Briefing

SRINAGAR

After struggling for almost 20 days, the families of five militants, who were killed on September 21, in Sumular village in Bandipore forests and labeled as foreign militants, reached Lal Chowk to mark their protest and demand the bodies of their kin. They accused the government of delaying the legal formalities. Earlier, on September 21, the army had claimed killing of five non-local militants in a gunfight in Bandipora. However, Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen, after the gunfight, maintained that all the five militants killed were locals. The outfit had identified the slain as Hyder Ali from Brazul, Kulgam, Muhammad Umar from Shopian, Muhammad Sidiq from Bandipora, Mawiya from Kangan and Usman from Lolab.

SOURA
As the #MeToo campaign gained momentum in India and Kashmir, where it is so far limited to media persons only, a doctor from SKIMS was shifted along with her harasser from the hospital. The victim feels punished for lodging a complaint against her colleague for alleged sexual misconduct and bullying. The report of the hospital committee panel has recommended action against both, which was against the Vishaka committee guidelines which clearly recommends that accused should be shifted from the department the day the complaint is received.

BANDIPORA

Last week, colleagues of Rehana Gulzar, mother of three children, a resident of Nusoo Bandipore, held a protest in city centre where they alleged their colleague was murdered by her in-laws. They said Rehana, a nurse, was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws a few days back. She was married in 2009 with Lateef Ahmad Baba of Ahm-e-Sharief. She had severe burn injuries when she was received at district hospital after which she was referred to SMHS hospital where she finally succumbed to her injuries.

REASI

In a bizarre incident in Jammu region’s Reasi, a 19-year old unmarried girl, who delivered a baby in Jammu hospital has alleged that a self-proclaimed priest, around 65-years-old, who was working at the village temple, has repeatedly raped her for last one year. She revealed the details in the hospital where she was admitted after complaining severe pain in the abdomen.
After examination, the doctors informed her that she had pregnancy related complications. The woman underwent a cesarean and delivered the baby. The accused is from Mathura and is on the run.

KARGIL

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is in Kargil for the shooting of her upcoming film ‘Kalank’. The 25-year-old actor posted her picture on instagram with a caption ‘Kargil calling’ where she was seen posing with her team in an airport shuttle bus. Being helmed by Abhishek Varman, the period drama also features actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. Reportedly Alia and Varun will shoot some important sequences and a song in Kargil.

MUMBAI

The Bollywood flick No Fathers in Kashmir, directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Ashvin Kumar will be screened for the Revising Committee of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) on Wednesday, October 10, in Mumbai. The director of the film has alleged that the committee is delaying the finalisation of the film. Ashvin has said that he had applied to the CBFC for certification on June 15 and it took 80 days for the Examining Committee to even see it. And after that they were not given the opportunity to discuss or defend his film as no objections or comments were raised, he simply received a letter from the Regional Officer (RO) the following day saying that the Chairperson, Prasoon Joshi, had referred the film to the Revising Committee at an unspecified place and time.

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