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5000 People Affected, More than 16 Schools Closed after heavy firing and Shelling in Rajouri……….

More than Sixteen schools were closed in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after heavy mortar shelling from across the border.
“District Administration ordered closure of all schools early morning. However, 120 students were held up in Govt School at Panjgrain and on report of headmaster senior officers coordinated for their safe evacuation as shelling had reportedly affected the nearby area,” said a statement, issued by the District administration.
The armies of India and Pakistan have been exchanging heavy fire and shelling since early morning in twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
A soldier and a minor girl have been killed in Balakote sector of Poonch while a woman was seriously injured in Manjkote area.
“One seriously injured Shah Begum W/O Mohd Sharief R/O Panjgrain was admitted in district hospital while other injured Sharief Ahmed was given first aid,” said the statement.
District Magistrate, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary accompanied by SSP Yougal Manhas, ACD Noor Alam, AC Defence Abdul Qayoom, CEO Lal Hussain and other senior officers rushed to forward areas to oversee arrangements for likely evacuation and emergency response.
“They also held meeting with locals at Panjgrain and briefed about preparedness. The DM briefed the locals about necessary arrangements kept in place for establishment of camps in case of any likely evacuation, provision of ration supply in affected villages, essential services and coordination for rescue. First aid medicines, tents, ration and other requisite items have been rushed as reserve,” said the statement.
The schools closed for an indefinite period include Primary Schools Sharmabasti, Korapani, Nangal, Tadyalla, Chakwa, Trutta Dhara, Mahal Rajdhani, Kalvatra Mohalla, Lal Beig, Rependi, Kotedhar, Chakli; Middle Schools Naika, Kundinakkar, Paryali, Lambibari and High Schools Khorinar and Dhar.
An order for closure of schools was issued by the Deputy Commissioner soon after reports of heavy shelling in Manjakote.
SDPO Manjakote Imtiaz Ahmed coordinated the rescue at LoC while Tehsildar Mehmood Ahmed coordinated arrangements in villages as well as for camps. AC Defence and Tehsildar Manjakote have been deputed as nodal officers for emergency response and providing required relief.
District Administration sounded alert and advised the residents to stay indoors and field officers have been deputed for coordination. HS Ghambir Brahmna, HSS Kakora, HSS Manjakote, Panchayat Ghar and other locations have been notified as camps for likely evacuation. Four ambulances were rushed to Ghambir, Panjgrain and Manjakote. DC and senior officers also visited CHC Manjakote and proposed relief camps. Two ambulances were stationed in Ghambir Brahmna.
Meanwhile joint teams of Health, Revenue, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Agriculture and other departments have also been deputed for loss assessment, damage report and providing required assistance.

A Soldier Resident of Tral killed in Firing In Rajouri Sector of (LOC) ……..

A soldier was killed in unprovoked firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir today.

Naik Muddasar Ahmed, 37 from  Tral, District Pulwama, was injured as  mortar shells from across the border landed on his bunker and succumbed to his injuries in MI room.

Let Jammu Kashmir Police be at par with CRPF in hardship allowance, Chief Minister tell Home Minister……….

If everything goes by the script, the state police men will have increased salary any time in near future. In her recent Delhi visit, Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti has requested the Home Minister Rajnath that the Jamu & Kashmir Police must be at par in hardship allowance with other members of the state’s security grid, read the soldiers and the central para-military forces.

Mehbooba Mufti has stated that the state police are facing major hardships, even much more in volume, than the paramilitary forces. They are operating in the society they live in unlike all other security agencies. She has reportedly given recent instances in which the cops faced a crisis that prevented them even from going to their home or offering prayers in the routine, unsecured mosques.

Chief Minister insisted that the state police is the main leader on the counter-insurgency front and faces more challenges. She insisted that the threat perception of the state police does not alter even after their retirement.

But when it comes to the hardship allowance, they are not getting adequately. While central paramilitary forces get almost Rs 8,000 a month as hardship allowance, the JKP men get only Rs 900, insiders said. The existing norm is that almost ten percent of the basic pay is being paid as this particular allowance in case of state police unlike 40 percent in paramilitary forces. It is much more in case of armed forces.

If the state demand is being accepted by the central government, the package of the state police men will have substantial increase. The state government has already acceded to the police’s long term demand of increased ration money.

J&K has a nearly one lakh strong police forces and an additional 30 thousands of irregulars who work with or for police in different temporary engagements

Amarnath Yatra Bus Attack: Woman Pilgrim Succumbs to her injuries………

A woman devotee, injured in the deadly attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a Srinagar hospital late last night .

Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here, a police official said.
With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8.

On July 10 Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including five women, were killed and 15 injured when a bus carrying at least 56 passengers was attacked at  Anantnag, on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

Two Youth Arrested In Jammu For Possession Of Drugs…….

Two youths were reportedly arrested  with contraband of heroin worth crores in  outskirts of Jammu.

“Police during checking of car at Nakka near Toll Plaza , heroin weighing around 14 to 15 kg was seized.  Police said two persons were arrested.