Jammu, April 13: Asking Delhi to give up its colonial approach towards Jammu and Kashmir, AIP President Er Rasheed has alleged that Delhi under a well-crafted plan has ignored Muslim dominated areas in Jammu province and deprived them of basic immunities.
While addressing election rallies at Neel, Banihal, Khaddi, Chareel and many other places in Chinab valley Saturday Rasheed said that the national high way ban has made the life of people of the entire state and particularly those of Banihal and Ramban areas worse than hell.
Rasheed said “Not only that security agencies have imposed restrictions on travel ban, but the widening of so called national highway also has become a gold mine and money making a machine for the construction company and other blue-eyed Babu’s. The resources of Chinab valley have been put to sale to non-state subjects and the inhabitants of the entire Chinab valley have been reduced to second class citizens.”
Rasheed accused Congress, BJP, NC and PDP of playing communal politics just to get votes.
He said “While NC and PDP are in head-on collision with each other in the valley but in Jammu their politics and designs are mysterious. Let them not forget that it was Dr Karan Singh, father of Congress nominee, who claimed with pride a few days ago that Congress has the distinction of breaking Pakistan into two pieces.”
“While NC, PDP and Congress try to gain the sympathy of Muslim and Dalit voters by trying to portray themselves as secular but the language being used by Karan Singh and other leaders tries to attract Hindu voters by sending signals that Congress is more ultra-nationalist and more fundamentalist than BJP,” he said.
Rasheed while lashing out at BJP accused BJP leadership of trying to Saffronise he Jammu region by implementing an agenda of exploitation and raising religious sentiments of the other community.
Rasheed said it is shameful that neither Congress nor BJP gave a mandate to a single Muslim candidate from either of the two seats in Jammu province. Congress and NC have acted like collaborators to create a fear psychosis in the Muslim community and have handed over the entire Jammu province to BJP and Congress by making a complete surrender”.
Rasheed reiterated that AIP does not believe in communalizing politics and appealed masses to vote for AIP candidate Shabir Mughal who is a renowned social and political activist with high integrity. Others who addressed the gatherings included AIP district president Arif Waheed, Mushtaq Suhail, Molvi Qayoom and Shabi Mughal.
Rasheed while demanding a judicial probe into the killing of 13-year-old Owais Ahmad Mir has reiterated that whatsoever happened in Mandigam was part of a conspiracy and the entire series of stone pelting in that area was engineered by people conference workers just to ensure poll boycott in the area.
Rasheed while condemning use of brutal force at Mandigam on polling day said that few agencies and a section of state administration had already planned to create disturbance by taking support of PC cadres to ensure that people don’t caste their vote but these cowards should know that playing with the innocent lives and martyring teenager Owais Ahmad only for ensuring victory of proxies of RSS will not help and sooner or later every Kashmiri will unmask the true face of these proxies, who have sold out their conscience and can do any damn thing for their political gains.
Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz
Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.
“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.
He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.
Two electrocuted to death in Poonch
Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.
Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup
Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.
The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.
Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.
Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.
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