Srinagar: One militant was killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. The gunfight started after the militants fired at the security forces who were carrying out a search and cordon operation in Bugam village of Chadoora area. “The identity of the slain militant is being ascertained. The operation is still going on,” police sources said. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Badgam district.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go before the UN Human Rights Council (TNA) over allegations the military is forcefully taking over land in the north and east from civilians.TNA Jaffna District MP Apathurai Vinayagamurthi told reporters in Jaffna that the military has already taken over civilian land in the north and east. He said that the issue will not only be taken before the UN Human Rights Council but also to the international community. The TNA MP claimed that by taking over Tamil land the government is attempting to change the demography of the Meanwhile the TNA is also preparing to stage a hunger strike against the alleged forced occupation of civilian land.The TNA says it will also launch a democratic campaign to fight against the forced military occupation.
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