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Rise to ostracize BJP, PDP: JKPCC to people

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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.



Security of J&K our top priority: DG CRPF

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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.

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Govt to private schools: ‘Strictly follow fee structure norms’

Monitor News Bureau



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.

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Advisory boards, governing councils reorganised

Monitor News Bureau



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.

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