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Omar_Abdullah_(cropped)Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the credit for catching a Pakistani terrorist involved in the highway attack on BSF troopers should go to Chirdi villagers.

“Very brave of the unarmed civilians to wrestle and disarm an armed terrorist. They should be suitably rewarded for this bravery,” Omar said on his widely followed Twitter handle.

Two militants, reportedly from Pakistan, ambushed a Border Security Force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district, killing two troopers and injuring 11 others. This happened around 7.30 a.m. at Narsu Nallah, 65 km from Jammu.

One militant was shot dead in the encounter while the other escaped towards the village.

Police claimed that they arrested the lone militant who had entered a house in Chirdi village of Udhampur district after the deadly attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

The former chief minister regretted that the brave villagers were denied the credit they deserved after police claims on the arrest of the militant.

“Very unfortunate that the credit is not going where it is due — to those three unarmed villagers who captured him,” Omar said in another comment.

Speaking to media persons, the villagers held hostage by the lone militant said they wrestled with him inside their home and finally overpowered him and snatched his weapon.

“After we disarmed him, the militant even begged us to let him go,” one of the villagers told reporters.

(IANS)

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Jammu And Kashmir’s Ad Film Wins Gold At IAA Awards

Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

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A short film on Jammu and Kashmir tourism, launched by the state government, has won “gold” at an award ceremony organised by the India chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) here.

The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 has been declared the winner in the ‘Travel and Tourism Category’ at IndiAA awards held here on Friday, according to an official statement.

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The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 Flickr

IndIAA Awards is the intellectual property of the IAA India chapter, and was instituted in 2015. The award recognises mainstream creative advertising campaigns.

The film highlights the hospitality of Jammu and Kashmir. The 5-minute film was the first such big campaign launched by the Kashmir government.

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Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

In 2014, the Union Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign and won the ‘Blue Elephant’ at ‘Kyoorius Creative Awards’. (IANS)

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