CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
Oct.1: 8 Terrorists and a cop were killed as Army foiled intrusion bids in the valley. Seven person including two video-journalists were injured in violence even though curfew was clamped in view of court verdict on Ayodhya.
Oct. 2: Two HUJI terrorists were arrested in Dachan and an LeT hide out was busted at Uttrayan Bounjwah, Kishtwar and arms and 9 SIM cards were recovered. The operation against terrorists near LoC ended as one terrorist was killed today. Kashmir witnessed a day long normalcy though one more injured succumbed. NR, RPF and GRP are to discuss modalities tomorrow to start restoration work of damaged railway track in the Valley. CI wing of police has started random verification of SIM cards to prevent misuse.
Oct.3: A recycled surrendered terrorist and a youth were rescued from the clutches of HM terrorists in Kishtwar. Four people were injured in Shopian as curfew was clamped at many places and restrictions elsewhere in the valley to foil separatists, march to Baramulla. S A Geelani and Umar Farooq were put under house arrest. Violence in valley has hit NHPC projects.
Oct. 4: Terrorists kidnapped brother of an SPO from Gursai area in Poonch and released after thrashing. Terrorists are not only using SIMs of Indian telecom companies but also of Pak companies as four SIM cards of Pak companies were recovered from a terrorist hide out in Kishtwar. Kashmir witnessed a normal day. Omar Abdullah met Prime Minister and discussed Political and law & order situation of the state. Air Chief Marshal O V Naik favoured continuance of AFSPA in J&K. Mendhar firing victims are also to get Rs five lakh exgratia.
Oct.5: Two top terrorists were killed in Mahore. Four people were injured as authorities foiled separatists’ march to Kupwara. CRPF started removing 16 bunkers from Srinagar city. Kashmir situation was discussed in the Assembly. Cabinet is reportedly to consider Justice Sageer Report. Parvez Musharraf admitted that Pakistan trained terrorist groups against India.
Oct.6: Kashmir witnessed a normal day as curfew was lifted. Terming Kashmir an outstanding issue that needs resolution, Omar Abdullah said in the Assembly that development and employment can not address the issue and Kashmir has acceeded conditionally and not merged with India. India termed Musharraf’s admission vindication of its stand.
Oct.7: An LeL terrorist was killed by his associate in Keshwan, Kishtwar. BSF fired at infiltrators in Samba sector.UHQ decides to revoke PSA against 12 youth. Stone pelting was reported from many places in the valley. Omar Abdullah described unrest in Kashmir a Cross that he will bear life long. Omar Abdullah’s statement in the Legislative Assembly yesterday evoked wide spread condemnation. BJP decided to boycott the rest of the Assembly session after being marshalled out for protests against CM’s statement.
Oct.8: Two top HM terrorists were held in Jammu city while an SPO was absconding as fruit boxes full of explosives were seized near Indra Chowk. Two dreaded terrorists were arrested in Kishtwar and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition from their possession. Stone pelting was reported from many places while curfew was imposed in Srinagar and many other towns as a precautionary measure. As opposition stayed away from the Assembly to protest CM’s statement, Congress described J&K an integral part of India and BJP accused CM of internationalizing a domestic issue.
Oct.9: A terrorist was killed in Kangan as strike affected normal life in the valley. Government decided release of 12 PSA detenues.Another terrorist was arrested in connection with the recovery of explosives in Jammu and hunt was on for an SPO and three others as traces of the module were linked to Gandoh. Yog Guru asked for the resolution of J&K issue once for all.
Oct.10: An LeT terrorist was killed in Sopore and normal life remained paralysed in the valley due to strike. An SPO was among four arrested for sending explosives to Jammu. A foreign national was killed at IB in Samba sector while a Pakistani was arrested in Balakot sector. An IED was detected and defused at Basantgarh, Udhampur. In new development youth go to Pakistan on visa and return after training. Ramdev asked Pakistan to keep hands off Kashmir.
Oct.11: An Army Jawan injured in an encounter at Sopore succumbed to his injuries. Curfew was imposed across the valley to foil march to Hyderpora. A villager was killed in firing range in Nowshera in Jammu.
Oct.12:A woman was among four arrested in Kulgam for helping terrorists. Curfew was imposed to foil march to Geelani’s residence. Core Group reviewed infiltration and security scenario.
Oct.13: 15 people were injured in clashes though curfew was lifted from many places in the valley. Journalist Dilip Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and Information Commissioner M M Ansari were named as interlocutors and the separatists described it a futile exercise. GoC 16 Corps Lt Gen. Roy said that the terrorists were shifting operational strategy in J&K.
Oct.14: Two Rajouri terrorists were among three terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian. A grenade was launched towards a CRPF camp in Sopore but failed to cause any damage. The valley witnessed a normal day. A civilian was injured in a blast in Mendhar. The appointment of interlocutors did not inspire confidence as most of the organizations opposed the selection on one ground or the other. Mehbooba said the choice dampens hope while BJP described them not good.
Oct.15: Curfew was imposed in four districts including Srinagar as death toll rose to 106 in valley disturbance. The government said that the stone pelters will be released for three months initially and will have to fulfil many conditions. S M Krishna described J&K legitimate part of India but defended Omar Abdullah’s statement in the Assembly. Army Chief described China and Pakistan as major irritants for India’s security. BSF is to get anti-fog equipments to fight infiltration.
Oct.16: Two terrorists heading for Rajouri from valley were killed in Budhal. Valley witnessed a normal day.
Oct.17: Four Jawans were injured in an encounter in Reasi. AN HM terrorist was arrested and plot to kill contractors was foiled in Mahore. Two terrorists were held in Pattan. Curfew will be clamped to foil Pattan Chalo. Hurriyat to launch signature campaign for US intervention for settlement of Kashmir issue.
Oct.18: An LeT terrorist, an Army Jawan and a civilian were killed in anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir. An IED was detected outside PCR. Curfew was clamped as mastermind of the present unrest Masart Alam was arrested and booked under PSA. Two Kashmiri youth were rescued from terrorists in Mahore. P Chidambaram comes in support of J&K CM.
Oct.19: Stand off ended as the holed up terrorist was found dead in the mosque in Bandipore. An LeT terrorist was killed while another escaped in an injured condition in an encounter in Banihal. Curfew was imposed in four districts as 23 people were injured in clashes in the valley. India described cross border terror a major issue. Kashmir interlocutors met Home Minister and described political settlement of Kashmir as their agenda.
Oct.20: LeT shifted top comodrs to Rajouri for recruitment. A terrorist guide crossed over to PoK whose wife and four children are already there. Valley remained normal today. Union Home Minister said that there are no red lines for the interlocutors and the talks with Pakistan will begin early next year.
Oct.21: Two JeM terrorists were killed in the outskirts of Srinagar and Army installations were reportedly their target. Three terrorists were arrested in the valley and curfew was imposed in Srinagar and Sopore to foil Lal Chowk Rally. Geelani and sepratists’ sympathizers faced wrath of KPs and other nationalists at a seminar in New Delhi. Dr Karan Singh described J&K’s accession with India full and final. Army Chief said that new terror camps have come up in Pakistan and infiltration is on rise as more terrorists are waiting to infiltrate. Amidst controversy PM assured support to the interlocutors and J&K CM asked for giving them a chance.
Oct.22: Two top HM terrorists were arrested at Jammu Railway Station after reaching there from Pakistan via Nepal. Srinagar gun-battle toll rose to three with recovery of one more terrorist’s body. Curfew was imposed in several parts of the valley. Three children were injured while fiddling with an explsive at Maloora, the site of recent encounter. Three rifles were looted in Badarwah.
Oct.23: Three infiltrators were killed in Uri. Strike affected normal life in the valley. The terrorists arrested at the Railway Station turned out to be the confidants of Salah-u-Din. The interlocutors started their campaign in Srinagar and met PDPleader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh and visiting Central Jail.
Oct.24: A jawan was killed in Pak firing on LoC in KG sector. The terrorists arrested at RS Jammu disclosed that about 1400 J&K terrorists are still in Pak camps.Criticising handling of unrest in valley, Army Chief said that opposing AFSPA is to play in the sepratists’ hands. BJP accused Padgaonkar of internationalizing Kashmir issue as he described dialogue with Pak necessary for resolution of Kashmir issue
Oct.25: A govt. teacher and a terrorist were arrested and three escaped as a plot to kill five Gujjars was foiled in Reasi. UHQ reviewed security situation. Padgaonkar asked students to prepare roadmap for Azadi. Geelani described appointment of interlocutors to mislead Obama.
Oct.26: Eight people were injured in clashes at several places in the valley and curfew was imposed in down town Srinagar. Arms and ammunition were recovered in Budhal. Shabir Shah refused to get released conditionally. Continuing their campaign interlocutors met many people and visited Shopian to meet the family of Neelofer and Asiya. Law Minister Veerapa Moily slammed Geelani and Arundhati Roy. State cabinet is to review Ammnesty plan for Kashmiri terrorists in PoK. A suspect was nabbed on IB in Arnia. Army Chief said that infiltration was on rise.
Oct.27: Two ReT teachers were kidnapped in Marwah , Kishtwar; one managed to escape. 15 people were injured in fresh clashes and curfew was imposed at many places to foil Hurriyat march to UNMOG. Pak violated ceasefire in Poonch and Uri. Interlocutors reached Jammu and said that they would not go to meet anyone uninvited. IT department asked Geelani to pay Rs 1.73 crore tax.
Oct.28: A notorious stone pelter was arrested though normalcy returned to the Valley. ReT teacher was rescued in Marwah. Interlocutors visited Migrant Camp Muthi and met delegations in Jammu and hinted of opening offices at Jammu, Srinagar and Delhi.
Oct.29: A jawan was killed while four terrorists were reportedly holed up in an encounter in Navapachi, Marwah. Four people were injured in clashes that followed Friday prayers and curfew was imposed at several places in Kashmir. Singh-Wen meet discuss visa issue related to Kashmir.
Oct.30: More troops were rushed to Navapachi as searches continued for the terrorists. In a new development, posters appeared in Srinagar warning Hurriyat for continued strikes even though curfew was imposed in threee towns of the valley after protests. Two bodies were recovered in the valley. P Chidambaram, who is on two day visit to the state, said that the interlocutors are to find political answer to Kashmir.
Oct.31: A terrorist was killed in an encounter in Sopore. Curfew was imposed in many parts of the valley and life remained paralysed due to strike. 26 letter pads recovered from terrorists arrested at Ry Stn. were signed by Salah-u-Din to recruit fresh cadres. Interlocutors said that the terrorists are to submit peace-plan. Geelani described posters as handiwork of the govt. Reports suggest that Imams helped to scale down protests in the valley. P Chidambaram reviewed security situation in Kashmir and assured equal treatment to all the regions.
Nov.1: Four terrorists were killed in different encounters in Kashmir. Life remained paralysed in the valley while five stone pelters were arrested. Large cache of ammunition was recovered in Sabjan, Mandi. Seven-eight more SPOs are reportedly involved in recovery of explosives at Indra Chowk, Jammu. Appealing for giving peace a chance, P Chidambaram advised interlocutors to refrain from commentary. Complaint was registered against Geelani and Arundati Roy.
Nov.2: Two more LeT terrorists were killed in Shopian.An OGW was arrested in Handwara. Religious leaders asked govt. not to impose restrictions on Fridays and appealed sepratists not to call for strikes on such days. Sonia Gandhi described Kashmir unrest painful while Farooq Abdullah said that the strike politics has crippled J&K. Interlocutors submit report to Home Minister.
Nov.3: Normal life disrupted due to strike and isolated stone pelting incidents reported in the valley. Shabir Shah was released unconditionally for a period of one month and more stone pelters are to be freed. A Delhi court seeks report on Geelani and Arundati Roy.
Nov.4: Normalcy returned to the valley for a day while authorities decided to impose curfew apprehending protests on Friday. BJYM and BD activists hackled Shabir Shah and disrupted his press conference. US slaps sanctions against LeT and JeM.
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Nov.5: Two people were killed in an accident caused by the stone-pelting in Shopian as valley observed strike on Obama’s visit to India. Massive searches were launched in Ghati forests of Kathua after reports of the movement of two terrorists in the area. Two terrorist hideouts were destroyed in Keshwan, Kishtwar and Sunderbani, Rajouri. An OGW of HM was arrested under PSA in Reasi.RSS described total integration of Kashmir, including parts under occupation of Pakistan and China, into the Indian Dominon as the only solution to Kashmir issue.
Nov.7: Protests against continued strikes lead to clashes in Srinagar. Omar Abdullah said that AFSPA can be withdrawn with a rider and Army can step in even after withdrawal. Army Chief alleged that the US aid to Pakistan is diverted to terrorism. The US president Obama said that Pak is not dealing terror as quickly as liked by the US.
Nov.8: Two terrorists were killed in Tangdar as forces foiled an intrusion bid. Valley observed a strike. An HM ultra surrendered in Ramban. Jammu observed Bandh even though Omar Abdullah stood by his statement on the accession. Sepratists hailed Obama’s Kashmir reference. India and the US called for smashing all terror networks.
Nov.9: Demand for UT status figured prominently as interlocutors held wide range of discussions in Leh. Omar Abdullah hailed Indo-US joint statement. SC upheld freeze on delimitation till 2026. An Army Jawan commited suicide in Baderwah.
Nov.11: An HM commander’s associate was arrested and another terrorist booked under PSA in Reasi. Interlocutors continued their mission and visited Uri. State govt. said that PM’s return package was set for implementation and appointment orders of 1700 migrants will be issued soon.
Nov.12: A terrorist and a cop were killed in an encounter in Sopore while an NC activist was gunned down in Shopian. After nine weeks prayers were offered in Jamia Masjid, Srinagar as there was no strike or curfew. Interlocutors continued their interaction in the valley and said that the centre would find solution from their exercise.
Nov.13: A Rajouri girl was rescued in Pulwama and she claimed that she was being forced to join terrorism. The US secretary for state Hillary Clinton said that Pakistan is using terror as hedge against India and the US support to radicals boomeranged.
Nov.14: Two Pakistani terrorists were killed on LoC as troops foiled an intrusion bid in Poonch disrtrict.Two bodies were recovered from forests in Baramulla. Interlocutors pitched for the release of political prisoners. PCC Chief said that AFSPA cannot be revoked on the demand of a group or an individual.
Nov.15: Top HM terrorist Inquallibi was arrested by Delhi Police. PSA Review Committee decided to release 14 more persons detained under the act. A Delhi court acquitted an LeT terrorist of Doda. India hailed exclusion of J&K from the list of unresolved international disputes in the UN.
Nov.16: A youth of Jammu who has been pushed into terrorism remained untraced while two ultras were arrested for luring the youth. Hizb Commander Inquallibi’s wife and father-in-law were arrested while DP denied the custody of the terrorist to J&K police. DP sought more time to probe Geelani and Roy case. India raised stapled Visa case with China.
Nov.17: Inquallabi’s wife and father-in-law have been charged with waging war against the country. Police vehicle was set ablaze and five people were injured as there were protests after Eid prayers in the valley.
Nov.18: A hunt was on for two terrorists while a Rajouri’s transporter was arrested for sheltering Inquallibi. The valley remained peaceful after a day of protest. Pak Army named 453 soldiers killed in Kargil war. The US described LeT a dangerous group.
Nov.19: A hideout of Inquallibi was busted while an OGW was arrested in Kishtwar. Massive search was launched in Sabjan as terrorists started shifting to plains. Three people were injured in stone pelting and clashes in the valley. 17 Rly Stations to have integrated security setup as damage restoration work started in the valley. Farooq Abdullah blamed accidental politicians for impeding resolution of Kashmir issue. India took serious exception to Irani supreme leader Ayottuullah Khamni’s remarks of asking Muslims to support Kashmir freedom struggle.
Nov.20: A holed up terrorist was killed in Sopore while a former terrorist was shot dead in Pulwama. An OGW was killed in cross firing in Kishtwar while four security personnel were injured in subsequent protests. Three Myanmar nationals were arrested from Pooja Express at Kathua. Army Chief V K Singh said that Pakistan wanted to hide Kargil mistake.
Nov.21: A Pakistani was among three terrorists arrested in Kashmir valley. Eight people were injured in a grenade attack at Bijbehra. A dreaded terrorist Habib Gujjar struck in Keshwan and killed mother of STF Incharge Nagnigarh. Inqullabi reportedly offered help to get four terrorists killed in lieu of Pass Port for his wife in an effort to take her to Pakistan. Indian Air Force is planning aerial protection to prevent 9/11 like strike.
Nov.22: An IED was seized from a bus in Baramulla.Two SOG jawans were hurt in an ambush in Surankote. DP is to take Inquallibi to Shopian to find out his hideout and effect recoveries. Myanmarese are reportedly using Bangladesh and Nepal routes to reach J&K. Another group is to visit Valley reportedly to build confidence. State cabinet approved rehabilitation policy for terrorists held up in Pakistan and PoK.
Nov.23: A huge quantity of ammunition including two solar powered rockets was recovered in Baramulla. Three protesters were injured as people protested against arrest of youth in connection with burning of a police vehicle at Anantnag on Eid .Habib Gujjar’s father and brother were among three arrested as hunt was on for the terrorist in Keshwan. A Pakistani was arrested on LoC in Poonch. India claimed that China was responding to its concerns about Stapled Visa as the singer Tania Gupta was issued a stamped visa.
Nov.24: A jawan was injured and infiltrators pushed back as Pakistan violated cease-fire in Poonch sector. Two HM commanders were held in Pulwama while life was affected in the valley due to strike. Delhi police takes Inquallibi to Rajouri to affect recoveries. Criminals’ links with Kashmiri terrorists and metro criminals under investigation as a revolver of America make was recovered from a criminal killed in Jammu two days back.
Nov.25: One of the longest surviving terrorists Ubu Ujefa was among the three LeT terrorists killed in an encounter in Surankote, Poonch. Five Army jawans and a civilian were also injured in the encounter. Two brothers were killed in an explosion in Machil sector. Forces arrested an OGW of LeT and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the valley. Curfew was imposed in some parts of Srinagar Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Bilal Lone were manhandled at a seminar at Chandigrah and 21 people were arrested and subsequently released for the incident. Budhal police is to seek Inquallibi’s custody from DP. A local court transferred case of the BSF commandant and a cop under going trial in the alleged killing of a youth in Nishat to General Security Court. Omar Abdullah claimed that the Surrender Policy poses no threat to the national security as the policy has been discussed thoroughly before the centre gave the nod to the state.
Nov.26: Curfew was imposed in parts of Srinagar to foil Hurriyat plans and prevent protests. 60 employees arrested for fuelling unrest in the valley. Arrested Pakistani terrorist Abu Saad admitted that Pakistan continues to train terrorists and help infiltration while IGP said that there was nexus between terrorists and so-called sepratists. A BSF jawan was among three family members killed and five others were injured as a shell exploded in their house in Bishnah. Three close associates of Inquallibi were arrested
Nov.27: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Zachaldara, Handwara while an infiltration bid was foiled in Trehgam sector.Geelani’s call for strike evoked less response as schools and shops at many places remained open. In Kolkata, Farooq Abdullah said that not an inch of Kashmir will be given to sepratists. A delhi court asked Delhi Police to lodge FIR for sedition against Geelani and Arundati Roy. Three more live rocket shells were seized and defused at Kulla,Kotli in Bishnah as police is investigating the case. Omar Abdullah said that govt. was trying to make return of Kashmiri youth legal and there will be no adverse impact of the removal of CRPF bunkers from Srinagar.
Nov.28: Two hardcore terrorists were killed in a cave in Doda and an LMG looted from police was recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists. An encounter was going on at Bhati Dhar in Mendhar, Poonch. The kin of the soldiers who laid their lives fighting terrorists described the surrender policy disrespect to the martyrs.Mirwaiz Umar Farooq faced protests, now in Kolkata. PCC president Mr Soz said that surrender policy was no threat to the security. Finance Commission submitted its report after its establishment four years ago.
Nov.29: Three terrorists and a cop were killed and a civilian injured in an encounter at Qamarwari Chowk in Srinagar. Two LeT terrorists were killed in Handwara. A group of six terrorists managed their escape from the encounter in Bhati Dhar while a terrorist surrendered in Poonch. Rajouri police got the custody of Inquallibi from DP. Two Rajouri terrorists were arrested for plotting attacks in Mumbai. KBA president was released but immediately arrested by Hiranagar police. Probe is on to verify the presence of Chechanya terrorists in the valley. Russia ask Pakistan to stop infiltration.
Nov.30: DGP Kuldeep Khoda claimed that the slain terrorists at Srinagar were part of JeM module as one of the dead turned out to be the kin of MP Shariq. He also said that about 100 terrorists managed to infiltrate even as 200 terrorists were killed. Police is to attach properties of 100 LeT and HM terrorists. BJYM activists attack Umar Farroq at Delhi. Farooq Abdullah met interlocutors in Delhi while P Chidambaram said that the interlocutors have suggested administrative reforms and CBMs that have been forwarded to the state govt. Delhi High Court asked centre not to evict retired KP employees and asked for providing alternate accommodation.
Dec.1: Inquallibi was sent to Rajouri jail. The commission probing killings in the valley gets extension. Mirwaiz said that Hurriyat will continue its campaign despite attacks.GoC 16 Corps said that terrorists have been neutralized to large extent. Central govt. said that there is no move to withdraw AFSPA.
Dec.2: Pak Army violated cease-fire and fired mortars and rockets at LoC in KG sector. Police gets custody of Inquallibi. Noor Jahan, who infiltrated back recently, said that she was forced to join militancy and had to face nightmarish experience in PoK.
Dec.3: Noor Jehan was sent to JIC for suspected terror links. HC stayed GSFC proceedings against BSF commandant and Cop in Nishat killing case. Umar Farooq and Geelani were put under house arrest. A fact finding team of parliamentarians and civil society are on a visit to Srinagar. India described Chinese activities in PoK illegal.
Dec.4: A school bus of Tibetan Public High School was set on fire at Khanyar as life remained paralysed in the valley due to strike call by the Hurriyat (G). Three associates of Inquallibi were formally arrested. Centre seeks withdrawal of 60 para-military companies to be deployed in the naxal hit areas. The parliamentarian-civil society delegation is to raise Kashmir in parliament to galvanize public opinion and asked the centre to resume dialogue with the sepratists.
Dec.5: HM’s recruitment head Fatwh Mohd. Alias Chacha was arrested in Dachan, Kishtwar.Two hide-outs were busted in Thana Mandi, Rajouri and Mahore, Reasi and arms and ammunition recovered. An HM terrorist was arrested at Pattan, Baramulla. Th hunt is on for the woman terrorist Shakeera of Tral who reportedly helped Inquallibi in fleeing from the valley. The socalled fact-finding mission asked for resumption of talks with the sepratists and Pakistan. In a surprise development, Congress leader and Health Minister in the state cabinet demanded statehood for Jammu, UT status for Ladakh and Azadi should be given to the Kashmiris who have raised the bogey since long. The two SFC members who have given their dissent notes have asked for grant of regional autonomy in development, administration for the equitable development of all the three regions. Omar Abdullah advised sepratists to talk to the centre while Farooq Abdullah described autonomy as the best solution for the resolution of the Kashmir issue. It is reported that two years before 26/11 the US had asked Pak to crack down on LeT & JuD. Formal orders were issued to migrants employed under PM’s Package.
Dec.6: Inquallibi’s police remand was extended for four days while six more persons were detained for questioning. Terrorists carried rocket attacks including the residence of SP in Sopore while four persons were booked under PSA in Pulwama. SC sought JK Government’s stand on the center’s package for migrants while Additional Solicitor General Indra Jaising said that the properties auctioned between 1990 to1997 would be declared illegal and would be restored. The delegation that visited the valley recently decided to form Kashmir Panel and urged the centre to initiate dialogue with the sepratists. Congress distanced itself from Sham Lal’s Azadi remark. France asked Pakistan to act against terror.
Dec.7: An Army officer was injured as two terrorists were reportedly holed up in Sopore.Many more arrests are on cards as the help of an NC leader and government officials surfaced in Inquallibi’s case. Rajouri terrorists were sent to JC in Mumbai. As centre said that the action has been initiated on the interlocutor’s recommendations, the interlocutors are expected to submit their report early next year for the resolution of the Kashmir issue. One child was killed and 25 other persons injured as terrorists struck in Varanasi; IM claimed the responsibility. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the terror originating from Pakistan was unacceptable and asked for global cooperation to fight terror. Health Minister Sham Lal said that his outburst at Bani was in response to Mustafa Kamal’s venom against the Congress.