Srinagar, Apr 10: Suggesting rulers to accept the ground realities and stop the age old deceitful rhetoric about Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that Kashmir is a globally accepted dispute with both countries, India and Pakistan, being signatory and ‘unrealistic and undemocratic’ media voicing by rulers can in no way change the dynamics of this issue.
In a statement issued, he said that “these baseless thunders may lure the majority vote bank and Saffron brigade may once again succeed to befool its people, but issue like Kashmir need a pragmatic and statesman like dealing which at least in Delhi rulers is hard to find.”
Geelani said that people claiming a vast majority and being a major political party should at least issue the statements close to the historical facts and figures, which can never get diluted or changed by the repeated and arrogant narratives like “Atoot Ang”.
He said that “almost all the rulers in Delhi have adopted a same untrue and biased lollypop for their collective conscience, but can least have any effect on the ground situation. Same home minister in 2016 said that Kashmir issue will be resolved with a week’s time, hundreds of weeks have passed since then same person now is forced to sing the song of ‘Atoot Ang’ again, just to grab the power.”
“Despite millions of armed forces, supported and helped by a vast and notorious investigative sniffing, Kashmir is still boiling and the heat is felt not only in Kashmir, but whole of India. Daily deaths and destruction has led to the nuclear confrontation in waiting and had power a solution to any problem than 71 years is more than enough to solve any issue, but present scenario, speaks volumes against it,” he said.
He said that had military might cowed down any nation to submission then India would have still been under British rule, America would not have left Vietnam, Russia would not have forced to leave Afghanistan after being shattered into pieces itself and nowadays American superpower would not have bowed to Taliban to rescue them in Afghanistan.
“If trouble is only in three districts then it is a golden opportunity for India to ask the people to decide their fate and they are sure to win and will get rid of the tag and blame of oppressor and aggressor which may pave for their way to new international and global heights,” he added.
Geelani said that rulers in Delhi should not shy away from the facts and realities, if they do so they are themselves to blame of its consequences.
Advisor Skandan reviews functioning of JKSRTC
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor K Skandan today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Corporation (JKSRTC).
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director, JKSRTC, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and other concerned.
During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officials to take a fresh review of SRTC routes so that more buses are employed on hilly routes where overloading is reported.
The Advisor was informed that the corporation has rationally deployed vehicles in every Operational Division as per demand or convenience of the general public.
For Chenab Valley region, it was given out that in the districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, 32 vehicles are already in place and a new fleet of 33 vehicles are being inducted in Chenab Valley with the result all the left over routes of the area would be covered.
The Advisor hoped that with the measures taken, the rate of traffic related incidents would come down in the area besides upgrading mobility of the people.
He also asked the corporation to devise a plan to give wide publicity to Electric Buses so that general public would avail the facility. The meeting was also told that the time table issued for operation of the buses is being followed in letter and spirit.
The meeting also decided to put more charging stations in major districts of JK so that all the designated routes would be made operational.
The Advisor directed the JKSRTC to hold an internal audit of accounts at the earliest and conduct a board meeting so that remaining issues are sorted out. He also asked for status of installing, monitoring and tracking devices in SRTC buses for better financial discipline in the working of organisation.
The meeting also decided to have an efficient Fuel Management System to save the government exchequer.
The meeting was told that the corporation started regular night bus service with effect from August 5 from Srinagar to Jammu and vice versa for the convenience of the public.
Srinagar administration makes arrangements to facilitate registration for GATE exam
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: The Srinagar administration has made arrangements to facilitate registration of aspirants for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2020.
Three counters with operators have been set up at the Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar as part of the arrangement.
The administration has asked the aspirants to feel free to approach the centre and avail the facility.
Militant killed in Sopore gunfight
A militant was gunned down by security forces in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, two days after police busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the valley.
The militant was gunned down following a brief shootout, said Jammu and Kashmir police.
“Sopore update: In a brief shootout one militant was killed in #Sopore. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
According to sources, the militant belonged to LeT and was active in the valley.