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Train services resume in south Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Train services resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for security reasons for four days in south Kashmir following damage caused to track by the demonstrators, who were protesting against the arrest of some youths during nocturnal raids in Anantnag district on Friday.

All trains were running as per schedule on Srinagar-Badgam to Baramulla route in north Kashmir normally, a senior railway official told UNI.

He said several Track Circuit Operating Clip (TCOCs) were missing after protests by demonstrators demanding release of youths arrested by police at Arwani in Anantnag, he said.

This was the second time the TCOCs were stolen during the demonstration, as on May 9, 300 clips were found missing after demonstration at Panzgam in Anantnag.

The track was repaired and rail traffic resumed on the route.

Therefore, trains will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu today, he said.

In May, train services were suspended 14 times in Kashmir valley partially or fully for security reasons.

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Centre may appoint new J&K governor after Amarnath yatra

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Jammu : Former deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday said the Centre may appoint a new Governor in the state after the Amarnath yatra.
Speaking to ANI, Gupta said, “It’s a routine matter (appointing new Governor). The Central Government will see to it. The decision on this might be taken after Amarnath Yatra.”
The yatra, which starts on June 28, will continue for two months.
Currently, N N Vohra, who was appointed as a governor in the state in June 2008 and was given a fresh term in 2013, is among the few governors appointed by the UPA government to have continued in his position in the BJP-led NDA dispensation.
Gupta further stated that no new government will be formed anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working on something in connection with the ongoing issue in Jammu and Kashmir, the former deputy chief minister added.
“I don’t think a new government will be formed anytime soon. Uncertainties are there, but we are working on something and people will get to know about it,” he said.
Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with an immediate effect.
Yesterday, Governor Narinder Nath Vohra forwarded his report to the President of India for the imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution.
This came after Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) exit from its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Mufti said that the basic motive of the alliance was “reconciliation, dialogue with the people of Kashmir, promoting confidence-building measures and good relationships with Pakistan.”
The BJP’s decision apparently came after its chief Amit Shah held a meeting with the party’s Jammu and Kashmir cabinet ministers.
Citing examples of the growing acts of “terrorism, violence and radicalisation” in the state over the past few years, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, while addressing a press conference in the national capital, said that the party was left with no other option, but to discontinue its alliance with the PDP.
The BJP and PDP formed a coalition government in 2015 after the state elections threw up a hung assembly. However, both of them were ideologically divided on a variety of issues.
The BJP had 25 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, while the PDP had 28.
This will be the fourth time in the last 10 years that a Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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“Much Easier” To Work Under Governor’s Rule: DGP SP Vaid -Jammu Voice News

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SRINAGAR: Security forces are going to ramp up anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s top police officer SP Vaid told NDTV after Governor NN Vohra recommended central rule following the collapse of the BJP-PDP coalition. Mr Vaid also said Governor’s rule would make it “much easier” for the police to work.

“Operations will continue. Only thing was in between, during this (ceasefire) period, the operations were stopped. They were going on earlier also, but we will intensify these operations in the days to come. And it would be, I think, much easier to work,” Mr Vaid told NDTV in an interview. He was responding to a question on the impact of Governor’s rule on the ability of the security establishment to carry out operations.

Hours earlier, the BJP had pulled down the coalition government that it ran along with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party citing deteriorating security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor office later said since no political party intended to form a government, Mr Vohra had decided to impose Governor’s rule in the state.

An immediate fallout of the alliance’s collapse is expected to be a spike in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had just a few days earlier declared that the Ramzan ceasefire announced last month would not be extended any longer.

That ceasefire, Mr Vaid said, had come as a breather for terrorists.

“I think in terms of organising, they had an advantage during this period,” the top police officer said.

“The orders were to maintain high-alert in the camps so that if camps were attacked, we are able to retaliate effectively. But, one could not launch operations even when there was specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists. So, that obviously was an advantageous to the terrorists,” he said.

“But, we will go all-out and intensify the operations against the terrorists now,” he said.

Mr Vaid said he was sure the Governor’s rule would have an impact on the security situation of the valley. “I am sure things should work very effectively and it will have an impact on the security situation of the valley,” he said.

On the investigations into the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Mr Vaid said the police would be able to crack the case “within a limited period of time”.

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COMMENTSHe said the special team probing the journalist’s killing had received “important leads” but declined to get into the details since “it is too premature to talk about those developments”. The police officer, however, insisted that the police would crack the case “within a limited period of time”.

Similarly, he said, the terrorists who killed army jawan Aurangzeb had been identified and would be brought to justice soon. “We are after their lives,” the police chief said.

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Motorcycle rider injured in road Mishap at Vijaypur

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#SAMBA || Motorcycle rider injured in road mishap at Vijaypur Bridge in district samba here today.

The injured has been identified as Ranjeet Singh Son of Gardhara Singh resident of Kolpur Samba.

According to the Police sources, the mishap happened at Jammu Pathankot National Highway near Vijaypur Bridge when a motorcycle bearing registration No JK21- 7016 coming from samba side, when the motorcycle rider reached near Vijaypur bridge suddenly his motorcycle was slipped resulting the motorcycle rider got critical injured and shifted to Accidental Hospital Vijaypur then where doctor again refer him to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu for further treatment.

In this regard police has started investigation.

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