Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter along LoC in Uri area in Baramulla district
A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces today in Uri area near the Line of control in Baramulla district of Kashmir.
Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces today in Uri area near the Line of control in Baramulla district of Kashmir.
"Cordon was laid and search operation started in Kalgai area of Uri this morning following information about presence of militants in the area," an army official said.
He said the search operation tuned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces.
"One militant has been killed in the operation.
The civilian population has been evacuated from the area and the operation is still going on," he added.
News18 quoted sources privy to the developments as saying that the region will be granted statehood soon as promised in the past by the Centre, however, there will be no talks on restoring its special constitutional position
The all-party meet in Jammu and Kashmir is the first such exercise since the Centre announced the abrogation of the erstwhile state's special status and its bifurcation into two Union territories in August 2019
Chidambaram added that the 'dismembering' of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs has been challenged in the Supreme Court, and that the cases are pending for almost two years