Jammu and Kashmir Interlocutors to revisit the Report; Curfew imposed in a village in Ganderbal district after clashes; Infiltration bid foiled, soldier killed; Retired police official shot dead in Srinagar
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  • (AUGUST 6-12)

    According to reports, the Centre’s interlocutors on Kashmir are again visiting the Valley this month for getting feedback on their report” and to redraft it. The centre is yet to convene the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security to discuss the report, submitted by the three-member panel of interlocutors to the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram October last year. The three member committee will be staying for a week in Kashmir starting from August 30, 2012. The committee will not move outside Srinagar but will meet people at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC). 1

    In another development, according to reports, curfew was imposed Sendbal village of Ganderbal district after one person was killed in clashes between two groups over the use of a mosque loudspeaker on August 6, 2012 night. Shabir Ahmad Bhat, was killed and two people were injured when followers of two different schools of Islamic thought clashed with each other. 2

    According to reports, Army on August 9, 2012, claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by militants on Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. One soldier has been killed in the encounter.3

    In other developments, according to reports, suspected militants on August 10, 2012, shot dead a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) in Srinagar. Police said the attack was carried out in the afternoon in Batamaloo area of Srinagar. The incident created panic in the area. Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary CRPF reached the spot and launched a manhunt to trace the people involved in the killing. 4