Tag Archives: Poonch

Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns civilian killings by Pak, calls it un-Islamic

Ghulam Nabi Azad-Poonch Ceasefire Violations

Strongly condemning the killing of innocent people in shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the neighbouring country is indulging in “un-Islamic” actions. “It is a sign of cowardice. Pakistan should feel ashamed of their cowardly acts be its terror attacks or firing and shelling targeting civilians,” he said. “I strongly condemn Pakistan’s action of killing innocent people. Firing is going on in Balakote where a woman has lost her life today,” the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha told reporters here. Azad, who visited the GMC hospital here to meet civilians injured in Pakistan shelling, hit out at Pakistan, saying it did not spare the people even on Eid. “Pakistan …

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Islamabad should be told to stop Military machinations to inflict miseries on the people of J&K: Mufti Sayeed

People Democratic Party Mufti Mohd sayeed

Condemning shelling of civilian areas by Pakistan resulting in the death of six civilians in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said Islamabad should be told to stop “military machinations to inflict miseries on the people of Jammu and Kashmir”. “We can’t allow our hapless civilians, living along the borders, to become the ill-fated victims of the military machinations from across,” Mr Sayeed said, adding that ironically it is the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been suffering the worst miseries of more than six decades long hostility in the region. Calling for immediate de-escalation of tension along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Sayeed urged the political leadership of India and Pakistan to …

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Infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Poonch; militant killed

rmy today successfully foiled an infiltration bid and eliminated one militant while another managed to escape along the Line of Control in bordering Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.   “The troops of 15 MAHAR at around 0830 hrs noticed a suspicious movement of two militants close to the fence in Balnoi area of Mendhar area of Poonch,” Defence sources here told. They said the militants fired at the army which was retaliated and gun battle triggered. During more than 30-minute-long exchange of fire, one militant was killed while another taking advantage of bushes, managed to escape, sources added. They said the militants were in combat dress, adding that one Ak-47, 78 rounds, 4 magazines, one GPS and two grenades were …

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Poonch: Indian Army toil hard to restore road links


The Indian Army deployed in the rescue operations have constructed make-shift bridges to restore road links in the areas of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jinx of August 6 in the lives of Indian Soldiers

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On August 6, 2013 five Indian soldiers were ambushed by the Border Action Team of Pakistan army in Chakan-da-bagh area of Poonch. Tensions were escalated between the neighboring armies and the normal life was disrupted along the line of control before situation was brought to normal after a long time. On August 6, 2014 three out of four BSF jawans had a narrow escape near International border as engine of their patrolling boat was shut down in gushing waters of Chenab river in Akhnoor sector of Jammu frontier. One of the BSF jawans was not lucky enough and was swept away by the chenab river to Pakistan. Till last reports came in the Pak rangers who had detained him in …

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PDP is committed to bridge the gap between different regions: Mufti Sayeed

People Democratic Party Mufti Mohd sayeed

J&K issue biggest challenge before the new government “The biggest challenge before the new government at New Delhi is to deal with the sensitive issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” People Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said while addressing a public meeting at Poonch. He hoped that the Narendra Modi government would follow the path shown by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee while dealing with the matter. “Governance deficit has not only increased in the last six years but what is a cause of a greater worry is the erosion of credibility of our democratic institutions. People Democratic Party is committed to bridge the gap between different regions and also between people of the state and rest of the country,” …

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Declare Rajouri-Poonch as backward areas: BJP State Vice Pres Vibodh

Vibodh Gupta- Dr Jitendra Singh- BJP- Rajouri-Poonch

Vibodh meets MoS PMO, submit memorandum Special package be given for migrants, tourism, recruitment Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) State Vice President Advocate Vibodh Gupta today met Dr. Jatinder Singh, Minister of State (MoS) in Prime Minister Office (PMO) and highlighted the plights being faced by the people in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Vibodh apprised Dr Singh about the demographic profile of the region, which includes Paharis, Gujjars, Bakerwals etc and these communities time and again were exploited by the previous governments for their political benefits. These communities are living in tough terrain and under extreme conditions and they need special attention of Central Government for their development, Gupta added. He also submitted a memorandum of demands …

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Three Jammu based Jawans killed in fratricide in Poonch

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In a fresh case of fratricidal killing an army jawan Sunday killed two colleagues including a JCO at a forward post along the line of control in Poonch. All three deceased jawans belonged to 17 JAKLI. The army has ordered a court of Inquiry to ascertain the facts of the incident. According to official sources two jawans posted along the forward post in Poonch locked themselves in a verbal dual. As situation took an ugly turn JCO rushed to the spot and made an attempt to resolve the issue. Instead of paying attention to his JCO Naik Darshan Lal in a fit of anger opened fire on his colleagues from his service weapon at the forward post and killed Havaldar …

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Normalcy restored in Poonch, curfew lifted


With the return of normalcy, a day-long curfew was lifted from the bordering Poonch town of the State. Curfew was imposed in Poonch City this morning following clashes between two communities after a member of a majority community yesterday allegedly slapped a Sikh girl over an issue. According to a statement issued here, Minister of Housing, Horticulture and Culture Raman Bhalla , MLA Poonch Ajaz Ahmad Jan, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Shantmanu and Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Rajesh Kumar this afternoon visited Poonch and held meetings with prominent citizens and locals of both the communities. “Both the communities had no differences and appreciated the role of administration in promptly defusing the situation,” an official spokesperson said. Army also held …

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India hands over 2 shepherds to Pakistan at Chakan da Bagh

India hands over 2 shepherds to Pakistan

2 shepherds, who, inadvertently entered into the Indian side have been repatriated to the Pakistan today. The two were sent back by Army troops today via Chakkan-da-Bagh on Line of Control in Poonch district. “The Army troops yesterday apprehended the duo when they inadvertently crossed over to this side of the border in Keri Sector of Poonch,” defence spokesman here said. He said Indian Army on humanitarian ground and goodwill gesture returned these two individuals after ascertaining their identities to Pakistan Army this afternoon at Chakkan-da-Bagh. “The persons repatriated have been identified as Mohammad Shabir and Maulavi Said,” said the spokesman. (Agencies)

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