in the film “misrepresents the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir”.

BEMINA

On August 1, when police raided a residential house in Bemina outskirts on neighbour’s complaint, they had no idea that they would end up unearthing a sleaze racket. The initial reports said that nine people were arrested for immoral activities in Bemina. But later that day police press statement claimed to have arrested only seven persons! The arrested people included: Qasim Ali (works with 163 RR in Pattan), Nazir Ahmad Khatana, (a resident Tangdar who works with Kilo Force), Tariq Ahmad Sheikh (plumber from Aloochabagh), Ali Mohammad Wala (businessmen from Rambail Singhpora), Ghulam Nabi Ganie (labourer from Ganderbal), Shabir Ahmad Char (sumo driver from Khowerpora Tangdar), Raveed Ahmad Chack (from Khowerpora Tangdar), Masooda Tariq and Fatima.

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