Srinagar April 10: Cautioning the people about the designs of PDP BJP and other smaller groups fielded by the Saffron Party as proxies under a conspiracy to divide the voters in the upcoming elections, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC)President and Party Candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency G.A. Mir has said that Saffron Party and it’s former alliance partner PDP would go to any extent to mislead people for electoral gains.
G.A.Mir also hit out at Centre, State Govt for withdrawing Security of protected persons on the crucial time of Polls, saying that there was hell of difference between Raj Bhawan & Centre Govt on these issues.
Addressing election meeting in Kapran Dooru , G.A. Mir cautioned the people about the designs of PDP BJP and other small groups, who have been fielded as proxies in the upcoming elections to divide the people in Jammu and Kashmir for votes, but at the same time, he felt confident that they will miserably fail, as that the masses in all the three regions have realized as to what PDP BJP has done during their three and half year’s rule in the State.
He said the misrule and mis-governance by PDP BJP have vitiated the atmosphere in the valley since they assumed power, all the good work done by previous Govts have gone waste, people in all the three regions have been made to suffer on economic and developmental fronts due to the opportunistic politics on the part of PDP BJP, Mir said.
The developmental scenario started by the UPA I UPA II in the State has come to standstill due to negligent attitude and contradiction in the approach of PDP BJP, resulting in all the three regions have suffered immensely on developmental front.
He also hit out at Prime Minister Narinder over claiming to be serious about the development of State, saying that BJP Govt at centre is concerned about the electoral gains and not about the development of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The people of South Kashmir have faced countless difficulties due to wrong policies and betrayal by PDP, as a result, there is grave disillusionment among the people, loss of innocent lives and continuous bloodshed in South Kashmir and elsewhere has exposed PDP before the people as a result they(people) have lost faith in this Party.
On this occasion, G.A. Mir expressed grave concern over the decision of withdrawing Security to protected persons on the brink of Parliamentary Elections and described the decision as very unfortunate move to scuttle the movement of political activists.
The order passed by Raj Bhawan regarding scrapping of the security withdrawal order is nowhere visible on the ground, which is indicative of the lack of concern with regard to security of political leaders on the part of State and Centre Govt, Mir added and condemned both State & Centre Govt for being insensitive about the safety of Political Leaders in JK.
Those who were present on this occasion included Ali Mohd Mantoo, Peer Shahbaz BP, Mohd Iqbal Ahanger, Tanveer Ahmad Khan, Hamid Malik, Shahid Bha, Imtiyaz Ahmad and others.
Number of people reading Urdu newspapers on decline: CUK VC
Ganderbal, Apr 24: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir Wednesday said that there has been a sharp decline in the number of people reading Urdu newspapers in Kashmir valley.
“The current trend among people, particularly the youth is to read English newspapers. However, strenuous efforts should be made to promote reading of Urdu newspapers among masses as Urdu is the official language of the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said while addressing the inaugural function of the two-day workshop on Urdu journalism “Skill Enhancement of Urdu Journalists of Kashmir,” organised by CUK’s Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ) in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Urdu Council and Anjuman-e-Urdu Sahafat at varsity’s Green Campus here.
Prof, Mehraj ud Din Mir said that in order to promote Urdu journalism in valley, the varsity is contemplating to start Diploma in Urdu journalism. He said that a state-of-the-art studio will be constructed for the DCJ at the Tulmulla campus of the university, adding the journalists belonging to Ganderbal district would be also allowed to avail certain facilities provided in the Convergent Journalism.
Addressing the gathering Registrar, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka, said, that at present, the Urdu journalism is at crossroads and there is a dire need to conduct such type of workshops. “Urdu has its own history and a cherished past,” Prof. Nikka said, journalism has its own contours, importance, duties and responsibilities, adding that journalists are spokespersons of the society and they have to highlight the problems and issues confronting the society in an objective manner. They have to construct a moral order in the society through their reportage and promote sense of brotherhood among different communities, based on mutual trust and understanding. Prof. Nikka said that there seems to be decline in Urdu journalism and its readers as people have become inclined towards English in all the spheres of life.
Senior faculty member, Media Education Research Centre, University of Kashmir, Prof. Nasir Mirza in his address, hailed the DCJ and Urdu Council for organizing the workshop. He said the technical sessions on different aspects of Urdu journalism would be beneficial to the participating reporters and sub-editors. Prof. Nasir Mirza also shed light on the advent of Urdu journalism in Kashmir.
Dean School of Media Studies, Prof. Hamidullah Marazi said, the DCJ is offering Post-Graduate programme in Journalism and has started research programme in 2018. He said the department has produced many documentaries, which have bagged awards at local and national level. Prof. Marazi said the students graduating from the department are working in prestigious media organizations in the State and Country. Prof. Hamidullah also underscored the need to promote Urdu journalism and asked the organizations working for promotion of Urdu to take immediate steps in this regard.
DCJ Coordinator, Dr. John Babu Koyee while speaking on the occasion, said, the purpose of holding the workshop is to revive Urdu journalism. “As Urdu newspapers are circulated across the Jammu and Kashmir, it becomes imperative to train and orient the journalists in Urdu journalism, so that they report professionally,” he said, adding that despite the fact the number of people reading Urdu newspapers are decreasing with each passing day, the number of journalists, starting their venture as Urdu newspapers is increasing.
Earlier, Ifham ul Islam recited Tilawat-e-Quran while as Faizan recited Na’at.
Academician and Journalist, Rashid Maqbool conducted the programme proceedings and also gave an overview of Urdu journalism in Kashmir while as JK Urdu Council, President proposed the vote of thanks.
Masoodi condemns assault on Bijbehara youth by PDP workers
Srinagar, April 24: National Conference leader and Candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency, Justice Hasnain Masoodi Wednesday thanked voters of district Anantnag for casting their vote in favour of National Conference, the party that stands for Kashmir identity and against the forces that have in last seven decades and particularly four and a half years eroded autonomy and their local collaborators.
Justice Masoodi as per a statement issued to here raised concern on clubbing of polling stations, as according to him, clubbing has made it inconvenient for voters to traverse long distances, in some cases few kilometers, to cast their vote. “The clubbing of polling stations, it is pointed out, has not only contributed to low turnout of voters but practically deprived voters of their precious right to vote,” he said.
He also condemned the ‘deadly assault’ by PDP workers and their accomplices on local youth within premises of a polling station at Bijbehara, only because the youth had courage to resist fake and bogus voting.
The attack, according to Justice Masoodi, depicts level of frustration and nervousness of the PDP leadership. He demanded registration of case against those responsible for attack and its impartial investigation. “The voters of Bijbehara, it is stated had no option but to reject the PDP through ballot, as PDP heaped unprecedented atrocities on the people and made lethal attacks on the identity and autonomy of Jammu & Kashmir. The voters of Bijbehara by deciding not to vote for PDP, have only made a honest effort to wash off the blot, that has smeared image of a town occupying a distinguished place in the history of the State,” Justice Masoodi said.
Police arrests burglar, recovers jewellery, cash in Srinagar
Harwan, April 24: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said it has solved a burglary case with the arrest of an accused in Srinagar.
Jewellery and cash were recovered from their possession, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
He said one Showkat Ahmad Jan, resident of Aarbal, Shalimar reported in police station Harwan that on February 13, 2019, he locked his house and left for Delhi along with his family. On 23 April, when he came back with the family he found his house trespassed with burglary of cash and jewellery, which was kept in a locker.
Accordingly a case FIR No. 08/2019 U/S 457,380 RPC was registered and investigation taken up, police spokesman said.
“During the investigation, a team led by SHO Harwan Zafar Iqbal zeroed on one person as a servant (domestic help) who served before few months in the house and was brought to police station and after sustained questioning, the suspect confessed the crime and all stolen jewellery (two golden sets with three pairs of golden earrings) and a cash of Rs 175000 and 2900 USD were recovered on the confession of the accused.”
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