Terrorist Activity Reported At Location Near Foreign Envoys’ Hotel In J&K

Barely a kilometre or two from where the delegates from 24 countries have been put up in Srinagar, a hotel owner’s son was shot at by militants on Wednesday in the high-security Durganag area

Raghav N

February 19, 2021

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As foreign envoys entered the second day of their two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, there was a terrorist activity just one kilometre away from where the dignitaries have been lodged. Akash Mehra, son of the owner of the famous Krishna Dhaba in the high-security Durganag area of Srinagar was shot at close range by terrorists. He is recovering at the SMHS hospital and is reportedly in a stable condition. Banned terror outfit Muslim Jaanbaz Force claimed responsibility for the attack according to security personnel investigating the case. The iconic eatery is known to serve sumptuous vegetarian meals for decades together.

Diplomats from several countries including members of the European Union (EU) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are in the union territory to review the on-ground situation as a part of the central government’s bid to restore normalcy through a democratic set up in the region since its special status through Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019. The OIC, which represents the Muslim population has specially been invited to understand the realistic situation in of anti-India and negative propaganda painting a grim picture of J&K and its people. Representatives from the grassroot level, including Municipal Committee, DDC and Block Development Council members interacted with the international guests as a part of the two-day program.

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