Bazaz demands probe
New Delhi, July 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum has urged the Centre to appoint an independent commission for investigating the killings of civilians in Gool Ramban by the Border Security Force personnel.
I demand prosecution of the BSF personnel if the illegal use of force by them is established in an investigation,” president JKDF Pandit Bhushan Bazaz said in a statement here.
Punish accused: FDWA
Srinagar, July 21: Field Doctors Welfare Association Kashmir (FDWA) has condemned the killing of four persons in Gool area of Ramban district by BSF troopers on Thursday. In a statement, General Secretary of the Association, Dr Masrat Iqbal Wani demanded stringent punishment for troopers responsible for the killings The Association also condemned the attack on former Director SKIMS Dr Jalal.
1,100 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu, July 21: Amid delay of several hours, a fresh batch of over 1,000 pilgrims today left the Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.
Amid tight security arrangements, a convoy of 49 vehicles, carrying a batch of 1,099 devotees, left the base camp this afternoon to pay obeisance at the cave shrine, official sources said.
It may be recalled that the yatra was resumed last evening after one-day suspension as a precautionary measure in wake of firing in Ramban belt on July 18. In the incident, four people were killed and 42 others injured. The yatra was suspended on July 19 and no fresh batch was allowed this morning, the sources said.
Kashmiri student slips into Uttrakhand stream
Srinagar, July 21: A Kashmiri student slipped into a stream in Dehradoon Uttrakhand on Sunday.
In a statement a police spokesman said Aijaz Ahmed Malla son of Ghulam Ahmed Malla of Handwara studying in Beehive College, Dehradoon, Uttrakhand had gone on a picnic to Sahstradhara along with his friends.
“The area has few waterfalls. According to Aijaz’s friend and classmate Rafiq Ahmad of Nowgam, he slipped into the stream and got drowned. Efforts are on to save him. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Abdul Ghani Mir has personally talked to IGP Law & Order Uttrakhand and other officers to take all the steps to save the student,” the statement said.
Man injured in bear attack
Srinagar July 21: A man was injured when he was attacked by a bear in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday.
In a statement a police spokesman said Abdul Majeed Kalas son of Raja Kalas resident of Shundi, Kupwara was attacked and injured by a bear at Shundi when he was returning to his home after offering Fajr prayers. The injured has been shifted to SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar for treatment.
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