Srinagar, April 09: Maintaining that PDP-BJP unholy alliance was a big source of alienation among the people in the State, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir appealed the people to rise to the occasion to defeat these parties and to ostracize them as they have always exploited common masses for the sake of electoral gains and to grab power.
G.A. Mir also cautioned the people about the political gimmicks of PDP and other BJP sponsored Parties in the valley, saying that only Congress Party can unite and safeguard the interests of people in all the three regions of the State.
Mir was addressing Elections Rallies in Lolab, Tangdhar and Sumbal in Kupwara and Bandipora. He was accompanied by Senior Party Leaders Haji Ab. Rashid Dar, Gulam Nabi Monga, Usman Majeed, Mohd Muzaffar Parray, Haji Farooq Mir (INC Candidate), Imtiyaz Parray, Irshad Ahmad Wani and others attended by thousands of people.
While addressing largely attended election rallies in Kupwara and Bandipora districts, G.A. Mir hit out at BJP PDP for exploiting people for the sake of votes and reminded the people about the designs of both PDP & BJP, who compromised on their (people’s) mandate after coming into power, all the promises made by them have fallen flat, now they are again trying to mislead people by raking up sensitive issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir State.
Mir said the manifesto of BJP is based on the lies and deceit, people of India will not trust the BJP again, for the fact, this party was responsible for the damages caused to secular fabric and harmony.
Dividing people on caste and religion basis was the benchmark of BJP, but they stand exposed before the people, as a result, there is a great acrimony against them, he (Mir) felt confident that people will defeat the BJP in the upcoming parliamentary Elections miserably and will vote in favour of Congress Party and others secular forces in the country.
PCC President also hit out at PDP and other smaller political groups who are in the fray with the active support of BJP RSS and cautioned the people about their designs, he urged the people to defeat them in the upcoming elections in the State.
Referring to the PDP BJP rule in the State, G.A. Mir said PDP cannot escape the responsibility of damages caused to peace in Kashmir valley, it was under PDP rule in which hundreds of people were maimed and killed, even children were not spared for no fault of theirs, PDP has presided over darkest era of the State especially in valley.
He said it is the Congress Party alone which stands guarantee to safety, security and development of the people, for the fact, Congress Party is an instrument of service and will continue to strengthen the people in all the three regions, Mir added and reiterated Party’s commitment to address the issues concerning people besides ensuring equitable development of all the three regions.
G.A. Mir reiterated his appeal to voters of entire Jammu and Kashmir to vote for congress Party candidates and ensure their victory with a thumping majority, only Congress Party can keep the flock together in J&K, he said.
Senior party leaders Haji Abdul Rashid, Gulam Nabi Monga and Usman Majeed also address the election and appealed people to vote for Congress Candidate Haji Farooq Mir to ensure his victory with a thumping majority from Baramulla parliamentary Constituency.
Congress strong enough to counter divisive forces: Mir
Srinagar, July 16: Stating that Congress party will continue to fight against divisive and exploitative forces in the country and state, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has expressed confidence that people and Congress party in unison will ensure that the forces inimical to multiplicity and rich culture of harmony are defeated miserably.
JKPCC president was addressing series of party meetings at Manzmou, Tangloo, Hiller, Ujroo, Chandoog and Saidiwara in south Kashmir, emphasizing the party leaders and workers to rise to the occasion to defeat the exploitative forces, which are hell bent upon to exploit the people to serve their vested interests.
Describing the Congress Party a formidable force to reckon with, G.A Mir said Congress is capable enough defeat the forces inimical to peace and development in the State, shall continue to fight for the inclusive development of the State, which has received setbacks due to the negligent attitude of BJP Government at Centre.
Mir reiterated Congress party’s stand to maintain secular fabric and communal harmony at all costs and by all means and said the party will ensure defeat of communal and divisive forces, which were pitching the communities against each other in order to divide them on the basis of religion or regions, but the Congress party will defeat them tooth and nail.
“Congress never compromised on people’s urges and aspirations for electoral gains, it will continue to remain committed to fight against the political exploitation by BJP-RSS,” G.A. Mir added and appealed the people not to come under false propaganda of BJP and other opportunist parties, who have exploited them (people) equally for electoral gains.
Er Rasheed asks CB to avoid further delay in investigating Kupwara minor’s killing
Srinagar, July 16: Seeking justice for 8-year-old Umer Farooq who was brutally murdered after being kidnapped from his native village in Gulgam Kupwara last year, AIP president Er Rasheed has appealed for a thorough introspection in the society to get rid of criminal elements.
Speaking on functions at Gulgam organized to pay tributes to Umer Farooq on his first death anniversary, Er Rasheed said. “While it is encouraging that sources within the crime branch claim to have reached very close to the culprits, it is need of the hour to avoid further delay in resolving the mystery. Crime branch must come out with its findings and take the investigation of the barbaric incident to its logical end so that trial in a fast track court is initiated.” Rasheed further added that while entire humanity within and outside state got shocked after the incident but we all need to have a sincere introspection to find out the reasons behind such sick and barbaric mentality that can turn humans worst than the wild beasts.
The society needs an introspection to find out reasons that why it is losing moral values and a huge chunk of youth are becoming drug addicts. Parents, teachers, religious clerics and common masses need to unite and ensure that the entire society is made de-addicted from the menace of drugs, he said.
Non-implementation of ACP has demoralised engineering cadre: Shah Faesal
Srinagar, July 16: Reacting to one day mass casual leave of graduate Engineers, President JKPM Shah Faesal has expressed his solidarity with them and impressed on the state government to fulfill their demands immediately.
“Engineers are the most hard-working people of the State and the brightest of the students would opt for engineering streams. However it is shocking to look at the level of stagnation in the Engineering sector and no serious effort has been made so far to address the career related issues of Engineers,” Shah Faesal said in a statement issued .
“It is a tragedy that even Chief Engineers are working in the pay scale of AEEs and the OPG promotion syndrome has destroyed the Engineering cadre completely. After 30 years of service officers are retiring with the same pension that their fellow employees with one third of their service,” Shah Faesal added.
Shah Faesal lamented that Assured Career Promotion scheme approved by the Government after years of hard work of engineers has not been implemented so far.
He called upon the Government to fulfill its obligations towards engineering cadre immediately and implement the ACP scheme in letter and spirit.
“Engineers are the primary movers and shakers when it comes to developmental activity. A demoralised cadre cannot effectively lead the infrastructure development in the state and therefore Government should immediately take cognizance of the issue,” Shah Faesal argued.