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FREED: Abdul Latif Tantray and Muhammed Amin Peer, two youth from Kupwara, who had been arrested at the age of 16, were released from Uttar Pradesh this week. They were detained in Uttar Pradesh on August 5, 2002 on “fake charges of militancy”. They received a floral welcome after reaching their native village. In Uttar Pradesh they were enrolled at Ahmed Uloom Madrassas of Khanpur.

APPROVED: State cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister have given a nod for regularization of 54 migrant substitutes of Health and Medical Education Department who they believe have been helping authorities in coping up with the dearth of manpower and have provided nursing care during the period of turmoil. Decisions regarding re-employment of Director and Deputy Director, Forensic Science Laboratory and regularization of Jia Lal Sharma as Director Horticulture have been also taken.

DISMISSED: State high court dismissed the bail application of Bashir Ahmed Sheikh of Naseem Bagh and Sameena alias Sami of Kaw Mohalla, Khanyar. Both of them are convicted for aiding Zahoor Ahmed Wani, the prime accused, for raping and murdering a girl in 2005. Wani of Hazratbal later committed suicide.

QUASHED: State high court has quashed at pre-execution stage the Public Safety Act (PSA) of a Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD) storekeeper who was booked by a police on the charges of stone pelting during the 2010 summer uprising. The Justice quashed the order terming it ambiguous and vague.

KILLED: Abdul Hamid Bhat, a retired deputy Superintended of Police was shot dead outside a mosque in Batmaloo. The police said that Bhat was looking after law and order in the “volatile” area of Nowhatta, Srinagar during 2008 uprising. An unknown militant outfit, the Islamic Movement of Kashmir, has claimed the responsibility for the attack giving out a reason that Bhat had killed one of their organisation’s members in 1990’s besides playing a role in quelling the 2008 uprising.

CONVICTED: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Pattan has sentenced Riyaz Ahmad of Goshabugh, Rashid Sultan and Showkat Hussain of Hanjivera imprisonment for violating Foreigners Act under section 14 and directed GOI to make arrangement to deport them to Pakistan. The three convicted had allegedly gone to PoK for arms training and returned to Kashmir in 2008 on Pakistani passport via Nepal, according to police.

DIRECTED: High court has directed all the district committees headed by the district and session judge to visit jails and interrogation centres and submit reports on the condition of inmates in light of detenue general order 1968. The directions have been issued in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on the condition of jail inmates.

VISITED: Yasin Malik, Chairman JKLF, said that the enemies of freedom movement are trying to divide Kashmiri in the name of Maslasks to deflect their attention from the cherished cause of freedom. Malik was addressing a public gathering at Tral, Pulwama. People there showered sweets and flowers at the possession and raised slogans in favour of freedom and martyrs.

CRITICISED: Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) castigated the state government for placing Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat Conference (G) under continued house arrest. He described it as “religious interference”. He further added an important resolution will be passed by Hurriyat Conference at Jamia Masjid which will later be sent to the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and UN to “consider aspirations of common people”.

INDICTED: After concluding its inquiry into the allegations of fraud against officials of Srinagar Muncipal Corporation (SMC) in allotting shops at Hazuri Bagh Srinagar, the Vigilance organisation of Kashmir has indicted four official of the Corporation for flouting rules in allotting shops. The officials revealed that out of 120 dislocated shopkeepers for rehabilitation at Hazuri bagh about 74 are provided letter of acceptance.

CONVICTED: Anand Kumar Singh, son of Ram Naresh Singh of Bihar shot dead Inspector Mohan Shyam from his Insas Rifle over an old enemity at Chief Minister’s residence at Wazarat Road. He also killed two Havaldars, Joginder Jha and H N Pandey, when they tried to nab the accused jawan. The incident has happened six years back.

RECEIVED: Subash Dogra, Tehsildar Mendhar has received life threatening calls from his private secretary of an MLC of National Conference after the revenue officer refused to make illegal allotment of Government and measuring nearly 10 kanals in his name falling in Mendhar tehsil, Poonch.

OBJECTED: Pakistan has objected to India’s move to fill the Nimoo Bazgo

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