Srinagar, April 08: CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while reacting to BJP’s election manifesto Monday said that the promise of abrogation of Article 370 and annulling Article 35A in its election manifesto is another exercise by the BJP to hoodwink the voters ahead of General Election. Critical examination of the BJP’s previous (2014) manifesto reveals that all the promises, including providing two crore jobs per year, doubling the income of farmers and other promises have proved a hoax. Reality is that the only “achievement” of the BJP in the past five years has been dividing society through hate campaigns. The BJP has failed to deliver on all the promises and is now trying to rake up those issues which are divisive aimed at polarizing the society further.
In a statement issued to media, Tarigami said, “Prevailing situation in Kashmir is before the eyes of everybody. From 2014 onwards, it is clear that the single biggest “success” of the BJP has been to push Kashmir into lap of cycles of violence, resulting in huge number of deaths of civilians and security forces personnel. The situation in Kashmir has reached to an extent that authorities had to ban the movement of civilian traffic on national highway for two days a week. Such a mindless order can only have serious repercussions.”
“Article 370 is in the basic structure of Indian Constitution providing a constitutional basis for the relationship of J&K with the Union. CPI (M) has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court against the removal of Article 370 and Article 35A as it is the life line of state’s relation with the Union. Erosion of Article 370 has already weakened the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with the union of India. Any attempt to abrogate it, will be disastrous and will have unimaginable repercussions,” he said.
CPI (M) had never any illusions about the communal designs of the BJP. We trust the people of the country that they will evict this authoritarian communal regime from power in the coming General Election. The only correct response to the emerging situation in J&K remains initiation of a political process which can help to find a political solution based on providing autonomous setup by restoring Article 370 to its original position, and urgently putting an end to the excesses committed by law enforcing agencies against civilians and initiating a genuine process of dialogue with all stakeholders.
Security of J&K our top priority: DG CRPF
Shopian, Feb 19: CRPF on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir was its top priority and stressed on the need for effective synergy among security forces and intelligence agencies to maintain peace in the Union territory.
“Jammu and Kashmir is considered the crown of India and its security is our utmost priority,” DG CRPF A P Maheshwari said, addressing a joint darbar of police and CRPF personnel in Shopian district.
He complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police and other central forces for successfully handling security and law and order duties in the UT.
Maheshwari added that the CRPF has been working with the Jammu and Kashmir Police for a long time and good results have come due to coordinated efforts.
The DGP CRPF while addressing the Darbar complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police and other Central forces for their role in successful handling of the security and law and order duties and Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is consider as Crown of India and its security is on our utmost priority.
On the occasion, the visiting officers assured immediate redressal of grievance highlighted by the Jawans. The officers said that the welfare of Jawans has always been our priority.
On the occasion, the commandant 14th BN CRPF and SSP Shopian apprised the DGP about the present security scenario and measure taken to maintain peace and order in the district.
Pertinent to mention here, conducting joint darbar of forces not only helps officers to share their ideas with each other but also enhances deeper synergy among the jawans.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh also addressed the darbar. He said the good work done by the J&K Police, CRPF and other forces was being recognized everywhere.
“The forces will continue their collective work to safeguard the interests of the people in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
While addressing the joint Darbar, the DGP, J&K complimented the officers and men of Police, and CAPF for their tireless efforts and dedication in maintaining peace and order in their respective areas.
He said at times there were tough security situations in J&K but the police personnel along with other security agencies faced these situations with courage and confidence.
He said that under the able leadership at different levels from the forces, each one contributed in one way or the other in maintaining normalcy and defeated the ill designs of the anti-national elements particularly during recent times.
The DGP said that the good work done by the J&K Police/CRPF and the other forces is being recognized at every forum including the Govt. of India and added that forces will continue its collective work to safeguard the interests of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Govt to private schools: ‘Strictly follow fee structure norms’
Srinagar, Feb 19: Commissioner Secretary, School Education, Hirdesh Kumar Wednesday directed officials of the Department of School Education to ensure that Private School authorities strictly follow fee structure norms laid down by the Government.
Speaking to officials after holding a day-long pubic grievance camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, the Commissioner Secretary said that all Private Schools functioning across Jammu and Kashmir must adhere to the guidelines issued by the Government in order to bring vibrancy in the school education sector.
He said that J&K School Fee Fixation Committee (SFFC) have already worked out all modalities and directions in this regard were passed to the Private Schools for strict adherence.
He further said that SFCC would soon be reconstituted according to the new Act.
Notably School Fee Fixation Committee—a regulatory body with a mandate to regulate fee structure of schools, was constituted in 2015 in the wake of Supreme Court (SC) directions asking States to regulate fee structure in the private schools.
The recommendations made by the SFFC on fee structure in the schools are implemented by the DSEK through Chief Education Officers.
The officials of the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK) were also directed to check functioning of the private schools and to regulate the fee structure.
Advisory boards, governing councils reorganised
Srinagar, Feb 19: In a significant development, the government of Union Territory of J&K on Wednesday re-constituted advisory boards and governing councils of key institutions.
The General Administration Department ordered re-constitution of the Board of Directors, Governing Councils and Committees and Advisory Boards of key institutions functioning in J&K.
The GAD re-constituted advisory boards for the Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes, Pahari Speaking people and Other Backward Classes.
It also re-constituted governing committees and councils for rehabilitation of widows, orphans, handicapped and old persons (victims of militancy), J&K Child Protection Society, Board of Directors of J&K Women Development Corporation and Social Welfare Advisory Board.
It also re-constituted of Skill Development Mission and its governing council.
The changes in composition of these bodies were effected due to transition of J&K State into a Union Territory on October 31 and absence of elected government in the UT.
According to GAD orders, LG and advisors would be chairmen of these institutions which are headed by Chief Ministers or ministers during elected governments. Administrative secretaries of different departments would also be member of these institutions, the orders reveal.