"The List of civilians injured is updated"
An encounter that raged between militants and paramilitary troopers Friday morning at Arwani area in Kulgam district is still continuing in the area. The locals hit the streets and pelted stones on the paramilitary troopers trying to disrupt the protesters. Mohammed Ashraf Khar S/o Ghulam Hassan Khar R/o Kharpora who received a chest bullet succmubed to his injuried on the way to District Hospital Islamabad (Anantnag). The List of the injured is as follows:
Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh S/o Ghulam Rasool Sheikh R/o Czodsuna, Kulgam
Faisal Ahmed R/o Czodsuna
Gulshana w/o Bashir Ahmed Mir R/o Czodsuna
Suhail Ahmed Khar R/o Kharpora
Asif Rashid R/o Hassanpora, Arwani
Ishtiyaq Ahmed Bhat R/o khudwani
Mushtaq Magray R/o Khudwani
Aarif Ayoub R/o Behwara, Kulgam
Aaqib Hamid r/o Behwara Kulgam
Mushtaq Ahmed R/o Kharpora
Aarif Yousuf R/o Babapora (Referred to Srinagar)
"Reportedly two to three militants including Junaid Matoo are trapped"
Forces cordoned off the Arwani area of Kulgam in Southern Kashmir today morning around 8 30 am. As soon as forces laid the cordon and search operation in the area, youth came out on the streets, however the paramilitary forces deployed in the area used force to disperse the protesters resulting in intense clashes around Eid Gah Mohallah, Arwani. Reportedly 2 to 3 militants including Junaid Ahmed Matoo is trapped in the area.
One youth hit on his leg was injured in the clashes and has been shifted to Sub District Hospital Bijbehara for treatment.
The Policeman was shot a multiple times
A policeman namely Shabir Ahmed Dar was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam after militants attacked him in Bogund area of the district.
The militants opened fire at the policeman and he was shot multiple times. He was rushed to hospital but he succumbed to bullet injuries.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and have launched counter-insurgency operations to nab the assailants.
Earlier in the day, police and security forces have launched fresh search operations in the area to eliminate looming threats after blurry reports of four armed persons reported in Samba along the Jammu-Pathankot national highway.
"Search operation was launched in Samba town along the highway after some people reported about suspected movement of four persons in the wee hours today," a senior police officer said.
"The MLA of Homshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Larmi has denounced the attack upon civilians by paramilitary troopers"
Abdul Majeed Larmi, the National Conference MLA condemned the attack upon civilians post iftaar on Tuesday. He said that the security forces entered the Humshalibugh constituency's Frisal village and started ransacking the property and vehicles. He also alleged that the paramilitary thrashed whosoever they found. People were beaten ruthlessly without any provocation, he said.
The MLA, Ab Majeed Larmi also warned that such incidents will produce bitter consequences.
Painting a grim picture of education sector, the teachers of Government Primary School in Dardparin village in Khuli Batapora area of Kulgam district are being forced to take the classes under tin shed or in open due to inadequate accommodation.
The official apathy has put a question mark on the tall claims of administration of streamlining the education sector.
According to KNS correspondent, the teachers are also finding it difficult to teach the 50 students enrolled in the school, which was established in the year 2004. Thus simultaneously, has affected the education of student.
Official sources said that the tin shed is not only being used as classroom but for the Principal chamber and other things as well. “The 50 students enrolled in the school are being taught jointly in the tin shed,” they informed
They said that since its establishment in the year 2004, the authorities have failed to construct a concrete building for the students. “No initiative has been taken so far to construct a building for the well being of students,” they said.
Sources said that the two teachers here are finding it difficult to teach a good number of wards.
The locals in the area told KNS that they approached to the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kulgam and Zonal Education officer DH Pora several times but unfortunately nothing has been done in this regard.
“There is enough land available for the construction of school but it seems they are reluctant to build raise a concert building for the students. Parents don’t allow their wards to attend classes during rains while in sunny days, the students find it difficult to stay inside the tin shed,” the locals said.
They demanded government to either merge the schools with any nearby school or to raise concrete building for the well being of the students.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Talat Parvez told KNS that Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is taking care of the construction of the schools. “I will personally talk to the CEO Kulgam in this regard.” he said.
"The Cordon and Search operation launched at Pombay has already been called off"
The paramilitary troopers today launched a massive cordon and search operation at Pombay area of the Kulgam district. The troopers conducted search operations, however found nothing after which the operation was called off, the locals said.
The cordon and search operations were given a nod on the 15th day of May, 2017. Cordon and Search operations in Kashmir were abandoned 15 years ago by the troopers.
The biggest cordon and search operation in recent times was carried out across two dozen villages in Shopian month when thousands of paramilitary troopers combed through villages and orchards, unmanned aerial vehicles and choppers had monitored the operation from air.