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Srinagar, Nov 12: Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas, Monday met scores of public delegations and individuals here at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell in Church Lane, Sonwar and listened to their grievances.

More than 55 delegations and 23 individuals from various districts of Kashmir Division apprised the Advisor of their grievances and sought his intervention in ensuring outcome-based redressal of the same in time-bound manner. This was the Advisor Vyas’s first public grievance redressal camp in Srinagar after the secretariat moved to Jammu.

A delegation from J&K Goods Transport, Parimpora apprised the advisor about the dilapidated condition of roads in certain parts of Parimpora that needs soil filling. The representatives of Transport Welfare Association, Srinagar demanded the pending 2014-flood relief.

 

The delegation of J&K Electrical Contractors Association called on the Advisor and sought his intervention in disbursement of their pending payments.

Delegation of Peace Forum, Ganderbal apprised Vyas with the electricity problems district is facing. They demanded additional poles and increase in the power supply to their receiving station.

A delegation of elected members of Kupwara Municipal Committee headed by Fayaz Ahmad Mir appraised the Advisor about various issues in the district and requested to inititate various developments programs in the Kupwara town.

All J&K Patwaris Association informed the Advisor about various issues related to their department.

The representatives of Intizamia Committee from Majeed Bagh, Gandarpora Iddgah informed the Advisor about drainage issue in their area.

Another delegation of residents from Mallbagh, Naseem Bagh requested the Advisor for the laying of drainage pipes which can be of great relief to the people living there. Similarly, the delegation of residents from Ompora, Budgam informed Vyas about the drainage and electricity issues in their area and sought immediate redressal to their problems.

Delegation of Program Officers from Rural Development Department (working under MGNREGA) apprised the Advisor their work-related problems and requested him to intervene in the issue.

A delegation of residents from Tehsil Ajas of Hajin Block demanded the separate block for Ajas, saying that this move can be of great relief to the people there. The residents of Kupwara demanded fire station in some area and also informed Advisor about various issues they are facing.

The representatives of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation informed the Advisor that the 2014-flood relief is yet to be disbursed among the shopkeepers in various areas. They also informed about tax related issues with regards to the goods that were damaged in floods.

Other delegations and individuals from various areas apprised the Advisor with their problems of electricity, water supply, roads, and drainage. The delegations were from Khanipora, Pattan, Hyderi Colony in HMT, Saida Kadal Rainawari, Saidapora Eidgan, Natipora and other areas.

Besides, departmental delegation of SSRB teachers, Hospital Protocol, J&K Cattle and Feed Association, National Youth Corps, Gramin Bank, Accountant cum Data Entry Operators, NRHM Link Workers, JK 10+2 contractual Lecturers also raised their issued with the Advisor and sought the immediate redressal of their grievances.

During the day-long hearing, the Advisor gave a patient hearing to all the delegations and assured them of redressing their genuine grievances at an earliest. He also issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers asking them to take cognizance of the pertaining issues and redress the same forthwith.

He assured that the Government would ensure outcome-based disposal of the issues raised by the people.


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Indo-Pak need to talk: NC

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Srinagar, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir national conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has been plaguing the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.

A delegation of German diplomats on Monday called on political advisor to party vice president Tanvir Sadiq. Interacting with the delegation Tanvir necessitated for dialogue between India and Pakistan.

While speaking with diplomats Bastian Weber, Second Secretary Political Affairs and Protocol and Sakshi Aroro from the German Embassy, National conference leader and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq ?reflected on the wide range of issues of issues pertaining to the state and the region in general.

 

While calling for a Comprehensive Dialogue Process (CDP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between the two countries Tanvir said, “We are hopeful that the new government in the country starts a process of dialogue with Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan should initiate CBMs in order to remove the cobwebs of mistrust. Many lives have been lost to the frenzy of conflict, now it is high time that both the countries seriously engage with each for the greater cause of peace and tranquility in the region.”

Emphasizing on the need of initialization of a peace process by addressing political issues of the state politically Tanvir said that National Conference had always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations. “It is the people of J&K, who directly come in-between the line of fire between the two nations. If the relation between the two countries becomes cordial it will noticeably bring relief to the people of our state. The people of our state are the straight beneficiaries of the good neighborly relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.”

Taking about the solution to the protracted issue of Kashmir Tanvir said, “Restoration of Autonomy to the state of J&K has been the bed rock of policy of J&K National Conference; the party will continue to work for the restoration of the autonomy to the state. It is the only solution that satiates the political and development demands of all the region of the state. We aren’t seeking anything new, we are asking for what has been guaranteed to us Constitution of India.”

While recalling the role of National Conference in political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tanvir talked about the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people right from 1953. He said our party envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir.

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Geelani pays tributes to May 21 martyrs

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Srinagar, May 20: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid the rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries.

Geelani in a statement issued here said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for the right to self-determination.

Recalling his personal relationship with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of movement.

 

While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountain against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.

Terming Moulana Farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Abdul Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019, and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programme a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.

Hurriyat leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives since 1931.

He also expressed his hope that the people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods.

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Two injured in Baramulla road accident

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Srinagar, May 20: Two persons were injured on Monday after vehicle met with an accident on Uri Nambla road near Syedpora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials said that a chassis Eeco vehicle skidded off from the road and fell into a river near Syedpora village resulting injuries to two persons.

They identified the injured as Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Niloosa Bijhama and Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Balkote.

 

They said both the injured were shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.

Police have taken cognizance of the case, they added.

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