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AG Mir appointed IG ITBP on deputation basis

AG Mir appointed IG ITBP on deputation basis

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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday appointed Managing Director J&K Police Housing Corporation, Abdul Gnai Mir as the new IG ITBP at the Centre on deputation basis. File Photo of A G Mir. An office memorandum issued by Raman Kumar, Under Secretary to the government in the Union Home Ministry while approving Mir's appointment to the top post in level 14 in the apt matrix, said Mir's appointment will be for a period of five years from the date of joining or until further orders.The MHA has asked the J&K government to relieve Mir immediately to enable him to join the new assignment at the Centre.
CRPF trooper dies due to ‘accidental fire’ in Srinagar

CRPF trooper dies due to ‘accidental fire’ in Srinagar

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A paramilitary CRPF trooper on Monday died due to “accidental fire” at Haft Chinar near Bakshi Stadium in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, official sources said. Quoting the sources, news agency GNS reported that driver Constable Sachin Yadav died on spot due to the accidental fire from his carbine service rifle when he was close to the deployment at Haft chinar Srinagar this evening. A CRPF spokesman told GNS that the constable "either died due to fire from outside or as a consequence of suicide." “There was accident fire from his rifle and he died on the spot,” he added.
A BURNING CELL, A LONELY HOME: YOUNG COUPLE FROM PULWAMA STRUGGLES THROUGH PSA

A BURNING CELL, A LONELY HOME: YOUNG COUPLE FROM PULWAMA STRUGGLES THROUGH PSA

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Riyaz Ahmad Bhat posing for a picture in Karimabad area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district. Photograph by Shefali Rafiq. Firdousa Bano woke up early on the morning of Eid 2020 to prepare breakfast for her 7- year-old son, Atif, and 10-year-old daughter, Mehvish. But the table was empty; no fancy bread was fetched; clothes were old; and no toys were brought. It was the seventh month of her husband’s imprisonment, Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, 35, who was detained on 27 October 2019, two months after the abrogation of the limited-autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir in August. He was accused of feeding militants. Married for twelve years, the loneliness at her home was “traumatising” as she longed for her husband in pain. “I would go to the next room and lock it and cry my heart out,” Bano said. “Then ...
Kashmiri bride accuses her Sikh family of harassment after first marriage

Kashmiri bride accuses her Sikh family of harassment after first marriage

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A video has surfaced of Srinagar woman Zoya, formerly known as Manmeet Kour, in which she is admitting to converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim man out of her own free will and has accused her family of “torturing” her and the Srinagar police of “harassing” her. A screen grab from video of Zoya (left) and picture of her being married for second time at a Gurudwara in Pulwama district of South Kashmir (right). “I have accepted Islam a year ago out of the free will and have married Shahid Nazir Bhat. Now my parents are torturing me and Rainawari SHO is harassing me,” Zoya is heard saying in the video. “If something happens to me or my husband is harmed, I will take my life. My parents and Rainawari SHO will be responsible for that. I need police protection.” The video has surfa...