The Government forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation in Lisser area of Kokernag in Islamabad (Anantnag) District of South Kashmir.
As per sources the operation has been jointly launched by 19RR of Indian Army, SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police in the afternoon after getting a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.
"The Government forces have sealed all the roads towards Lisser, Czawalgam, Aastan Pora and started a massive search operation," Locals told 'The Kashmiriyat.'
Pertinently more than 5 militants including Ashraf Khan of Hizb ul Mujahideen hail from the Kokernag area.
This is the third CASO launched in the day by Government forces, the earlier two being in Shopian and Pulwama.
Kuthar zone of district Islamabad (Anantnag) today organized its congregation at Town Hall Achabal.
The participants from civil society of South Kashmir discussed the welfare issues of Kuthar/ Shangas constituency.
Zaffar Salathi, the senior president of social activists of South Kashmir also participated in the meeting & assured that the issues of basic amenities of the said region will be highlighted & discussed with the government.
It is obligatory to know about the objectives of the Foundation: it has been founded in 2014 by reputed scholars & intellectuals of district Islamabad (Anantnag) to represent the grievances & socio-political issues before the govt. Another objective is to help the needy & downtrodden sections of the society in all fields of life.
The Chairman of Ummat e Islami today reached Bijbehara Martyrs' graveyard in South Kashmir to pay tributes to the 52 people martyred in 22 October 1993. Mirwaiz South Kashmir offered Fateh Khawani to the martyrs.
Following which Mirwaiz addressed a mammoth public gathering in Kokernag area of Islamabad District wherein Mirwaiz while paying tributes to 1993 martyrs said, "The aftermath and the delay or the compensatory justice granted to the victims of Armed forces has eroded the credibility of the Indian legal system in Kashmir," Mirwaiz Yasir said. Mirwaiz said that the BSF men took firing positions on the main road like the battle and started firing upon civilian crowds which was another dark day in the history of Indian rule in Kashmir. He said India has never taken any concrete steps to address such pages of history which shows their non seriousness regarding the Kashmir dispute.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir asked the people to stay united and not fall prey to any agendas which may come in the future to divide the people of Kashmir on communal, sectarian or social lines.
"We should unite and offer full support to South Kashmir preachers and Clerics Association," Mirwaiz said. He said people of Kashmir have always stayed united despite endless efforts of vested interests to divide Kashmir people.
Mirwaiz Yasir said India and Pakistan should come on a dialogue table and resolve all their issues including Kashmir with stakeholders across Kashmir on board. "Dialogue for the sake of dialogue is not what is needed, but a credible dialogue without any further delay with cross sections of the society is the dire need," Mirwaiz said. He said that the presence of huge numbers of people on militant funerals should be an eye opener for one and all who have chose to live in delusion and baseless rhetoric.
Mirwaiz also demanded the release of all political prisoners including Sarjan Barkati and others.
Domestic animals are one of the biggest sources of rural economy & provide us meat, wool, leather & milk products.
Although, the Government is obliged to provide veterinary facilities to this community in all rural & tribal areas to develop this precious industry, but our sheep, cattle & goats suffer from dreadful diseases & ultimately die without any veterinary treatment.
Govt. is negligent & has not undertaken preventive measures to protect this indispensable source of economy.
Recently it has been reported from Manzmoh-Qazigund of Kulgam district that dozens of goats died due to a dreadful disease & resulted in great economic loss to several families.
The locals told that the concerned department must visit such areas to know the cause of diseases to stop the further loss of this precious source.
Stone Pelting clashes started in Shahabad, Dooru area of South Kashmir on Saturday after an incident of of hair cutting was reported from Sehpora area of the locality.
The Locals hit the streets after the news of the incident spread in the area and started throwing stones on the local vehicles and shops in the area.
The Victim (name withheld) was reportedly sleeping in his room at around 2 in the night when some (non local) men broke down the window panes, caught the 22 year old boy and chopped his hair and a finger.
The Victim is a 22 year old boy from Sehpora area of Dooru.
Stone Pelting started in area of Islamabad (Anantnag) post Friday prayers today.
According to Eyewitnesses, Stone throwing started in Mehandi Kadal and Janglat Mandi areas of main town Islamabad on Police Vehicles.
The Police chased away the Civilian protesters away from the spot, however the ding dong battles were going on when this report was filed.
In Dialgam area, the Youth gathered protesting against Stone throwing in the area after which Police reached the spot.
The Police fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.
However the Youth retaliated by throwing stones on them.
The Clashes were going on when this report was filed.
A 30 year old boy was injured when his (Pulsar) bearing registration number: JK03E 7939 bike met an accident in Islamabad (Anantnag's) Mattan area.
The injured identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh Son of Gulam Mohamad Sheikh Resident of Bradpora, Khundru.
Bilal Ahmad who suffered a head injuries have been shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.
Witnesses told 'The Kashmiriyat' that the speedy bike skidded off the road and the biker sustained injuries."
He was shifted to the hospital immediately for treatment.
The Locals in Shangus area of Islamabad (Anantnag) District on Wednesday thrashed three persons after suspecting them to be braid choppers.
The Three men were handed over to the Local Auqaf committee before being thrashed to pulp in the area.
"We checked these people and found the Police uniforms and Police identity cards with them, so the locals got angry and started thrashing them," said Ghulam Mohammed, a Shangus local.
The Three accused of braid chopping were thrashed by a mob before some locals came to their rescue, the local added.
Meanwhile hundreds of people from the adjoining village thronged the locality after getting the news of the alleged braid choppers being nabbed.
The Injured have been shifted to District Hospital in Islamabad (Anantnag).
The Police arrived on the spot to pacify the protesters, however as of yet, the Police has been unavailable for a comment on the issue.
Meanwhile the National Conference, the main opposition party has said that the 'local police has failed on all fronts.'