SC urged to quash FIR against army in Kashmir Feb 09, 2018 0 118 12345 IANSNew DelhiThe father of Major Aditya Kumar, named in an FIR by Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir police in civilian killings during a firing incident, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to quash the case because it will hurt the Army's morale in fighting terrorism in the state. Major Kumar and other soldiers of 10 Garhwal Rifles have been accused of opening fire and fatally injuring three civilians when a stone-pelting mob attacked an army convoy near Ganowpora village in Shopian district on January 27. The FIR would hurt the morale of Army personnel in discharging duty, Lt Col Karamveer Singh said in his plea filed through advocate Aishwarya Bhati."The manner in which the lodging of the FIR has been portrayed and projected by the political leadership and administrative higher-ups of the State, reflects the extremely hostile atmosphere in the state. "In these circumstances, the petitioner is left with no other viable option but to approach this Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India for protection of valuable Fundamental Rights of his son and himself, enshrined under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India,"the plea said. It said that Major Kumar was wrongly and arbitrarily named as the incident relates to an Army convoy on bonafide military duty in an area under the AFSPA, which was isolated by an"unruly and deranged"stone-pelting mob. The intention of the Major was to save Army personnel and property and the fire was inflicted only to impair and provide a safe escape. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Kerala minister defends CPI-M leader over graft allegations against his sons Feb 09, 2018 0 866 Congress to work with like-minded parties in LS: Sonia Feb 09, 2018 0 151 Andhra strike over 'injustice' in budget hits normal life Feb 09, 2018 0 147 Uproar in parliament over special status to Andhra IANS New Delhi Parliament on Thursday continued to witness protest from the members of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress over demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh and other financial benefits to the state. .. Five arrested for helping terrorist escape in J&K Srinagar Police in the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday achieved a breakthrough by arresting five suspects who helped a Pakistani terrorist escape from a Srinagar hospital on Tuesday. Sources said .. BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution: Tharoor IANS New Delhi The BJP government is looking to make a"major assault"on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on .. Kamal to meet influencers from TN in US IANS Chennai Actor Kamal Haasan, who is in the US, will meet key influencers from Tamil Nadu and explore a better future for the state. Kamal, who has announced his foray into politics, will be delivering a lecture at the .. 'Not scared of protests over biopic on Kamal Das' IANS Mumbai Malayalam film director Kamal is not a worried man even though his biopic on the very fiery author-poet Kamala Das has ignited debates and protests, as well as attracted an attempt to stop the film legally for ..